Friday, February 14, 2014

A Pinky Swear

1.  On the left is uncle Tom again, a ladies' man, according to my grandmother. Look at all that finery and slicked back hair!  I like this picture because of the intriguing house in the background.  I wish I could see the whole thing - it looks Victorian to me.
2.  Happy Valentines Day!  I hope all of you are well-treated today.

3.  Pierce's New Year's Resolution this year is to build a life-sized Wall E.  He is still talking about it.  Six weeks later.  He told me he was going to make his dad pinky swear to build one with him.  Pinky swearing is serious business, folks.  I'm not sure how we're going to get out of this one.  He's quite obsessed with robots right now. 

4.  I miss corn on the cob, hot off the grill, with the husk all steaming.

5.  Recently I made a peach cobbler as a winter treat, using peaches I froze last summer.  It was divine.

Readers, what are you missing from summer?

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36 comments:

Jacquelineand.... said...

Uncle Tom really is a handsome fella! Pinky swears? Oh dear, you're in for it.

I miss....... fresh tomatoes and basil. Oh how I miss them. Happy Valentine's!

Beth @ E. Lizard Breath Speaks said...

i miss those days - pinky swear. when life was totally serious when you said that. perfect times. too cute!! i hope he gets his wish. a time for Dad & son to work together. through kids eyes, the world is totally different. i think i have a bit of that. or at least i try to hold on it. ( :

Buttons said...

Oh Uncle Tom is very handsome:)
Pinky swear is always a big deal I still think.
I miss peaches now:) Happy Valentines Day. Hug B

Sandra Morris said...

Love the old photo!
I miss being able to open the windows!!

mail4rosey said...

The sun. That's to answer your question.

I'm not kidding either, we got a peak of it the other day and I almost forgot how much I loved it until it made an appearance again. Not enough to melt the ice...but enough to remind us Spring's really coming.

Good luck w/the Wall-E. hahahahahaha Imagine how happy he'll be if you guys really do it. :)

Happy Valentine's Day to you and your family.

Sunnybrook Farm said...

I wonder where the photo was taken? Doesn't look like Roanoke.
I miss the summer grass and not having to feed hay.
I guess you will have to let Pierce build the thing.

Monkeywrangler said...

What am I missing from summer? Daylight for riding, for one. I cannot say I truly miss the warmth, since summers are so bloody hot here! I guess the time when evening shadows lengthen and the temps begin to moderate, is something I miss.

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Chatty Crone said...

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY! sandie♥

LONDONLULU said...

Love that photo - missing sun and warmth! Not a big fan of salted sidewalks and shoveling:)

Lynn said...

Those two handsome men could be my father and his brother, amazing likeness and the right time period. pinky swearing is serious business :-). Open house windows.

TexWisGirl said...

sleeveless shirts and shorts. :)

cobie en bas van Es said...

een geweldige foto daar zou ik maar zuinig op zijn.

Melanie said...

Have really been missing summer vegetables and fruits this past week too. I miss fresh from the vine tomatoes! The kind that don't make it to the house before you eat them. I also miss watermelon, they were not good last year - too much rain. I can almost smell them right now!

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

I miss going barefoot and swimming and digging in my garden and reading in my hammock. I even miss the bare concrete of our driveway.

Tina Fariss Barbour said...

Right now I'm missing peach cobbler! :-) And fresh tomatoes.

So Wall E is a robot? That could be fun to build. Pinky swear you'll show it to us if he builds it!

I love these old photos. Your Uncle Tom was handsome.

Betty Manousos said...

love that old photograph.

happy valentine's day!
xo

Harry Flashman said...

Yeah, he looks like a pistol alright. I can remember my dad using Bryl Cream to slick down my hair when I was a kid. There was a jingle that they advertised with.

"Bryl Cream! A little dab will do you, the ladies love to run their fingers through your hair!"

I miss not having to spend so much on energy to heat my buildings.

Out on the prairie said...

Running out of a few things I froze, but they always taste best this time of year.

Sally said...

Yes, serious business there you got goin' on. :)

I miss working in the yard!

xoxo

Nancy said...

Lisa, I added your linky. Not sure what's going on with that site right now. Great post! Happy Valentine's Day!

LisaS said...

Love that photo...

I guess I miss the less busy roads. We have a lot of winter visitors right now ;)

Our Neck of the Woods said...

He does look like a ladies man! Cool photo :) Oh how I miss corn on the cob as well. I miss everything about summer!

A Quiet Corner said...

Warm sunny breezes...miss them a lot...and my eagles too!!!...:)JP

Terri @ Backward B Ranch said...

Oh no, ya'll are in for it now..pinky swearing is indeed very serious business! What do I miss? Garden tomatoes...for BLTs. YUM.

Starry Dawn said...

HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY, LISA, FAMILY & BELOVED ONES!!
HAVE A BLESSED TIME WITH THOSE YOU LOVE, MY FRIEND!!
GREETINGS,
STARRY.

Linda said...

I miss sitting in the sunshine, and walking in gardens, and visiting historic sites… oh, I miss summer big time!

I love that old picture!

Tweedles -- that's me said...

We miss getting up into a warm house!
Happy Valentines Day!
love
tweedles

Sarah Huizenga said...

I miss fresh tomatoes. A pinky swear is the real deal.

Gail Dixon said...

Sweet vintage pic.

I miss wearing my summer wardrobe and warmth on my skin. And pedicures.

Debby@Just Breathe said...

I have really been enjoying your pictures, thank you for sharing them. Hope your Valentine's Day was fun and I hope Pierce gets his pinky swear!!!

Willow said...

I miss seeing grass on the lawn.
We have had one snow storm after another this WInter ~ in the midst of a blizzard as I type .

Rob-bear said...

Interesting picture and note about Uncle Tom.

Miss from the summer? I can't think of anything. Summer is just summer.

Blessing and Bear hugs!

Jennifer A. Jilks said...

I'm missing the colours!
Cottage Country Ontario , ON, Canada!

Slamdunk said...

Happy belated Valentine's Day to you.

Corn and peaches are a great thought. I am missing just playing outside with the kids. We do so much in and around town that just can't be done with piles of snow and a frigid wind blowing.

Sonya @ Under the Desert Sky said...

I love seeing old photos. I always wonder about "the rest of the story."

Livie and I can't wait for the Downtown Des Moines Farmers' Market in the spring and summer, and being able to go riding (either bikes or horses) outside.

And corn on the cob hot off the grill is awesome!

Barbara said...

I love these old pictures. I hope you had a great Valentine's Day - the cobbler sounds great. I miss being able to spend time outdoors {I'm getting kind of tired of putting coats on/off, boots, etc.}.