Thursday, July 21, 2016

A picture of me without you / Lorrie Morgan

Time... marches on.

I made a little spot, for The Angel, Friend, Gail.... rescued...for me.
<3
Laid... some of the Broken... Heart Stones....
I'd brought Home...from Friend, Jo's.
John planted the Hosta... Years....ago, by the Brick Path.
Yes, 
Time... marches on.
It...never, stops.
Seems, like it was just...moments ago...
when Everyone was worried about it turning '2000'.
: )
Nearly 17 years ago... now.
: )
Guess...we 'blinked'.
So Much... has happened in these, nearly...17 years.
yet, it all....seems such a blur. 
July 19th was John's Birthday.
You'd think... it would be getting easier.
Not, so much.
I miss John... it seems... More...and More, every day.
<3
I decided... I'd better keep my hands busy.
So, I cleaned much of the Brick Path... he created... Long Ago.
: )
and, the area... where we used to like to sit... by his Old Oak Tree. 
Still, have a Lot... to get done... but...
Sweetie and me, made some Strides. 
: )
It rained...all day.
We worked in it....all day,  it was Wonderful.
It was pretty warm out, so...the gentle rain...was a Gift. : )
John and I.... talked often, of our most Memorable Birthdays, over the years.
He always said, the one... he remembered.... being one of his Best....
was when he was in his late 20's, or early 30's.
He and his Old...Buddy... 'Fuzzy'... went Fishin'.
{Fuzz... was John's Elderly, Neighbor. }
: )
They went down to the Cedar River...
under the Highway 30 Bridge.
Walked...forever... 
{John said, it was One of The Hottest...Days... he could remember. }
They found a Perfect Spot...to Fish....
sat down, put their Lines... in the water...
then, Drank Grape Pop....and Vodka.
All Night!!!
: ) : ) : )
They had One...Heck of a Time!!!
oh my.
<3
{said, he couldn't remember... ever.... being so Sick... later. : ) : ) : ) }
So, after my 'Day'... working on John's Projects....
I sat down, in The Home... he Built....for us....
and 
Drank... Grape Pop...
and Vodka.
<3
It was Quite a Night!!!
oh my.
I Miss... my Husband.
I Miss...my Lover.
I Miss... my Soul Mate....
but...
Most...of All.
I Miss...
'My Friend'. 
Love...to ya,
Barb C. 
before.
before.
<3 <3 <3
oh my...
I Miss...
My Friend.
Always...
will.
<3

Time... marches on.

I made a little spot, for The Angel, Friend, Gail.... rescued...for me.
<3
Laid... some of the Broken... Heart Stones....
I'd brought Home...from Friend, Jo's.
John planted the Hosta... Years....ago, by the Brick Path.
Yes, 
Time... marches on.
It...never, stops.
Seems, like it was just...moments ago...
when Everyone was worried about it turning '2000'.
: )
Nearly 17 years ago... now.
: )
Guess...we 'blinked'.
So Much... has happened in these, nearly...17 years.
yet, it all....seems such a blur. 
July 19th was John's Birthday.
You'd think... it would be getting easier.
Not, so much.
I miss John... it seems... More...and More, every day.
<3
I decided... I'd better keep my hands busy.
So, I cleaned much of the Brick Path... he created... Long Ago.
: )
and, the area... where we used to like to sit... by his Old Oak Tree. 
Still, have a Lot... to get done... but...
Sweetie and me, made some Strides. 
: )
It rained...all day.
We worked in it....all day,  it was Wonderful.
It was pretty warm out, so...the gentle rain...was a Gift. : )
John and I.... talked often, of our most Memorable Birthdays, over the years.
He always said, the one... he remembered.... being one of his Best....
was when he was in his late 20's, or early 30's.
He and his Old...Buddy... 'Fuzzy'... went Fishin'.
{Fuzz... was John's Elderly, Neighbor. }
: )
They went down to the Cedar River...
under the Highway 30 Bridge.
Walked...forever... 
{John said, it was One of The Hottest...Days... he could remember. }
They found a Perfect Spot...to Fish....
sat down, put their Lines... in the water...
then, Drank Grape Pop....and Vodka.
All Night!!!
: ) : ) : )
They had One...Heck of a Time!!!
oh my.
<3
{said, he couldn't remember... ever.... being so Sick... later. : ) : ) : ) }
So, after my 'Day'... working on John's Projects....
I sat down, in The Home... he Built....for us....
and 
Drank... Grape Pop...
and Vodka.
<3
It was Quite a Night!!!
oh my.
I Miss... my Husband.
I Miss...my Lover.
I Miss... my Soul Mate....
but...
Most...of All.
I Miss...
'My Friend'. 
Love...to ya,
Barb C. 
before.
before.
<3 <3 <3
oh my...
I Miss...
My Friend.
Always...
will.
<3

