Category Archives: Friends

Fighting the blues

Getting through our wedding anniversary yesterday gave me the blues. The more people told me what a great guy Bob was made me even sadder. I could have stayed home and been sad, but that’s not what I did.

My little video tells how I helped cheer myself up.

I’m already looking forward to the next BINGO outing.

I hope more friends who live close decide to join us in St. John the Baptist school gym on December 15 at 1. Bingo is the first and third Wednesday of the month. It’s free unless you add to the freewill donation bucket.

Don’t sit home alone, come join us.

Until next time, that’s it from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright © 2021 Susan Manzke. All rights reserved.

I have a screw loose.

When you need glasses to see small things, it’s not fun having to work on your glasses.

Makes fixing the glasses almost impossible unless you can find friends to help.

Everyone at coffee today tried to put the tiny screw back in my glasses. First, Susan, and then Kris. Finally Kit fitted the newly purchased screw back in place.

Thanks to all my friends, my glasses are back together.

I CAN SEE AGAIN!

Until next time, that’s it from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright 2021 © by Susan Manzke, all rights reserved.

A green gift

My friend Bridget asked if I wanted a fern. Today she dug it from her garden.

And gave it to me.

I think it grew as it came out of the soil.

Now I will go and repot it so it can survive the winter in my upstairs bathroom.

Hopefully it will be alive to go outside into my garden next summer.

Thank you Bridget.

Until next time, that’s it from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright © 2021 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved

Before blacktop

This column from September 1986 tells of a dirt road on its way to being blacktopped.

Rain changed the dirt road to mud and made an adventure for children getting to school.

No photos, but tons of memories as a neighbor, Buddy Wojciehowski, came to the rescue and got the Gardner Rd kids to the bus.

I watched from the house but wished I had been on that pickup with Buddy. From the whoops coming from the ten children, it had to be a fun ride.

Until next time, that’s it from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright © 2021 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved

Special delivery

Last weekend, Facebook birthday greetings abounded. Too many to count. Beyond digital wishes, the USPS brought me real cards. (I don’t know how column readers remember the date.) A few old chums took me to lunch. I’m grateful to all who noted my special day.

The crazy thing is this mail delivery had nothing to do with my birthday. It came out of the blue and touched my heart.

Miranda Paul and I have been friends for many years but haven’t been able to get together for some time. Her note thanked me! “Thank you for your column and being such a consistent example of reflection and inspiration….” My word! I never thought of myself like that. I just plunk away at bits and pieces of life. Now I have something to live up to.

I just had to share this today.

Until next time, that’s it from Sunnybook Farm.

Copyright © 2021 Susan Manzke, all rights reserved