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!


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. :(

Blogger said...

Sprinter - DarKz (170BPM)

Pin It button on image hover