Rob got his wisdom teeth out this morning so I am keeping watch over him.  He has been sleeping all afternoon.  He’s eating some yogurt right now, seems to feel ok for the moment.  Tonight I go out to the fair for a while then tear the booth down, yeah!! 

I work tomorrow afternoon, then Sat morning open Westfield store by myself for the first time.  I had myself worried thinking that was tomorrow morning!  Phew, scratch that.

We decided to go out to Denver when the baby is 2 or 3 weeks old.   It makes me really sad to miss the birthday but it is more logical this way.  Being logical stinks.  But I have a job to think of now.  Dang.  I guess I need to start shopping for a “Long distance grandparenting” book.




Trying to rest and recover from three days of fair, and there are 4 more days to go. Exhaustion. Oh well, have had some good fair food: ribeye steak sandwich (my favorite,) grilled tenderloin, elephant ear, milkshake, and popcorn. Healthy diet food!!! I think I’m going to skip the open show this year. I already know people love my brownies. Next year I think I’ll enter my mom’s raisin pie.


This is my brother-in-law Tom, on Indy tv this morning talking about the new fan museum opening today. 

Fanimation: Fan museum opens in Zionsville

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Tim ‘Treeboy’ Bush/Eyewitness News

For those who are addicted to the calming sound of a fan, there is a museum dedicated to fans opening Thursday in Zionsville.

“Fanimation”, the host for the Antique Fan Collectors Association museum, showcases fans from all over the world and from various time periods.

“We have battery operated fans from the early 1880s, water powered fans, alcohol powered fans, steam powered fans,” said Fanimation’s Tom Frampton, who has been designing fans since he was a child.

About one third of the collection belongs to Frampton, but the rest of the fans are loans from the Association’s membership of nearly 475 people. But Frampton said this totals to a very small amount of fans represented.

“There are over 600 manufacturers of fans, and only about 60 represented here,” he said.

Located just west of Michigan Road and off of 106th Street in Zionsville, the public is invited to the museum’s grand opening which begins at 5 pm and includes a ribbon cutting ceremony at 6 pm.


Link to video (I tried to use the code to embed it but it doesn’t want to work.)




Showing my chickens to Rob, nephew David and Gr-niece Josie.

I promise I will catch up on here pretty soon!  Lots happening…family reunion, work, fair coming up.  My mom would call this “a lick and a promise” when you did a little cleaning up but didn’t have time for it all!  Here’s a few pictures:’


Reading to Josie.  One of the few times she let me hold her!  She was always on the move.  1 1/2 years old, my brothers granddaughter.


Josie in the clover in our yard.



Me with my brothers George, Bob and sister Suzie.  The first time in 12 years we were all in the same place at the same time!  We had a burial for my mom and dad’s urn.


Six of my parents’ nine grandchildren…cousins!!


My lovely great-nieces, Josie, Katelin and Adelynn.  My parents’ three gr-granddaughters.  Wish they could see this, they’d love it.


She is a little doll.


Mr. Gillan

I went to visit my dear old friend Bob Gillan of Thorntown, IN at the nursing home today.  He has been a mentor to me about bluebirds, and lots of other things.  He is 92 years old and has continued to do a lot, but now he has cancer and is not doing well and just this week has gone to the nursing home.  I should add he is one of the main people who has taught me about bluebirds, but also lots of other things. A truly amazing individual.  Boy the stories I have listened to about his life growin up on a farm, about his years in WWII, being a farmer, pilot, ham radio operator, and a teacher!
Here is a little video of him.