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(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!

Orange City’s Little Cousin

I usually like to make it to Pella about a week before their annual Tulip Festival. It is a perfect combination of nobody is around and most of the flowers are blooming. This year I bungled my calendar and didn’t end up there until a week after the Tulip Festival. It wasn’t exactly the Sahara for Tulips but the majority were gone. However, I found a enough to take a few photos and with some creative composition (that sounds stupid all composition should be creative) it hopefully isn’t too obvious that most of the tulips are gone.


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

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

My title is slightly facetious and maybe designed to get under the skin of an email subscriber that went to Central. However, I do want to try to hit both Orange City and Pella for tulips next year. Orange City is much farther north so their tulip festival is a few weeks later than Pella’s. After that I will deem which town is the true tulip monarch.

2010-10-04, 2010-10-11, 2010-10-12, 2010-10-15, and 2010-10-16

So many of the folders 2010-10-04, 2010-10-11, 2010-10-12, 2010-10-15, and 2010-10-16 had so few images, that I decided to make a mega conglomeration. There are pictures here that were used for THE WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE (back then known as the RANDOM WEEKLY PHOTO EXPERIMENT) and pictures used for the program for the 2010 Philanthropy Day and finally pictures from a photo shoot with the Gorshes shortly after Evie was born.


WPC - Week 39 - Fast Alternate

WPC - Week 39 - Fast Alternate

Philanthropy Day - 2010

Philanthropy Day - 2010

Philanthropy Day - 2010

Philanthropy Day - 2010

Philanthropy Day - 2010

Philanthropy Day - 2010

WEEK 40 - ODD CAMERA ANGLE - CHRISTOPHER D. BENNETT

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6 of 6 Alternate

6 of 6 Alternate

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:

RWPE #39 – FAST

RWPE #40 – ODD CAMERA ANGLE

Commendable

PERSONAL PHOTO PROJECT OF THE WEEK #41

Next Saturday’s walk down memory lane will involve another baby.

Truth Locks

I need to start by making a few photo contest announcements. First of all, the Iowa State Fair Photography Salon is the only photo contest I will be doing this year. Before the pandemic shut them down last year, I have been doing the Boone County Fair and the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest. I am not doing either of those for good reasons.

I’m not doing the Boone County Fair because I am going to be one of the judges for the Boone County Fair. That takes me out of the running there. I also recently achieved a several year long goal of becoming the Chair of the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest. Which also means I can’t enter that contest either.

However, I am very excited about taking over the Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest. It is too late in the game to make a few of the changes that I want to make and Pufferbilly Days is now only a month away, but I can still make a few of the changes.

Graphic design is not my forte, but I did slap together a flyer I hope to see on social media and hanging up around town in the next few days. Have a look:


Pufferbilly Days Photo Contest Flyer - 2021

The entry deadline is only 2 weeks from today, so if you are interested in entering, better get on the ball!

Also, I got the results back (partially) from the Iowa State Fair Photography Salon:


Iowa State Fair Photography Salon Results Card - 2021

I don’t know what picture or how many pictures (but I’ll assume it is one for now) were accepted, but I’ll let you know after the conclusion of the Iowa State Fair.

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Enough of that photo contest noise, here are some pictures I took around my yard:


Whispering Beauty - 2021

Truth Locks

Truth Locks

Truth Locks

Truth Locks

Truth Locks

Truth Locks

I’m hoping to rip out some of the bushes in my front yard out and replace one of them with a lilac bush. I do love lilacs so.

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.

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!