I love to look at old things; pieces of history are windows to our past. So many items I recognize from my childhood for my grandmothers and great-grandmothers were avid antique collectors. While the china patterns and dishware are warm and familiar (I can identify most of the major collector patterns), my heart is more drawn to vintage homestead items; old canning goods, sewing implements, iron ware and stone ware..farm stuff like tools and machinery used by my prairie ancestors.
Unsure of how he might take to such a trip, my farmboy and I just parked and started walking. I was amazed at his interest and knowledge of old tools, farm wares, and weapons. He just kept exclaiming, "Wow, this is so much fun...this is so interesting...I love this." The first shop we found was owned by a history professor and his wife; that professor and my farmboy had a lengthy share and show session- delightful! This was only one of many instances he got to experience that day.
Chores called us home and we took the drive together- reviewing our day's finds and singing familiar songs on the radio; plans were discussed for another day sometime ahead. I had a wonderful time away making memories with my farmboy.
Maybe next week we'll share some of our finds!
simplychele and the farmboy