Cliff's sister's husband has no real use for his Mahindra tractor while he's living in St. Louis, and he hated to think about her sitting unused, alone.
So Cliff is babysitting "Ma" until Pat's ready to use her again. Nothing is a better tension-reliever for my husband than to have a different tractor around; he likes to figure out how each one works, what makes it unique, and its strengths and weaknesses.
I've already blogged about the baby crib that Cliff's youngest sister slept in as an infant, and also was used by both my babies. Today Cliff's sister gave me three dolls that were hers as a small child; they now inhabit a special place in the crib. They're in excellent shape because, as she tells me, she never cared to play with dolls. I think they're a great addition.