Mark Twain

A guest post by Lydia Tyndall. Mark Twain is one of America’s most well-known authors, and he is from right here in Missouri. Samuel Langhorne Clemens, who would later adopt the pen name Mark Twain, was born on November 30, 1835 in a two room house in Florida, Missouri. Halley’s comet streaked across the skyContinue reading “Mark Twain”

Fair Entries

Our family has a long tradition of entering items in the Life and Arts department of our local fair. This year I entered only one item, which was in the antiques category. It was an old McCall’s pattern catalog from 1910. Lydia entered several items. The most impressive is the grand-champion double-knit globe hat. InContinue reading “Fair Entries”

Outdoor Shower

Lydia and Luke like to entertain themselves by playing with the garden hose in the driveway. Today they rigged it up on the basketball goal and created an outdoor shower. Luke had the idea that we could bring out the toiletries and they could take their regular showers outside. I am always being accused ofContinue reading “Outdoor Shower”


We have a lovely warm, sunny afternoon here at Tyndall Acres today.

Australian Shepherd T-shirts

Lydia and Luke’s birthdays are both in the fall, and a dear dog-loving friend gifted them both Australian Shepherd T-shirts. They are fun to wear, and Jacques approves.


We just returned from a trip from the gulf coast of Florida. We stayed in a condo on Belleair Beach, which is just south of Clearwater Beach. I had some “goals” for this trip, things I wanted to get done. I had them listed on the Notes app on my phone. Somehow I accidentally deletedContinue reading “Florida”


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