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Gerry Walker (gerrywalker)

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Moved in 2012 to Treasure Coast of Florida (Fort Pierce) where I was born, B.H. (Before Hospitals!) Now I'm no longer caregiving for elderly relatives, looking for some way to supplement income...like a lot of us!

Trying Ebay, maybe baking for Etsy or local outlets. How about a mystery involving ghosts and pirates? I'll let you know what succeeds!

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  • Recovery from Broken Leg - AGAIN!
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    Recovery from Broken Leg - AGAIN!

    3 years ago

    January 2014 I suffered a severe broken leg, repaired surgically by hammering a gamma nail into the femur which was in 3 pieces, and into my hip socket. After more than a year of crabbing around sideways, right leg nearly 2 inches shorter than it...

  • Living the Dog's Life - Aftermath of a Broken Leg
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    Living the Dog's Life - Aftermath of a Broken Leg

    4 years ago

    So you know what dogs do. Eat, sleep, poop. And that about sums it up. Amy (daughter) went home to her family in Syracuse a couple weeks ago, after taking wonderful care of me. Now I'm able to walk on both legs I can go up and down the stairs in...

  • So I Broke my Right Leg
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    So I Broke my Right Leg

    4 years ago

    Surviving a Hospital stay

  • A MOVING YEAR, LITERALLY
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    A MOVING YEAR, LITERALLY

    5 years ago

    When last I wrote I was still in the beautiful mountains of North Georgia. Now I'm on the East Coast of Florida, a bit further from water than I prefer (more than 5 minutes) but still within easy driving distance for early morning walks with Daisy...

  • THE HOUSE'S STORY
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    THE HOUSE'S STORY

    5 years ago

    I was built in 1978 on land purchased from John Trent in 1976. I was used as a summer cabin for the first 13 years of my life, but found a new existence when purchased by Gerry Walker on Labor Day weekend, 1991. When Gerry bought me, I still had...

  • HUMMINGBIRD BATTLES   AND   MUV
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    HUMMINGBIRD BATTLES AND MUV

    6 years ago

    Hummingbird Battles and MUV Early evening I sit on the deck overlooking the lake and the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance, close by, hummingbird battles rage; they seem to take turns guarding and running each other off... The titmice drop...

  • Hot as Florida when I wuz a Kid
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    Hot as Florida when I wuz a Kid

    6 years ago

    A friend sent me a funny email recently about the hot weather she's having in Chicago...I wrote back and said that with the exception of "seat belt buckle could brand you", it sounded just like living in Florida when I was a kid except we didn't...

  • What Happens When You Suck Up a Frog!
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    What Happens When You Suck Up a Frog!

    6 years ago

    My unemployed son was with me til just a few days ago; he left for parts unknown, Ohio, North Dakota...wherever. He'd been staying since February and his three motorcycles were living on my screened porch. Needless to say, it was kind of dirty! ...

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    "WANTED - MAN TO CHASE CHICKENS"

    6 years ago

    When I moved to the mountains 20 years ago, I got a kick out of a regular ad running in our local weekly paper: "Wanted - Man to Chase Chickens". There was a large chicken farm on the way to town and obviously the chickens got loose. That's gone...

  • HCG DIET - IT WORKS!
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    HCG DIET - IT WORKS!

    6 years ago

    I'm posting "before" and "after" pictures because this was truly a wonderful weight loss experience for me and want to share it with anyone interested in losing a good bit of weight (for me,25 pounds) in a short period of time without hunger or...

  • DOGGY DIETS - BAKE YOUR OWN DOG BICCIES
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    DOGGY DIETS - BAKE YOUR OWN DOG BICCIES

    6 years ago

    After seeing how much my dog liked sweet potatoes (skin and all), I thought I'd take a shot at baking her some dog biccies (English term for biscuits) with a little sweet potato in them. A few years ago in the King Arthur catalog I spotted some dog...

  • CHOCOLATE AND THE FULL MOON
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    CHOCOLATE AND THE FULL MOON

    6 years ago

    Although I'm past the age of worrying about a "monthly" inconvenience, I find I still have those cravings. I finally realized it coincided with the waxing of the moon, the runup to Full Moon every month, and it's the same old craving! You got it!...

  • Lazy Gourmet Breakfast - or Lunch - or Dinner!
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    Lazy Gourmet Breakfast - or Lunch - or Dinner!

