We took a short day trip on Wednesday. It was cloudy and gloomy.
Headed west and then south to a few antique shops that we had not been to since last spring.
We saw this cute haybale snowman. The snow is dirty and the fields are getting bare south of us.
I had good luck finding some interesting old photos at least they are interesting to me. One was kind of sad, it was a elderly woman’s trip to Hamilton Montana in 1969, she took photos of downtown, the railroad depot, the fairgrounds and views of streets and mountains. They are all color photos and not the kind I collect so I will do some research and find the local Historical Museum in that area and mail it off. I cannot believe that someone would sell it…but then I bought it so there you go… supply and demand.
Hamilton Montana 1969 Photos
The lady had quite a common name, I think I found her obituary but one never really knows for sure. As most little old ladies do it is marked with her name and the address of a Nursing Home. It was probably part of an Estate and has more value/meaning going to a museum than relatives.
I found many old photos (1880-1940) with names, not that I needed anymore but they were calling my name. I had several interesting conversations with people in the antique shops…and you know the saying that if you talk to some one long enough you will have a person in common…I met a fellow that was a classmate of a gal in Park Rapids (former church organist), he used to have a crush on her in high school back in Beardsley Minnesota…so much so that he named his daughter after her, not sure what his wife thought of that but she was busy shopping whilst he was talking to me.
Far Guy found this F-16A Block 15 Air Defence Jet Fighter it even has The Happy Hooligans banner on the tail. I think it needs some weapons …so some will be carved and painted.
On the way home it was late afternoon we found a place to walk Chance and stopped at a Mexican Resturaunt …there are two Mexican places in that little town, one is purple and one is rust colored we probably stopped at the wrong one, my other baby brother said they had the best Mexican food ever…people in the parking lot said the food was good…but we didn’t think so. What I ordered Far Guy couldn’t even eat…and he eats a lot of weird food. AND no Chance didn’t get any of it, hardly fit for a dog.