Tuesday, May 01, 2007

Wordless Wednesday

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This is a sale bill from the only farm my parents ever owned. I was born in July of 1944, so I didn't live there long. They never bought another home of their own until about 1958, in Kansas City. My Uncle Leo ended up on this farm and raised his family there, not moving away until his age and ill health forced him to town. His widow, my Aunt Mary, still owns the place and rents the land out.

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41 comments:

Alison said...

I feel quite sad after reading that.

Melanie said...

Interesting. Maybe I missed it- does it tell how much it was sold for?

tegdirb92 said...

wow--I'm very sad too now. Happy WW.

Stacie said...

A sad bit of family history.

jams o donnell said...

Very iteresting but very sad too.

Simone ( I will exercise for comments) said...

fascinating

Celeste said...

I had an Aunt Mary..

Autofocused said...

Great piece of history.

What's a freshening cow?

Donna said...

Autofocused, when a dairy cow is pregnant, she is "dried up" two months before having her calf and not milked. When the calf is born, the farmer starts milking her again. She "freshens" = has her calf and joins the milking string again.

Comedy + said...

Wow, this is really neat and sad at the same time. Thanks for sharing a piece of your family history. Happy WW.

Sue said...

Wow a cool bit of family memorabilia! As someone who is into genealogy I really appreciate this type of thing. Happy WW, and thank you for sharing this with us .. :)

Linda said...

That is a very interesting piece of family history and just to show how much times have changed, the last line really says it all - "Lunch will be served on the grounds."

Lene said...

Definitely interesting piece of your family! Thanks for sharing

Happy WW

Alissa said...

You really need to make sure you preserve that as best you can! That is a cool piece of family history!

Miscellaneous-Mum said...

What an amazing piece of history. Make sure you keep tight hold of it!

Adwina - Mom of 1 said...

I hope that whoever living in that farm will take good care of it...and will enjoy a happy life...

I wish I could own it...

anyhowblogs said...

well, sometimes you just have to move on. Thanks for sharing.

Joyful Days said...

Truly a piece of history.

amy said...

So sad but thanks for sharing with us



Im inviting all WWers and anyone else to join the scavenger hunt we started today on my blog. We are having a a great time and we have over 80 people playing!! and we have some cool prizes! It just started so there is plenty of time to sign up. Hope you will join us!!!

elasticwaistbandlady said...

Reminds me of that song from 'Pete's Dragon.' You know, the one where Shelly Winters showboats around singing, "I got a bill of sale right here......"

Happy WW! Or Not So Happy WW.

Pearls of Wisdom said...

A sad bit of family history. Thanks for sharing. May the Lord bless you this week and always.

Angel ( Angel Mama Pearls of Wisdom)

ribbiticus said...

thanks for sharing. the document seems to be in pristine condition. i'm sure you had happy memories during the time you stayed in that farm. my ww's up! ;)

ribbiticus said...

thanks for sharing. the document seems to be in pristine condition. i'm sure you had many happy memories during the time you stayed in that farm. my ww's up! ;)

mar said...

Awww, it is a fine piece of family history but a sad one somehow too. Glad you have this sale bill!
happy ww :)

The Plaid Sheep said...

Very interesting. I love seeing real pieces of the past, glimpses into other lives. I hope you have some letters as well. They're the best.

busy91 said...

That is sad, but what a great piece of family history to own.

Mama Duck said...

Oh wow, what a great memory. Happy WW!

Lisa - Lil Duck Duck

BarnGoddess said...

awww, it made be kinda sad. Im glad the farm has stayed in your family anyhow.

geesh! Ive been busy, Ive missed coming by here.

I read your abc meme. I liked your answers...especially the ones that were about your past and growing up.

Denise Patrick said...

What a wonderful piece of history you have. Even though you didn't grow up there, I hope you got to visit occasionally.

Shaz said...

This hits your heart but it's nice to remember our history, thank you for sharing x

Chris @ Real Horses said...

Lots of history there. I'm amazed that you have it. Great Story too.

Happy WW!

Danielle said...

A great piece of family history. I loved reading the terms that have been lost today such as "war time".

Beautiful photo. Thanks for sharing.


Happy WW

Be well and enjoy the day

KC said...

WOW that was interesting.. how wonderful that you still have that after all these year
happy ww

Qtpies7 said...

That is really neat that you still have it. Its nice to know the property is still in the family.

Moksha Gren said...

Truly an amazing piece of history. As so many others have said, thanks for sharing it with us.

wrchili said...

A very cool piece of history. Thanks for sharing!

Catherine said...

Wow, what a significant photo...

Thanks for coming by my place. Your blog is lovely.

Military Mommy said...

How cool that you still have that. Definitely a part of your history.

Thanks for dropping by my blog today. Nice to "meet" you. ;)

Michelle

Karen said...

What an incredible piece of history there but I'm sorry they had to sell the farm. Life sure throws curves.

Thank you for stopping by and commenting on my WW.

Have a great day!

~Melissa~ said...

I'm sorry they had to sell the farm - that is sad. How neat that you have this cool piece of history. I'm glad you stopped by my WW- I'm still trying to catch up!

Gale said...

Some fine songwriters in that group!