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Monday, July 15, 2019

The beginning

The picture of my Mom that I posted earlier is the reason for this setting ...

I had this little space next to our fireplace in the family room and I wanted to put the picture here so we went to a antique store looking for a small desk but low and behold this is what I found. It is called a side by side and it was a perfect fit plus it was built in 1918, the year my Mom was born! The picture to the right of the candle...
my Mom is the baby. Her parents immigrated here from Norway and homesteaded in Montana.

It is a beautiful piece and I have never regretted buying it.

Along with many old, old pictures I have these books that came from where my Mom went to school as a young girl...

and these old bookends keep them standing...

This is a traveling clock/radio and it folds up..
I took a liking to travel alarms and bought several old ones.

This picture is next to the one of my Mom as a baby and is of my husbands Dad's (first bottom left) family.

 A picture of me when I was around 2 or 3 yrs. old

Hubby's picture and yes he was already in love with guns...

The pictures inside on the top shelf are all grandparents of me and hubby and the glass set below was my parents and has a Z on them for their last name "Zettler)
Below these are these old soda glasses...

On the bottom shelf are these two old dishes
This is all metal and has a little pedestal, may be like a bread dish.
Metal and glass

On the shelf above the desk area are these glasses...
I bet some of you have seen these somewhere......

Friday, July 12, 2019


I was surprised at so many comments about my Dad's little truck because I have  lot of antiques from my parents and some I have bought.....

This is a picture of my Mom and she was horrified I loved it because her bloomers were showing Lol

Such beautiful detail on the frame.....

Monday, July 8, 2019

Did you know?

Three American Presidents died on the Fourth of July

The first was John Adams 1797-1801 He died of congestive heart failure.

The second was Thomas Jefferson who died in 1826 at 83 years old of natural causes.

The third was James Monroe who died of tuberculosis in 1831

Thursday, July 4, 2019

Happy Fourth of July

Sailors forming the American flag at Naval Base Great Lakes in 1917 during WWI

Tuesday, July 2, 2019


This little metal truck belonged to my Dad when he was a little boy....

Monday, June 17, 2019


This concept of remembering by tying a string around your finger comes from Numbers 15:37-39

The Holy Bible English version for the Deaf
The Lord said to Moses, "Speak to the people of Israel. Tell them these things: I will give you something to remember my commands. Tie several pieces of thread together and tie them in the corner of your clothes. Put a piece of blue thread in each one of these tassels. You mush wear these things now and forever. You will be able to look at these tassels and remember all the commands that the Lord has given you. 

Saturday, June 8, 2019

Did you know?

stewardesses is the longest word that is typed with only the left hand

Monday, June 3, 2019


This past Sunday was Hubby and I's 52nd wedding anniversary and I had a hankering for tropical. I teased hubby and said "Want to make a trip to Hawaii?" He promptly responded "No". We have been several times so what is the next best thing? Find a hotel that looks tropical! I had seen pictures of this Embassy Suites so I booked a room and away we went. It isn't really the same because the trees aren't real but if you squint it's pretty good.

From the pool area looking in

Glass elevator and rooms surrounding the atrium


Saturday, June 1, 2019

Did you know?

Image result for picture of hippopotamus

A hippo can open its mouth wide enough to fit a 4 foot tall child inside.
The name Hippopotamus comes form the Ancient Greek 'river horse'.
Despite those short stocky legs they can run up to 30 km/h for a short distance.
The hippopotamus is one of the most aggressive creatures in the world and is often regarded as one of the most dangerous animals in Africa. However, if threatened on land it will often run for water.

Sunday, May 26, 2019

Saturday night dinning place

I have had these pictures for a while now but just too lazy to post them.
These are in the front parking area..

This the the entrance and years ago people tied up their horses to the railing but this day the lady just brought her's up for every to pet..

This is a rustic little place and has been here for many years, they have capitalized on the western theme...

This is the bar area and notice the horns up top...Upstairs is offices.

Between the bar and family seating is a little fence that totes this saddle..

and a cowboy leaning on a post...

In the woman bathroom...

Bartenders shirt

JD Campbells is the place.