Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Just found this Timeless advice from my grandmother

"I was thinking of becoming a writer when I grow up. Any advice?"

"Study hard, be curious about everything you see... and marry somebody rich."

True that... true that.

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

According to legend, this and a chainsaw was in a "homesteader kit" in the Sears cat. (20s ish)

According to my neighbor, his grandparents bought this "homesteader kit" out of a cat. back when where I live was all woods.

They used the chainsaw (included) to clear the land, then used the tiny tractor to drag the trees to the saw, where they turned it into the very planks and beams of their first house. They only had to buy nails, shingles, windows, and sinks and such, everything else it made.

Can you imagine that kind of pioneering spirit?? It wasn't all that long ago :)