This was a weekend of here an there. I cleaned house Sat. and did laundry and that evening was the annual dinner and fund raiser for the Heritage society. I help with their annual Railroad Days by putting together a model train show and swap meet. This will the third year and it is also the 100th birthday for the train depot which is now a museum. The local heritage group has put together a very impressive display of local pioneer history. The grounds are about two blocks long and have four different display buildings plus equipment. and gardens.
They have an auction of various donated items and just listening to the auctioneer is a treat and a good show. That went late into the evening and the following day was more.
After Church, it was off to a small community down south for the quarterly meeting of the county historical society. It is sparcely settled and wide open prairie.
The lady that hosted the meeting was a collector of old kitchen wares. She displayed a part of her depression glassware. The young lady was in her mid 80’s and remebered every place whaer she found the various dishes and what their style was.
There were tables set up throughout her home and the glassware, not all of it, was labeled and displayed. She said there were over 167 patterns of glassware and about 5 colors. She has put lots of work into her collection. She noted a lots of the glassware came in cereal boxes or other products during the depression. There were styles of all types, serving dishes and condiment glassware. It was fascinating to just wander through and look at the stuff.
It makes me so thankful for today and the ease of my life compared to what the people of that generation had to endure.
Stuck in a corner was thsi little toy truck, very popular thru the 50’s. Wonder how many of you rember the Jewel Tea company. They were a home delivery company.
Hey it was fun and enjoyable weekend.
It was a long and straight road getting there, over open country. Oh, yeah it was cold and blustry. Today is clear and sunny.