5.25.14 – 5.31.14
My dad leans in with a few gentle instructions for Tricia as she handles one of her 4-H projects for the first time. I don’t ever remember him being this patient with me as I was learning.
Tricia won the third grade American Legion Essay and Poem contest so she spoke at Miller’s Memorial Day Service. To me, this photo speaks much more of the reason we celebrate Memorial Day than one of my nine-year-old speaking. Leo Istas is a living treasure. In WWII, he single-handedly split a Japanese ship in two by skipping a bomb off of the ocean surface from his Corsair. He won a Distinguished Flying Cross then came home and ran the Istas Bakery for 50 some years. The full story as told by John Mollison is fascinating. Below, Leo smiles as the main address speaker talked about “Leo the baker”.
Number two of Sunday – I loved how intense Patricia was while dad and grandpa helped her pick out a second show heifer from our herd for her 4-H project.
We had a long day in Sioux Falls including a checkup with Jim’s neurologist. He was happy with how everything was going. We spent the rest of the day enjoying some family time. On our way home, we hit torrential rains.
Flowers blooming in my front yard
Jim decided everyone’s boots needed a good cleaning and polishing.
Enjoying the mud puddles! The first time it has rained in a while – we had about two inches at our house while just a few miles away received over SIX INCHES!
After receiving several inches of rain in the past 24 hours, it was an eerie sight as the fog rolled in over our back pasture early this evening.
Click through to see what my talented friend, Jodie’s week looked like.