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Old Time Threshing

I don't think much about modern equipment. I mean, I'm pretty much surrounded by modern stuff all day, every day. Given enough time, what I use today will be replaced with something more modern.At times I stop and think about how far we've all come. At some point, what is old was at one time ...

A Love for Steam Engines

For as long as I can remember, I've had a fascination for steam engines. At every tractor show, I'm drawn to these big behemoths of iron and smoke. I love these pieces of old iron. "Beauty is in the eyes of the beholder" is the saying that comes to mind. I believe every steam engine I see is ...

A Baby’s Bed

My Aunt J has been cleaning out her attic. I wish I was there to help her. If I was, we'd go through the boxes and eventually discover something she forgot was there. Then we'd tell stories to each other about the thing we found and what it meant to our family. My Aunt J is the last of the ...

Changes

I am amazed how things have changed over the years. Have you ever thought about that? Starting out in kindergarten, my generation never had tablets, laptops, Ipods or Android devices. I never even heard of the internet. I never used a desktop computer until I was in high school and that was ...

Mom’s Mexican Plates

We're packing and packing getting ready for our Big Move to our four acres in Madera. I reach back into the recesses of our closets and cupboards to remove everything and carefully wrap and box it up. Things that I put in the cupboard up high and back are things I forgot about. Now that I ...

Rummage Sale Bargains

We all love a good rummage sale, right? There's nothing like other people's discards to get us excited and chomping at the bit? Remember "open, open, open"? The thrill of finding a treasure at next to nothing, well, there's hardly anything that compares to it. If you're like me, the answer to ...

An Early Christmas Present From The Past

I have been sewing since I was a little girl. I learned on my mother’s machine and when I was a senior in high school, I received a sewing machine for a gift. It served me well sewing pillows, curtains, skirts, dresses, and many other things. However after 20 years, I had more trouble with ...

Who Remembers These?

I will bet there are a whole lot of people out there who remember every single one of these jars! Am I right, ladies? I know there are some guys who do, too, but most of the time it was the ladies that did the canning, so I am targeting them a little bit here. How many of you remember these ...

Two Kitchen Mysteries Solved

I don’t know about you, but I kind of stumbled into Food History.  It’s not like I majored in the subject at college.  No, my education has come from the ever popular hobby of cruisin' yard sales, consignment shops and antique shops.  It is sad, the cooking utensils of my childhood ...

Feature: Antique truck lover

My father, Don Bovaird, of Girard, Pa., followed the same routine for the last 10 years of his life. At 7:30 a.m., he got into his green 1939 Ford pickup, and his black Labrador retriever, Elmo, got into its place behind him. Then the two headed to McDonald's for an early morning chat with his ...

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