Friday, November 19, 2010


This is dad, stepdad, grandpa and great-grandpa and uncle and husband wanting to give a great big Thank You for all the wonderful cards and happy birthday wishes on facebook. We are having a nice day (if you can call another dry day nice) that I have waited 87 years to have. Lois is taking me out to Charlie's tonight so we can get a free birthday sundae.
I had a doctors checkup appointment this morning and it turned out good. I'm thankful for that.
Ann gave me a pansize (fake) trout which is cute to set around or hang and a fishing Happy Birthday plaque the size of a deck of cards.
A great birthday for this old guy and thanks to all.
Love to all.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Mere Musings!

It is 102 outside this afternoon so a good incentive to stay in with the air conditioner. Therefore, we will bore you people that happen to read this blog with some of our doings.
Back in July we spent a bunch of labor cleaning up after some swallows that had nested on the front porch sensor light. After the babies could fly out they just kept coming back like that was going to be their home. It took a lot of various spray to convince them to go somewhere else, but we finally won out.
Earl had a bunch of skin cancer spots burned off his face and they all turned out fine.
Lane came by and wanted Grandpa to go to a tool sale with him so we took that in, and enjoyed it as a sight seeing time.
We spread grub preventer on part of the lawn that showed activity.
Dick and Joann came and we went to Rainbow Lake and met Larry & Galena there and had a good time with Lois catching the biggest fish, and we had a good fish fry with all we caught. Everybody caught one or more.
Dick & Joann, Greg & Kim and Nathanael, Larry & Galena, Gary, Dorie, Julie and Rita all came out for the fair and all went to the free barbeque. Larry drove his Model T that he had restored in the parade with Earl riding along. It was the truck that Larry's grandpa, Arthur Wiles bought new in 1924, definitely a family heirloom! Great job of restoring by Larry!
Had a good rain saturday night to stop the carnival at 6 O'clock.
The next weekend we went to Grinnell for Bonnie & Bernie's 60th wedding anniversary. (Bonnie was a Fischer cousin.)
Pat Miller died and her funeral was Tues. Aug 10 and Joann came out to go to it with us.
We spent the rest of August with some very hot days. Most of the afternoon time over 100
Sept. 1 was our 26th wedding anniversary. We went to a land sale at Marienthal for a bit in the morning and then on to Garden City to the Golden Corral for dinner and enjoyed the day very much together. Thanks for all the nice cards and good wishes.
Now we are praying for a good rain as the hot winds have taken the moisture out.
Earl has been working some of the summerfallow, much to his delight.
Our love from Grandpa Earl & Grandma Lois

Monday, July 5, 2010

Here we go again!

June 15th was Ann's birthday and we took her to Charlies to supper.
Lois fertilized the lawn and re-painted our name rock and palomino pony.
The museum is restoring an old house in Leoti (built in the 1800's). They had a pot luck supper for a family that had lived in it at one time. The family came from Minnesota or Michigan to celebrate with us.
Father's Day Lois fixed Earl a nice lunch at home which suited him fine. Jason, Gwen and Paige came by. Earl mowed the lawn .
Earl went to Lane County with Jason to check cattle and it was very enjoyable.
Lane came over Wed. evening to visit us awhile. We like for him to come see us.
Earl got to go over the summerfallow while Jason and crew were cutting wheat. It was fun to get to do some farming.
Lane and Jackson came over to visit us one evening. It was very good to have them.
Earl's All School Reunion at Scott City was the 3rd and 4th of July. We got back to Leoti in the evening of the 4th in time to see Leoti's Fire Department Fireworks, which is very good. We always have a ringside seat from our backyard. Jason, Lane and Gwen came over to watch with us. Lane had some 10 ball Roman Candles which he also enjoyed lighting and holding.
Mike and Dana , the John Deere something or other is a corn sheller if Larry hasn't already told you. The ear corn is put in in what is the back part of the picture and the shelled corn goes into a bucket out the bottom of the machine, and the cobs come out the opening that you see in the front of the picture. I can't see any handle to turn it manually so it might have been belted to an engine to run it. It looks like the tub may have cobs in it.
We got 1.40 of rain last night at the farm and 1.10 here in town. Still have a couple of days of wheat cutting yet. The yield has been good if we could just get the price up where it ought to be.
Love to everybody, Dad and Lois

