Thursday, June 28, 2018

Stormy (179/365)

TIME: 6:14 PM

Tornado and flash flood warnings.

We had a deluge of rain and high winds.

Dad’s wooden fence didn’t make it through the storm.

Wednesday, June 27, 2018

Heed the Sign (178/365)

TIME: 3:21 PM
PLACE: Annie’s Frozen Custard
SUBJECT: Broken stool

Time for our yearly ice-cream social at work.

We obeyed the sign and sat outside instead.

I think it would have been slightly uncomfortable.

Tuesday, June 26, 2018

Line of Demarcation (177/365)

TIME: 4:42 PM
PLACE: Highway 55

Those clouds do not look friendly.

Monday, June 25, 2018

What I Like About Summer #123 (176/365)

TIME: 7:22 PM
PLACE: Kitchen

I love how the fruit tastes so much better during the summer.

Sunday, June 24, 2018

Mom’s House (175/365)

TIME: 2:11 PM
PLACE: West end of town
SUBJECT: Mom’s childhood home

This is the house my mother’s maternal grandparents built in 1906.  They lived there all their lives.  My grandmother did too.  My mother grew up in this house and her sister, my aunt Alice lived here until she wasn’t able to be on her own any longer.  It was sold last year.

It needed a ton of work.  Whoever first bought it sold it to another party who rehabbed it.  I’ve seen the pictures on Zillow, but wanted to check it out in person, There was supposed to be an open house today, but it was cancelled for whatever reason.

I stopped by anyway and took a couple of outside photos.

I hope they re-schedule. 

20 N 78th St

Here is what it looked like back in the day.

Saturday, June 23, 2018

Weingarten (174/365)

TIME: 7:31 PM
PLACE: Weingarten
SUBJECT: Dad and wine

A relative had a 70th birthday party at the Weingarten this evening.

Dad and I met up there to attend the celebration.

The Weingarten is located on a old farm property.

There is a silo….


…and the family cemetery on the grounds.
The Spitznass-Wilderman Cemetery.


This is an old stone – it’s been pretty worn away by time. 
According to FindAGrave, this marker commemorates George Wilderman, born 22 Apr 1788 and who died on 27 Jun 1866.  His wife, Nancy, nee Hill, who was born in 17 Nov 1788, died just a couple of months later on 15 Aug 1866



Cynthia A.
Dau. of
Wm. & Mary Wilderman
Dec. 6, 1832
May 26, 1872

Friday, June 22, 2018

What Is That Rabbit Smoking? (173/365)

TIME: 9:31 PM
PLACE: Alley

Stella, Claudia and I were on our way home from seeing “The Incredibles 2” when I had to stop in the alley because this rabbit was in the way.

He just sat there. Didn’t even move when I honked the horn.

From this angle, it looks like he’s smoking that leaf on the ground.

Must have mellowed him out.