Monday, October 3, 2011

More Fall


Posted by Donna:

I guess my favorite time of year is fall. I've always heard the word "crisp" associated with fall, and I tend to agree that's a great word to describe it. I love seeing how everyone displays their fall decorations--the colors are just beautiful.

My most favorite thing in my yard is the swing Larry made; but, my second most favorite is my bicycle. Of course, my porch swing and rocking chairs rate up there, too. I think I'm digging myself a hole!!!!!

The bicycle in this picture is the first bike my daddy used to ride before my brothers and I gave him a new one a few years before he passed away. He used to ride his bike everyday---- as long as the weather was favorable. He would occasionally ride his bike 10 miles--which worried me to death. He was 86 years old at the time.

This "yard" bike actually belonged to my younger brother when he was just a young boy. It was kept at Mother's and Daddy's; so, Daddy took it over after Mother died and started riding it. After Daddy died, I brought the bike to our home and kept in our garage for my brother to get; but after it sat here for six years, I decided to use it in my yard. My brother has seen it and just laughs about it. It's mine now and he knows it!!!!! Anyway, I just love it!!!!! I've still managed to keep the potato vine alive in the basket, but I've also added some fall flowers as well. (artificial, of course)

When I first put the bike in the yard, I really had intended to paint it white; but, a friend of mine told me everyone has a white bike--leave it natural. So, that's what I did. I'm glad I took her advice.

You've probably figured out by now that I'm quite sentimental. I keep things around me that belonged to family members or that friends have given me. I get such an enjoyment seeing them and revisiting lots of memories. I'm not very "fancy," but I definitely "fancy" and "cherish" things that have been given to me. Pin It Now!

2 comments:

Wa Wa Waughs said...

Neat idea! My mother still has my Dad's bike he got back in 1949. In fact, we have seen it in a museum. It's in great shape so I don't know what we'll do but someday I guess it'll be donated to another museum or sold. :(

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Sprinter - DarKz (170BPM)

 
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