Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Wistful Wednesday : Christmas 1991

We lived at the lake in 1991. ( Just a half a mile from where we live now.)  I was running the resort and Far Guy was commuting 180 miles every day…90 miles in the morning and 90 miles at night.  He went through a couple of cars.

Jennifer was a Sophomore in High School and Trica was in her second year at Moorhead State University.   We had quite a menagerie of animals…a goat, horses, rabbits, cats and dogs.
Christmas 1991
Me with Captain and Moses, Jennifer with Misty and G’Day Mate, Far Guy, Trica with Caramel.   We had at least one other cat named Shadow and possibly one called Snowballs Chance in Hell…Snowball or Snowy for short. (We were his hospice home for two years.)

The tree was a little short that year…I think it might have been a fake tree…as I was tired of pine pitch and needles and a fire hazard in the house.

Back then we were both on the Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department and on Boards at Church, we were so busy.   Sometimes I wonder how we did it all, but we were younger then!

I am not sure who took this photo, it was most likely taken the day after Christmas…the photographer might have been Richard ( to be son in law.)  I know he was around then because Caramel was a gift to Trica from him.  Edit: Some other boyfriend named Kelly gave her Caramel. She already had a cat named Shadow from a former boyfriend…good thing she didn’t have too many more boyfriends.
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  1. That's quite a lapful of dogs, and I love the way the fourth dog is looking at the new cat.

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  2. NO! Kelly gave Caramel to Trica!!!!!

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    1. You are correct and I have edited the blog post!

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  3. Great picture, and yes that is a whole lotta furry family! :-)

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  4. Christmas is a wonderful time to look back at the stages in your life. Memories. Mery December

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  5. I agree, I have no idea how I made it through those years....more like a blur. Lovely picture. I commuted one summer as a consultant from Rockford, IL into Chicago and I was up about 4:00 a.m. each morning and didn't get home until 9:00 p.m....I lost that whole summer! Being in computers was like being a doctor but without the money. LOL! I can relate to Far Guy's picture....he looks tired....I know I was. Lovely family photo and too funny about the boyfriend cats!

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  6. I often look back and wonder how I did so many things. I don't think it's so much that we were younger back then but we are so much older now!!!

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  7. I have 'heard' you mention the resort before. Was it just rooming or did you all cook, too? Will you write about it or show us the view sometime or maybe you did before I started reading. Thanks!

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    1. It was a fishing resort, and no I did not cook! here is a link for your enjoyment.
      http://farsideoffifty.blogspot.com/search/label/Resort

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    2. I read it and it was really interesting. You and your husband have always been very hard workers from what I gather when reading your posts. It is unusual to get tornadoes in your area, isn't it?
      I am sure you must have loved being on the lake in the summer. Did people ice fish in the winter, too?

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    3. No we get some tornadoes in the summer. Yes people Ice Fish all winter but the resort was closed for the winter.

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  8. I love how photographs capture so many details and memories.

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  9. Photos can jog the memory better then just trying to think about time periods. These days there are also videos! (Which I think is awesome--and we forget to make those just as we forgot to take pictures--LOL!)

    How did we survive all the constant chaos? I was just thinking about how my DIL, Leah, has never known me as the Energizer Bunny I used to be. Kind of funny really. Life changes so much even in the short time we have here.

    Merry Christmas, you guys!! (Including Mr. Chance.) Stay safe, warm, and dry. ;)

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  10. Wow, quite a passel of pets you had back then! All those barky Shelties ;-) Fun looking at the old photos. Yep, amazing what we could do when we were younger!

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  11. You do have a passel of pets that's for sure...but then everyone should 😋

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  12. That is a lot of animals!! What's up with boyfriends giving cats?? My son had a girlfriend who gave him a dog. I wanted to strangle her. But fell in love with the dog too! Merry Christmas

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  13. You have such a great sense of humor. Sharing your memories is fun for all of us.

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  14. I don't think I can list all the names of or oldest son's girl friends. His ability to choose was sometimes based on the kind of car they had. Yes he was fickle. I had a friend that taught shop at my school and drove for 5 years from Lamoni, Iowa, on the Iowa-Missouri border. His Volkswagen was worn our and so was he. So he went back to truck driving for a short while. That is a lot of miles for Far Guy. My mother had two of those wall decorations in her house when she died. I don't know who made them but someone did ask to have them for their home back in 2008,

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