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Jun 28, 2011 - Masterpiece "Quilt"

Pauline (Carolyn's Mom) stopped this morning before we left with a quilt for me (Craig) that she had made. We got to see all the quilts she has when we were there Sunday. She is entering one in the Woodbury County Fair next month. The one she brought was my personal favorite from the ones I saw. Thank You, Pauline. That was very nice. No, Carolyn, this is MINE, not ours. Well, we have about 250 miles to go today. We are headed to Snake Creek State Park. It’s past Mitchell, SD and then south. It sits on Francis Case Lake along the Missouri...

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Jun 27, 2011 - Farm Visit

I still had to take Steve’s tools back so Carolyn and I went back to the farm to return them. I was hoping Carolyn could see the ground hogs, but we didn’t see any. Steve had said he shot one the day before so don’t know the fate of the little ones. As we drove in, we saw a cardinal, spotted an oriole and saw some wrens. Also had the opportunity to partake of a few blackberries from their tree. Carolyn also got to see all the cats and kittens that Barb has on the farm. They were all pretty friendly and Carolyn had a good time watching the...

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Jun 26, 2011 - Family Time

Sunday, we slept in and didn’t go to church - one of the few times we haven’t made it, but already talking about where we will be going for church next Sunday. We were invited by Carolyn’s mom to go to the chicken dinner/lunch at her Saint Michael’s Catholic church. They have the dinner/lunch every year and we always went when we lived here. It’s fried chicken, mashed potatoes and gravy, cole slaw, corn, buns and pie. I can’t remember the last time I had homemade fried chicken. It was very good. Thanks, Pauline. We went to Carolyn’s brother...

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Jun 25, 2011 - Class Reunion Dinner

I golfed with a bunch of our classmates while Carolyn went to the Kingsley Appreciation Day parade. We played best ball. Good thing because it means I didn’t have to show my score. It would not have been pretty. That’s what happens when you only play once or twice a year. We ended up coming in last. At least that’s what we thought until they announced the winner at the dinner/supper. It seems some of the teams used questionable scoring methods, so they called it a draw and we all won “one” golf ball with “Class of 1970” written on it. After...

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Jun 24, 2011 - Stabilizing Jacks / Class Reunion Social

I had bought some stabilizing jacks from Steadyfast and had them shipped to Carolyn’s mom’s house. I didn’t have all the tools I needed to install them and Steve said I could borrow his, but they were out at the farm. Steve and Barb have a house in town and a farm in the country which has an older house and some out buildings. I took a drive out there to get the tools that were in the machine shed. When I walked into the machine shed, I heard this load screech and thought maybe it was a bird. I was looking for the tools in the tool box when...

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Jun 23, 2011 - Storm Cleanup

We spent most of the day at Carolyn’s sister’s home working on cleaning up the storm damage. We got to use our “Alligator” on the damaged trees. For those of you that don’t know what an Alligator is, it’s a small electric chain saw with jaws on both sides of it that open wide and then close around the limb you are cutting. It’s safer than a chainsaw that has nothing around it to stop you from cutting various parts of your body. It’s one of Carolyn’s favorite toys and I don’t mind her using it because it is pretty safe. It takes both hands,...

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Jun 21, 2011 - Tornado ???

We were thankful the Lord kept us in Mitchell two nights. When we got to our campground in Moville (20 miles from Sioux City), we discovered there had been a storm with 80 mile per hour winds the night before. It started on the south end and went straight north through town. Luckily, it was only a few hundred yards wide. No one reported a tornado, but there were topped off trees, downed trees, a couple buildings completely destroyed, one roof taken off, many shingles blown off, the ball field scoreboard/fencing/bleachers gone or mangled,...

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