Archive for the 'Family Mirror' Category

Borgess Hospital

When I was young I lived two blocks from Borgess Hospital. This building’s inhabited my memories as long as I’ve had memories.

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St Matthew’s, Fernando

Since we were already in Minnesota for my class reunion, we visited my sister. Debbie, a Lutheran pastor, was serving churches at Winthrop and Fernando.

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The Barn and the Picnic Table

I took photographs, and pretended to help with the asparagus.

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John O’Donnell Stadium

While my sister was in seminary we regularly visited Iowa–to help her move, usually, but a couple times just to visit. In 2003 we followed the Mississippi down to Davenport and watched a ballgame.

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Debbie’s Graduation

Also on this date, in 2006: My sister, Debra Jean, graduated from Wartburg Seminary in Dubuque.

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Mom

‘Twas a fine Mother’s Day outing.

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The Vine on the Granary

We’d go to the farm and I’d take pix of the granary. It was pretty much an irresistible photo subject. I miss it.

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Massey Ferguson

Two years ago we dropped in at the farm to help celebrate David’s birthday, a couple days late. Dave had gotten his father’s old tractor to run a few days before, so that was the main topic of discussion.

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Chickens!

Joan’s brother David’s chickens, to be precise.

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Paul, Reading the Menu

Fourteen years back? Really? Hardly seems that long.

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