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Sunday, June 26, 2016

Rain and the Phillippi Creek

We had only about an inch of rain in my neighborhood, with lots of thunder and lightening. I think the storm clouds had a meeting in Pinecraft. There were storm clouds in the east and even darker clouds coming from the west, but when the lightening flashed and the thunder crashed the wind was coming from the south. And it cooled off temperature is down to 75 degree. 


I was surprised to see the creek full and deep but obviously the water came from upstream. These boys had an easy ride coming downstream. 

But rowing back upstream was a different experience. They finally gave up and stayed around the boat dock where the current wasn't as strong. 

Friday, June 24, 2016

Freda's Restaurant

Ever since I heard Freda's Restaurant I have been wanting to check it out, so today Nancy and I went for it.  

It is out in the country, close to Myakka City. So it is a bit of distance from the city of Sarasota, but it is well worthwhile making the drive, more so if your eyes are just hungering for a ride in the country. 

 And it has a country feel to it. 

Freda's grandfather Levi Yoder formerly from Pinecraft made this screen door that is hanging on the wall. 
 Freda

 Good, fresh coffee

 Nancy and I decided to split a sandwich as it was so huge. There is no way the biggest mouth can get around this one.

 My half of the sandwich, bread, juicy burger, swiss cheese, dill pickles, onions, tomatoes, lettuce and bread. Plus a good helping of French fries. 

 For dessert we got Coconut Pudding. It has a crust, then a layer of cream cheese, pudding made from scratch, topping and more coconut. I am not much for sweets but loved this as it wasn't overly sweet.

We also got a free sample of their Carrot Cake. 

They just started up less than a month. I can't find their Facebook Page or a website. It will probably come later, especially the website.  


Thursday, June 23, 2016

Anna and Ada

Anna and Ada met at the park. Maybe they just happened to meet. They were here before I came around. These two had a good visit and then the three of us had a visit too. I just love these unexpected meetings. 

Ada and I were neighbors for five years while we were renting her Grandpa's farm house in the Pleasant Hill area back in 1964-69. Anna had known my parents when she was a teenager. 

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

Yard Sale, Olan

 Tonight I watched as the Emergency  pulled into Jean Bender's place. The lights were flashing but no sirens blowing. I watched from across Bahia Vista until it left. It wasn't about Jean as she was still walking around and active. But someone was in the back with the sick person as only one man was in the cab.

These two are asking Jean what happened? Olan fell and hurt an arm and a leg. Jean and Olan were planning to have a Yard Sale Thursday and Friday. I am guessing the Yard Sale will continue as planned, starting at 8:30 AM.

Tuesday, June 21, 2016

The Meeting of Two Hearts

Husband and wife meet after four weeks of separation. The mother and her daughter are down here for two months to doctor. Whenever the Pioneer bus makes another trip to Sarasota some of the family members come down and stay until the next day and then head back north again. The men folks are too busy to stay as long as the women do. 

Monday, June 20, 2016

Knee Bending Game

 Every knee shall bend when playing Shuffleboard.
One leg goes back, one forward.
These are all right-handed men.

Jonas Miller

I don't know the name of this man. 

 Joe Weaver

Wayne Mast