LOST MEMORIES-NO MORE WATER IN THE BARN

2 10 2015

GREETINGS

A cloudy and brisk morning, the chestnuts are falling from the huge CHestnut tree on my son’s property, more trees are turning bright yellows and orange. Fall is upon us.  My favorite season.

LOST MEMORIES

For years and years in my bureau were these glass plates.  They were passed down from generation to generation..  They were wrapped carefully in tissue paper and all I do know about them is they are pictures of my family.  My family was keepers of our history, Some members handed down things and others wrote books about the history. All things were passed down from wooden bowls to kitchen ware to quits and material.  Sometimes it feels like a burden because I  am the keeper of things but most times I am comforted in having it all around me.  It feels like  I am surrounded by well-worn loved things that were important to family members.  I use the quilts and kitchen ware, things should be used. All these things will be passed down to my Children and Grandchildren.  I am hoping to bring my memories alive so they will cherish them.

  Cindy took the plates and I forgot about them till I got an e-mail yesterday with the pictures on them.  I wish my Dad was here to ask who was in these pictures.   We are guessing that they were taken around 1880 when my Grandfather was a boy in Chesterfield, Massachusetts.    I think the below picture is of him with his Mother, my Great-Grandmother.  I wish they had kept diaries so I could have known them better.  I am going to be better at keeping a diary and writing what I know about my family for future generations.

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NO WATER IN THE BARN

Wow its a wonderful no water in the barn, I went up during the worst of the rain and the water was passing by the door on its way down the side of the barn.  We had more than 5 inches of water in a very short period of time.  There was minor flooding and in some parts of New England like Portland, Maine there was major flooding.  Now I can address the things that have happened because of all that water like some rotten boards.

A hurricane is heading up the Eastern Coast, there is a chance that it will go out to sea, I sure hope it does.

The sheep were very glad not to have water flowing inside.

You can't make me go out in this said Maude

You can’t make me go out in this said Carol K.

 

Lucy

Lucy

Many thanks for reading my blog today and I hope you have a wonderful day.  Carole

 

 





COLD TEMPS-COUSIN BILL-LETTING THE CHICKENS OUT

8 12 2014

GREETINGS

Lil in front of the outside tree

Lil in front of the outside tree

The temps  are going  down to the single numbers tonight.  The wood stove is cranking in the kitchen and the oil furnace is going..  I haven’t posted a blog lately because Microsoft updated my computer AGAIN and again things are missing or in the wrong place.  This time I did call them and tell them that I hate windows 8.  Thanks to Chris he helped me find out what happened.

COUSIN BILL

My friend Deb sent me an article in the mail from the Northampton Gazette newspaper about William Bisbee, a cousin of mine.  His son had taken a collection of letters written home about The Korean War and had them published into a book.

 

I use to see COusin Bill once a month at The Chesterfield Historical Society but not lately so I gave him a call.  Of course I wanted to read of his experiences in Korea.  You don’t read or hear about The Korean War experience much.

We agreed that I would visit him on Thursday. We  had quite a nice chat about family and the book. He still lives in the same house and takes care of himself, still drives at 88 and is active in the town activities.  We talked about the changes in the town  and in our lives.  On my way home I thought how lucky I was to have had these wonderful people in my life and although the past was so wonderful I must let it stay there and live in the present.

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The pictures below are of places of my childhood, a  fun and carefree life which many children don’t get these days.

THE MILKROOM OF THE BISBEE BARN

THE MILKROOM OF THE BISBEE BARN

THE HOUSE WHERE MY GRANDFATHER WAS  BORN

THE HOUSE WHERE MY GRANDFATHER WAS BORN

CHICKENS OUT

The chickens don’t go out much when its cold but a few days ago it was warm enough.  They didn’t stay out long.

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Many thanks for reading my blog and I hope you had a wonderful day.  Carole

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