Visiting my father and stepmother a few weeks ago, I was thrilled to be invited to take anything I wanted from several boxes of old photographs. I love this photo, which had “Bart’s class” scrawled on it in my grandmother’s handwriting. Sure enough, I recognized my dad in the first row, third from the left.Continue reading “Throwback Thursday: Class Photo”
I mentioned a few weeks ago that I had come across a box of old photos I hadn’t been able to locate since I moved three years ago. Here is another treasure from that box, a picture I hadn’t seen in years. The photo shows my maternal grandfather, Ralph DeRicci, probably around 1920, astride aContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Papa and the Pony”
We’re traveling, and last week I saw something I haven’t seen in a long time: a gas station with a dinosaur statue! The Sinclair gas company, with its trademark dinosaur logo, has not existed in the Eastern U.S. since the 1970s. But it is still thriving in the Western part of the country. Here isContinue reading “Throwback Thursday: Dinosaur”
Historians, take note. I’ve discovered the real reason why the Donner Party got stuck in the pass and had to spend months withering away in the Sierra Nevada.
This post recounts our travels on July 6, the fourth day of our road trip adventure, but I’m posting these privately during our travels and am switching the status to Public after we return home from the trip, so as not to tip off the criminals about our house being empty for a month. I’mContinue reading “Day 4: Ogallala, Nebraska, to Salina, Utah”
This post is dated July 5, the third day of our road trip adventure, but was published privately at first, so as not to tip off the criminals about our house being empty for a month. Now that we’ve returned home from the trip, I’ve added photos and switched the status to Public. The thirdContinue reading “Day 3: Cedar Rapids to Ogallala, Nebraska”
The suet cage my husband hangs on the side of the bird feeder had been pried open and all of the suet eaten. Today we got a lead on the case. This little guy shows up repeatedly in our backyard wildlife camera photos, climbing up into the feeder. No smoking gun yet; we do notContinue reading “Masked Bandit”