Thursday, November 12, 2009

good times

I've been looking through photos again, most of them from the 1998 through 2002. The pictures aren't the quality we get from digital, but the memories they evoke are still pleasant.

In the last half of the '90's, Cliff and I spent lots of time at antique tractor shows. We took our camper everywhere, taking in the tractors and steam engines. That's me (knock-knees and all) at Midwest Old Thresher's Reunion in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa. We've been there several times, and in my book it's tops. A show in Rollag, Minnesota, is another one I'd rate highly.

Grandson Arick accompanied us to most of the shows.

Granddaughter Monica couldn't do much with my old guitar back then; she's getting pretty good though, these days, as you can tell in this video.

When she's in tenth grade, the music teacher at school has a class for guitar students she'll be able to attend. I can hardly wait!

Oops, skipping up to 2002, that's me and my daughter-in-law with a couple of the girls in back.

Here's an earlier trip to Worlds of Fun with the daughter and her two girls. I used to love that place; now you'd have to pay me a pretty penny to get me to go.

As you look at this picture, keep in mind that my husband doesn't do well with heights. So there must have been something that really needed tending to, for him to take this kind of risk; he can't remember what it was, though. My two oldest grandchildren are joining in the fun. To be honest, this picture makes my stomach hurt a little. This looks so precarious!

This is my son's youngest, Lyndsay. She was born in 2000, so this must be from 2001. She went to sleep hugging her corn-on-the-cob.


Anne said...

GREAT pictures Mo. Anne

madcobug said...

Great pictures and the video was great. That last photo is precious. Helen

Debbie said...

I love looking at older pictures. Thanks for sharing them with us.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

I do hope your granddaughter keeps up with her musical talents and goes to the classes. She is good! My youngest got into guitar in high school and college but now never even picks his up...maybe he'll go back to it someday. I hope so. I have 3 of those year 2000 grandbabes too. I did enjoy seeing all the pictures.

Paula said...

I'd hug my corn on the cob too. I like it that much as she evidently does too. Cute!

Nita said...

I didn't think I'd ever run across someone else that knew about Rollag except my friends from Mn. They live on the grounds until the festival is over and come back to winter in SW Mo . I watched a tape they have of it. Pretty cool stuff. Sure puts the steam engine stuff they put on in Spfd to shame.