Far Side's Attic and Woodshed

Sunday, November 29, 2015

Main Street Tree

The tree is up.  Every year a tree is donated and put up on Main Street.  It is a fundraiser for Hospice. One light was lit in the memory of Far Guys parents.  Hopefully I will get a photo of it at night.


This years tree is very tall and skinny.  Some years they are very bushy and almost brush oncoming cars.

Yes, we park in the middle of the street.  The Main Street is extra wide, the street was laid out that way when there used to be two lumber companies on Main Street and logs were delivered by horse drawn sleighs or wagons.  Once they were unloaded the team could make an immediate u-turn and head back out of town.


There is diagonal parking on both sides of the street and then center parking.  I prefer center parking, it is safer than the diagonal parking especially if a huge pickup parks next to you.  You have to then watch for approaching vehicles reflections in the store windows or back up very slowly.  There are crosswalks at the end of each block but no one uses them.  Everyone jay walks… always has probably always will.

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Saturday, November 28, 2015


Some signs of the times.

sign empty

This sign is empty; it used to advertise the Broasted Chicken and pop specials or Welcome Hunters or Welcome Fishermen, depending on the time of year.

Closed store

The Post Office which is attached to the store is still open but only for a few hours in the mornings.  The steel door in the photo was installed after several break ins at the store.

The store was a mainstay in Osage for many years. We were sad to see it close.  You could tell it was coming, they added an aisle of dollar store “stuff”.  The shelves became emptier as time went on and when the coolers stood empty I began to wonder how long they would hang on.

Millpond froze over

The Millpond is frozen over.  Some idiot has a fish house out there…hope they caught something and survived to see another day without disappearing under the ice.

Foot Update:  Our daughter the Nurse Practitioner looked at my foot and declared it a Spider or something similar bite.  I am taking some Zyrtec as she suggested but it really makes me sleepy…I get to sleep 14 or more hours after taking it. AND dream oh my…Technicolor adventures for hours and hours.

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Friday, November 27, 2015

Thankful For The Five

We had a good Thanksgiving Dinner.  Trica our oldest daughter cooked. Turkey, mashed potatoes, gravy, stuffing/dressing, green bean casserole, a berry pie, chocolate pie, apple pie and a veggie tray.  We added corn, pumpkin bread and pumpkin pie.  Jen made Lefsa and the best rolls ever!

Some of those foods I mentioned yesterday from my favorite Thanksgiving Dinner were missing.  But the company made up for it.

The grands Oldest to youngest

Oldest to youngest

The grands tallest to shortest

Tallest to shortest





It was fun to have them all together.

They make us smile and keep us on our toes.

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Thursday, November 26, 2015

Happy Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving

Turkey, I like dark meat, forget the white meat.  Mashed potatoes with gravy.  Stuffing or dressing what ever you call it with apples and raisins. Sweet potatoes with a little butter and brown sugar.  Corn. Coleslaw with small chunks of apple.  A few pickles and a slice of pumpkin pie. And perhaps something a bit bubbly to drink…champagne would be wonderful…and then a nap.

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Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Wistful Wednesday:Thanksgiving 2006

When I was cleaning out and organizing some photos I found this one…it made me smile.

2006…nine years ago Thanksgiving in Elkhorn Nebraska (suburb of Omaha). Trica our oldest daughter and her husband Dick lived in Nebraska back then.

Thanksgiving 2006 (640x335)

Savannah with Dakota, Paige with Daphne, Madison with Chance, Noah with Miney and Adam.  Dakota and Daphne are no longer with us.  Chance and Miney are getting older.  Well and those kids..they grew a tad.

Chance ran so hard chasing his ball on the pavement that we didn’t notice he had ripped the pads of his feet until he started limping. He spent several days on his leash laying down with goop on the pads of his feet.  Border Collies never know when to quit.

I think this was the Thanksgiving that someone did deep fried Snickers bars. A Snickers bar frozen and then covered in a batter and deep fried.  I like my Snickers bars just plain…not fried or covered in batter…but the kids thought they were great!

One time at a shopping mall parking lot someone asked Far Guy if he was the Governor of Minnesota.  Minnesota License Plates plus a bald head must equal Governor.

We really enjoyed going to Nebraska several times during the winter, it was warmer there, the grand girls were always happy to see us and there were all kinds of Train Shops and Antique Stores to visit.  We found the people in Nebraska to be very friendly folk.

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