Wednesday, January 22, 2014

sweet baby Ian.....

Hometown Boy

this is a weekly column Kevin's Uncle Duane Dailey writes.....I just happened to glance at it in todays The Green Hills Weekly, and sure enough, it contained a family story. ( He is a wise man, but the ag. stuff just bores me....and that is his job!) this story is about my father in law.
In a small town you see volunteers fighting the kitchen fire, while neighbors haul furniture and appliances out the front door, just in case.
I remember a few years ago when home "helping" my brother on the farm. He noticed a black column of smoke where there shouldn't be smoke. He almost had the pickup leaving the farm before I could get in the far door.
Turned out, it was OK. But, someone has to check. Neighbors do that.
Another time when he chased smoke, he got there just as the fire truck and two volunteers arrived. He helped get the cranky pump started. A farmer can fix anything on machinery.
This past summer, something laid my brother low, just as he started haying. He quit in the middle of raking to go lie down.
When coffee-shop news spread, it didn't take long before crews showed up to finish the job. My mother said she'd never seen that many haying rigs in one place. On leaving, a farmer said: I've never been at a neighbor-helping-neighbor when your son wasn't there.
You know you're in a farm community when all help breaks loose.

Monday, January 20, 2014

Saturday, January 18, 2014

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

learned on facebook today that Uncle Bob had 'to go into a home.'

I hope it goes well. That is such an adjustment, and adds to confusion. Uncle Bob is a good guy.

Friday, January 10, 2014

Chardy & Jim

mom told me that when Aunt Chardy & Jim met, they were both still married to other people. They went to church together. Time passed. They both divorced. Jim invited Aunt Chardy out for coffee. She turned him down. He kept asking. Finally she went. And the rest is history....they had a lot of happy years together, all because she took a chance and went out to coffee.

Monday, January 6, 2014

a great grandma Gilly story....

Mom told me this the other night....her grandma Gilly Maxwell had long thin hair that she could sit on. she brushed it out every night and put it into a braid. she brushed it out every morning and put it into a braid, which she wound round and round her head. she said that leaving your hair down was 'vanity."
I know every picture I have seen of her, she has her hair up. and now I know why. cool, huh? of course, it would be cooler if I could find a picture to accompany this.....will have to find one and edit!
gilly is in front of the picture....can just see her hair is pulled back here....

Sunday, January 5, 2014

sassy moms.....

would like to send a picture of my Mom, how do I do that ladies? .. Queen of Your Own Life Queen : please send it to and thank you
sonow I need to find an old pic of my mom and send it in!

Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Doctor's Orders-Home Treatment (from Great Grandpa Johnnie's wallet....)

These orders start from the day you leave the hospital.
Patients name Mr. John Axsom
1. Don't do any work for 12 weeks. Rest in bed 3 hours A.M. and P.M. 1st week. Rest in bed 2 hours A.M. and P.M. 2nd and 3rd weeks. Rest in bed 1 hour daily 4th, 5th, and 6th weeks.
2. Sleep or rest 9-10 hours nights for 6 weeks.
3. Do not ride for 2 weeks. Do not drive for 4 weeks.
4. Out of doors, every day-when weather permits.
5. You may go up and down stairs once daily 1st week, then any time.
6. Sponge-bath anytime. Shower bath anytime. Tub bath after 15 days.
7. Wear corset for 3 months. Wear binder nights for 3 weeks. Put supports on in bed.
8. DRESSINGS Wash wound with rubbing alcohol and dress with sterile gauze until no drainage. Then use clean towel, then wash with soap and water.
9. DIET Avoid fried foods and rich pasteries; use diet on back of this sheet.
11. MEDICATIONS: Milk of Magnesia 2 tablespoons as needed for bowels.
12. No athletics for 3 months. Don't dance for 3 months.
13. Call Dr. Montgomery or Dr. Wilkinson after 2 months for check-up, 1332 Professional Building, 2:00 P.M.--4 P.M.
15. Call Dr. Montomery, Ba. 1040, or Va. 7047, Dr. Wilkinson, ba. 1040, or Gi. 2224, Mrs. Wallace, Ha. 4110, or Li. 4879, or V. McCurdy, Ha. 4110 or Va. 2490, if we can help you.
16. (handwritten) "A very fine patient."
All food must be very thin for 3 months.
7:00 a.m. milk 4 ounces.
8:00 thin cereal with milk & sugar 4 ounces.
10:00 eggnog 4 ounces or poached egg with very thin toast
12:00 creamed soup. 2 crackers. Jello or custard 4 ounces
2:00 milk 4 ounces
4:00 ice cream 4 ounces
6:00 poached egg, melba toast, apple sauce 2 ounces
8:00 milk or egg nog, chocolate milk 4 ounces
drink water 4 ounces between feedings.
1. Things to remember: eat small amounts of thin finely divided food often
2. eat cooked fruits and vegetables. ground or pureed.
3. you may eat ground steak and chicken Oct. 10 1952
4. use butter to broil the steak
5. don't eat when you feel full
all soft foods: cereals cooked and strained, custard, ice cream, jello, junket, eggs, cooked fruit strained (thin), cooked vegetable strained (thin)

Grandpa Alfred Axsom's 1st grade report card, Potter County, SD.

high grades in deportment, 2 tardies, subjects were Reading, Writing, Spelling, Arithmetic, Language, Physiology, Drawing
general averages were 80-87-87-91-91-93-93, so his grades just steadily improved as the year went by!
and the best thing? my great grandma Daisy's signature on the back!

from Great Grandpa Johnnie's wallet....

I have learned that Great Grandma Daisy was 5'4 (maybe 5'7...hard to read the number, but I remember her being a tiny woman) and 150 lbs. Great Grandpa Johnnie was 5'9", 120 lbs.