Saying for the Day: Everybody should have a great grandmother.
This is a picture of my great grandmother. The one whose husband died in the mine. She is shown here a couple of years before she died.
The family had a big reunion and she is shown in the first picture with her great grandchildren. I am in the picture.
The second picture shows her with her six surviving sons.
You can click on the picture to see a larger version.
All I remember of that day as that it was a lot of fun to be with all of my cousins.
News from Pigeon Falls- The little town in my backyard-Pastor Marvel called a special meeting of the Last Lutheran Youth Group last night. He asked them to volunteer to clean up the town until the crisis ends. They were more than willing and this morning they went to work scrubbing things down including the pigeon statue. During the week they will work in teams of four with a different team each day. So the town is now spic and span and tourist ready.
Another day without a dead pigeon. Although some of the youth group , after cleaning up all that pigeon poop, suggested that things would be a lot cleaner if somebody took a machine gun to the whole lot.
The white rabbit was seen this morning by a tourist coming in on the milk train. It did its usual wink and wave routine. It is of course just a coincidence but the sales of little ceramic white rabbits increase at Wink’s Woods with each sighting. Wink’s says they have nothing to do with the rabbit itself but they don’t mind it generating a little income. To be fair to Wink’s sales of “ I saw the White Rabbit” sweaters are also up over at Kivi & Maki’s all purpose store.
The Kumkowski’s have decided not to break up after all. He has promised to be good and Ellen says she is too old to chase after another guy. Nancy said the ladies are sure it will just be a little while and he will be at it again.
We really put some time into the layout this morning. We have laid track all the way across the trestles to the far end and run a train on it. My grandsons were a great help. The new creek bed did not work as it doesn't fit quite right on the end so it leaks. We will have to work on a fix for that. We are going to see the movie Cars this afternoon. The movie was great and the grandkids really enjoyed it. I visited all the links and left comments on all the new entries. I learn so much from other people's blogs. Well I need a breathing treatment.