Hello dear friends and family! I am so sorry that I have been remiss in posting but I have been a little blue. See, I have had my grandparents on my mind as of late and as I was thinking so much about them, and I really wanted to go back to the farm. For those of you that do not know, I had really old grandparents, for my age, and they lived into their 90's! My grandfather was born in 1899 and my grandmother was born in 1905. My grandmother was in her 40's when she had my mother. Well, I knew the house had been knocked down but it did not hit me until I got there. My grandfather had built an addition to their house when my grandmother had a stroke. It was a rather large bathroom for her so that she could wheel into the shower. That was the only thing left standing. I had been thinking that I really just wanted a door knob from their house, something they had touched everyday... I said a little prayer for just one door knob. I also thought it would be nice if someone had saved the windows. I wanted to use them to build a green house. I thought it would be so nice to look out of the windows that my grandmother looked out of every day and my great grandmothers also looked out of those windows when they came to visit. Well, the windows were not there but...the one little bathroom that was standing, the door was ajar! I peeked in and opened the door a little more and what did I find? A door knob, right there in the door way on the floor just waiting there for me... I like to think an angel put it there. I won't know until I get to Glory. I wonder what their house is like up there and what they are doing... I bet they have a big garden and beautiful flowers all around and their house is a white mansion. Grandma is surely at the stove cooking a big meal, or canning jars of beans or something for when we all arrive. I bet she has been busy sewing little girl clothes or making dolls, crocheting afghans or making quilts to keep us all warm. Grandpa is listening to his Fa So La music by the wood stove after he has been working outside all day in the garden and in his tool shed. I remember my aunt could not believe that a man over 80 years old was up on the roof hammering away when she pulled up the gravel driveway. We really were all so blessed to have them for so long. I miss them so... This is a photo them and below that, a pretty farm down the road from my Grandparents house. I love red barns! Their church.
The last picture is of the old school house that was across the road. It burned a few years back and this is all that is left. Both my grandparents worked there. I didn't post any photo's of what is left at my grandparent's house because I didn't want to upset anyone in my family that reads this blog. If they want to go it is up to them but I would not suggest it. Just remember it like it was, a pretty white house on the hill with huge oak trees all around, with a barn and tool shed. Ponds for the cattle and for us to fish or ice skate on! A big garden in the back lined with apple trees and behind that, rolling green pastures as far as the eye can see.