Saturday, July 16, 2016

eastbound and down-jerry reed


Me, Sweetie...and The Flatbed Ford...went Eastbound...and Down. oh dear...

We had Quite a Day!
Sweetie, LOVES to ride. 
being tied up...
while I work....
Not So Much!
We gathered a Load... of 'Farm Fresh'....
Gnarliness!
Stopped and Visited, with Pal, Charlie...
who had an Armful... of Bird Nests... his Farmer Friend, saved for me...
: ) : ) : ) 
Peg... has been such an Inspiration.... to so Many Folks, 
even...Folks... she never met.
It was her Love, and Appreciation... for Birds, and Nests...
that got me collecting, 'Abandoned'... nests.
Then... when I shared her story...with Charlie... he, began saving them for me.
<3
and... when his Farmer Friend, saw a nest, Charlie was saving for me... on the dash of Charlie's Truck.... one day, tho... he was 'wowed'... like me and Charlie.... after Peg helped us 'See', he still, thought...we were a bit... 'round the bend. : )
However, That Farmer.... the very Next Time... he was cutting Hay....
got off his Tractor... again, and again...and, again... and saved Bird Nests... instead of mowing over them. : )
Seems, Peg's Words.... 'Wowed' The Farmer.... more than we knew. <3
She was such a Beautiful... Spirit. 
It was a Very.... Good....Day.
Hope, Your's was As Well. : ) 
I'll have the shop Open... Sunday, July 17th. from Noon 'til 4.
Stop by.
Love, to ya....
Barb C.
{We had a LONG way to Go.... and a Short Time... to Get There...yesterday.
The Flatbed Ford... 
Had Wings!!! }
oh my..


LOVE...these Old...Grungy....
Mill Stones. : )
They are Heavy...
but...
sooooo
Cool!

LOVE...the Little Truck!
{I gave it a bath... last night. It's Adorable }

Found a Variety of Wire.... and Screw Jacks! 

Several Old French Doors, and Gnarly Windows!

Old Iron Barn Trollies.... and Iron 'Dibby Dabbies'... : ) 

The Tote... is from the 1880's I'd guess.
It's so.... cool. : )
Walnut.
All hand made... <3

Found several....Old...Old... Horse Shoes... and a Great....Farm Ledger, from 1918.
{WW1... times. }

Found Lots....of Hearts... and a 'Hound'...in old tin.
Love 'em!

The Sun...was so Bright... as we were loading, I was trying to take pictures..... but, couldn't see what I was 'capturing' in the screen of my phone. : )
This One... was a Surprise...
hahahahaha

Charlie, saved this nest...for me. : )


The Load... was Very...Diverse.
Everything from Mercury Glass... to Primitives!
{I even bought some Great... Old...Old... Christmas Ornaments!!! : )
I Thought of Peg, when I did. : )
She'd Scold me.... when I bought them. {I have...quite...a few. : ) }
but, like I told her....
there were so Many... in that box...
that...
'I Don't Have....One Of!!!
"but.... I don't....'Have'...One like Thisssssss...." : ) : ) : )
with, eyes....glaaaaazed....over.
oh dear.
She'd Roll her Eyes........
Shake her head...
turn, and walk away.
: )


Me, Sweetie...and The Flatbed Ford...went Eastbound...and Down. oh dear...