    6 years ago

    One of my favorite super easy meals is what I consider a Lazy Gourmet meal -- quick, easy, and delicious, as fast to fix as it is to eat. Well, almost. Breakfast in one pot! Start grits in cold water, about 1/4 cup of grits to one cup water. Add...

  • Lazy Gourmet #2
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    Lazy Gourmet #2

    6 years ago

    Another Lazy Gourmet recipe from my mom in law: Terrific with leftover turkey, too; that is, if you have any leftover turkey! 1 broiled chicken breast 1 crunchy apple, half peeled 1 stalk celery 1/2 cup raisins 1/4 cup walnuts (more on...

  • THE LAZY GOURMET RIDES AGAIN
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    THE LAZY GOURMET RIDES AGAIN

    6 years ago

    My mom in law, Caroline Walker, had some terrific recipes she shared with me over the years and I've come to think of them as Lazy Gourmet recipes -- easy and quick to prepare, and incredibly delicious. This holiday season I want to introduce you...

  • 'AW, THAT'S JUST AN OLE BULLFROG!
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    'AW, THAT'S JUST AN OLE BULLFROG!"

    6 years ago

    “THAT’S JUST AN OLE BULLFROG...” We shared our house in Tampa with my aunt and uncle and their two sons; dad and Uncle Guil were best friends who’d married feisty red-headed sisters from the big city, Memphis. The summer I was 10 our two...

  • BELLI CHILI  - a
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    BELLI CHILI - a "Lazy Gourmet" recipe

    6 years ago

    Years ago when I made chili I was married to a fellow who didn't like beans. So I replaced beans with mushrooms, cut in pieces, or a can of mushrooms stems and pieces when times were tough. I revamped the recipe (after divorce) and now it's made...

  • SLUDGE CAKE EZ FUDGEY YUMMY CAKE!
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    SLUDGE CAKE EZ FUDGEY YUMMY CAKE!

    6 years ago

    OHIO RIVER BOTTOM SLUDGE CAKE* 1 cup flour 2/3 cup sugar 3 tablespoons cocoa 2 teaspoons baking powder ½ teaspoon salt ½ cup milk 3 tablespoons melted butter 1 teaspoon vanilla Topping: ½ cup brown sugar ¼ cup white sugar 3 tablespoons cocoa...

  • ZUCCHINI COBBLER - QUICHE WITH CRUST ON TOP- one of my
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    ZUCCHINI COBBLER - QUICHE WITH CRUST ON TOP- one of my "Lazy Gourmet" recipes

    6 years ago

    Two or Three medium zucchinis, sliced, leave skin on 1 T olive oil 1/4 c minced onion 1 T chopped chives 3 small leaves chopped oregano or 1/4 tsp dried small bay leaf 1 T parsley 1 c fiesta shredded cheese 1/3 c cottage cheese 2 or 3 cloves...

  • Songs and Stories -- Stories and Songs
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    Songs and Stories -- Stories and Songs

    6 years ago

    SONGS AND STORIES -- STORIES AND SONGS As far back as I can remember, songs and stories have been a big part of my life. When I was a kid, my mom said I was a storyteller. She meant I told lies. But on my dad’s side I’m from a story-telling...

  • No Hot Water in Those Days
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    No Hot Water in Those Days

    6 years ago

    Tomorrow is Thursday. Writing our Memories day. After I wrote the Bubble Gum Bath experience, I remembered how different it was during vacations at grandma and grandad's on the other coast. They lived in Fort Pierce, where my grandad's family had...

  • GMA COOKIE'S SWEET POTATO RAISIN BREAD
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    GMA COOKIE'S SWEET POTATO RAISIN BREAD

    6 years ago

    The grandkids have called me Grandma Cookie since they were tiny; I always showed up with my little dog named "Cookie". And since I also love to cook, I've kept the moniker though little Cookie dog has been gone for a good while now. I create...

  • BUBBLE GUM BATH
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    BUBBLE GUM BATH

    6 years ago

    LIFE MEMORIES Bubble Gum Penny bubble gum..Bazooka -- Dubble-Bubble-- My brother, my cousin and I all loved this bubble gum and it would be totally tasteless before we’d get rid of it. We were...

  • Writing Life Memories
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    Writing Life Memories

    6 years ago

    Thanksgiving 2004 Back in North Georgia after an absence of several years dedicated to caregiving in Florida, I find that although I love the area, several former friends have moved away and I'm alone for the first time in a long time. Decided I...

