Author Archives: Eve

Old Turtles

And so, here is the New Year, would you believe 2014!! To think that the First World War had begun this year, so to speak – but then perhaps thinking thoughts like these makes me sound like an old turtle…

Masters of the Bed

Masters of the Bed

Never mind foreign wars – I have some of my own. The… Continue reading

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I wouldn’t change this life for another

So is everyone all ready for Christmas – the gifts bought, wrapped, mailed, the cooking almost done…??

One of the joys – and drawbacks – of living alone is that there is not much point to Christmas, apart from the actual, real reason for celebrating it. But for me, gone the days when the Grapevine tree, a humongous 7 footer, had to be lugged into the Longhorn Room, decorated… Continue reading

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May You be Safe and Happy!

So finally, here I am back in the trenches after a great time away, and, if I don’t write this today, I may as well wait and call it December!!!

I went with my good friend, Debbie, who once worked at Grapevine in Guest Services and the Gift Shop, and she and I had shared many a happy time at the Phoenix gift shows, where we did no end… Continue reading

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Of such thought are neuroses made

Katie visiting with friends

Katie visiting with friends

I wouldn’t have thought it was possible to be so-called “retired” and stay so darn busy! I have no idea where my time is going these days.

As some of you may know, I am about to undertake my first vacation in about 12 years and actually leave… Continue reading

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Breathing History

Spilt Gold

Spilt Gold

You may remember the devastating forest fires we had here in the Chiricahuas several years back – well, yesterday I saw the effects of those fires for the first time. Some of my friends and I decided to cross the mountain over to Portal, to see the rock formations there, and to visit a bird sanctuary. The… Continue reading

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Staircase to the Portico

I can’t believe that not only is it time for a new communiqué, but that it’s as late as it is – I don’t know what happens to my time. I can’t imagine that, once upon a time, I spent 12 hours a day at Grapevine, and still had time for things like goat walks and newsletters! I guess it’s the old truth of “jobs expand into the time available”… Continue reading

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Eve’s Wonderful World of Animals

“There are two insults which no human being will endure; the assertion that he hasn’t a sense of humor, and the doubly impertinent assertion that he has never known trouble.” – Sinclair Lewis

As you can tell from the quotation above, I am rediscovering some old time authors, Sinclair Lewis being one of them. I wonder how many of you have read any of his novels … lovely tales… Continue reading

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Battle of the Pups

“Come on Eve those dogs are taking up too much of your time, so no time left to write your blog of the various goings on at the ranch, such as missing cows!!! …”

…..so read an e-mail from a good friend the other day, producing in me two thoughts – first one was “oops, look … it’s actually almost halfway through the month” and the other one, a… Continue reading

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Busy Doing Nothing

You might realize that having two puppies keeps one so busy that there is no time to sit down and write a blog?? Or indeed to sit down and do any stupid things like paying bills, updating the books and other stuff that is no fun at any time, but even less so when two whining little voices lure you out to do Doggy Fun Stuff.

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That’s the Stuff That a Good Life is Made Of

I don‘t know where the time goes – I hardly write one blog, but another is overdue. I swear I don’t know how I ever had the time to run Grapevine! And here it is, time for another spring round up starting Monday, and it seems to me that it was only yesterday that we finished the last one. … Continue reading

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