Tuesday, August 26, 2008
Ruby (Red) Tuesday -- Iowa has some red
I don't really believe that one bit, I haven't found much to get excited about there.
Iowa does have a couple of things going for it, my SISTER lives in Iowa (north of Cedar Rapids) and there is some RED around there to be found for this blog.
Lois (My sister) lives in Center Point, Iowa. I like this travel plaza, it is about a half mile from her home. We can go there and buy a Senior Diet Coke for a quarter at the McDonald's and then we can use the free WiFi at the plaza for as long as we want. We do eat if we stay through lunch or supper time.
Hint, Lois has dial-up. She is the only person in her county who does not have high speed. Like Mrs. Jim and I are one of three families in Montgomery County (Texas) who still use an antenna to get our TV.
Dad lived his last couple of years in a nursing home at Hiawatha, Iowa. The ladies auxiliary group made these colorful toys and were selling them to help with the activities and facilities.
The next three pictures were taken at Amana, Iowa. At one of the shops--they love tourists--these tractors were for sale. I buy mine at Tractor Supply here in Texas, they are a lot cheaper. Dad had a Farmall Super M as his last tractor while he was farming. Dad also had a toy Super M like this one, I have it now.
We had some really good food at the Ox Yoke Inn there in Amana. I've blogged about that before, check here if you dare see the Jim Bunch Eating there
Above are Mrs. Jim, BIL, Jim, and Sister, Lois. We had just finished eating. That day we even had desert, I had coconut meringue pie.
The rules are simple:
On Tuesdays you can post any photo you like (it must be one of your own) that contains the color RED.
Your photo can contain lots of RED or a little bit of RED
AND (please) post your link here with MaryT
will might post a NEW Ruby Tuesday each some Tuesdays.
Tenderloin sandwiches from Hy-vee,
Pizza at Casey's
Pizza at Pagliai's in Iowa City
The Red Brick Inn in Amana.
If you think that's fattening, try the gossip.
Doug, of course the Iowans think these places, your picks and mine, are all exciting.
Doug has a nice blog at
On weekdays he has a neat fun post with words that really invites you to comment.
Weekends lately he does a Canto, he has been running a series and now is at his 22nd.
You can listen to Doug read it while you read along if you pull the blog up twice.
Leora, Iowa is an interesting place to visit. It has miles and miles of corn fields, nice places to eat, several rivers, and a rock that gets a new patriotic picture painting on it every year.
Google iowa rock painting
I haven't seen Sinclair products in CT since I was little in the 60s.
At the Ox Yoke Inn, I'll have the ribs, potatoes and gravy. Supersized, please!
My Ruby Tuesday's up here.
I love that egg thingee. Great keepsake!
My Ruby Tuesday is Ruby Tuesday and Baby Boy Lost
Lots of goodies here. I like the Sinclair dino on the sign - cute. I know IT isn't red but it is cute. The old egg 'grader' was very interesting. I love antiques but I don't think I've ever seen one of those. The milk bottles with red labels caught my eye - I have some of those.
Nice Ruby post!
I, too, am intrigued by the egg grader. In fact, I even showed it to my husband. He asked, "Is that really how they do it? Who knew?" Indeed!
Mine's up if you got a chance, HERE!
Iowa sure has gotten lots of red in it.
The red tractors, the funny egg grader and best of all; the cars from the women's auxiliary group.
I am not that much into the ming vases antiques stuff,(can't afford them either), but like golden oldies.
Objects making an almost forgotten time revive. Items made of love and care.
My Mom for 40 years belonged to an auxiliary group for the mentally handicapped. She embroidered a dinner table cloth a year for the bazaars.
Now people hardly want to use linen cloths. Too much work ironing.
So here's to our mothers; working and striving for the well being and growth for the family, and still having the surplus to go an extra mile for the less fortunate.
I've been to that restaurant in the Amana colonies. Your bil Jim looks like he might need some prune juice.
Stop with the carrot jokes.
Before the H he had Belle and Maude.
I remember Iowa via the Interstate - very straight, very long and very flat!! But the people were lovely :-)
You really have a good Ruby Tuesday post today!
I liked Sue's comment. Did you know she was my sis?
I kind of like Iowa, lot of open space and friendly people. Ox Yoke is a great resturant, best brat's I have ever had.
I don't ever recall seeing one of those egg grader things before. We always just eyeballed ours and guessed!
Hope you are having a great week Jim and Mrs. Jim too. Tell her I said Hello.
Fay has brought the much needed rain. It's rained gently part of yesterday, last night, and now today it continues. Great sleeping weather!
interesting things about Iowa.
Thanks for your comments on my Biker
post with the big space!! Glad you liked the couple of blonde jokes -
I "stole" them from Nick just for you. My eldest son still rides a m'cycle and I still worry. He is 54.
Take care, Regards, Merle.
I hope you enjoyed good times with your sister.
Eating is always a good thing to do. Well, maybe not ALWAYS, but a good portion of the time.
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