Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Wistful Wednesday: Little Dog named Tippy

This is just one of the old family photos I found in the trunk last winter.

Tommy and Tippy

 

This one is clearly marked.  Tommy and Tippy. That would be Far Guy’s cousin Tom H.  I think this photo was taken in about 1942.  So someone might be approaching seventy or seventy one.

A little boy and a small puppy, old photos don’t get much better than that.

The grass is long in many of the old photos.  People weren’t as fussy with their lawns. They were busy working in the fields and gardens trying to get enough food grown and put up to make the winter.  Maybe they cut it with a rotary mower if they could afford one.  Some people may have put their goats or sheep out to graze on the lawn. Now that is a win win situation mowing and fertilizing at the same time:)

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16 comments:

  1. That looks like the area behind our apartment complex, long grass growing like crazy, with pretty buttercups sprinkled throughout. I was also born in 1942 and will be 70 this year, so Tom would be 71, I suspect.

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  2. What a sweet photo.

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  3. I agree, a perfect old photo! And I agree about the lawn business. But Dirt would not, raised in suburbia he has the affliction of having to mow the lawn immediately even if there are better things to be doing like planting parsnips. I was raised in suburbia as well but I'm in charge of making sure we have enough parsnips. And I can also appreciate the things that grow up in a long lawn with the grass (at least he doesn't use weed 'n feed I will give him that).

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  4. There was a lovely dog that looked a lot like Chance in my childhood, and his name was Tippy.

    Over here they are obsessed with their lawns...I wouldn't dare to be the one to let it grow too long...but I would like to have the courage. Little do they know that over the years our lawn will decrease into something more appropriate for this climate....evil laugh.

    Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams

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  5. I love old photos and you have a real treasure there. Just adorable!

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  6. What a lovely shot! Yup! A boy and his puppy dog in the tall grass. Can't get much better than that. :)

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  7. Lovely picture, I kinda like the idea of not mowing because of other things to do, but for some reason I don't think the hubby will agree with me ;)

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  8. That is a fantastic picture!

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  9. Our lawn was seldom mowed, too. I think the first actual mower we had was in 1965.

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  10. Somebody made an awesome shot for those times. Just caught a great expression

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  11. Tommy and Tippy. What a great picture to find. Obviously Tommy loved Tippy.

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  12. Now that is a wonderful shot!

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  13. What a darling picture! I was just thinking the other day how poeple are obsessed with their lawns. When I first came here they informed me that they all cut their lawns on Fridays so they would all look nice at the same time. I said I mow mine when I feel like it. They told me if I didn't mow it they would mow it for me (although they said it in a threatening way) I said that was GREAT and they were the greatest neighbors I'd ever come across. I don't think that was the effect they were going for so needless to say, they never mowed my lawn and of course I mowed it when I got around to it! LOL! Now you know why I want to get back to the country and away from nonsense like that.

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  14. It is such a wonderful old photo. Our farm dog was named Tippy. My brother had a speech problem and Tippy was a name he could say.

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