The $5 School Cake…

Posted by Les Becker on November 26, 2010 in The Landlady |

When Ruby was a young girl, her school in Northland had a fair once a year, in the spring. It offered the usual school fair “stuff” of the era; games of chance, 4H projects, etc., and students could show off (and sell) their needlework and baked goods. One year, Ruby won a needlepoint contest – […]

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I Sits…

Posted by Les Becker on November 15, 2010 in The Landlady |

Random Song-for-the-Day: “Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem – featuring Rihanna

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The Burglar Song

Posted by Les Becker on July 30, 2009 in Radio Les, The Landlady |

The Burglar FrogTaken July 29, 2009 with Canon PowerShot A550 Ruby has this motion sensor frog ornament in her breezeway. I don’t like the thing, because I forget that it’s there, and every time I go to visit her it croaks at me and scares the shit out of me. Every single time. I once […]

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“Poor Little Deer…”

Posted by Les Becker on June 24, 2009 in The Landlady |

Isn’t that a “deer” little picture? That’s actually what Ruby said to me when she passed it over her coffee cup, laughing, but I’m stealing it for myself… I got to see a lot of Ruby’s old photos last night; most actually had The Lady Herself in them. Mushy’s instincts are quite correct: she surely […]

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NewsFlash: Love Found on the Internet

Posted by Les Becker on June 17, 2009 in The Landlady |

No, not me, silly! Myself, I am quite content with singlehood, as of yet; it’s Ruby that told me this story, and isn’t it high time for another one from our favourite Little Old LandLady? Yes. Yes, it is… We were watching a ball game… the Jays were playing; Ruby’s favourite team, and for once […]

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Just So’s Y’all Know…

Posted by Les Becker on August 17, 2008 in The Landlady, Video... |

Somebody found Where the Walls are Soft by Googling “knickety knackety lyrics”, which piqued my curiosity, as I’d thought Ruby had made up that song… so I Googled it myself, and found the following, described as “most annoying song now and forever”. It was also the song sung by the school-children in the Alfred Hitchcock […]

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Knickety-Knackety Now-Now-Now…

Posted by Les Becker on July 31, 2008 in Radio Les, The Landlady |

Ruby wanted me to post a picture of snowshoes for this post. I would have, too, but I couldn’t find any snowshoes to take a picture of, and the ones stealable online were all too small to suit me. Besides, Ruby’s cherry tomatoes are gorgeous, aren’t they? Ruby and I got talking about snowshoes in […]

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Where’s the “Beech”?!

Posted by Les Becker on July 2, 2008 in The Landlady |

Parade Girl – 1956 It didn’t show up in the photo, so Ruby’s sister, who took the original picture back in 1956, wrote what the sign said with a ball-point pen, on the copy she made for Ruby. Yes, that’s Ruby with the mask, goggle eyes and bathing suit. Ummm. Yeah. That’s a bathing suit. […]

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For Mushy – I Think We’re Wearing Her Down…

Posted by Les Becker on February 25, 2008 in The Landlady |

Hey, a picture is a picture, right? Ruby dug this out especially for me to post here. That’s her on the right, sitting behind her brother Rex, on their tricycle – doesn’t she look like a little devil? And I’ll bet Rex dropped Joycie on her head off that trike about 30 seconds after the […]

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Leap to it, Ladies!

Posted by Les Becker on February 6, 2008 in Real Life, The Landlady |

Blaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah. That’s about the only word I can use to describe how I feel right now. It’s not a bad “blah”, so much as a really, really tired one. It’s also not really a bad “tired” – just… ah. No words for it. It’s been a busy last little while. We have made The Hummingbird’s […]

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…Like a Woman Scorned.

Posted by Les Becker on January 31, 2008 in The Landlady |

Guess Who’s Jealous, Now…?! I was telling Ruby tonight about posting my Dad’s harrowing experience on the ice in 1938. I had been about to add that I thought he was jealous of all the attention she was getting from my readers. I didn’t get the chance, because once I told her the story she […]

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Ruby Relents… Sort Of.

Posted by Les Becker on January 25, 2008 in The Landlady |

Ruby’s Mom & Dad – March 23, 1909 Meet Ruby’s Mom and Dad. This photo was taken on their wedding day. It took a lot of begging, but Ruby finally let me take the picture home, frame and all, to scan it. It kind of looks as though Ruby’s Mom has her hands in her […]

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