Sunday, August 24, 2008

Now and "then"...............

These koi/goldfish of DH's at the back deck are getting huge! We're still feeding them twice a day; I guess when they get the signal from Mother Nature they'll slow up on eating for the winter months. I don't know if he will put their heating elements in each pond this winter or let them freeze over. Either way, the fish begin to slow down eating in October and finally stop altogether, so their systems can go into "hibernation" mode. Heck, we humans should/could learn a lesson from this fish lore, couldn't we?!! Heh, heh......... I tend to just "hibernate" all winter and KEEP eating!


Each and every week we can see more and more mud at the edge of the big farm pond. DH cut the grass last week down there and was able to mow a wide strip of the dark green grasses that are usually under water! We were counting on getting the remnants of the weird "Fay" storm that sat on Florida for a week, but that may not happen now. It's pretty bad when we pray for rain ............. even from a hurricane!


This is a newspaper from 1945 telling of President Roosevelt's death, and Truman taking over . I came across a slew (that's a LOT!) of old newspapers that my mama had saved and packed up very well over the years recently in the old storage building on the farm. She always loved to read, both newspapers and books and magazines, and saved the issues of important happenings of the times. I also have papers of President John F. Kennedy being asassinated; also his brother Robert Kennedy's asassination; and others of Oswald's being arrested and then his being killed. And some about Winston Churchill's death and something about General McArthur........surely there must be someone wanting these types of things for safe-keeping!? I don't know enough about ebay, etc. to find them homes, but if any of my readers know any collectors, please let me know! Thanks very much! If nothing else, the pictorial advertisements in these newspapers would make for GREAT art in collage and mixed-media!

2 comments:

Miss 376 said...

What a fascinating find. Must make for interesting reading

Maggie R said...

Phyl that property of yours houses so many surprises and treasure.... It must be so much fun to look over these things....
Hope you find a good home for them..... Too precious to be discarded...
xoxo
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maggie