Category Archives: Mom

(I’m So) Afraid Of Losing You Again

Here is Part 4 of the story of my Grandma Bennett’s brief third marriage.

M. Handschin Funeral Rites Here Jan. 25th

Native of Boone Died in Sioux City
Formerly Employed by North Wester R. R.

Relatives, neighbors and friends paid their final respects to the memory of the late Maurice W. Handschin at funeral services held here Sunday afternoon. Dr. Edwin A. Briggs was in charge of brief rites at Schroder’s funeral home, followed by the main service at First Methodist church.

His text was Psalms 23:4 “Yes, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff comfort me.:

A solo, “Beautiful Dreamer” was sung by Mrs. Kenneth McIlvain. The hymn “The City Foursquare” was sung by a male quarter, H.J. Van Ness, Ken Goodrich, Kenneth Hakes and L.R. Johnson. Royal Duckworth accompanied the singers at the organ.

In charge of floral tributes were Mrs. Thomas Ogilvie, Mrs. E.R. Byers, Miss Leone Stiner and Mrs. Kenneth Crawford.

Pall bearers were Albert Hatt, Boyd Rothman, Levi Van Meter, Melvin Shadock, Glendon Johnson and Maurice Cox.
Internment was in Linwood Park cemetery, east.

Born in Boone

Maurice William Handschin, son of Adolph and Mertil Handschin, was (b)orn in Boone, IA, May 6, 1903 and passed away in a hospital at Sioux City, Ia., at 11:00 p.m. Wednesday, January 24, 1940.

He received his education in the Boone schools and for years was employed by the Chicago & Northwester in Boone, Ia., In 19933 he was moved to Sioux City where he was employed by the Swift Packing company.

His Survivors.

December 31, 1939, he was united in marriage to Mrs. Bernice Kessler. He was baptized on January 23, 1940.

Those who remain to mourn his passing are his wife, Norman Lee, a son by former marriage; a step-daughter, Barbara, and five sisters, Mrs. Ralph Spratt, Mrs. Carl Westberg of Boone; Mrs. Clarence Ades of Des Moines, Ia.; Mrs. Art Howd of Webster City, Ia., and Mrs. Ollie Mabee of Parker, S. D., and three brothers, Warren of Boone, Ia., Art of St. Paul, Minn., and Harry of Oregon, and also a number of nieces and nephews.

Here is the newspaper article:



I will share Part 5 of this story tomorrow.

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Here is another collection of pictures from my Mom’s yard. I took these on April 24, 2021. Almost exclusively tulips, but one picture of a peony in there.


Whispering Beauty - 2021

Still Laughing - 2021

Still Laughing - 2021

Still Laughing - 2021

Still Laughing - 2021

Still Laughing - 2021

Still Laughing - 2021

Still Laughing - 2021

Still Laughing - 2021

Still Laughing - 2021

Still Laughing - 2021

Still Laughing - 2021

Still Laughing - 2021

So many more flower photos left to share!

Madison County and Union County Auxiliary Images – 3

This is the third and final collection of images I took while harvesting the town signs of Madison and Union County. Almost all these pictures were taken in Union County, but a few were taken in Adair County and Clarke County.

This was the last town sign harvesting trip I ever took with my Mom.


Adair County - Orient
Orient

Adair County - Orient

Adair County - Orient

Adair County - Orient

Adair County - Orient

Adair County - Orient

Adair County - Orient

Union County - Creston
Creston

Union County - Creston

Union County - Creston

Union County - Creston

Union County - Creston

Union County - Creston

Union County - Creston

Union County - Creston

Union County - Creston

Union County - Creston

Union County - Creston

Union County - Creston

Union County - Creston

Union County - Creston

Union County - Creston

Union County - Cromwell
Cromwell

Union County - Cromwell

Union County - Kent
Kent

Union County

Union County

Union County - Afton
Afton

Union County - Afton

Union County - Afton

Union County - Thayer
Thayer

Union County - Thayer

Clarke County - Murray
Murray

I wish that Harvey’s Chicken Inn was still in business. I bet the place was the most happening place back in the day.

2010-09-29 & 2010-09-30

There were hardly any pictures in the folder 2010-09-29 so I decided to combine it with 2010-09-30. This collection includes a picture of a buckeye. I really wish I remember why I took this buckeye picture. I never shared it on this here blog. Buckeyes have a deeper family connection for me. My Grandpa Paris used to carry a buckeye with him. Carrying a buckeye in your pocket is supposed to give you good luck. My Mom carried a buckeye with her every day to reminder her of Grandpa. When we cleaned out her car, we found two buckeyes in it. Those buckeyes are still there. She had a bag of buckeyes in her dresser, so if she ever lost her buckeye, she just went to the bag and grabbed another one.

