Diana Flynn's blog

  • Tue
    Jun 16
    7:00 am -
    8:00 am

Summer Is Here!

It is so nice that we will be having a fresh face in the studio on Tuesday morning. The one and only THERESE CUMMISKEY will be with us bright and early.  Her circle of friends are so happy that she is back home again and look forward to many happy days this summer birding, kyaking and eating of bacon. We will be talking about this and that and other important things so I hope you will join us for our ramblings.  It will be especially nice to hear the weather song with two part harmony. [Therese, on the left, with her former co-hosts of "A View from the Pew."]


Has spring arrived? Can it be true? Will the wind chills change to heat index? Yes, maybe. Therese reports at approximately 9:00 am this morning, March 12, 2009 on Salina Road she sighted a Red Winged Blackbird the truest indicator that Spring has arrived. Don't tell me about Robins...some winter over here in Iowa. Don't tell me about Meadowlarks. If the Red Winged Blackbird is on the wire I can tell you Spring is not far off. So get those garage sale items ready the weather is about to break!

This is Minnie! The 2 lb dog with the 20 lb voice!




Please join us Tuesday August 19th as we will have special guest Tim Berry the interim director of FACC in the house! This is Tim's last week in Fairfield and I would like to talk with him about the adjustments made at FACC and how these adjustments will improve the use of FACC and what visions he has for the facility.

Of course, I don't know if I'll get a word in edgewise as both Tim and Therese are from Minnesota. We'll see how the Iowa Rose, Diana, will do between these two LOON-a-tics! I'm sure it will be very entertaining!

Thanks everyone for your cards and well wishes during the passing of my Dad to his new life! I appreciate all the kindness and prayers sent me and to my family. He was a great dad and will be greatly missed.

Thanks Dad for everything.




Well, it's that time of year again and I have invited Gary G-Man Garles (and Geri, too) to come on the broadcast on Thursday April 3rd. They are a wealth of information about horticulture and good clean living and I always enjoy the time we can spend together! We will be taking live calls at that time but if you are terribly allergic to public speaking you may email questions before Wednesday April 2nd until 5pm to rbdflynn@hotmail.com. If you decide to call in remember that the broadcast is live...so keep it clean! Unless, of course, it really is a question about dirt. And give Gary's show a listen later in the day. "Centripetal Sounds" 2 to 4 pm on Thursday afternoons!

Hi! I had the great pleasure of sitting down to coffee and visiting with some really good folks over Rockford Illinois way this past week. I want to give a special shout out to them, you all made the visit a good one! Hey to Larry and Laverne, Dennis and Jackie, and Joan and Jerry even though Joan and Jerry are going to Florida. I'm not bitter. I hope they have a good time. Thanks to Darlene for the stories about Dottie and the Rockford Peaches they were great. And Darlene you look beautiful in yellow! Hey to Fred. A special thanks to my new brother Mike you were a great help! Jimmy Z, what can I say...you know I love ya! Larry thanks for visiting the blog and leave me a message now and then. I will talk to Jimmy M about the archives. I'll be thinking of you over bagels ya'll! Thanks for the stories, the laughs and for everything you've done for the Comer's! I appreciate it. And please remember don't dry your undies in the microwave! Try a skillet, at least you can tell when they begin to smoke and you can flip them over to the damp side with a spatula!


Hey everybody! I know you must be as tired as I am of the cold, snow and ice but Springtime for Fairfieldyou know we have to have it or Spring wouldn't be as special as it is...right? Soon the sun will be shining all the time and the summer birds will be flocking back to the state and we will be complaining about how hot it is! That's the way it is in Iowa if it weren't for the weather what would we talk about? Until the hot weather comes we will have to content ourselves with the thought of flowers swaying in the breeze, bees buzzing and running around in shorts and tee shirts, ah that's the life.

Loggerhead ShrikeIs it really February already? My goodness where does the timeWoodchat Shrike go? I will tell you that Therese and I are ready for Spring! But in time it will come if we can just go day by day. Speaking of which thanks so much for all your prayers and kind thoughts concerning my grandson Flynn. He is doing very well and will be coming home from the hospital Thursday or Friday of this week. Hard to believe that it has only been 10 days since the diagnosis! Seems like years really. But the news is gooOuchd and I hope continues!

Therese and I are seriously considering being on air with you Northern Shriketwice a week and have decided to start this month. We're trying to come up with a gimmick to trick you all into listening twice a week...haven't thought of one yet but I warn you we will. We will try to live up to the high standard we wish we had already set as on air divas. Until such time though we will continue to stumble along making fools of ourselves for your pleasure!

brussel sproutsHey everybody! Well if you were listening this morning you know that my buddy Therese is off in the wilds of Minnesota with her Mom for Thanksgiving. I know she is having a great time there, and is most likely dealing for a quick game of cards before all the guests arrive. (I'm sure her mom will beat her hands down!)
As promised here is the Brussels Sprouts recipe I read for you this morning. I know all the kids will love this one! YUMMMMMMEEEE!
Nutty Brussels Sprouts
1 lb fresh or fozen brussels sprouts, thawed and halved
1 cup water
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon ground pepper
3 Tablespoons butter
1/4 cup chopped pecans (or for the English version Chestnuts)
In a saucepan, bring brussels sprouts, water and salt to a boil. Reduce heat. Cover and simmer for 6-8 minutes or until tender-crisp; drain. Sprinkle with pepper; keep warm.

Jolly Old Union JackHey! Be sure to join us Tuesday November 6th when Therese and I will be interviewing one of my all time favorite stage husbands: Andrew Edlin! He is currently rehearsing for "The Miser" in which he plays the lead character. We always have a great time talking with Andrew.

Tune in and enjoy listening to Andrew's dulcet tones while Therese and I speak with very bad British accents! We just can't help ourselves. Andrew will give us the what, where and how of the production during broadcast.
Thanks for listening!

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