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Wednesday, June 21, 2017

Pioneer Bus Leaves

 Ella Miller Graber with granddaughter. Ella and her husband Hank left for Ohio. The granddaughter lives in Largo and decided to wear her Amish dress. Afterall she appreciates her Amish Roots.

The bus leaves for the north.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Here and There


Albert serviced my bike this afternoon. The one wheel had a loud click-clack and I could be heard coming from a distance. Also my brakes squealed to a loud stop whenever I braked. A little bit of grease cured that.


The baby squirrels are fending for themselves, so the population has boomed at the park. I have noticed squirrels are territorial and have a pecking order.

At the Pinecraft Park. I don't know their story. 

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Old Building on Fry Street

Today I saw this building again. It is not that I don't see it every time I bike to the park but I took a second look and saw again these two sets of double doors. Was this a garage and if so how did the vehicles get in? Or was it living quarters at one time? 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Dave Stauffer

Tonight there is one less homeless sleeping outside. Dave moved into his apartment at Miller's Trailer Court. I try to imagine sleeping in a bed after all these years...  

This used to be his spot at the park. If he has taken all his things, then what is left here likely belongs to other homeless. The guy sitting here is not homeless. He is a friend of Dave.  

Thursday, June 15, 2017

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Tonight's Photos

Cleaning and doing some fixing on Graber Street. 

Elvie Frey is getting a garage on the backside of the house.

Maybe our cloudy days are coming to an end. I don't know but we had a beautiful sunset. These were the clouds in the west while the east was having a double rainbow, at least my street had a double rainbow.

The sunset between Eli Smucker and Dave Beachy's rental on Kaufman Street.

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

The Old

 An older home on Miller Avenue. 
For a number of years Monroe and Alta Hochstetler rent here during Snowbird Season. Monroe passed on within this past year so it was only Alta. 

About seven-eight years ago I took a snapshot of this open window and its curtain. The curtain still hangs with a bit less material than back then. 

I love old buildings and old people. 

Monday, June 12, 2017

Recent Photos

The backside of what was formerly the winter home of Jake and Peggy Freed. I played quite a few marble games in this home along with Elias and Don Wagler's in-laws from Hartville. I can't remember their names. 

Vera Overholt taking her evening walk. 

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Dog Sitter

Erma is dog sitting Goldie. According to human evaluation Goldie is around 90 years old and she is showing her age. 

Thursday, June 8, 2017

Full Moon

Tomorrow night is Full Moon. Tonight I took about two dozen pictures of the moon and I decided I like this one the best. 

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Do what you Have to Do

 On the fourth day of rain, you got to do what you got to do.

Between the showers you mow the yard and get caught in the next rain.

Plant shrubs and get caught in the rain.

The rain quits, the sun peeps out, the thunder is in the distance. 
More clouds roll in and you got to do what you got to do. 
Actually the clouds roll in from the north to meet the southern clouds. 
The WiFi goes off and the storm is here. Wind, thunder and rain...

I looked to the north and there was Erma,
I looked to the east and there was Ernie,
in the rain.

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

A Bit of Today

Today we had showers of rain. some came with thunder and full force of rain, while other showers just came and went. But as soon as it quit raining many of us took to the streets, not knowing when the next rain will come. 

I headed for the park. Most times there is no shuffleboard games on a rainy day, but Wayne in his kindness took the mop and cleaned up one board for these two men. The one of them, maybe both had never shuffled before and since the one is going north tomorrow he wanted to learn how to play and what the rules are. 

Laundry on the line. sooner or later it will dry. It didn't start raining until early afternoon so I am guessing laundry was hung out this morning.

A light shinning out a window is always a cozy feeling. 

Sunday, June 4, 2017

Unruly Behavior

This fine looking rabbit with the white collar got excommunicated from the Hostetler Trailer Park because of disorderly conduct. And so he was driven out by the owner. He went to live with his wild cousins. I don't know how much influence these wild ones have on him, but what other option does he have? The humans think he might be sleeping in the culvert.  

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Plant Life

There was hardly anybody on the streets tonight, and so I biked some of the dead end streets. This one is taken in the park. It reminds me of a sorghum plant. Maybe there were seeds dropped from a bird feeder. 

I have often admired this palm bush. 

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Olan John's Memorial Services

Olan's mode of transportation.

Olan, not feeling well. 
 
This one was taken a year ago over Memorial Day weekend. Chet and Anna Mary brought a good nourishing meal to the park, for whoever happened to be around.  



These are all pictures of Olan taken within the last two years or so. 

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Olan passed away of cancer the beginning of May 2017. Tonight there was a Memorial Service at the Pinecraft park in memory of Olan. I never knew how many friends he had and how deeply they cared for him. 

Tonight about 25 people or so attended the Memorial Services. In the back are Leroy Slabaugh, Paul and Duane, plus Ken & Luella out of sight. Wayne, alice and Dan furnished food. 

Dan Byler took the lead and whoever wanted to share did so. Anna Mary is sharing. Chet her husband stayed with Olan, caring for him at the park when Olan was too sick and weak to go home.
Dan deeply cared for him and Olan appreicated Dan's... Well, these kind of friendships bless both ways. 
Olan will never know who many people he touched in his honest, humble way.     

Noah Raber shares.

Ruth Weisberg, Dave Stauffer, Ron, Katie Beiler and her daughter Barbara with husband & Anna Mary. Back side is Greg, Diane and Elmer Nolt.

Carl & Gert McClure, Louis, Jean Bender and a few more. 

I have never before been to an informal Memorial service or funeral. Maybe there is no such thing as an informal funeral. 

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Tuesday Night's Shuffleboard

Tonight there were enough people around to have one shuffleboard going.
Jonas Miller and Henry Wagler

Bill and Wayne Mast

Daniel Yoder on the sideline.

The glow of the setting sun.

Monday, May 29, 2017

Atlee Coblentz Clan

Atlee Coblentz with three of his granddaughters 

More family members.

This is Eli, age one. He walked right up to me and we became friends. He introduced me to his Mother on the previous photo, the one on the right. 

I have no clue if this is his Daddy. 




Sunday, May 28, 2017

Sweet Bell Pepper

Some years ago I was told from a gardening expert that this pepper is a female because it has four sections. The peppers with the three sections are the males and have less seeds than the females do.

Not only do the females have more seeds, they also taste sweeter. 
So yesterday I decided to buy a female Bell Pepper at Yoder's Market and see for myself. It is true, it has more seeds and their taste is sweet, very sweet.