Friday, February 22, 2008


Show and Tell Friday
This is a picture of me and my sister, Ramona at my grandparent's in the country. We loved coming to the country, playing outside and pretending. Oh, how we could pretend, and grandmother ( Ida) always had a box of old discarded clothing for us to play with. We built houses in the barn with the square bales of hay, and wouldn't come home until we were called. Hours was spent building and pretending to live in the country. Mom and Dad built in the country in 1970, next to my grandparents.
I have that cast iron cook pot, in my yard now, in the country. Hubby and I built our house in what they called the hay field 1993. This old farm in the country has changed so much, dad had to tear down the barn, about 16 years ago, for safety reasons. And my grandfather, Garnet ( jennifer, how do you like that name?) use to plow the field, where my house stands. Yes, alot has changed, but still I enjoy pretending in the counrty.

22 comments:

Muum said...

Your childhood sounds like mine. Which sister are you, in the pic? what are you two doing ? Fun post.

Jerri junque said...

I am the one with my head cut off, I don't know who took the picture. I am the oldest, smartest and best looking. Shhhh don't tell sis. ha! And we were pretending to be our grandparents. I even had a cup of coffee ( water, out of the facet, danger! Will Rodgers!) My sister's head looks so big in this picture too.

jennifer said...

You had the cutest smile - I bet you could be a handful! Jennifer

Penless Thoughts said...

So wonderful that you can live on the same grounds as your parents and grandparents. What a blessing that must be. Loved the old picture.
Susan

JennV said...

What great memories! I got a ton of old pics when I went to help Mama the other week, now to figure out what to do with them!

Feathering My Nest said...

Oh what fun. I loved pretending too. What a cute post. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Please come again when you can.

Kathi

Lisa said...

Hi Jerri,
Thanks for stopping by... :o)

I loved the picture and story. I loved the last line you wrote...about pretending in the country.

have a blessed day.

Linda said...

What sweet memories from your childhood...I love the old photo too. Linda

Constance said...

How cool to have that conmnection to your family's homestead. We live in such a transient society these days that I'm sure most young people couldn't relate! When we retire, we're hoping to build a cabin in the mountains. I love the idea of passing it down to our children and grandchildren!
Connie

Lori Stilger said...

What wonderful memories. :)There's something about time spent in the country that makes your roots grow deeper. Does anyone else know what I mean? LOL!
Thanks for sharing!!! Have a BLESSED day!

jennifer said...

Jerri, go to Kelli's House and look at the roll of people participating. Look at #4 - Kathyb and #6 - Cheryl. I think you'll like both of these! Jennifer

Barbara H. said...

It sounds so idyllic!

Dawn said...

What wonderful memories you have. Things may change, but at least you have your memories. :-)

Anonymous said...

I love the old picture and story. I too have things that were my parents and grandparents.

jennifer said...

COME BY MY SITE FOR AN URGENT PRAYER REQUEST!!! JEN

Martie said...

What wonderful fun it looked like you were having. So neat that you have the picture and the farm land to remind you of years gone by. Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
~Martie

Jewelgirl said...

I didn't grow up on a farm,
but a lot of my friends did.
There was always something
to do or explore at their
farms. I am glad I got
the chance to see the
other slow life!
We didn't need
video games + stuff!!!

Jillian said...

Your country memories are so sweet! I can just imagine the building and the pretending. What fun it was to be a kid. We might get older, but we don't forget.

Jeri said...

Hi Jerri, I just dropped by your blog for the first time - nice !!

Cheryl said...

Sweet-sweet photo~ How lucky to have grown up in the country!

Anonymous said...

That is exactly how my sister and I spent our days too.
Wonderful that you continue to live on that land.
Kathy b

Connie Marie said...

Fun times!
Thanks for sharing your picture.