Today I picked a summertime photo of Far Guy’s Grandparents H. They are in their yard at the farm, sharing a spot on the old buckboard seat. I love that Grandpa has his arm threaded through Grandma’s arm, they are not holding hands but touching arms. Grandpas hat is barely visible on the left, he apparently took off his hat for the photo. I also looked at his feet, and wondered..Grandpa did you have a really thin pair of dress socks on? Or were you barefoot? He had been in the garden, or fixing a piece of machinery as his hands tell the story. Grandma’s print dress and apron were probably a shade of blue or green..the patterns did not match.. she wasn’t a matchy, matchy kind of person.. and didn’t "put on the dog for anyone." This photo would have been very typical of how they looked on a warm summer day if you stopped by for a visit.
I first met them about the same time this photo was taken in the early 1960′s. The old blue car ( I call it old..back then it was new.. I believe it was a 1963 Ford..bird egg blue) would pull into our farmyard. Grandma would get out and walk to the house with her egg cartons in hand, she was a regular egg customer. Grandpa would wait in the car for her. She always had something pleasant to say, she said that our eggs were the best.. and clean too! Grandpa..waited patiently for her ..or not so patiently..knowing family traits as well as I do now:)