The other pictures are of a rabbit that came under my care.


A Lucky Buckeye

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

Personal Photo Project #46 Alternate - I Recommend Pleasant

By adding these pictures to the Photography 139 Gallery, I was able to restore the following historic “An Artist’s Notebook” entries to their original glory:

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT OF THE WEEK #46 ALPHA

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT OF THE WEEK #46 BETA

Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve Philanthropy Day.

Madison County and Union County Auxiliary Images – 2

This is the second collection of “other” images I took while harvesting the town signs of Madison and Union County. This was the last town sign harvesting trip I ever took with my Mom.

All of the pictures in this collection were taken in Madison County. St. Charles, East Peru, Truro, and Macksburg.


Madison County - Saint Charles
Saint Charles
Madison County - Saint Charles

Madison County - Saint Charles

Madison County - Saint Charles

Madison County - Saint Charles

Madison County - Saint Charles

Madison County - Saint Charles

Madison County - Saint Charles

Madison County - Saint Charles

Madison County - Saint Charles

Madison County - Saint Charles

Madison County - Saint Charles

Madison County - Saint Charles

Madison County - Truro
Truro

Madison County - Truro

Madison County - Truro

Madison County - Truro

Madison County - Truro

Madison County - East Peru
East Peru

Madison County - East Peru

Madison County - Macksburg
Macksburg

Madison County - Macksburg

Madison County - Macksburg

Madison County - Macksburg

There is one more collection of pictures from this road trip still to come.

Congregation

This collection of images is cleaning up some random photos from January and February. The highlight and the majority of these images are taken from when Logan brought Dahlia over see Mom and Teresa.


Congregation

Congregation

Congregation

Congregation

Congregation

Congregation

Congregation

Congregation

Congregation

Congregation

Congregation

Congregation

Congregation

Congregation

Congregation

Congregation

Congregation

Congregation

Congregation

Congregation

That was a good day!

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This is your reminder that this week’s THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE theme is COMMUNICATION:


WEEK 302 - COMMUNICATION
COMMUNICATION

COMMUNICATION! What a great theme for Year 8 of THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE!

But what is a COMMUNICATION image? It is simply any picture that shows a type of COMMUNICATION or people COMMUNICATIONing or things that are used for COMMUNICATION. For example, in the theme reveal there are several things being COMMUNICATIONed. The business is a carwash. The phone number to reach the proprietor is 515-890-1900. Somebody fears the commercialization of Christmas. They also must like fish. Signs are a great form of COMMUNICATION, as just an example.

Happy photo harvesting!

Madison County and Union County Auxiliary Images – 1

This is the first collection of other images I took while harvesting the town signs of Madison and Union County. This was the last one of these trips I took with my Mom. It also includes the last picture I ever took with her. It was at the John Wayne Museum, next to the John Wayne statue. She was a big fan of John Wayne movies. His westerns. She didn’t care for his war movies.

All of the pictures in this collection were taken in Madison County. Mostly in Winterset. A few were taken in Bevington and Patterson.


Madison County - Bevington
Bevington

Madison County - Bevington

Madison County - Bevington

Madison County - Patterson
Patterson – Patterson is one of the dumpiest towns I’ve ever been in, in my life (but not the dumpiest town on this day), but it did have this fascinating WWI Memorial.

Madison County - Patterson

Madison County - Patterson
Note that there are two different dates here.

Madison County - Patterson
These two soldiers wrote their own names in this cement slab, which held a flagpole in the Salsbury front yard, with the inscription “Shot in France”, before they left for WWI.

Madison County - Patterson
The story is here, but it is hard to read from the condensation, but both soldiers were killed in France, during a gas attack. Salsbury is buried near Patterson and it is believed Downs is buried in Illinois.

Madison County - Patterson

Madison County - Patterson

Madison County - Winterset
Winterset

Madison County - Winterset

Madison County - Winterset
The last picture I took of my Mom.

Madison County - Winterset

Madison County - Winterset

Madison County - Winterset

Madison County - Winterset

Madison County - Winterset

Madison County - Winterset

Madison County - Winterset

Madison County - Winterset

Madison County - Winterset

Madison County - Winterset

Madison County - Winterset

Madison County - Winterset

Madison County - Winterset

Madison County - Winterset

Madison County - Winterset

There are probably 2 more collections of pictures from this trip left to share.