Monday, July 27, 2009

July Family Reunion

Its that time again. The reunion everyone looks forward to in July has come and gone. We were happy to be with family and see the old farmhouse once again.

There it is, with the "addition" added on back. Its more like a house next to a house what with the original farm house built in 1912 falling off the foundation. This house is complete with root cellar and mice hanging out in the grass and the old barns still standing in the background.

We spent time in the streams and even had a horse and carriage ride.

And who could forget the fun alien voices the kids made in the fan at the motel with no air conditioning.

And the pizza hut that has to have extra staff each July because of the family tradition of dining in to have pizza.

And no reunion is complete without it falling on Lisa's birthday, this year she turned 25 and it was awesome to spend her birthday with her.

The breakfast Sunday morning is still the best breakfast of the year for me. Farm eggs, ham, pancakes, fruit, juice, mmmmm...

After breakfast it was time for the annual tour around the farmhouse. As I said before this house is very old, though other less authentic additions have been made to it.

Can you spot the working buggy in the background? The junk yard, I mean barn houses hidden treasures that have yet to receive their full potential. Its a crying shame really. This was Robert's great-great-grandfather's buggy.

How about the authentic work bench with wooden vices? Can you spot it next to the toilet seat? This was also Robert's great-great-grandfather's.

Can you see the old original milk cans in the background?

Can you imagine this as once being an old horse corral? Under the spools it used to house horses for Robert's great-great-grandfather and his great-grandfather.

This is the bed that Robert's grandfather slept in with his brother. The original bed. His grandfather passed away this last December.

And his sisters slept in the "room" next to him. This is their original bed and dresser.

Another great reunion at the old farmhouse. So much history still there to see and experience and so much not being appreciated. I still love coming here and hope that the annual family reunion will keep going for a long time.


crush said...

Holy cow!! That is like a gold-mine of antique stuff!! That is awesome!! I love going through my grandparent's things and learning the history behind it! What a fun reunion. Maybe they'll let you dig some of those treasures out and restore them?

Heather the Mama Duk said...

Looks like an awesome time! What amazing stuff there.

The Kooky Queen--Rachel said...

Wow, what a farmhouse!?!? You could go antique shopping there. Those beds are killer. :)

jugglingpaynes said...

I could be very happy picking through that barn! Thanks for sharing the pictures! Looks like it was a fun time!

Peace and Laughter,