Monday, March 27, 2017


 This picture was taken March 18th at the Pinecraft Park. I didn't write any post as I was flying out very early the next morning and I needed to do some packing yet. Anyway this is my niece Katie and their two young children, Thomas and Maddie. Thomas is already a basketball player.
After returning from my stay in Ohio I saw them at the park, Katie and Dannie.  

Friday, March 17, 2017

A Slice of Today

Five Pioneer Buses left today. Most of the passengers Ohioans returning home. 

Gone fishing at the Philippi Creek.

Watching at the Shuffleboard.

And the sun set

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Sewer Problems

For a couple of weeks some of the toilets in the area flushed very slowly and unwillingly. Today the sewer decided to act up and so it did a back flow into the landlord's house, much to the renter's distress. The county was notified and they came out and found the cause. In the mainline, where a few elbows meet was something that resembled a pamper or something similar that should never have made it into the sewer line.   

Wednesday, March 15, 2017


Warming up in the sun, although there wasn't much heat due to the cold north wind. 

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Bus Day

Tuesday is the day when  five or more buses come rolling into Pinecraft during the winter months. There are exceptions like over the holidays.

So today, early this morning the CrossRoads bus from northern Indiana came in. I never see them coming as it is like six o'clock in the morning and I have no intentions of getting out of bed that early.

A few hours later the Elite from Lancaster County normally arrives and on the heals of Elite Journey Tours from Arthur IL and Daviess County Indiana comes in. 

Then between 12-1:00 pm the Pioneer Trails come in with 2-3 buses. They have passengers from Ohio and Indiana. Sometimes they pick up in Kentucky or anywhere close to I-75.

 Yesterday the Melard bus from Lancaster County was scheduled to load up and go north, but they decided to wait until today because of the snow storm in Pennsylvania. 

 They loaded and left just shortly before the Pioneer buses came in to unload. 

Rolling luggage across Bahia Vista and getting settled in for vacation. 

Monday, March 13, 2017

Joe and Sherry's Family

 The Beauty Salon moved outside this morning. 

This afternoon the children helped Grandma with yard work.


Going after the acorns.

Hard working little guy.

Exhausted, backache, Grandma finishes up.

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Saturday Night Doings

I remember when we only got one bath a week and that was on Saturday evening. Looks like the Sea Gulls still keep that tradition. 

Saturday evening is also the traditional music on Gardenia Street, so these people are off and going.

Friday, March 10, 2017

Today's Happenings

I guess Elmer and Anna were quite surprised this morning.

Trying to get information out of him. Such is life in Pinecraft.

This afternoon four Pioneer buses went north. 

Watching the buses load is better than the circus. 

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Cat Fish Dinner and Song Fest

 I love these old colorful folding chairs.

The Organizers 

The ladies baked enough cakes to feed 1200 each a piece of cake. 

Levi Lee, The cat Fish man from Mississippi. 

Breading the fish.

The crowd is coming in.

The deep, hot, fat fried fish. They are delicious.

Wayne Mast helping with the kitchen work.

This is about half of the line when they started serving food.

Wednesday, March 8, 2017

Misc Pictures

 Street Conversation

 Corn Hole game in the pavilion. 

 Bocce Ball

Katie Fisher and Betty Esh

The Elite Bus left this morning going north.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Melard Goes North

This morning the Melard bus left for Pennsylvania.

The mode of transporting luggage or whatever. 

Sunday, March 5, 2017

Sunday Evening

These photos are from tonight at the Pinecraft Park. 

 It always does me good to see my first bike, the bike I had for about eighteen years bring put back to use. 

 Mother and son 



Sister to the brother in the first photo.

Saturday, March 4, 2017

People Coming and Going

Yesterday four bus loads left for the north. Today four buses came down, the Melard from Lancaster Pennsylvania and three Pioneer Trails. So the population is pretty well keeping its own. 

 Waiting for Queen Kathy to exit the bus with the red carpet and the smiley balloons.

It is that direction.