Elaine has continued to add Petunias to the Geraniums that she had planted earlier in the old butcher kettle. It sets in front of our house and provides color throughout the summer. The 4th of July parade goes past our house so we always try to have red, white and blue plants. The old cast iron butcher kettle came from Elaine's parents. When they moved from the farm to Seward in 1956, it ended up at our place. We suspended it with chains from a tripod of poles and grew flowers in it when we lived on 5th street during the '50's. We took it with us when we moved to Lincoln but left it with Flowerdays when we went to Virginia. When we returned to Nebraska, we reclaimed it and has continued to be an integral part of our landscape. There are many family stories that could be told about the old Kettle.