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Friday, March 16, 2018

Exciting Old Photo Of Our Home

Many of your have seen this photo before.
This was taken on the day we
closed on buying our little home. 
We were so excited!
April 2014

This is how the front looked 
when we bought it. 

This was after building the porch railing
and planting flowers.

This was taken last 4th of July.

Okay . . . I'm boring you,
but look at this . . .

This is what I'm so excited about!

I received this in the mail.
I have been doing research on our home,
but until now it has all been documents.
This is the first time 
that I've received an actual photo.
Here it is in 1973 all jacked up
and ready to be moved to the spot 
it sits on today.

  • it was built in 1905.
  • it was the parsonage to the old United Church in Odessa, WA.  
  • in 1973 it was moved 45 miles to where it sits today. 

It is so exciting finding this photo 
and finding out about the history 
of our little home. 

Well, that's my post.
I just wanted to share this with you.

Keep Smiling!
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Sunday, March 11, 2018

Small Town USA

Today we traveled to Hartline, WA 
population 151.

It's a small town in the middle
of wheat county.

A little gem of hard working
farmers and people that 
know and love their neighbors & their community. 
This is the post office:)

Across from the Post Office is this
building . . . waiting to be 
torn down.
See the upstairs window on the left.

You can see the sky through the ceiling.
I love old buildings like these
and would much rather see them 
rebuilt than torn down.

The railroad tracks go by the
gain bins.

By the rust I am thinking that they
only get used during wheat harvest.

I love old barns and relics from the past . . . 
oh, the stories they could tell.

 Does anyone know what this is?
I found it very interesting.

Can you imagine turning it into 
a tree-house?

This beautiful home is next door
to the Post Office and it's for sale.
3 bedroom 2 bathroom $199,000.


Anybody want to move? 

If you are ever in Hartline, WA 
This is the place to eat.

We had lunch here and the food is great!
The service is warm and friendly 
and they make you feel at home.
Not only that but for the 2 hours that we were in town, 
I think a fourth of the population came here to eat.
That says it all :)

 These are some of the interior walls
I love them :)

Well, that's my post.

I am so grateful for my blogging sisters
and want to let you all know how 
much I appreciate your friendship.

If you are still here and reading . . .
Thank you for stopping by.

Keep Smiling!
Your blogging sister,
Connie :)


Tuesday, March 6, 2018

Sashiko and Changing Swans To Snow Geese

 Have you heard of Sashiko?
It is a Japanese form of embroidery
used for mending.

I thought that I would try it
on this old pair of pedal pushers.
Hey, you're never too old to be cool :)

They will make cute gardening pants.
I prefer patches to holes, LOL.

This photo is from Pinterest.

I want to apologize
to these beautiful creatures
for getting their names wrong in my last post. 

 They are not Swans, they are Snow Geese.
But whatever you call them . . .
they are magnificent :)

 The Snow Goose is a white-bodied goose
with black wingtips that are barely
visible on the ground but noticeable in flight.
The pink bill has a dark line along it,
often called a "grinning patch" or "black lips."
(that I got from Google)

Here's wishing you all a wonderful day . . .
I hope you do something today
that brings joy to your heart.

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)