Monday, May 31, 2010

my stripy overalls-

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My grandpa was a farmer. When I was small he raised turkey's and feed corn. As I got older he semi-retired and kept a few sheep, had a few chickens, and grew a very large garden. All of my cousins, brother and sister and I remember him and my grandma fondly and are all avid gardeners. My grandpa had a uniform that I have always coveted. Overalls...the stripy kind. Whenever I shopped at our local ranch and home store (just love all the potential farminess in the store).I used to always go and fondle the key striped overalls with envy and remembrance. When I got the band I made a vow that when I got thin enough to not look like a moose in those overalls I was going to buy a pair. A couple of months ago (right about the time I first started thinking I might actually be in the goal range) I tried on the overalls and bought a pair-34's no less! Now they are not the most flattering clothing in the world but they remind me so much of my grandpa and they are so practical to wear when I work in my garden that I love them.



Needless to say I didn't get my weight problem from my grandpa. Please excuse the glimpse of farm life-he was plucking a chicken for dinner.

Not as wide as it used to be but still wide enough :)...

I have also added some pics--Caroline has inspired me with her photography and we have had a really nice camera sitting here for a couple of years with good lenses that David's mom gave to him when his dad died. I have been trying them out with excellent success I think. I am always surprised that when I get the right tools to do a job it always comes out better....it works with dieting and photography.







7 comments:

Girl Bandit said...

What great meories and such a tirbute...congrats

Linda said...

Oh my Grandpa had those too! What a cool NSV.

Tina said...

you were both to speedy for my edits..I have since fixed them. I was editing and uploading and then got called to dinner.

Tina

Sandy Lee said...

That is so sweet. Sometimes fashion outways memories a thousand times over. Enjoy the coveralls.

Now you and Caroline are definitely in competition. Your pics are marvellous. Keep it up!

Nawlinz Lady (Dee) said...

Tina, I just love the overalls, I think I will try to find a pair for my lil farmer :) Thanks for the tip about the okra. We planted tomato and cucumber and were trying to think of something easy for her. We will give the okra a try!

Keep up the great work, your pics definately show it!

Lonicera said...

Love the dandelion and the pansy best! And you got the dandy with a wee bee too...

I had to laugh at your overalls... I'm just thinking "But...but... they're not stripey as she says"... and then I scroll down to the -er- closeup, and go "Aaaaah, there ARE stripes...." !!!

Didn't your grandfather look SLIM...! I also adore farm shops, they look so rough and ready - Argentina is full of them in the interior. They smell all sawdusty and linseed oily, and anything in bulk seems to come in scoopfulls.

Caroline

chicroses said...

Well here I am teary eyed...what a post...as Im feeling weepy tonite anyway..Nice you wrote about grandpa...I miss the farm life. When I think of wanting a little land again and sheep..then I think of how Dad used to say how silly Minnie & Blutch were to be in their 60s or 70s going up the hill and building a house..So I think it is silly...after the mess weve had with the fence deal jim wants to sell this house. Glad you got in the overhauls...pretty cute..good for you...Sally