Friday, May 31, 2019

Note from the Ornery Old Lady on her Dad's Birthday

Today would have been my father's 83rd birthday. He passed away on November 28, 2010, from congestive heart failure and other cardiovascular complications. He had a major hemorrhagic stroke on June 4, 2004, which radically altered the course of his life thereafter. He became more greatly physically impaired following several smaller strokes and developed vascular dementia.
He is very much missed, although those who loved him were greatly relieved when his many years of struggle finally came to an end.
Stroke is no joke.

(The Ornery Old Lady from the Grover Hotel)

Image copyright Donnee Spencer

Wednesday, May 29, 2019

The Ornery Old Lady's Bake Shoppe

Image by Alexas_Fotos from Pixabay

Ornery done teamed up with my old pal Hooty the Owl, and there ain't no stoppin' 'em from bakin' late into the night or early in the mornin' neither! How's a ghost supposed to git any rest 'round this place?
Y'all can see what Ornery has on the menu down below. She's addin' to it all the time, so put a bookmark in this here page, an' come back often!

Hello everyone! Ornery Old Lady here. At the time of this writing (May 28, 2019) we are still preparing for the move to the Grover Hotel, but I am selling Good Stuff which will make both your taste buds and your dentist happy! All proceeds from sales of the Good Stuff go into the Grover Hotel Fund (my savings account) to help with the costs for renovating the hotel, getting a good used Prius for the weekly trips to Denver, and being able to live independently. So even though I'm not invading Grover's kitchen yet, you can still help out!
In the interest of full disclosure, I do use peanuts in my kitchen. If you or someone you love is allergic to peanuts, it's best to support our venture in some other fashion. You can also check out my Ornery WAH blog and see if anything there appeals to you, or just do an Amazon search through one of my search boxes if you've got something in mind!
At the moment, I've got one recipe which has been tested on my helpful two-legged Guinea Pigs to offer you.

Peanut Butter Avalanche Cookies
My two-legged guinea pig Vanessa described these as a delightful sugar headache in the making. The ingredients are simple: Peanut butter, Rice Krispies, mini marshmallows, mini chocolate chips, and white almond bark.
You will receive 30 big, gooey cookies in a glorious Priority Mail box for $30. $15 goes to cover shipping and handling, and the other $15 is for the cookies.
Unfortunately, I can only ship these cookies in the United States. The cost of shipping them even to my lovely neighbors to the North is completely prohibitive.
Fortunately, you can make these cookies yourself and still support the Grover Hotel renovation simply by clicking through my Amazon affiliate links on this post to buy your cookie-making supplies, or by sharing this blog with your friends, family, or your own blog's readers!
I will have more recipes to share and sell in the months to come, and lots of updates as we make our move to the Grover Hotel!

Image by Iván Tamás from Pixabay
No worries, eh? You can still support the Grover Hotel Renovation Project!

If you would like to purchase some Peanut Butter Avalanche Cookies, you can either leave a comment with your email address and I'll contact you shortly, or you can email me at with PEANUT BUTTER AVALANCHE COOKIES in the subject line. It does help if you capitalize it so I don't miss it! I'll send you a request on Paypal, and, as soon as I receive your payment, I'll make your batch of cookies and hurry them off to you via priority mail!

Image by lavandalena1 from Pixabay

Monday, May 27, 2019

Update From the Ornery Old Lady

Howdy People! I was startin' to wonder if the ornery old lady and her son had got scairt away by all the spooky folks here at the Grover Hotel. I was kinda gettin' used to the ole gal and her schemes to bring business to the general store, so I hitched me a ride to Denver in one of them big ole horseless covered wagons with eighteen wheels. 
When I found Ornery, she was makin' a batch of Avalanche cookies to ship to her friend. She said her friend is a guinea pig. This here modern world is really somethin' else if it's got walkin', talkin' guinea pigs on the loose among regular human folks!
When Ornery told me that shippin' these here cookies would cost fifteen bucks, I dang near flipped my lid. Ornery reckoned that she wouldn't be able to make any money off these cookies 'cause ain't nobody is crazy enough to pay fifteen bucks fer shippin' a parcel, but she's got an idea fer something she calls a mug cake mix that she oughta be able to ship lots cheaper.
Anyways, the only reason Ornery and her son ain't been around is cause they's waitin' fer some fancy feller called a "structural engineer" to come see the ole place and figure out how much it's gonna cost to make sure everything's up to code and all. Trouble is, he can't git here till the middle of June. Maybe he oughta try hitchin' a ride on one of them eighteen wheeler horseless carriages like I did when I went to see Ornery down in Denver. Them suckers will get him here in jig time!

Yer ole pal,
Ghost Town Grover

Friday, May 17, 2019

The Printin' Press

Howdy, Folks! I've gotta admit that the ornery old lady is doin' a real swell job of gettin' the word out to the livin' about the General Store. She designed a real purty post card on that there futuristical computer of hers. Trouble is, she reckoned all the images on the page would come out the same, and they didn't. 
Knowin' I wouldn't be no help with that there technological tomfoolery, the ornery old lady done the smart thing and called in the professionals at Vista Print. So, now we'll have us some fine-lookin' postcards suitable fer framin' and hangin' up on yer wall, so's next time you need some tasty treats or handmade goods or you want editin' done on yer novel or to have yer fortune told, you'll know you ain't gotta look no further than Ghost Town Grover's General Store!

Yer ole pal,
Ghost Town Grover

Tuesday, May 14, 2019


Howdy Folks! This here is the Grover Hotel an' Ghostly General Store, here in the li'l ole ghost town of Grover, Colorado. There's actually 154 livin' folks in town too, and now a couple more of 'em are gonna be movin' in an' renovatin' the hotel.
I wasn't none too happy about that at first. This place ain't been troubled by the living for a while now, and my Ghostly General Store is the place to be fer the Colorado haunts! But me and the ornery old lady who's movin' in here have reached an understanding. I'll be talkin' more about that in my next post.
I'd sure appreciate it if you'd bookmark this place and c'mon back to watch how things grow. The ornery old lady knows somethin' about this crazy computer stuff. Me, I just know what's good, and I plan to have plenty of it for y'all to buy!

Yer ole pal,
Ghost Town Grover