Thursday, April 30, 2015

Old Cars and a Knobby Knees Kid

Other places on the internet it's Throw Back Thursday so I'll use this photo here too. The year is 1934 and I was three years old. This was at my grandma's house in Halstead, KS.

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

April Twenty-Ninth

This date has many interesting events occurring on it....Hitler's wedding, Prince William and Kate's wedding, Willie Nelson's birthday and..........a blind date with my future husband. He's the one on the left in a photo taken in 1952. Yes, sixty-three years ago today and he hasn't been out of my thoughts and life since! We must have known it was the right thing from the beginning because three and a half months later, we were married.

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Lost Flowers

We have a fairly large back yard. In one corner there is an area of some type of lily and this year some white flowers like the ones in these photos appeared. There were quite a few of them. Two days ago as L. was mowing, he saw these three little ones on the other side of the yard - well away from the group. He is mowing around them to see if they will spread.

Monday, April 27, 2015

Personalized Advertising

This brightly colored ad came in the mail Saturday. At first glance, I thought it was directed to my husband - to buy me this necklace that has engraved on the reverse ("the side against your heart") that he loves me. However, I read the script and it is directed to ME - to buy this to show that I love him. The diamonds are real and all for only $99 plus free diamond earrings. How could a wife go wrong? I think I'll pass. He knows it already. The yellow sticky note from the Humane Society is to hide our address. As if anything is private anymore!

Sunday, April 26, 2015

The bush L. planted a few years ago is looking very nice! Wish the flowers lasted longer through the spring and summer.

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Friday, April 24, 2015

Two Trip Shopping

Today was grocery shopping day. The first trip was made and we forgot a couple of things. So another trip was made. While I waited in the car, L. went in to pick up the items we needed (?) One reason we went today was because of the new TOR CON 6 warning. This is so much more convenient than the old "Tornado watch" from the weather bureau. It's hard to keep up with these new terms. I had to Google TOR CON.

Thursday, April 23, 2015

Still Friends

On the right is my BFF. She moved to town when we were in the fifth grade. The teacher asked if anyone lived near her and no one raised a hand. She told me later that she knew who lived close but she didn't hold it against me that I didn't respond. She was wearing a dress in two shades of blue. Near the shoulder was a bird in flight with an envelope in its mouth and the words, "Air Mail." Someone asked her if that was her name. Luckily that was not I because she thought she had landed in a town full of dummies. We are miles away from each other but still talk on the phone. Efforts to get her on Skype have not been successful. Love ya, Jo.

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Last Red Blossom

Not so long ago this tree was covered with white and red blossoms. We don't know what kind of tree it is but it is beautiful for about two weeks in the spring. This morning I noticed that there was one flower left, hanging on after all the wind we had on Monday... a promise that there will be more next spring.

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Sleeping Dogs

Our two dogs sleep in such weird configurations at times. Jill is tan and Jack is black.

Monday, April 20, 2015

Tabel Full of Coleus

It has become chilly (50 degrees) so we are holding off on planting our coleus. So our table is loaded with plants. Also, we are ready for the 4th of July with the table cloth.

Sunday, April 19, 2015

Garden Phlox and Live Forever

After a very dry winter, our plants aren't thriving. Other years the garden phlox has been elbow high but not this year. And now today is the day to plant coleus in some pots on the porch. And later - The temperature has been falling since mid morning with northerly winds. We have put off the planting until tomorrow. With a forecast of middle 30's tonight, we don't want any frosty coleus wilting on the porch.

Saturday, April 18, 2015

Heart Happy Quilt

When I used to quilt, I made a lot of small wall hangings and gave them away. This one always makes me smile - sort of a crazy heart in black and red.

Friday, April 17, 2015


Our pathetic attempt to put some flowers on the screened in porch to keep the mosquitoes away. Besides being pretty, if they repel mosquitos, it would be perfect.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Changed Times

I guess I'm a sucker for advertising. I saw the ad for a salted caramel truffle at DQ on the telly. Since the other half wanted a milkshake, we picked Dairy Queen for the purchase. I ordered the small size while he got a large. Prices....I knew the milkshake was at least $3 and thought since I was getting a SMALL item it would be less. Final total: $7.13. Does anybody else remember when milkshakes were a quarter and if you ordered in, they brought the cold, metal container it was whipped in and you could add that to your glass. After I checked on the internet for calories, I am so glad I did order the small. The fat content and calories were worth it. A very tasty concoction if you like Heath bars.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Portland Bikers

I knew Portland was a bicycle friendly city but this was a new wrinkle, depending on the age of the cyclist.
Naked bike riding at night.

And we will end all these bike photos with an item from "Keep Portland Weird." It may happen elsewhere, but they don't advertise it.

Tuesday, April 14, 2015

Way Too Advanced!

A cross between a convertible automobile and motorcycle and a tricycle. I would bet there is a large price tag on this item.

Monday, April 13, 2015

Marquette Motorcycle Museum

If you are ever near Marquette, KS, be sure and stop at the Motorcycle Museum. It's an amazing place.

Sunday, April 12, 2015

And A Whole Row

Can you tell by now that bikes have been an important part of our family life?

Saturday, April 11, 2015

More Bikes

Only a few more bike photos!

Friday, April 10, 2015

An Anniversary of a New Arrival

Several years ago, this little kid arrived. We had been married almost seven years and I had given up on becoming a mother. One of the nuns present at the birth announced that I was one of their older first time mothers.....I was 28.

Happy Birthday, MN. You were worth waiting for. After figuring it out,  we greeted PN twenty-eight months later. They made our lives complete.

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Vans and Cars and Bikes - oh my

The only things in this picture that are still around are the Harley and the man. Trailer, stolen; Ford van sold; Pontiac gone; and van attached to trailer gone. This photo brings back some memories, for sure!

Wednesday, April 8, 2015

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Sidecar in KY

Loved that house in the woods.

Monday, April 6, 2015

Sunday, April 5, 2015

Big Dog Motorcycles

We didn't have one of these. They used to be built in Wichita but I believe
they are out of business.

Saturday, April 4, 2015

Friday, April 3, 2015

Honda 350

Unknown year.

Notice the '56 Buick in the background.

Thursday, April 2, 2015

Race Car

This one has four wheels so it is not a bike but it was so cute.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Only the glass was broken

Another picture of the first full sized bike that MN owned.