Wednesday, September 30, 2009

He's Got The Moves

I picked this drum set up at a garage sale a few weeks ago. This is my 3-year old grandson showing his moves. He was using the milk carton for a stool. Sorry, I didn't have the sound turned on for my camera but it's really just as well!

Saturday, September 26, 2009

Add a Caption

I find I have a lot of pictures that I want to share, but not much of general interest to say. So, since I think these pictures are blog worthy, I'll leave it to you to add the caption. Thanks for your help!



Thursday, September 24, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out: My Favorite Place to.....SHOP!

The topic this week was chosen by Cindy over at Just Alaska. She chose, "My Favorite Place to __________" and we got to fill in the blank. I seriously didn't think I would come up with anything because I don't have a lot of options here. Then it came to me. The thing I enjoy most and admit to being addicted to: Bargain Hunting!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out: Domestic Animals

I nearly played the slacker this week. I came up with this picture of my grand-cat. Her name is Jazzy and I think she's about 11 years old. As you can see, she has a slight weight problem.

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out: Aged and Weathered

The topic this week was chosen by Pauline from New Zealand.

Gem, Kansas-

Ten miles from my home, I'm told this community was once larger than Colby. That must have been a century or more ago. We have about 5,000 full time residents. In 2008, the population of Gem was listed at 87, down from 96 in the 2000 census.

A long time resident of the community told me that a couple of farmers bought this building for one dollar when the school closed in the 1960's. They were going to tear it down and recycle the bricks. They planned to ship them to California, selling them as used bricks, only to find out that the mortar was harder than the bricks!

High School

Gem, Kansas- Methodist Church

Gem, Kansas-drugstore

Thursday, September 3, 2009

Friday My Town Shoot Out: Windows & Doors

Topic this week for Friday My Town Shoot Out is Doors & Windows. I admit to taking a few shortcuts and using file photos this week. I just didn't take the time to get out, but I did enjoy having my daughter and grandchildren here for the week.

This window hangs at the top of the picture window in my living room. My husband bought it at an auction. It had some broken panels and started life at the top of a window in an old house. He deconstructed it, put it back together and framed it just for me. I've always liked stained glass. I'd love to be able to custom build a home and use it wherever I wanted.

Here is the door on the fire box of a steam tractor,

this is what's behind the door when the engine is ready to work,

and this is what could be behind the door when the engine is being safety checked.

I think the windows and doors on my pink 1962 Thunderbird are pretty classy.

Here is what I saw one day when walking up to my daughter's front door (before she moved to Oklahoma). You just have to take the picture before it's gone, thus the quality. Still in my book, it's a keeper.

You take your shots when you find them!


200th Post

For my 200th post, I'm sharing a picture of my family. They're the reason I started blogging. It was a way to let them know what I was doing while I was gone from home for a month on Habitat builds in the spring of 2008.

This was taken in July. We'd been outside all day at a Thresher Show- the guys don't usually wear bib overalls. My daughter's family is on the left and my son's family is on the right. My grandsons are 6 months apart and my grandaughters are 10 weeks apart. I'm so proud of all of them.