Change Is Hard

…but change is certain.

Family time

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I hope all of you in the States had an opportunity to spend some of Thanksgiving day with family or friends.  We traveled down to the farm where my Mom grew up  and spent some time with family over a wonderful meal.

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Lots of talking, lots of laughing, lots of eating.

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Perfect.

While there we took my brother, who hasn’t been back on the farm in many years, on a quick tour of the barns where we all used to play.

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It was very cold.  Especially for my brother’s girlfriend who is from El Salvador.

We noticed little things while exploring the barns, like what my uncle used to call a patented barn door handle…

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…and a clamp in my Grandfather’s shop…

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…with a view of the old farmhouse through the shop window.

While we were wandering among the barns huge flocks of sand hill cranes flew screeching overhead.  There were at least 3 groups of them, each as large or larger than this group:

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This is not a great shot, I took it blindly up into the sky without being able to see what I caught, then cropped the heck out of it so that you could see something of what we saw.  It was so cool.

Barns, birds, family…

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…you can’t get much better than that.

And to top it off there was pie.   Happy sigh.

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Author: dawnkinster

I'm a long time banker having worked in banks since the age of 17. I took a break when I turned 50 and went back to school. I graduated right when the economy took a turn for the worst and after a year of library work found myself unemployed. I was lucky that my previous bank employer wanted me back. So here I am again, a long time banker. Change is hard.

22 thoughts on “Family time

  1. looks like you all had a DELICIOUS time!

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  2. The barns are stunning! Looks like a wonderful day!

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  3. what a wonderful day…..makes me miss having any family or friends to spend the day with 😦

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  4. Glad you had a pawsome Thanksgiving.

    Sherman & Dog Dad

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  5. So happy to read about your happy day — and I love those barn shots. But what KIND of pie, Dawn???

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  6. Sounds like a perfect Thanksgiving!

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  7. Looks and sounds like a wonderful day!

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  8. Sounds like your Thanksgiving was practically perfect, Dawn. Nothing like getting together with family over a delicious feast!

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  9. How cool that you got to share the farm with your brother again. Love the details! And still no one has sent me any pie 😉

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  10. What a wonderful way to spend Thanksgiving. Family, friends, all in a beautiful setting! Loved the pictures of the cranes. They are such cool birds.

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  11. Looks like u had a pawsome thanksgiving.

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