  • PRECIOUS GIRL
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    PRECIOUS GIRL

    7 years ago

    Aunty Hilda died in July last year, one month shy of her 97th birthday. In her high school years she ran track and played basketball, and when I asked her one time what she'd wanted to be when she grew up, she said, "A race car driver!" She was...

  • MICROWAVE YOGURT
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    MICROWAVE YOGURT

    7 years ago

    Always wanted to try your hand at making yogurt? Here's a terrific recipe I've developed over the last few years. For a long time I cooked yogurt in small cups in an electric yogurt maker. Then I got lucky and picked up a Yogotherm at a thrift...

  • How I Flunked Girl Scouts
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    How I Flunked Girl Scouts

    7 years ago

    I was 10, new to the elementary school. When the teacher announced they were starting a troop of Brownies, she asked if anyone wanted to join; I waved my hand. Her daughter was in the class so, finally, a friend! We met after school at their...

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    "Quick! Get me a soda! My sugar's down!" (aka Renting the Condo)

    6 years ago

    Fla townhouse Decided to try to rent the condo for a little income and so I could cover the mortgage and HOA fee while I'm up in those beautiful North Georgia mountains. Oh yeah! Oughta be easy, right? Wrong. Though it's in Florida, the...

  • DOGGY DIETS
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    DOGGY DIETS

    7 years ago

    DOGGY DIETS Have a pet with a problem? Allergies? Too fat? Too hyper? Listen UP! Pets have allergies, too. Some are allergic to fleas. Some are allergic to grass, pollen from various plants. How about itchy little tushes? They could be pollen...

  • WITCH DOCTOR - PLANT DOCTOR
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    WITCH DOCTOR - PLANT DOCTOR

    7 years ago

    YARROW is an old herb.  We're talking Neanderthal old!  It's been found in caves from eons ago.  It was used in Ancient Chinese I Ching.  Achilles packed it on his comrades' wounds to stop bleeding during the Trojan War, and it was used during...

  • HOT FLASH SPECIAL ERT FROM MOTHER NATURE
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    HOT FLASH SPECIAL ERT FROM MOTHER NATURE

    7 years ago

    I've never been able to take hormones due to a fibroid tumor discovered when I was 30. So hot flashes made my life miserable when I hit my early 50's -- until I learned of an energy drink recipe, so simple, so inexpensive, I've used it now for 20...

  • FOOD ALLERGIES: How To Save Your Life - Conclusion
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    FOOD ALLERGIES: How To Save Your Life - Conclusion

    7 years ago

    Rhododendron Gardens, Hiawassee GA Low Salicylate Diet No citrus except a spoonful of lemon juice in a glass of water for fresh lemonade. Fruits, bananas, Bartlett pears, and Golden Delicious apples must be ripe and peeled. No berries or...

  • FOOD ALLERGIES: How to Save Your Life- Part Four
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    FOOD ALLERGIES: How to Save Your Life- Part Four

    5 years ago

    Yummy in my tummy...or maybe not! Salicylates Salicylates are a family of plant chemicals found naturally in many fruits, vegetables, nuts, herbs and spices, jams, honey, yeast extracts, tea and coffee, juices, beer and wines; in flavorings such...

  • FOOD ALLERGIES: How To Save Your Life - Part Three
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    FOOD ALLERGIES: How To Save Your Life - Part Three

    7 years ago

    Does your dog make you sneeze and wheeze? I was very fortunate. According to Dr. Alan A. Wanderer of Allergy and Asthma Consultants in Englewood, Colorado. "It's common for patients with chronic urticaria or angioedema to go from one physician...

  • FOOD ALLERGIES: How To Save Your Life - Part Two
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    FOOD ALLERGIES: How To Save Your Life - Part Two

    7 years ago

    Kung Fu Panda Cake A few weeks later at mom’s home in Fort Pierce after another bout of tongue swelling and visit to the local emergency room, I saw a board certified allergist for blood tests.  His nurse called two weeks later to tell me the...

  • FOOD ALLERGIES: How To Save Your Life  - A True Story in Five Parts
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    FOOD ALLERGIES: How To Save Your Life - A True Story in Five Parts

    5 years ago

    Terror on the highway My first warning that something was terribly wrong hit as I raced south on I-75 at 75 miles an hour. July 30, 2000: Mother and I were driving back to Florida after a family reunion at our cabin in the North Georgia...

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