Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Pictures from the Past

My cousin, Rosemary, drove Terri and I around Sarasota, Florida to see some "childhood memory" places. This is the corner of DeSoto Road and Lockwoodridge Road in Sarasota. I used to stand on that corner to catch the bus when I was in the 1st, 2nd and part of the 3rd grade. My Grandmother owned the lots at that time. I was standing near her house when I took this picture last month. There was no traffic signals then...over 60 years ago...and little traffic. At that time it was five miles out of town. Not so now.
Below is Fruitville Elementary School which I attended those years. My brother, Preston, went
to school there also. It has been expanded and is still in use. It is interesting to note on the plaque visible over the door, it says "In God We Trust". Love it!

Phil's Sense of Humor

Here's the story. The little garden set needed to be welded and painted for years. While I was gone on the trip to Arizona/Florida...he got the job done and took a picture that one of the kids was supposed to put on my blogspot to surprise me. It didn't happen, but here is the garden set, with the ADDITION of a stuffed gorilla Phil bought long ago at a garage sale. It has ridden in his truck in the passenger seat, unexpectedly confronted overnight guests entering the guest room, and scared grandchildren who have stumbled on it. Never know where it will turn up. He has too much fun with it.