Archive - Nov 5, 2009

Combines

It was good to hear the combines grinding away in the fields this morning. They took the soybeans off our land. Sixty acres. Took them about three hours. Glad too see combines moving all over the area. It is getting late.

Pumpkin patch

Geese

Bach at the World Series

Probably the highlight of this sorry World Series has been the American Express advertisement which has a bunch of everyday objects, like a coat hanger hanging on a doorknob, looking like sad faces until the announcer brings up the American Express guarantee and then there is a bathroom scale that looks like it is smiling. Very nice.

"And then thank goodness the war started..."

That was my favorite line from Aunt Olla today. Everything is always for the best. Even a war.

Olla had been teaching at a school in western Minnesota and, although she sort of enjoyed it, it wasn't the best. After one year at the school, the war started. One of her friends' husbands was off to war and the friend was left alone in San Antonio, TX. So Olla and another friend, who had just had a fight with her boyfriend and was eager to get out of Dodge, took the bus to San Antonio to seek their fortune and keep their friend company.