Saturday, August 26, 2006

Vacation Over

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While in Oklahoma, we visited the Round Barn in Arcadia. I believe it's the only round barn on the old Route 66 (and maybe in Oklahoma). There are many round barns in Iowa, Michigan and across the world. This is a tourist attraction of sorts. It's worth a stop if you don't mind visiting with Butch, the barn guy. He's quite a character!

On Sunday evening we said good-bye to Matt. It was bittersweet for us. I'm happy for him and know he will do well at OC, but we will miss him. Our nest is now officially empty.

On Monday we hitched up the trailer to head home. Stopped in Fort Worth for a couple of days to visit with Robyn, our daughter, and James, our son-in-law.
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It was so good to see them! They are doing well and settling in to life after college.

One of the things we did while we were there was to visit an antique mall. I didn't really expect to buy anything, but I couldn't pass up this small two ended darner that the antique dealer had labeled "sock darner".
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I think it's more likely a darner for gloves, but I haven't researched it. I photographed it next to a typical sock darner so you can get an idea of the size. The wood appears to be maple. It's a nice addition to my collection.

We returned home on Wednesday afternoon and I've been trying to catch up ever since. Think I'm just about there.

6 comments:

  1. Oh yes, it is a glove darner! They are hard to find and that one looks great. Are you glad to be home? Is it cooler yet?

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  2. Very cool that you found a glove darner! Enjoyed the pics from your trip... especially the statues.

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  3. Looks like you had a great trip! Welcome home!

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  4. Well, now that your nest is empty, you can look forward to the time that the kids'll be back, filling it with grandchildren! :-)) (Can you tell what MY fantasy is?)

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  5. your glove darner is really neat! I really enjoyed all your pictures from your trip! Those bronze statues look really neat! I love John's socks, the little bit of dark blue gives it character.

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  6. It looks like you had a nice trip. It's funny about empty spaces, they always seem to fill up with something:D

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~Tracy