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Peonies Are Back - 2014

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Just like in year's past, Nat's peonies are popping up - and that is what really means Spring to me.

Here's my post from 2013.   And here are the photos of these same peonies in 2010, 2011, and 2012.

Gone But Not Forgotten Chief Illiniwek Shirt

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I'm loving my new Chief Illiniwek shirt.  Nice way for the athletic department to cash in on the Chief without really using the Chief!

Thanks, Nat!

First Buds Breaking Through - 2014

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Most every year, I document the return of the peonies in our yard, but this post isn't about that.  Hopefully, I'll get to that later this month when they emerge.

This post, is rather, about this unknown bulb poking through the mulch.  I don't quite remember what it is, but give us a few weeks and we'll know!  Our yard is finally emerging from it's long winter's slumber.  I've gone out and done poop patrol once, but as we start to play more in the backyard with the girls, I'm going to have to get back out there and clean up even more.

St. Lawrence University Letterman's Jacket

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I came across this jacket in the basement of an estate sale in Elmhurst over the weekend.  They wanted just $2 for it, but I couldn't pull the trigger.  Had never heard of St. Lawrence University.  A quick Google search tells you it is in upstate New York.  The house had a lot of artistic items in the Estate Sale - including paintings.  The jacket made a long trip both from New York, but also from way back in 1956.  Hopefully, someone else found it and it found a nice home and not in the bottom of a dumpster.

Martha Stewart's Handwriting

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I was expecting something different from Martha.