Friday, February 24, 2017

Friday Randoms

I think this tree and barbed wire fence have been acquainted for some time.  

I am not a fan of Peeps or Oreo cookies, so I guess this is not a win for me.  

Here are the funniest tweets from parents, this week.  You are welcome.  

Just a few selfies of the week, right here.  

Leaving you with some bluegrass combined with heavy metal
 Try just might like it.  

Linking up with Tanya today.  

Thursday, February 23, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Before I embark on being thankful, I would just like to wonder out many times do you think these screen doors slammed shut during this old general store's lifetime?   More than any of us can count, I am sure. 

Today I am thankful for a bit of modern technology, quite the opposite of today's photo.  I am thankful for texting.  That's right, that thing that teenagers do.  I am thankful I can text my parents a quick message, even though they are many miles away.  My kids, husband, and friends can all give me a a bright spot in my day, a bit of information, or just say hello.  

What are you thankful for today?  Modern or not, let me know.  

It's a Small Town Life

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

The Big Birthday

Happy Birthday to the girl who joined our family 16 years ago.  She is a softball playing, straight-A making, kind of girl.  We are very proud of her and blessed to be her parents.  

The driving permit comes tomorrow......

Sunday, February 19, 2017

Lincoln's Birthplace

In honor of President's Day I decided to pay a visit to a local landmark.  Lincoln's Birthplace is a National Park that is not too far from the farmette.  Though it seems like a sleepy locale, it gets an estimated 200,000 visitors per year.  A replica of Lincoln's boyhood cabin resides in this building.  

At the top of the steps you get a proper view of the farm.  Boardwalk trails and forest trails wind through the acreage of the farm.  

A replica of Lincoln's birth cabin is a glimpse into a hard life, or I think so.  

It is hard for me to imagine living in such a tiny structure with two children and meals to prepare.  

The spring which originally supplied water to the Lincoln family is still flowing right next to the memorial building.  Typical of Kentucky's landscape, the spring flows from a cave system.  As a child, I tossed pennies into this spring, but not anymore.  There is a much better awareness of the environmental impact of coins in the spring.  

When I was a child, this store was my favorite part of the visit.  The Nancy Lincoln Inn sells all things Lincoln, including ice cream.  

It contains many cedar boxes and small cabins for sale, as well as civil war items.  I still have the cedar boxes that I bought there, years ago.  Sadly, it was closed when I was there.  

"I do the very best I know how....the very best I can, and I mean to continue doing so, until the end."  

Abraham Lincoln 

Friday, February 17, 2017

Friday Randoms

It is hard for me to believe that the Daffodils are already blooming.  Seems just a bit too early for Kentucky.  

I am a fan of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show.  In case you missed it, (how could you?), here are a few of the more unusual dogs.  

If you fancy a cup of tea and have some time for travel, this is where you need to go.

If you are looking for a quirky small town to visit, then this is your list.  

Leaving you with a Tiny Desk Concert for the weekend.  
Make it a good one.  

Linking up with Tanya today.  

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Thankful Thursday

Thankful this Thursday for the small things that keep me going.  Kind words from a friend, cards/notes from my students, a text from my family, kind comments from people when I am out and about, are all things that give me that pick up when I need it.  I like to think of these people as my pit crew.  They give me the fuel I need to keep up my pace.  

What are you thankful for today?  Big or small, just lay it on me! 

 I would love to hear it.  

It's a Small Town Life

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

A Surprise in Yellow

I was looking for something else.  Wading deep into the photo archives, I had my mind set on another photo.  One I recalled, but remained elusive.  Then, I came across this beauty.  

Yellow paint, slightly faded, with a wonderful, rusty roof.  A deep front porch, perfect for sitting.  Or do they call it, "porching", these days?  

Then my mind began to wander as to why there are two front doors on this house.  Not deep enough to be a double shotgun style home, perhaps it held two families.  My grandparents had a house that resembled this, complete with those two front doors and metal roof. 

I loved to sleep on the couch on a rainy night and listen to the rain hit the roof.    

It's the little things that create the best memories.