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Saturday, March 12, 2011

Good 'Ol Days


{Bet your bottom dollar*}

One day we'll look back and consider the days we live in now,
to be 
the

" Good Old Days".

{Time's a funny thing.}
~~~

*{....an American phrase. First cited in the La Crosse Independent Republican, September 1856:
"I'm goin' to vote for you [James Polk] - you can bet your bottom dollar on that!"}

46 comments:

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Tammy said...

So true...nice job with the B&W.

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm glad you liked the gulls. They were fun to shoot.

Elizabeth Grimes said...

I've always wondered where that expression came from...what's a bottom dollar? :) I think we'll be looking back on these days before you know it. And memories are treasures.

Lisa @ Two Bears Farm said...

Great barn shots! The good old days ARE now;-)

Out on the prairie said...

Lovely shots and future memories.Wait, I lived in the last century, back in the good ol days.

Nancy@A Rural Journal said...

Living in the now is enjoying the good 'ol days today. Nice barn photo. :)

Allison said...

Very true! Well said, Dawn.

Jacob and Lois Anne said...

I'm sure you're right...but as an historian, I know the "good old days" were not always as "good" as they are remembered - for many people.

Still, I romanticize about my grandmother's farm in northern Minnesota (which your photos remind me of) where I spent some wonderful times as a kid...But it was a very hard life and my grandfather died young as did my grandmother.

Hope your weekend is fun!

Diane AZ said...

Indeed, time is a funny thing! Gorgeous images; they do evoke nostalgic feelings. :)

Gary said...

I'm already there thanks Dawn!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Naturedigital said...

I agree with you Dawn.
Costas

Hilda R.B said...

I am agree whit you. Beautiful photos of old builgning. Have a nice weekend.

texwisgirl said...

nice job on the photos AND the message! :)

Leah J. Utas said...

Great pics, and so very true.

Deb said...

great photos....you always have a great message

farmer said...

Thanks for stopping by my blog.
I love those pictures and it is so true,we will all eventually tell story's about the good old days.

Farm Girl said...

I love that picture.

Miz.November said...

I've always been quite fond of the quote: "Good old days start with Good new days, like today."

Janie said...

Hi Dawn,
Beautiful B&W photos. Love the simplicity, and the thoughts on time. It's so true. People always think those old days were better, but if we were there I'm sure we'd miss a whole lot of creature comforts.

Rural Revival said...

Ha! Likely very true. We never stop to think about that much do we? Lovely photos Dawn!

~Andrea~

sage said...

I like your photos and the Polk quote (however, he wasn't that good of a president, in my opinion, but that was when a dollar was a lot!)

Hi Kooky said...

Ha! I think about this sometimes. It's not easy but it does give some great perspective!

Trisha said...

It is funny to think that we will look back on this "as the good old days". I can see myself sitting in the rocker...."back in my day..." HA!

Tracy said...

Dawn,
The photos are gorgeous; so simple yet complex in their own right. You make such a good point about these being the good ol' days; I guess they will be~

Deanne said...

Great photos and the quote is so true, thanks for visiting my blog!

Stuff could always be worse said...

Love these Good ole days :)
kim

Ashley said...

its so true! such a crazy concept to think about! i LOVVEEE these pictures!!!!! youre talented lady! just found your blog :)

Hope said...

I tell my children that all of the time! :) Thanks for being in mine, Dawn!

Joe said...

Nice shot of the barn. Funny how we talk about the "good old days" :).

Farmchick said...

These are the times of our life and we just don't know it.

Randy said...

I agree with Farmchick. It's all in how we look at it. Love these photos! Thank you for the wonderful birthday wish!

Kristin said...

Oooh, your photographs are so beautiful! I love that house and the night and day shots below as well. Wonderful! Thank you for your sweet comment and visit today too, xo

Gorges Smythe said...

Like your photography. Sounds like you're suffering a bit of early "empty nest syndrome." Responded to your comment on my blog.

Rick said...

Ain't THAT the truth ! How quickly the things that peeve us today get lost in time and the good stuff remains in our memory. So we may as well live these 'good days' as such before they become the good 'ole' days.

wayne15575 said...

I love old out buildings. It's like each one has a special story all their own and if you stand there long enough they might give it up.

Beautifully done.

Also, question...how do you add a font to your blog? I really like the one you are using. Thanks Dawn.

darlin said...

Funny I was just talking to my daughter today about the good ole days when a stamp cost 5 cents, a home was maybe $30,000. I told her that the house we just bought would have been a mansion back then, not a small two story. I could have purchased a farm back in the good ole days. Is progress really progress? Sometimes I don't think so but we all do the best we can do with the day we are blessed with... and the beat goes on!

Wonderful photos, this makes me miss the farm. I don't know why because there's no old buildings out there but I guess I associate old buildings such as these with farm life.

Right... time change tonight. Uggh, I don't like losing an hours sleep! lol Enjoy your Sunday Dawn.

Me said...

Excellent

Changes in the wind said...

Now you got me singing that song..."bet your bottom dollar..going to tell on you...yea...going to tell on you..........

Paul C said...

A great quote and I appreciate a reference to its origin. Great photos.

bon bon said...

old barns look great in b&w. adds to their character and gives them a timeless appeal. beautiful...

Me said...

xx

Bela said...

Oh, Dawn, wish I could give all that chocolate to you!!! You are so sweet, dear friend!
Have a wonderful week!
Love, Bela.

Tricia said...

Bea-u-ti-ful barn...

If you like photographing old barns & want to share them, swing on over to Barn Charm on Monday evenings/Tuesday about 6pm & link up... We'd love to have ya! =)

CherylK said...

I love old barns! And old churches...actually, I love anything that's old!! These are really lovely photos.

Alli said...

I bet you're absolutely right! All too often I find myself reminiscing about the past or, more often, looking towards the future. Sometimes it's nice to sit back and enjoy the days we have now. Thanks for the lovely reminder.

Those are beautiful old barns Dawn. I love coming to your blog to think about life and feel some peace.

Pat Tillett said...

I'm living the "good old days" now...
Love the photos!