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Back Again

Hi everybody for some of what we have been doing. May 29 we went to Aunt Dorothy's 90th birthday party in Sharon Springs. June 1 Lois had eyes checked and needed new lenses. Picked up flowers at various cemetaries.
June 3, Lois weed eated and Earl mowed lawn and we packed up to go to New Mexico. Left at 7 A. M. Friday and got to Corrales about 3 pm. Visited and ate supper at the Wayne Scully's home, where the Fischer reunion was. Went up to Rio Rancho to Karen & Ronneys to stay all night (about 20 miles). Visited and had a good time and ate breakfast. It was very nice of them to let us stay there over night! Went back to Scully's in mid-morning and had a catered meal at noon. There were about 35 people there. It was so hot that the planned outside get together was moved in the house for the noon meal. We enjoyed the meal and visiting and much picture taking and homemade ice-cream. We left about 3 pm to go to Rylee's dance recital in which she did very good. We all ate supper together at a restaurant in Corrales and then went with Larry and Galena to their home. We enjoyed seeing all the updates to their home. Very nice.
Sunday we got to drive the old Model T truck that Larry restored to original condition and he did a professional job. Earl really enjoyed getting to drive it.
Monday they took us a guided tour for lots of mountain scenery. And Earl took us all to lunch at Abuqui Restaurant, by a lake of the same name. We ended our drive by seeing where Galena taught before coming to Cuba. Very enjoyable drive.
We left to come home the next morning and let Samantha (GPS) lead us through a scenic route by the Chama area which turned out viewing lots of nice scenery and got home about 6 pm.
Lois got a permanent Wednesday morning, which was why we had to be home by that day. Ann called that evening to let us know she got home from Poland and we appreciated her letting us know.
Thursday Earl got to run the tractor on a bit of summerfallow and he sure liked that. 100 degree weather on Thursday and Friday and then it got cloudy and cool on Saturday for Lane's swim meet at Leoti and everybody got cold, cold, cold.
Love to Everybody, Earl and Lois

Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Back Again!!!!

Hello everybody, after a stretch of silence. Our weather yesterday was extremely hot like 96 or 97. Today was much better like in the low 80's. The forecast is some more hot days. The wheat is not ready for heat blasts like that yet.
We are planning to leave here early Friday morning and hope to arrive at Corrales, New Mexico, (which is a suburb of Albuquerque) by mid-afternoon for the start of a Fischer family reunion at the Wayne Scully home. (A cousin of Lois through marriage) They expect 35 or 40 people there. Hope it materializes. We plan to go to Karen and Ronneys at their Rio Rancho home for the night. Sure nice of them to let us stay there. Then back to the Scullys for a big noon meal and serious visiting. Then we want to go to Rylee's Ballerina performance in the evening, and after that go to Larry and Galena's home for the night and a couple of days visit and come home on Tuesday.
Sounds like big plans for Lois and Earl but we hope to make it fine.
Love to all of you from Earl and Lois

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Another Catch-up Blog

Hi everybody and good evening to all. We were glad to see your blog, Larry and here about some of your plans for the summer and about your weather. Our weather here has been reasonably good except some days of terrible wind. We did get .80 of rain here in Leoti and some parts of the county didn't get much. I think it was a fair rain at the farm as they had .40 in a night rain and then some more the next afternoon but I don't know exactly how much.

We saw a lot of the Wiles family at Marjorie Harmons fumeral. We went to Emporia and Joann and Dick took us to Winfield to the funeral. It was good to see all of Larry's daughters and families. The great-grandkids are sure growing up to be big boys and girls. Ann and Jennifer also made it to the funeral, which was good.

