Saturday, October 23, 2010

Loyce and Grandkids go to the Pumpkin Patch.

Loyce was off and headed to the pumpkin farm with  4 of the five grandkids today.  They are all out of school because of parent teacher conferences.  This annual sojourn to the great pumpkin patch is something I usually go along on, taking pictures and the like, but I decided that I would not make the grade this year.

It turns out that they went from about ten in the morning until almost 4 in the afternoon.   I would have died long about 1 PM, so hanging back was a really good choice for me.

Loyce said that if getting dirty from being  out on the farm was an indicator, they must have really had fun, because they were all nasty, dirty.  Well all but the baby.  Melissa our daughter in law went along in my place and kept the one year old from the nasty part of the fray.

So a big thanks goes out to Melissa for the stand in services that got me off of the hook on going to the pumpkin farm.

I just hung out here at the house and never left all day.  Reading and cruising the internet.  I am getting stronger from a physical standpoint, but my insides are still revolting from being re plumbed.  Without going into the specifics, it is best to just stay back, and give them the time they need to settle down and find themselves.

Retired Rod


  1. Good choice on staying home, Rod. I can almost imagine the story "...he was found lying face down in a field of pumpkins. There is no evidence of foul play, but authorities are still trying to figure out .... yada, yada, yada."

    Bet I know which big college football game you'll be watching today! Go Hawkeyes!

  2. It takes a lot of crawling around in the muck and mire to find the perfect pumpkin. Good thing you stayed home! :)


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