Tag Archive: Iowa


That’s me leaning on the hoe, second from the left. I would have been a freshman in High School, but maybe in 8th grade. The rest were Uncles and Aunts, Siblings, and Cousins. They had come from Ohio to visit us in Iowa. We had been hoeing weeds in the strawberry patch. In the background you see the green tent in our yard, where us boys slept since the guests were using our bedroom.

Iowa Sunrise

It’s Like This!

A pleasure to spend some time with my Aunt in Kalona, Iowa! I thought it interesting that she had soccer balls on the arm covers of her soft chair, since it is my favorite sport! Ironically, I didn’t notice them till I was creating this blog post!

I didn’t like the lack of tack-sharp focus, so I replaced the last post with this one.

Mr. Goldfinch

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I reblogged this post:

HAPPY BIRTHDAY to my Mom!! My mother (Fannie Jane Beachy Miller) on left from Sarasota, Fl, Mary Beachy Miller (Mrs. David L. Miller) from Kansas in the center, and on the right, Esther Beachy Zook (Mrs. Henry Zook) from Kalona, Iowa where the three sisters grew up.  They are the daughters of Ananias Beachy and Ella Mae Shetler.  My mother is celebrating her 86th birthday today.  This photo was taken in the summer of 2006 in front of Henry’s house.  David’s had just arrived from Kansas, and Mom and I from Ohio.  I saw them greeting each other, noticed the similar dresses and decided this is a great photo-op and so here it is. The Beachy Sisters!