Vintage Trailer

Vintage Trailer
Growing up an Iowa Farm Girl

Thursday, March 25, 2010

We Wore Short Shorts in the 80's

My sister and I loved the short shorts!!

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Visiting Santa at the Bank

This picture is myself, my sister Lois, and my brother Justin visiting Santa at the Citizen State Bank in Avoca, Iowa. Check out the Aluminum tree in the corner, also don't you just love the plaid pants... so stylish!!

Great Memories

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Riding the School Bus

This is a picture of myself , my sister Lois and our Black Lab.. Queenie.
I grew up on a farm 3 miles from our town of Avoca, Iowa. The school bus would come at 7 am in the morning. We were the first kids on in the morning and luckily one of the first off the the afternoon. Our morning ride was about an hour. It was great memories of sitting with our friends, talking, singing, playing cats cradle, doing homework etc. My bus driver for my entire school experience was Eric Olson. He was more than a bus driver... he was my protector, encourager, and friends. He had such a great sense of humor. I was always forgetting something and he would allow me to run back to the house to retrieve it, but his favorite line to me was...."Nancy if your head wasn't fastened on, you'd probably forget it too!!"
What great memories!!!

Monday, March 22, 2010

Proud New Parents

This is a picture of my parents holding me in 1962.

This is my father Raleigh Woltmann when he was a young man. I'm guessing this picture was taken in the early 40's.

This picture was taken at a church function in Avoca, Iowa, my hometown. My parents were members of the Congregational Church in Avoca.

Saturday, March 20, 2010

Beautiful Church Stained Glass Windows

This is the church where my parents were married in 1961. It's the Bridgewater Iowa Methodist Church. It's has the most beautiful stained glass windows.

The interior looking back from the pulpit area. It still has the original curved pews.

These window are so beautiful with the morning sun shinning through. I remember as a little girl visiting my Grandparents church just how beautiful all the colored glass .

They are even more beautiful than I remember.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Bridgewater House

This is the front porch of our Bridgewater "Lake House" on a beautiful fall day several years ago.
John added shutters and painted them red. It really made the house pop.

My Parents posed for this fall shot in front of the burning bush.
John and the boys are carving a pumpkin for the porch. Bridgewater has a wonderful vintage Halloween party every year in their old gym built in 1923 where my Mom went to school. It's so great. We try to get over there every year to take it in.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Case Steam Engine which has been in our Family since 1915

My father Raleigh Woltmann on his 80th birthday June 20th, 2005 which was also Father's Day. For his birthday we had a big picnic and he fired up his steam engine and invited many friends and neighbors.

Nathan and Nolan Faselt hanging on to the giant cast iron wheels. It was a great day for a family. We all had matching shirts and my father had "buttons" made for the event. This is typical for Steam Engine Shows that he's attended over the years.

Friday, March 12, 2010

Home Sweet Trailer Home

When my parents first married we lived on the same farm as my grandparents. They built a new house and we lived in this trailer.
This is my mother in the trailers kitchen.

This picture was in the trailer after a birthday party. We're showing off our "loot" of gifts.

Wednesday, March 10, 2010

My Parents Wedding 04-16-1961

A wonderful picture of my parents cutting their wedding cake at my grandparents home in Bridgewater Iowa. Weddings were simple and elegant back then.

Friday, March 5, 2010

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Farm Life

This photo was taken on the lawn of the farm where I grew up.
I'm the baby being held by my Grandmother Irene, in the picture is my grandfather Ernest and cousins from Indiana, Bob & Rick.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Corn Stalks and Trikes

Every Fall our Dad would put Corn Stalks around out light pole. My sister Lois and I are showing off our Trikes.
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