Lost along the way

Over the years, I’ve come across quite a wide variety of stuff while hiking around Lake Natoma and my neighborhood; aside from the obvious food and drink trash that some people (sadly) leave behind, I’ve seen shoes, toys, game score cards, men’s suspenders (aka braces), a wheelbarrow, a coaster wagon, and various items of clothing. Sometimes it seems fairly obvious […]

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Through the wringer

All my life I’ve heard the expression of putting someone “through the wringer,” and while I knew what it meant and where it originated, I’ve never actually seen a clothes wringer in action. For several decades, wringers were standard equipment on washing machines, but the only place I had ever seen one was on the miniature red plastic washing machine […]

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