Thursday, August 26, 2010

A Slice of Americana

In an attempt to find some inspiration for today's post I went through the files from my photoblog, THE FARMER'S WIFE.

There are photos that are just such a slice of Americana and I want to share them with you.

First we have "Ladies in Waiting".


These elderly ladies were escorted from their nursing home to a prime spot on the parade route in a small town near the Wisconsin border. They were patiently waiting for the parade to begin and this man was patiently listening to stories from the long-ago. It was an extremely hot day and I remember being puzzled by the sweaters.

From the parade I present "Local Dignitary".


Local politicians, realtors and whomever else deems themself important enough can borrow a vintage land yacht convertible, make up a sign and have themselves driven through town.

I call this "Long Winded Speakers".


Another incredibly hot day. This was Memorial Day and this woman (one of the dignitaries) appeared to fall asleep during one of the speeches. She could have been checking out the program but honestly I think she was sleeping!

"Wild Ride".


You can drive out into rural areas and take a plane ride.

"Fresh Eggs"


You can stop anyplace they hang out a sign that says "Eggs for sale".

"Corn Dogs and Plowing".


You can sit in a wagon and eat corn dogs.


While you watch some men plow a field with a steam powered tractor.

And just because you need a smile today, here's some livestock cuteness.


Happy Sheep

Dreaming only of you.


Tina Butler said...

Those are great!!! such heart warming photos. Love the pigs and that sheep omy goodness I could squeeze him he is so cute.

Becky said...

Every photo made me smile....that has to be a great start to a great day. Hope you have a great day too!

Vee said...

Long winded speakers do that to me, too. Sweaters...little old ladies are always cold. It doesn't matter what the temperature. It's one of the things that made living with my Nan a real challenge because, at this point in my life, I'm very hot. *Gasp* Did I say that?

Love the little animals especially that lamb who seems to be smiling at us!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Ahhhh....I love living in a small town! Love that little lamb! ♥

lifeinredshoes said...

Thank you thank you! I needed a smile today and knew just where to find one.
Do you think you'll do another photo calendar? I loved my last one.

Pamela said...

great photos! love the sheep and pig! great way to end the day! thanks for sharing!

Farmchick said...

Can't even tell you how much I adore that picture of the ladies waiting. So small town America.

Mom Taxi Julie said...

Little old ladies are ALWAYS cold. My MIL is barely 100 pounds and she's always freezing. I will be in my bra and panties basically and she'll be all bundled up with layers.

Tess said...

Fresh eggs -- self serve? I'm scratching my head with thoughts of all the possibilities.