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“Annie, Annie! You Filled Our Life With A Song!”

In the sewing room today, Raggedy Ann was feeling a little blue about her rôle in Enterprise State Community College’s production of “Annie”, that splendid musical about a plucky orphan during the Great Depression.  It will require some adjustments in her physique and costume, as well as some gymnastics that might tax even the most accomplished actor. Despite her trepidation, Raggedy Ann is full of heart.

Make Do and Mend

No lines, but a great opportunity to shine!

Knitnoid will be making his debut as the “Dead Mouse”, and is prone to get over-excited about his moment on the big stage. Both Raggedy and Agapanthus try to calm the young actor, hoping that all that restless energy can be subdued before the crucial scene. It wouldn’t do to have the dead mouse wiggle!


Nitnoid: of no consequence, minimal or not significant


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Landmark Park held another Folk Arts Workshop Weekend and, once again, it was a  success…especially for the Wiregrass Hitties and Mad for the Farthing Crowd. Many classes were offered, among them, black-smithing, hearth cooking, tatting, chair caning, even dulcimer! The Crowd, naturally, wished to attend the wood-turning class again, hoping to bring more Pegs into the world.

These are the hands that turned a hope into reality.  With patient instruction, some good humor and substantial skill – all on the part of the teacher – a doll was coaxed from a whirring blank.

Jerry's Hands

“Cherry” was born from a blank like the one below her. Jerry was a patient teacher and a genuinely good sport.

Hyacinth Paw-Paw was elected to chaperone the Pegs today. She was so pleased to be the first to greet Cherry.

Paw-Paw and Cherry

Hugs and a quiet retreat from spinning lathes.

Cherry already exhibits a strong sense of independence, despite her incomplete state. She knows that all the important parts are there…she even has a “heart”! She’ll not wear it on her sleeve, though, since it is squarely on her backside.

Dumb As A Post

A landmark beginning!


Landmark Park, Dothan, Alabama





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A ramble through Landmark Park took Hitty Agapanthus down the nature trail and along the boardwalk. The woods are still wintry – blessedly free of things that buzz in one’s ear. Some residents, however, have been, well, busy.

Frankly My Dear Collage

The elusive beavers created a tidy dam.

Even from the taller viewing platform, Agapanthus has yet to see the beavers, though evidence of their handiwork can be seen along the water. Perhaps a Hitty might have second thoughts about meeting a creature predisposed to gnawing on wood?


Landmark Park, Dothan, Alabama

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SNOW…had been anticipated, longed for, as well. It is a rarity in the Wiregrass and, however lovely, comes with its own issues. It arrived in the early hours of the morning, falling beautifully against the golden lights in cozy homes.

Now, way down here, no one really knows how to negotiate snow and ice properly, neither persons nor plants. As the sun melted thin snow from the patio rooftop, it was a surprise to find icicles forming on the Gardenia, lodged in the shadows below.

Gardenias In Ice 2018

Hitty Agapanthus offers consolation to the shivering Gardenia, hoping for a swift recovery and a vibrant Spring.

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Old Wreath Christmas

The children’s wreath from years ago, seams split, ribbons faded.

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Getting Into the Christmas Spirits 2

What have we here?


Getting into the Christmas Spirits

Oh, dear! Someone has gotten into the holiday spirit(s), pirating the rum meant for the glaze!


Glazed look

Hedydd’s not the only one with a glazed look…gingerbread cake for a special day.


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No Longer At This Address

Arrived in December 12th’s evening post

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