Tag: Mentink’s Piggly Wiggly

Christmas Table

Karl created this beautiful Christmas Table by the patio doors yesterday. The poinsettia is from Mentink’s Piggly Wiggly in Oostburg, Wisconsin. He used branches from our Norway Spruce tree, that had to be pruned, for the arrangement in the planter – a container he had saved from a gift. He also has saved ornaments from wreaths over the years. The tablecloth is from my family. Karl bought LED holiday lights some time ago. He waited until late afternoon to take this photo.

To Town Today

Karl and I went to town today, and we bought groceries and a plant at Mentink’s Piggly Wiggly. We saw a few people we know. We had many years of travel and family care. Grateful to be here, with loving memories.

food pantry
collection by the door
cans of vegetables and fruit
and many others will
add more

we walk

we walk
around a large store
on a chilly day

fragrance of Spring
perennials and
Easter lilies

We were at Menards in Sheboygan. We bought a lily that is just beginning to bloom. Now it lives by a window, and I gave it some water. The Christmas poinsettia from Mentink’s Piggly Wiggly is still lovely, and seems to be growing. We will take pictures for the blog on a sunny day, as the lily blooms. Good to bring it home in good shape. All the lilies and other plants looked nice. Some hardy Spring perennials were outside.

This is another photo by Karl from Mauthe Lake in Fond du Lac County yesterday. Still wearing my winter coat and walked outside there a short time! We see a few people on our walks outside. Yesterday, we also saw some people at the park and ash trees that needed to be cut down. Lots of work in progress. New road work too, just beginning.

Ellen Grace Olinger

Cold Monday

Early March, and it seems normal that it is very cold today, though warming later this week (we’ll see). Wisconsin winters. Karl and I went to the Oostburg Public Library, and then to Mentink’s Piggly Wiggly. Another year, I bought a winter coat for ten dollars at Bethesda Thrift Store in Sheboygan. The coat is too big, and perfect to wear with winter clothes.

Monday afternoon
in March
sun fills a bookcase
from my father

Ellen Grace Olinger

Poinsettia 2016

Ellen Grace Olinger

We bought this beautiful red poinsettia at Mentink’s Market Piggly Wiggly yesterday.¬† Their selection of plants had just arrived in the morning.

Ellen Grace Olinger