Saturday, May 7, 2011

A Perfect Birthday....a Perfect Day....

Oh My.... Where do I begin.....
The Beautiful May Day.... I couldn't have imagined a more perfect day.... It was so lovely, slightly brisk.... in the morn.... I had to unload a pretty stout load of concrete... first thing...{before 7}  so...brisk was great... then... Hit the hiway.... sun shining...met my pal, to go through his loads, headed for What Cheer... {the little Ford looked like I was seeting up, for the show....after I bought from my friend... they tried to flag me over, at the gate, at the show, to send me to my booth! the gate man, looked a little puzzeled, when I told him I was there to buy....not, to sell!}
I found Joyce, and was glad I did....because I started on that end.... I found the most Amazing Big White Step Back Cupboard.... Oh My Gosh! I went, searching for this exact piece! There it was... just waiting! Darla and Gerald had it.... Love It!!!! Gold Rush! Unfortunately, that's when I discovered, I had left my memory card...in my Lap Top.... I was so Mad!
{no images of the show!!!}
Here is a description, of What Cheer....
It Was Packed.... when I arrived... Tons of People!!!!
Tons of Vendors!!!
Awesome Stuff!!!
I haven't seen What Cheer Look so Great....Forever!
I ran into EVERYONE!
Jo Brantley!!! My Sweet Friend from near Des Moines.....was even set up!
Lois...Chery... Cindy B....{Cindy...not a good judge of age....don't let her guess...Love Ya...Anyway...}
Dale F. Elaine and Ericka...{Sisters' Garden}... Dave H.... Kim...and her Hubby...Garth and Ginger...Gary S. and Chery...{even ran into my favorite Fairfax Neighbors!} Duane... Carol Timmons Husband.... I visited with him, and gave him my Sympathies.... Bless His Heart...for being there....
I was so happy to see Laura,{ The Rusty Pumpkin} we shared a Big Hug!  Laura has been a customer, and friend, for many years... she has just started her own Antiques Business... and is sub-letting my 3rd booth, at Gold Rush!!!! she will be my Neighbor! We are both Very Excited! Come meet her...Next Friday, Saturday...and Sunday!
Barb and Dan Olmsted, is also joining us, in Graham North!!! at Gold Rush!!! {Park Place Hotel, Marion , Iowa} Our Little Island, of Graham North... is becoming a Very Cool...and Happy Place!!!!!
I had an Amazing day...
Bought 3 Gnarly Old Farm Well Pumps...
Wire Baskets...
Hanging Cupboards...
Church Pew...
Church Windows...{that I traded for a Dry Blue Step Back Cupboard, around 8, last night...sight unseen...I have to go get it, this morning... }
A WONDERFUL HUGE METAL DOUGH BOWL...on it's ORIGINAL STAND!
{from an Old Small Town Grocery Store...}
{Thanks for the Call...Joyce!}
A Darling, Yellow Wheelbarrow!
Scads...and Scads...of Smalls!
The Cab Is FULL!!!
Stopped at Fern Hill... on the way home... visited with Patti, Roxanne, and Mary... it was after hours... so we all had a Birthday Toddy...and a Wonderful visit...
Joyce, from Colorado, pulled a muscle, at What Cheer....so my Birthday Supper, at Phat Daddy's was cancelled... I didn't want to go alone.... {hope she feels better, today...}
so... I ate crackers.. and cheese with the Girls...
then headed to see Mark... in Norway... He had been at a Tag Sale... He wanted to see what I got at What Cheer... We did some trading! Yee Haw!
By Then... it was pushing 9...
I had been up...since before 5...and had walked...miles... loaded and loaded... driven...and driven...
John didn't expect me home...for supper... so I called Angel Inn... got him his Favorite Pizza.... and an order of fries...for me... blew past the Angel... ran home... jumped in Sally...took her for an 8 mile Birthday Spin...ahhh...the Icing...on a Perfect Birthday Cake....of a Day...
A Much Need Ride...in The Mustang!
Cranked up 'Sweet Home Alabama'... let the windows rattle!
We ate supper, in the recliners... where I woke up....at 6 this morning...
You Know... You Love Your Job....
When You Consider it A Perfect Birthday Gift...Just Spending the Day...Doing It....
Oh My...
Love to Ya...
Barb C. 

3 comments:

kim nizzi said...

What a lovely tribute to your Mother! She sounds like an amazing woman.

simplyiowa said...

Thanks, Kim...
She is...Pretty Amazing...
Hope You Have a Lovely Day...
Hope to see ya, at Gold Rush!
Love to Ya...
Barb C.

kim nizzi said...

If those curtains don't sell let me know. I think they are just what I am looking for!!!