Friday, August 6, 2010
It's a strange feeling when you realize that you are the 'old guys' at the family get-togethers now. Our generation has finally made it to the top of the heap! It's rather nice to have all the work and organizing for these semi-reunions done by our children's generation - we and our sisters and brothers and in-laws get to finally just sit in our lawn chairs and watch all the fun happening around us, cheering on the grandchildren in their races and games, and holding all the new babies. All we had to do was show up, bring sun screen, mosquito repellant, lawn chairs, and food for the potluck. It was great fun.
At one point in the afternoon Lloyd's brother-in-law, Duane, took us and daughter Jenny on a jeep tour of their acres of prairie. Now that was fun...bouncing across the acres of prairie land! I was just afraid we'd get stuck, or have a flat tire someplace in the lower 40 and have to hike back to the homestead. Luck was with us though, not to mention Duane's excellent maneuvering of the jeep through the fields.
We came across three or four 'old relics' out there among the prairie grass...a 1943 GMC truck (wow! it was at least 5 years older than us!!!), a 1954 GMC truck, and an ancient Fargo. There was also an old Ford there but I didn't take pictures of it. Here are some of my favorites.