Caption: Morning Rolled Oats, Credit: Janice Lang
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Morning Rolled Oats 

Encounters of a Granite Kind

From: The humble Farmer
Length: 03:49

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.

Humbleoats_small Making Browning points with my wife

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Making Browning points with my wife


The way you wear your hat, the way you sip your tea. What is it about that special someone in your life that gives you a warm fuzzy feeling and brings the tears to your eyes when you think about it? Songs have been written about that uniquely human emotion, but I’m under deadline and it’s easier to stick with purple prose. Just this past week someone said it bothered them to hear me refer to my life’s companion as “The Almost Perfect Woman” but that’s too bad. You can’t please everybody and I don’t care because my only goal is to please you. Sometime, if you’re interested, you might ask me why I call my wife Marsha The Almost Perfect Woman, and I will tell you. But now we’re going to discuss what it is about her that endears her to me and makes her special. For years her favorite toy was a Snapper lawnmower. I’ve seen her come home from work at five and walk behind that mower without sto...
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The way you wear your hat, the way you sip your tea.


I don’t know why, but every time I am called out to restore that lawnmower, I choke up, my eyes get all watery, and I think how much I love that woman. It might help that I think she is pretty.