Friday, May 22, 2015

A Busy Week

Thought I'd share a few things with you from our week of traveling. Tonight we will be enjoying a rehearsal dinner sponsored by the groom's parents.

1. My graduate! Kenze Beth is the last of my three granddaughters to finish high school. She is the one you saw in those cheerleading competition pictures. She plans to go to two years at a local college, then transfer into Eureka College (alma mater of Ronald Reagan).

2. Are you familiar with the Arch in St. Louis? This first picture is of the arch, just as we were approaching the bridge over the Mississippi. The second picture is of the old railroad bridge between St. Louis and East St. Louis.

3. Things are progressing at the new house. Here is a shot of the front of our new house. Note the bobcat there ready to get the ground raised and leveled for the sidewalk to the front door.

4. Brother Dave has his corn planted and it's coming up quickly with lots of rain in Central Illinois. I took a walk to the field and took this picture of the corn just a couple of weeks old. Sorry about the shadow, but I was trying to get my foot next to the corn so you could see how small it is. Keep in mind that when this corn is full grown it will be wayyyyy over my head, up to 7 - 8 feet tall with tassels. Then about in September it will begin to dry out in the fields and finally harvested. The beans were planted this week.

5. My small hometown library, The Ayer Public Library, hosted a book signing event for me while I was in Illinois. I remember going across the street to the library as a grade school student from the elementary school. We walked quietly and stayed quiet in the library. It's funny how big the library used to look compared to how it appeared to me on Monday night. I've known the current librarian, Mary Ruth Lowry, for many years. The building was constructed in 1914, making it 100 years old. It was a delightful time with lemonade and cookies.

Lucy and Mel are former classmates of mine. We were together for a class reunion a couple of years ago, and it was fun to have them stop to say hello. 

Tomorrow is our granddaughter's wedding bringing this week to a close, except for the long drive back to Texas. Linking in today with Willy Nilly Friday 5, Five on Friday, and Celebrations. Thanks for hosting!

Linda Kay
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