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!
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.