Thursday, August 18, 2011

ANOTHER busy week!

Try as I might; I just don't seem to be getting it right and posting daily!   This has been another busy week; with after my yearly checkup earlier this month, all the hosp. testing was scheduled this week.  Monday I had a colonoscopy, so that shot that day, as after getting home I slept off and on the rest of the afternoon; Tuesday had a dental appointment and got my teeth cleaned and checked; and then yesterday had my titties pinched!  Mamogram done for another year; and today I'm off to town to sit with Connie's husband Gene at a booth for the historical society/museum at our town's opening of our new main street renovation.  We'll have a booth with pictures and stuff of what our town has looked like throughout the years.  Will be there all afternoon, and then this evening husband Steve will drive to town, and we'll visit with friends and listen to music.  There will be music all afternoon, and evening.  Should be another fun, interesting day.  I'll take pictures and post about it.  Then tomorrow, Friday, I go weigh in.  That's another story that I haven't told ya all.  Been on a good, good diet.  Losing good, and will need to write about that too.    The weather has been great here, cooling off a little, and feeling a lot like fall coming.  (Love this time of year!~except it doesn't last long enough!)
Picture of my father and his brother probably in the late 30's or early 40's before wartime, in the dry cleaning shop they owned on Park Rapids main street.  It was in bussiness from when their family came in early 1900's to 1966.  Sister and I grew up on main street, knowing all store owners.
Think we were called "main street brats"  (not really!)  I remember getting quarters for standing up on the counter and singing!   he he!

Gene just called, and picking me up in 20 minutes, so til later. Jo

7 comments:

Growing Up A Country Girl said...

You are busy..... ICK all that medical stuff - but glad you are doing it! Have a fun day visiting...

Country Gal said...

Busy indeed ! I hate the yearly check up !
Hope you have a fun day !

Anonymous said...

GLAD TO HEAR ALL IS GOOD...MAN O MAN CHECKED OUT EVERYTHING, HUH... HOPE TO CK. OUT MAIN STREET TONIGHT....YOU'RE DOING GREAT ON YOUR DIET.....KEEP ON A GOIN G

Anonymous said...

Where was this dry-cleaning store located?
Phyl P.

West Side of Straight said...

Phyllis: the dry cleaning shop was next in between Bishop's and the Park Theater. Where that little clothing store is now~called Avent Garde or before that it was call Summerhill on Main. My maiden name was Vaegemast, and it was called Vaegemast Cleaners.

Far Side of Fifty said...

Hi Jo! You and Far Guy did great and I hope you enjoyed the day on Main! Thank you for volunteering!! Your old photo is wonderful, I did not have much of a chance to look at your photos yesterday..I always thought that the Cleaners was a larger store..but I guess I was a little girl and everything seemed larger.
I am off for another fun day at work:(

Anonymous said...

Hi Jo, I enjoyed the old photo of the dry cleaning store and learning about your dad and your childhood. Glad you and Gene had a good time volunteering and I know you enjoyed the music too. Good for you on the diet - can't wait to read more about it.

Have a good night, M. Lane