Monday, October 26, 2015

Royals fans

I imagine these could be some of my hard scrabble ancestors....I know a lot of them had daily struggles. we weren't the Rockerfellers....

they lived through wars. the depression. plagues. epidemics. droughts. blizzards. floods. they left school at young ages to get jobs to help support their families. they married young. there was no birth control and childbirth could be deadly. and so could childhood. they traveled to fresh starts by foot, horseback, covered wagon, train, automobile. they milked cows. put in crops. gardened. canned. knit. quilted. worked from sunup to sundown and then some. they rejoiced. they mourned. and because they kept on keeping on, I am here.

Saturday, October 24, 2015

siblings....

1960 ATLAS AND OWNERSHIP INDEX OF GRUNDY COUNTY MISSOURI

TRENTON COUNTY ABSTRACT CO. ABSTRACTS FOR ALL GRUNDY COUNTY ELIZ. LINKER ABSTRACTER
AXSOM, J.T. S/T/R 29-62-24; 28-62-24
There are ads for Missouri Land Title Corporation, Gallatin; B.C. Loar Transfer & Storage Co., Independence; Trenton National Bank, Trenton; Leisure Lake, Trenton; Grand River Press, Trenton; Melbourne Roofing Company, Melbourne; Central Farm PRoducts, Trenton; Grundy County Abstract Company, Trenton; Moore & Clark Insurance, Trenton; Bob Broyles and Associates, Inc., Trenton; Peoples State Bank, Spickard; McVay Motor Company, Trenton; The Best Abstract and Title Company, Trenton; Trenton Trust Company, Trenton; Cook & Vencill Bank, Galt; John E. Casady Realtor, Trenton; Ed W. Laundy, Broker, Rest Haven Memorial Garden, Trenton;
MAXWELL, JAMES 32-63-25

ADVICE FROM AN OLD FARMER

Your fences need to be horse-high, pig-tight and bull-strong.
Keep skunks and bankers at a distance.
Life is simpler when you plow around the stump.
A bumble bee is considerably faster than a John Deere tractor.
Words that soak into your ears are whispered… not yelled.
Meanness don’t jes’ happen overnight.
Forgive your enemies; it messes up their heads.
Do not corner something that you know is meaner than you.
It don’t take a very big person to carry a grudge.
You cannot unsay a cruel word.
Every path has a few puddles.
When you wallow with pigs, expect to get dirty.
The best sermons are lived, not preached.
Most of the stuff people worry about ain’t never gonna happen anyway.
Don’t judge folks by their relatives.
Remember that silence is sometimes the best answer.
Live a good, honorable life… Then when you get older and think back, you’ll enjoy it a second time.
Don ‘t interfere with somethin’ that ain’t bothering you none.
Timing has a lot to do with the outcome of a Rain dance.
If you find yourself in a hole, the first thing to do is stop diggin’.
Sometimes you get, and sometimes you get got.
The biggest troublemaker you’ll probably ever have to deal with, watches you from the mirror every mornin’.
Always drink upstream from the herd.
Good judgment comes from experience, and a lotta that comes from bad judgment.
Lettin’ the cat outta the bag is a whole lot easier than puttin’ it back in.
If you get to thinkin’ you’re a person of some influence, try orderin’ somebody else’s dog around..
Live simply. Love generously. Care deeply. Speak kindly. Leave the rest to God.
Don’t pick a fight with an old man. If he is too old to fight, he’ll just kill you.
Most times, it just gets down to common sense.

bangs, bell bottoms and short shorts....those were the days...and the Axsom girls....

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

Kent's high school senior picture. Conway Springs, KS Class of 1955.

Vicki facebook post
Kent was teaching 8th grade classes, coaching and was acting grade school principal. This picture was taken around 1966 in front of the High School Building where I was graduated from. An arsonist burned the building down in the 70's or 80's.

Monday, October 19, 2015

my October 18 2015 facebook post....

I'd like to think this is how my dad is spending all his days now...miss you.❤

Katie's October 18 2015 facebook post....

Today marks 2 years that you've been gone. I can honestly say that it never gets any easier.. I miss you so much. See you when I see you. ❤

John posted this on October 18 2013.

Rest in peace old man. May heaven be full of cattle and working equipment.
Lisa reposted this on facebook yesterday...."Two years ago today my daddy died. He was an irritating old fart at times, but man do I miss him."

Friday, October 16, 2015