Turtle for Chana
Saying for the Day: Happy is the tutrtle that finds a good rock to bask on!
Betty and I were looking for figures to add to our outside layout when we came across this turtle. When we saw it we thought of Chana and the turtle at the top of her blog. So we decided to find a place for it. The first item we put on the layout because of our internet experience.
The turtle now suns itself (on those few days we see the sun) on a rock next to the lumber mill lake. This is pictured below. He adds a certain charm to the entire scene.
So we are glad that our blogging led us to add him. The turtle is not the only thing we have added because of blogging and we will picture some other things in a future post.
News from Pigeon Falls- The little town in my backyard.- Eino thought they should search the Vanhala building which is a historic building in Pigeon Falls. The man who invented the sekf adjusting suspenders was born there. Nancy now owns the building as Emil Towner Vanhala was her great grandfather. So they went to Nancy for permission to go through the house. Nancy denied the permssion for a general search because she was afraid they might disturb or ruin some of the exhibts from her grandfather's life. She did promise, however, that she would personally go through the house and see if she could find the constitution. She is so busy running the coffee shop that I don't know when she will find the time.
A couple of tourists decided to try Jack's public Sauna. Now this is a real Sauna not one of those Holiday Inn make believes. It is fired up with wood, has rocks on top of the stove, and you throw on water to make steam. It's just like the community sauna's that every little town in the UP used to have. The tourists said it was fantastic and they might come back next year just for the Sauna.
The Kellors still haven't found anyone to take their dogs for a week. One of the farmers noted that those dogs are so big you couldn't get the three of them in his car. The Kellors have an extended van.
The white rabbit was seen again today and at two different places. He was seen at the station by a tourist getting off the milk train . But he was seen in the afternoon by Grandma Moris who said it looked really cute.
The Bishop's wife still hasn't shown up and the rumors abound. Nancy said that, next to Pigeon Falls possibly not existing as a chartered town, the Bishop is the largest single converstation starter.
The Chicago Hermit ( as he is now called) continues to not come out of his house. All his groceries are delivered and he waits for the boy to leave before bringing them in.
The commitee has decided to let Robert Kellomaki in the big father's day race. He will race in the over 80 pound class. The classes ( according to the wait of the carried) are 0 to 10 pounds, 10 to 29 pounds, 20 to 40 pounds, 40 to 80 pounds, and 80 and above.
Todays JC points link is MustBeTuesday. Remember to put the words Dr. John in your comment. Check out your JC points on the JC update link on the side. Nice day today. Continued work on the new river for the layout (our third try). My grandson Alex has begun building the roller coaster for the layout. My grandson Elijah and Betty laid track under my supervision. The loop around the entire layout including all the trestles is now complete. we ran a train all the way around . What a blast. My grandson ran alongside it all the way. Ah the power of youth. I mustn't forget Caleb who helped Alex with the roller coaster. Well I need a breathing treatment.