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HBO’S Best of the Local Blogs — 5/16/08

Photo: A Family Runs Through It
“My daughter celebrated spring by taking her hamster out for a walk in the backyard,” posts Family Phil/A Family Runs Through It. “We finally have shorts and t-shirt weather, which means spending a lot of time outside walking, playing, and, oh yeah, pulling weeds, spraying wasp nests, and dodging dog poop on the sidewalks.”

As we approach one of the favorite weekends of the year (“Lost in the 50s”), of Sandpoint, I think back to my own first owned car. I bought with my own money. And that was $125, that I earned at $1 an hour job. It was a 1949 Chevy, green in color and a convertible. I loved that car. Even though, I only owned it for about 8 months. As I left R.I. and left the car behind to be sold by my father. He said it needed a new top and that cost what the offer he got for it. Boy, if I only had it now/From A Simple Mind. More here

HBO Numbers (for Thursday, May 15): 7348 page-views/4041 unique views

*The Garden Primer makes my heart soar/Gathering Around The Table
*Sunshine, gardens and grace/Live, Love, Laugh, Hope
*A taxing situation/Dogwalk Musings
*Show-and-tell finale/A Butterfly Moment
*Definition of leadership/Arch Druid
*Over the top/Bay Views
*Recommended reading: “Unquiet grave”/Chronic Discontent

Question (from Cis): Did you buy your first car with your own money? Or did your parents give it to you. What was it?

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D.F. Oliveria is a columnist and blogger for The Spokesman-Review. Print Huckleberries is a past winner of the Herb Caen Memorial Column contest by the National Association of Newspaper Columnists. The Readership Institute of Northwestern University cited this blog as a good example of online community journalism.

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