We had Quite a Day!
Sweetie, LOVES to ride. 
being tied up...
while I work....
Not So Much!
We gathered a Load... of 'Farm Fresh'....
Gnarliness!
Stopped and Visited, with Pal, Charlie...
who had an Armful... of Bird Nests... his Farmer Friend, saved for me...
: ) : ) : ) 
Peg... has been such an Inspiration.... to so Many Folks, 
even...Folks... she never met.
It was her Love, and Appreciation... for Birds, and Nests...
that got me collecting, 'Abandoned'... nests.
Then... when I shared her story...with Charlie... he, began saving them for me.
<3
and... when his Farmer Friend, saw a nest, Charlie was saving for me... on the dash of Charlie's Truck.... one day, tho... he was 'wowed'... like me and Charlie.... after Peg helped us 'See', he still, thought...we were a bit... 'round the bend. : )
However, That Farmer.... the very Next Time... he was cutting Hay....
got off his Tractor... again, and again...and, again... and saved Bird Nests... instead of mowing over them. : )
Seems, Peg's Words.... 'Wowed' The Farmer.... more than we knew. <3
She was such a Beautiful... Spirit. 
It was a Very.... Good....Day.
Hope, Your's was As Well. : ) 
I'll have the shop Open... Sunday, July 17th. from Noon 'til 4.
Stop by.
Love, to ya....
Barb C.


LOVE...these Old...Grungy....
Mill Stones. : )
They are Heavy...
but...
sooooo
Cool!

LOVE...the Little Truck!
{I gave it a bath... last night. It's Adorable }

Found a Variety of Wire.... and Screw Jacks! 

Several Old French Doors, and Gnarly Windows!

Old Iron Barn Trollies.... and Iron 'Dibby Dabbies'... : ) 

The Tote... is from the 1880's I'd guess.
It's so.... cool. : )
Walnut.
All hand made... <3

Found several....Old...Old... Horse Shoes... and a Great....Farm Ledger, from 1918.
{WW1... times. }

Found Lots....of Hearts... and a 'Hound'...in old tin.
Love 'em!

The Sun...was so Bright... as we were loading, I was trying to take pictures..... but, couldn't see what I was 'capturing' in the screen of my phone. : )
This One... was a Surprise...
hahahahaha

Charlie, saved this nest...for me. : )


The Load... was Very...Diverse.
Everything from Mercury Glass... to Primitives!
{I even bought some Great... Old...Old... Christmas Ornaments!!! : )
I Thought of Peg, when I did. : )
She'd Scold me.... when I bought them. {I have...quite...a few. : ) }
but, like I told her....
there were so Many... in that box...
that...
'I Don't Have....One Of!!!
"but.... I don't....'Have'...One like Thisssssss...." : ) : ) : )
with, eyes....glaaaaazed....over.
oh dear.
She'd Roll her Eyes........
Shake her head...
turn, and walk away.
: )


Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Willie Nelson - On The Road Again


Hittin' the Road!!!

Just...got...
'The Call'
: ) : ) : ) 
Me and The Ford... are Hittin' the Road...
Friday.

: )
Gonna be bringin' a Load...of 'Old...Iowa'...
Home, to The Rabbit Hole.

: )
I'm Excited. : )
These Old Treasures... have been put away...
for many...many...years.
It'll be Great... Diggin'.
: )
I'm Opening 'The Rabbit Hole', Saturday and Sunday....
July 16th and 17th...
from Noon 'til 4.
Come Dig...through the 'New'...'Old'...
Arrivals. 
: )
We'll be Loading, for Gold Rush... next week.
{Olmsted County Fairgrounds, Rochester, MN.  
August 19th, 20th and 21st. }
Oh My!!!
Love, to ya...
Barb C.
{I Soooo Appreciate, 'Friends'... 
who think... 'Care'...
 enough... to give me a call, when they... 'see', these Old.....Iowa....Treasures. 
<3 <3 <3 }


{Thanks, So Much... to Pal, Bill Levis.
I picked up a Load... of Gnarliness....from him, this afternoon.
He's moving....and has Tons...of Greatness!
Go see him... tomorrow. Last Chance!
4398 Mt.Vernon Rd. Cedar Rapids. Iowa.
Go Early!!!
: ) }

Monday, July 11, 2016