This is a continuation of yesterday's blog in which I attempted to relate some of Elaine's respect for her Dad and his ability to do things to make her feel he was very exceptional. She grew up with him having a thrashing machine and a "D" John Deere. This meant that he had a "thrashing run" with 5-6 neighbors.
One neighbor dropped out of the group when he learned that another neighbor had a patch of bindweed. She was about 16 years old when photographed with her Dad, Mother and brother Dale. The love and respect for her Dad even shows through on the picture. It was probably a year or so after the picture was taken that Dale introduced Elaine to a friend of mine at a dance. He was not anxious to dance with her so I volunteered. Things have not been the same since. They have been better.