Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Winsday!

Name it and win!


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You may recall my telling you about the family secret, and how Aunt Tillie went to her grave never telling what caused her brother in law to not associate with his late wife's family. Last week while visiting my grandmother I saw that Aunt Tillie's old home is for sale. Unfortunately, it's zoned commercial, which means it will be torn down. I feel a twinge of sadness over this, although I've never been inside the home and certainly Aunt Tillie passed long before I ever came into the picture. Still, it was part of the family farm nearly 100 years ago.


Aunt Tillie's place

Peter's Dairy

I spent many a wonderful time in this old barn as a kid. My Aunt B lives there now. Not in the barn, mind you, but in the house. I brought Darling over there the other day so she could snoop around and shared with her a place that holds so many fond memories for me. We climbed into the hayloft where there were no creepy things to be found (thankfully) and I pointed out where the calves used to be kept, and told her how I'd roped one with baling twine once, then couldn't figure out how to get the rope off a wild calf.

If you like these two photos, better leave a comment. I think it's party time! That's right, I do believe we'll hit 10,000 hits today. And I'm going to send someone two 8x10 photos. Why...I'll even let you choose, because black and white isn't every body's style. Perhaps you'd prefer one the bleeding heart from yesterday? Or the Whatcom Falls shot? Hey, whoever wins can let me know.

I wanted to give a shout out to Bossy, who I noticed has been nominated for a Blogger's Choice Award. Way to go, Bossy! Y'all can trot on over and give Bossy a vote, I'm sure she'll appreciate it.

And while you're on the voting band wagon, don't forget to cast your vote for me at the Blog For a Year site! I'm climbing steadily in the rankings, but falling further behind Melanie. I need your votes if someone's going to come visit!

Now I'm going to go out and celebrate, because I get to drive today!!! Maybe I'll do something wild and crazy...like visit Dodsons =) Y'all take care!

25 comments:

Paul said...

Mornin'. How ya feelin'? That picture of your Aunt Tillie's joint sure stirred up the nostalgia in me.

Opal: Vegan Momma said...

I love the pictures.

It's always nice sharing memories. I do that often with my little girl.

Dan said...

I like these two photos! Party time! 10,000 visits ... maybe I should keep reloading your page. I wonder if that will do it!

have fun driving!

Dixie said...

How are you feeling? Must be better if you are going to drive!

Love the photos. It's too bad that you'll never know Aunt Tillie's secret.

Hey, where can we see the rankings for that "Blog for a year" contest you are in??

ShabbyInTheCity said...

"Gee your arm smells terrific"

I love the bleeding heart. Hope yours is behaving!!

Beemoosie said...

Ok, girl...as soon as I saw this picture I thought of you and your sense of humor! You must check this out! http://clemntineschronicles.blogspot.com/2007/05/baby-its-not-cold-outside.html

Have a great day!!

Sarah said...

"The tween horse whisperer"

Tracey said...

Moosie, that's hysterical!

Thanks for popping in, folks! The heart is behaving, yes. I've now begun paranoia over other things that can go wrong =)

Keep the captions coming for the photo!

Norma said...

It's so sad it's all going to be torn down. Black and white photos are the BEST!

Abiga said...

"Hey, where can I get a hat like that?"

Sorry but I guess I am not too clever. I do love your photos. I want to grow up like you to take wonderful pictures. The problem is I am nearing 60 in a few years and may die before I grow up. Ah well...... Blessings.

http://www.homeschoolblogger.com/abiga51

see you there! said...

For the photo caption "Say what?" (as in Darling saying that to the horse). Well, maybe you had to be there, hahaha.

Love your photo's so I'm gonna keep trying till I win one. Give up yet?

Darla

Karmyn R said...

"Secret Swappers"


That is sad about Aunt Tillie's place. It always bums me out to hear about older places being torn down for commercial sites.

2 LMZ FARMS said...

I loved the picture of Darlin and Sunny( think that was her). Will have to think on the picture. See that you are feeling better. Good, I was worried about my friend. Take care of yourself.
Laura

RoseMary said...

Great photos! I was a little disappointed to find out that Aunt B didn't live in the barn--it would have been so interesting!

BOSSY said...

The barn: sigh.

Brooke said...

I love the pictures (and I work for a photo site so I know my stuff :)

Here's something random. When I was a lass we had a cat that we named Tillie, thinking that it was a girl cat. Upon finding out that it was a boy cat we just started calling him Mr. Tillie.

That cat ran away first chance he got.

Rachel said...

"Youngbloods bonding."

Too bad about your Aunt Tillie's home. Those memories.....

nutmeg said...

Jees, I'm clicking all over the place! What a refreshingly different blog you have. Cool hat too!

Jen Magnuson said...

Absolutely beautiful pictures!!

~~Mikki Jo said...

Cute photo

"GEE ARE YOU JUST HAPPY TO SEE ME, OR IS THAT A HAT ON YOUR HEAD"

vanishingword said...

My caption...
"Mmm, is that Tide you use?" :)

Bluepaintred said...

hey hey just noticed that the party can start! your stat said I am 10001!

congrats!

Sue said...

I love black and white photo's, to me they show the real image, so sign me up! 10,000 hits, that's awesome!!

Kahshe Cottager said...

Mane Attraction

Great pictures as always Tracey. I do love to come over to see what you are up to - always an adventure here!

I am guessing you are feeling better now if you are in the party mood or else you have some good pharmaceuticals! LOL

Alpicks Treasures said...

Tracey, you do take suck nice pictures and black and white sometime show it off more. Darling look so cute with the horse, you should name it "whispers in the Wind" Have a great day,