Thursday, June 29, 2017
My oldest son took a picture of AJ on a tractor. I don't know where they are but I am assuming that it is like at a living history park. Farming is in his family tree but that is two generations back. My father was a farmer who owned International Harvesters tractors. My wife's father also had horses and then owned Massey Harris tractors. My wife's brother has two of these same tractors in storage somewhere near his home
Jeannie had told the story many times to me that she and her dad found a punch bowl at the dump. She, when a little girl, and her dad wrapped it up and gave it to her mom for a birthday gift. Jeannie told me that she and her dad were in a lot of hot water because she did find out it originated as a dump item. I suspect this bowl was the item of contention for years. My other bowl just like it was a door prize, won by my mom at an antique show she visited with friends in southeastern Iowa.
A bird in flight was a shot I captured yesterday before the rains. I changed to a different bird feeder. The other bird feeder was allowing them to scatter seed everywhere. This one is more of a challenge for them and I get to see them mob the feeder at every opening. The cardinals were not coming to the other feeder anymore and the doves come down below the feeder on the ground.
Many tornadoes hit Iowa throughout the day yesterday. We are safe and we only had a half inch of rain. We have more storms predicted late this afternoon. I am heading up to the house again today moving and tossing things one more time. I am getting to the point that there isn't much yet to deal with and I have a guy I want to come to look over some antique things. They are his for free if he will just remove them from my basement. He runs an antique shop with his wife's flower shop uptown Woodward.
Many things to do and the list seems to grow as I cross things off but I am progressing. I whine a lot as it make me feel better. I am moving slower to keep me in better health. I am reaching a point where some of the jobs ahead of me should be fun and I need to start looking forward to getting them done. Thanks for checking in today.