Lois and I went to an auction sale this afternoon and she let me buy a couple of things I didn't need. One was a 2 ft. by 2 1/2 ft. scenery picture of a sod house with a typical old time yard around it with the regulation outhouse and windmill and woodchopping place with the ax showing. We don't know how it was made but the sod house stands out like the sod has been added to the picture that is framed in barnwood. Also we got a pheasant hunting bear that is about 2 feet tall with 2 rooster pheasants that he has bagged and he has on a hunting vest with a cartridge holder that is holding 3 spent shotgun shells and his gun tied to his shoulder and a cap on his head.

We are both doing reasonably well as Lois has to watch carefully what she eats to keep allergies from showing up. Earl has to keep things interesting by having a big lump show up, and the doctors say it is a hernia that is an emergency waiting to happen, so he has an appointment to have surgery to correct it Wednesday morning April 21 and we are hoping it will turn out ok. It is suppose to be a 1 day out patient surgery, but we'll see how that goes. Your prayers would be appreciated. It doesn't hurt as of now, but we'll see how much hurt the surgery causes.

We are waiting patiently (maybe impatiently) for Kim to have her baby boy, Nathanial.

Larry, the pickup I have now with the 5.4 engine has a 6 speed transmission and runs at extremely low RPM, like 1800 at 70 and maybe 1500 at 60 which probably means it doesn't have any torque. The transmission is suppose to be computer controlled for the engine to be at it's best working speed and gas mileage. Driving around town gets terrible gas mileage, but highway mileage can be 18, 19 or 20 some of the time. I have never pulled a fertilized tank or trailer, but suppose that could be terrible gas mileage.

Love to all of you from Earl and Lois

Monday, February 15, 2010

New Transportation to us

We got a picture posted of the pickup on the blog and then it wouldn't let us write on the same blog so we are posting another blog. We gained 4 years and got down to 15,000 miles. Many people seem to think that the pearl white color is a pretty color, but maybe they just tell us that to make us feel good. To Earl it looks like cream white or off white. To Lois it looks like Pearl White. It has hands free cell phone talking which isn't new to most of you. It would help if we could figure out how to make it work. Ha Ha. It also has a camera picture showing what is behind you when you back up.
We are both feeling OK. The weather is sure cold and windy, however the wind wasn't as bad as it was forecasted to be and we didn't get any snow flurries that were forecasted, and we're thankful for all that.
We had a nice quiet Valentines day. Lois made some heart shaped cookies which we both enjoyed. We also had a red salad in a heart shaped bowl, with red jello with cherry pie filling and cool whip. Paige invited us over for a delicous cheesecake for her birthday in the evening, even though her birthday isn't until Tuesday when she plays basketball that evening at Satanta. She is doing very good at her basketball playing for a freshman.
Love from Dad and Lois

New Transportation

Monday, February 1, 2010

One of Earl's computer Goof-ups.

The blog I published this morning showed O.K. and the next time I looked it was gone and again when I looked later it was there but it still shows 4 weeks ago that it was published and shoulds show 3 or 4 hours ago. Whatever I did wrong would be simple to you whizz's but is a mystery to me. I'll see if this shows up any different.

Fast year already

January just flew by without telling me to hurry up and wait. Hey, Carrie, yes married couples are supposed to share and hope Drew's cold has gone away. Lois had a cold and shared it with me and she was kind of over it so I shared it back to her but we are both kind of O.K. now.
We had about five inches of snow here Friday and got by without any wind and it was a fluffy snow but was sure happy to get by without wind. The north side of our county didn't get as much and the next county north did not get any.
We are busy struggling with paperwork of forms and reports to fill out in triplicate of everything we did in 2009 and some things we didn't do. I can do lots of griping because I really hate paperwork and forms.
Keep us posted of your activities and our Love to all of you.
Dad, Grandpa and Lois.