Am sorting through the cards and letters Ed/we received after Ed’s diagnosis…a bit overwhelming to say the least. Thank you to Carolyn Bishop for the lovely card boxes for saving them in. I have more to go, but this is a job that will take some time for me.
I still intend to do some sort of display thing with them all…just haven’t decided exactly what yet.
I also have a room to finish and put back together….my daughter and son-in-law finished the floor that I started (SEE Photo)
I thought I was doing a good job, it looked okay anyway…but after talking with Tony the other day about it I figured it would be best to just let him have at it. I am certainly glad I did. It came out very pretty and added a homey touch to the room.
I have gotten a request for dog photos and info on each one individually.
Since she is the oldest, I decided to start with Minnie. She is pretty much deaf and blind in one eye but still manages to get around well. She lets me know when it is time for the milk truck to arrive, even at the same time on days when it doesn’t come…we are every other day pickup.
She was born in one of the tractors…her mother loved to ride with my Farmer and the day she was born a friend had returned a piece of equipment and Ed had to stop what he was doing and talk with the man.
Emma, of course, stayed in the tractor to hitch more rides….she evidently was in labor for a spell before that because Ed glanced at the tractor and Emma was trying to climb out the back window with a puppy (Minnie) in her mouth.
Ultimately she dropped her on the ground and we quickly got her into her birthing bed and left her alone with the first pup. She had the rest without a hitch, but still wondered what, if any, injuries Minnie may have gotten as a result of the fall.
In the end, we figured she was fine but kept her anyway just in case. She said goodbye to her litter mates and has been one of our companions for 14 + years now. Pretty much a house dog, she will only go out if I ask her to now.
Like the other three she was lost when Ed passed…the summer had brought many changes around here that they all had to adapt to. As of right now she keeps Lovey, Putz and Grissom in line.
I will post another dog story soon…then perhaps a cow???