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Growing up an Iowa Farm Girl

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Halloween 1967

Remember the Plastic Mask we all had for Halloween? This picture was taken in 1967.

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Another Hawkeye Saturday

John and I both graduated from the University of Iowa so of course we are big Hawk fans. Unfortunately we don't get to the games very often. The Hawk games are a world unto their own. If you have never been to one it hard to explain how colorful and exciting they are.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Remembering the Rose Bowl Parade

Our family visited the Rose Bowl parade many years ago. This was the Honda float that our family worked on. I have such great memories of that trip. It was a dream come true!!

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

A Visit with Tony the Tiger

This is an old picture of our family visiting the Kellogg's' factory in Grand Rapids Michigan.
Here we are with Tony the Tiger... famous for ...""'."They're Great!!!"""

I think this picture was taken in the year 2000.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Corn Stocks Around Our Light Pole

Every Fall when my busy Dad was harvesting he would take time and make a Corn Stock Shock around our light pole on our farm.. Then later we would ate pumpkins. It was always a great place for the kittens to hide. Here is a picture of myself on the big trike and my sister Lois in front of the Stocks... My guess is that this picture is around 1965.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

AvoHa Vikettes... Remembering 6 on 6 Girl's Basketball in Iowa

A good Friend and former girls basketball player from Exira stopped into the Rug Cottage the other day. It was so good to see her again. I thought it would be fun to post this picture again of my sister and I in our basketball uniforms from AvoHa high school back in the early 80's! We played 6 0n 6 girls basketball. We both had the seen the PBS special on Girl's basketball in Iowa. It's really wonderful. Check it out if you can.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Visit to Lego Land

Nolan made his own shirt... Legos Rule... He had a great time.

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Mickey and Nick..

Who doesn't love Mickey Mouse. Ever since I got my Mickey watch when I was 7 I've been a big fan!! This is an older picture of our son Nicholas... He's now 6'6" so I know this has been a few years.

Remeber Vintage Christmas

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Follow the Yellow Brick Road....

Our daughter was in the Wizard of Oz last year with the "Old Creamery Theater Company" of Amana Iowa. The Production was held at the historic Englert Theater in downtown Iowa City. It was a great show and many happy memories.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Thanksgiving at Our House 2009

Thanksgiving is my favorite holiday for many reasons.... it's all about family, food and fellowship. Thanksgiving is the only true "American" holiday.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Case Steam Engines... My Family Heritage

The Steam Engine on the Right has been in our family since the 1910. My Grandfather and his brothers purchased it and did threshing in western Iowa. My father and brother still have it and it's in working order. As a kid we spent summers attending "Steam" shows around the Midwest where my father would bring his steam engine to reinact threshing bees.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

Iowa Hawkeye Snowman

Every winter our family loves to make snowmen. Being from Iowa City, we're big Hawkeye Fans. This Hawkeye Snowman was one of Nathan & Nolan's creations from last winter.... Go Hawks.

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Bridgewater Methodist Church

My maternal grandparents lived in the small town of Bridgewater Iowa. They attended the Methodist church which was just down the street from my grandparent's house.
I have very fond memories of attending that church with my grandmother. It was an old fashion church even when I was a kid. Our church is my hometown of Avoca was modern and built in he mid 70's.
This church had the wonderful old curved pews and the amazing stained glass windows. This was the church that my mother went to as a girl.
It has a bell and once I got to ring it. Now that we have a little house in Bridgewater we try to attend when we are back visiting. The Congregation has been so warm and inviting to us. We try to attend their church suppers and fall bazaar as much as we can. It's really a true inspiration of faith and family.
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