Sunday, June 29, 2014
And here is the alley behind the house where William Holden arrived to upset Cliff Robertson's
Labor Day picnic.
Several other local areas were used: Sterling Lake, a railroad track near Salina and grain
elevators in Hutchinson and the scenes at the picnic were in Riverside Park in Halstead KS.
The movie is from 1955 but still fun to watch.
The play was written by Kansas author, William Inge and
two years earlier the play was on Broadway with Paul Newman in his debut role of
Hal's rich friend, Alan Seymour. Newman wanted the role of Hal but the director, Josh Logan, didn't think he was
muscular enough for the role (!) so Ralph Meeker was cast.
Later Newman moved into the lead.
(This information about the Broadway play is from the internet.)
Saturday, June 28, 2014
Friday, June 27, 2014
Thursday, June 26, 2014
Don't you wish you had one?
Purchased in Oklahoma at a truck stop on the turnpike.
Last night I thought one of us might be using it soon.
Ladder at the foot of the bed.
Large plywood table leaf on bed.
Husband on ladder with one foot on table leaf, trying to place a small screw into the
light globe on the ceiling fan.
Never did get the original Phillips head screw to replace itself.
Wonder of wonders! A brand new packet of ceiling fan screws was found in the garage.
After repeating "Righty-tighty) several times, the deed was done.
Someone (not me) was afraid if the bowl fell during the night,
it might hit one of the dogs.
Never a dull moment when an idea strikes.
Wednesday, June 25, 2014
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
There is a star in the door and it is a "three holer." He even made a small catalog from pages from a regular catalog, held together with string. My grandmother may have done that but I'm not sure.
On the reverse of the wooden box is the word "cobs."
Boy, am I glad we are past the days when we had to use these on the farm. I never lived in the country but I visited there every summer. I remember the heat, the wasps and a certain odor.
Monday, June 23, 2014
Yesterday at 10:30 the blossom was starting to wilt.
I have mentioned before that they are poisonous for pets. L. pulled them all out when the pups were
still chewing everything in sight. Now that the dogs are three years old, the chewing has stopped and this volunteer plant will remain in the yard!
Sunday, June 22, 2014
Saturday, June 21, 2014
Besides being red, this roof appears to be metal. I have seen a green one and a brown one
in our town.
This might be good protection from hail but how would it sound when it rains?
Or worse, when it hails?
I also wonder about the cost of such a roof compared to a regular shingled construction.
The house behind this one also has the same treatment.
Maybe there was a special deal - two for the price of one.
Thursday, June 19, 2014
The difference in size is because of the thickness of the yarn and the larger needle used for the "all pink" one.
Who knew pinks could clash?
Wednesday, June 18, 2014
I believe I'll just keep using my green and white version.
Tuesday, June 17, 2014
Monday, June 16, 2014
Sunday, June 15, 2014
"4 H" which meant he was vital to the war effort in his employment. He worked for Kansas Power and Light as a lineman. He lived to be 83, which is my age now. Love you, Dad.
Saturday, June 14, 2014
Friday, June 13, 2014
For Christmas in the '70's, my husband had this apron made for me.
Yes, that is the man with the curly hair. How we ever got him talked into getting
perms is beyond my memory but we did. They were not quite afros, but close.
The message is "A loaf of bread, a glass of wine and" with the photo representing
the person to share with!
Thursday, June 12, 2014
Wednesday, June 11, 2014
A friend bought the original at an estate sale for $8.50. I borrowed hers and had it scanned at a large machine at the court house. Then I just followed the pattern to crochet it in filet. I gave one to my friend whose dad fought in France and then made another to keep.
Filet crochet is a type of crocheted fabric. This type of crocheted lace is grid like because it uses only two crochet stitches: the chain stitch and the double crochet. Filet is from the French and Latin meaning thread and net/lace.
Tuesday, June 10, 2014
Monday, June 9, 2014
Made in a tin lid from a chalk box, this plaster of paris handprint has moved with us. I think
we made them for a present for our mothers - maybe Christmas or Mother's Day. My thumb
went into the edge and I was afraid I had ruined it.
My teacher's name was Miss Schmucker. I wonder if she was related to the jelly and jam family.
Do you remember the names of all your grade school teachers?
I do. Then I wonder why I can't remember important stuff from the near past instead of the long ago.
Sunday, June 8, 2014
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Thursday, June 5, 2014
Wednesday, June 4, 2014
Tuesday, June 3, 2014
Monday, June 2, 2014
Sunday, June 1, 2014
The off center tower happened when the sack fell over. Luckily, we asked for lids.
Peanut Buster Parfait is my favorite.