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Thursday, February 14, 2019

Schoolmate, Stoneflies, Scalp, Score

Another busy day here. All good.

We went to visit Elaine's cousin Linda. This is another schoolmate I hadn't seen for about 50 years. It all seems fairly amazing to me. We all went to the same church as well.


We went for a short walk by the Susquehanna River, and discovered there were hundreds of adult stoneflies running around on the snow. They come out of the water to find a mate and only live a couple of weeks. Don't think I knew all this. Had to get help with the ID. I think this is the first I've seen adults. This is probably Paracapnia angulata

adult stonefly

After a nice visit, we went out to eat. On the way home, we had to stop and take a picture of this hill. Looks like a guy with really thin hair. Or maybe a Mohawk haircut that needs to be trimmed up on the sides.

winter hillside

After Elaine and I got back to her place we split a set of Upwords, and then she carried on an old, old tradition by beating the socks off me at Carroms. I don't think I've EVER won this game against her.

playing Carroms

Ever. (And Carroms are actually made in Ludington, so it's pretty funny that it's really Elaine's game.)

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Adventurer Elaine said...

Well, I say that Joan just hasn't had the practise I've had, hehe. It's in my genes, inherited :) We did have a great day.

Ann said...

Seeing old friends is always nice. When I think about how long it's been since I've seen certain people I realize just how old I am.
I have never heard of Carroms. Looks like an interesting game

Secondary Roads said...

Haven't played Carroms for at least 65 years. I remember it was fun.

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