Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Treasures From the Past

I was delighted today when the mail brought a package with a few old photos from my childhood. I can well remember the day these were taken and will share the story later but I was so excited that I couldn't wait to share some of the pictures with you.



The kitchen in our new addition with furniture that Daddy had made. Our Pioneer Maid wood stove was serving as a lamp-stand during the summer while we used our kerosene stove to avoid the extra heat that cooking on a wood stove would cause.

Daddy getting ready to turn a plain piece of lumber into arm rests for rocking chairs.

Daddy putting a dining chair together.


John is helping and David watching as Daddy continues to assemble the chair.

Daddy cutting out the arm rests on the band saw.

Choretime, as Daddy leads one of our horses to the barn and Jenny the cow follows to be milked.

27 comments:

  1. WOW I just love these pictures. This is so unbelievably cool.

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  2. These are great. There are so many tools on the wall behind your dad, and I'm sure he used each and every one of them. Thanks for sharing the wonderful photos.
    Blessings,
    Marcia

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  3. Your father is very talented. Thanks for sharing.

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  4. I've said it before, but I better get an autographed copy of your book WHEN you write it!!! The pictures are just perfect, both the old and new. Why did they let their pictures be taken and who took them, do you know?? And where are you, Miss Chaos?? ☺ I can just imagine your excitement when you got those in the mail!

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  5. I agree with Imperfect - You should write a book and include the photos.
    These are fantastic - Love the tools, the beard, etc...

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  6. Priceless pictures! Your Dad's shop reminds me of my grandfather's. He died before I was born but I remember it as my uncle's shop. Wish I had a picture of it. I have one that was in the newspaper of my grandfather and uncle making dining room chairs for grandfather's cousin. They had a huge bandsaw like that and woodworking tools hanging on the walls.

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  7. It is so rare for an Amish family to have family pictures! You are very lucky, and I can see why you would treasure these. Your mom kept a very tidy kitchen!

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  8. I can just imagine how wonderful it must be to have received those pictures! Each one has so much to say. I especially like the kitchen with the pieced quilt, green window shades and red counter tops. Can't wait to hear the story that of the day they were taken.

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  9. What a Treasure! Your dad sure did look young in those pictures. And they are so clear too! Don't you just love it when you get a package like that in the mail! I have been trying to get pictures of my grand parents from a few cousins who say they have some but they won't scan them in for me. I've even offered to take them out to lunch my treat and then we would go to Staples to copy them which I would pay for but it looks as though that is not going to happen as I asked well over 2 months ago. Sigh..... a long run on sentence I know! lol

    Hugs,
    Angela

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  10. Wonderful pictures from your childhood! Thanks for stopping by over at my blog. I apologize for taking so long to send a comment your way. I read several of your posts last week, though. I am very interested to read more and more! :) Hope your week is starting off well.

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  11. Been lazy about reading blogs and writing in mine...but think we are back on the line now LOL..and your pictures are precious...and the furniture your Dad made...wow...awesome...and the pic of you holding your baby girl..sweet..we see Amish families coming thru our area from time to time..specially if we are in a "Cracker Barrell" having breakfast..and I try not to stare but I think they are so sweet looking..so peaceful...so contented in their expressions...makes me glad to be in the same room with them...hopefully they forgive that I do stare LOLOL...hugs from Ora in Kentucky

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  12. Wonderful to see MA.
    Remind me to ask you later how it is that ya'll have pictures.

    I've been thinking of you this week. Hope your week is going well. Mine is going better than the last 2 have went.

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  13. I sure wonder what the story is behind these pictures. A person doesn't just go into an Amish home and start taking pictures.

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  14. Treasured photos for sure!!!


    Hop over for a giveaway. Tell your friends.

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  15. Wonderful photos! Thanks for sharing them with us. I am struck by the organization of the tools in your dads workshop~it speaks to the fact that your dad well cared for everything. His work is beautiful, the table and chairs are works of art. You must be very proud of him.
    Blessings!Sharon

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  16. Thanks for your visit. The ball was a fun thing to do. I am just learning the computer and I love trying out all the widgets and gidgets and gadgets. I love your post. My grandparents were farmers and I have some lovely memories but no pictures. come again
    QMM

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  17. What wonderful pictures to have! That furniture your Dad made is beautiful!

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  18. My husband who served a mission in PA talks of the hand made funiture and how beautiful it is.

    Thanks for sharing your family history.

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  19. The pictures are a treasure for sure! I love the kitchen and the quilt is magnificent!

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  20. Hello, I am glad you received these pictures. I am sure you will treasure them for years to come. Your daddy was certainly talented. The dining room table is very beautiful. There is nothing I like better than natural polished wood. Hope you had a beautiful day today! Blessings to you! Vicki

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  21. Wonderful pictures to share, and treasure! Your father was a talented furniture maker. The dining room furniture is beautiful. Thank you for sharing them.

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  22. Since I live so near the Ohio Amish, I always buy books about them. I would love to have a book written by you about your life. Wonderful pictures we got to share with you.
    Nancy

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  23. I am mesmerized by your beautiful memories and photographs.

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  24. These are treasures for sure and such wonderful memories. Always a delight to read your posts.
    Sunny :)

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