Thursday, February 28, 2013

New Inventory To My Booth - Once & Again

I'm going to take some new inventory over to my booth at Once & Again in Birnamwood today.  These items are from a small estate I "bought out" recently.  

These items were from a lady, "Betty".  She was a WWII "war bride" from Australia.  She actually lived not that far down the road from my childhood home and where my Mom still lives.  I have to tell you a story about this estate.  Betty didn't have any children and her husband passed several years ago.  She sold their home and moved to an assisted living facility.  I came into the picture after she had passed and her items were packed up by a professional storage removal company that stored these items in their facility.   

I was hired to pack these items up, go through them for the family (pick out items they wanted) and store the remaining items until time of purchase.  Her family is in Australia and unable to do this for her.  I consider myself to be a spiritual person and believe in the "supernatural."  In my opinion, one couldn't believe in the Bible or the Holy Ghost and not believe in the supernatural.  My involvement in this estate was unusual in how it was referred to me and why.  I didn't really "get it" until this happened to me....

While going through the items, I pulled out a bed pan and trial size items you receive in your hospital stay.  I thought, Mom could use these things, I will take them over to her house.  So, the next time I went over, we dumped out the items from this bed pan on to the table.  Out fell this ring...I couldn't believe was Betty's diamond engagement, wedding and anniversary bands - really nice set!   My parents  have had many emergency visits to the hospital and I knew instantly how this happened.  When Betty was admitted, they probably took off her rings and placed them in this pink pan. When this happened to our family, we were there to take items out and make sure they didn't get lost or stolen.  I can imagine, without kids, Betty didn't have anyone to do this for her.  I actually think - she wanted ME to find them.  That is why I had this estate.  I was meant to help her get these rings to her nieces.  That is what I did.  I returned them to the attorney.   

This is how I operate - after all, I have Heaven to gain - worth far more than these rings (even with current gold prices :) )

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.

Thursday, February 21, 2013

Snow Shots

Available For Rent....cost:  1 egg each/day waiting...cold seat

Ice cold milk...rust included...

Old seeder

Old rusty junk in snow.

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.

Wednesday, February 20, 2013

International Harvester 1957 Golden Jubilee Truck

We have an oldie, but goodie in my rock garden.  An International Harvester 1957 truck.  This happens to be the 50th anniversary of production - so they call it Golden Jubilee.  This truck is not painted gold like some produced that year, however, it does have the IH Golden Jubliee hood ornament.  We didn't know this when we bought it at an auction many years ago.  I just wanted something in my yard for art - the price was right - as in cheap - so we bought it.  We rented a trailer and moved it to our farm.  It looked neat with snow covering it, so I took some pictures.

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.

Saturday, February 16, 2013

Once N Again Consignment Shop, Birnamwood, WI

Once N Again Consignment Shop
Birnamwood, Wisconsin

We are OPEN for the 2013 Season

Inventory changes weekly.  Wide variety of items.  Hope you make it out this year.  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

February in Wisconsin - Farm and Woods

Wisconsin and snow, I wanted to share, I couldn't resist
a few of these pictures with you and my follower's list.

So, on with my coat, hat and mittens 
camera around neck - such a nice day to be missin.

First I should check on the cats, chickens and sheep
They laid me some eggs, now in the bucket to keep

I throw down some hay for Peppy and Jack
don't worry boys, I will be right back.

On for my walk, I pass the flag pole so high
Beautiful old glory waving in the Winter sky.

I pause for a few snaps of the treasures below
I love how they are covered with fresh fallen snow.

Across the street, no neighbors live there
just trees and wildlife is what we share

I walk down to the bridge to check on the creek
down each side, I just have to peek.

Nothing is stirring, not even a track
I guess I should be heading back

There it is, our barn and our home.
Should I keep going, oh where will I roam.

I walk past the gate, now frozen and cold
a piece of equipment now rusty and old

One more picture I would like to show 
a picture of me playing in the snow.

I want to thank all of you who read my blog and leave such nice comments.  I enjoy it so much!  

Blessings from Ringle, Wisconsin.
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