Saturday, November 22, 2014

Jon's Birthday

I went to a Schweitzer Auction for some folks from Raymond, NE down at the 4-H building this morning. They always do a great job of getting items pictured on their web-site well ahead of the sale date so looked forward to it. This is just an example of the many "collections" up for auction. In addition to these meat grinders, there were also very impressive collections of lamps, clocks, sports cards, depression glass, vases, dishes, etc. I have no idea how some of the things like these grinders might have sold but the glassware was selling very well (in my opinion). They took nothing other than $2.50 bids so it only took a couple people wanting something to get to $15.00
I came home early from the auction for the 11:00am Nebraska-Minnesota football game. It was shocking to see the early injuries  but the final score with Nebraska on the short end of a 28-24 final even more shocking. I didn't dwell on it very long before pulling out my old 1953-'58 Diary and checking on son Jon's arrival on this date. We had been to a Sunday family dinner the day before where Elaine didn't feel very well. We went to the hospital at 4:00 the next morning and by 8:22am, we had a 7lb. 10oz. boy. Elaine was in the hospital for 5 days and the bill was $70.00. Elaine & Jon spent the next several days at her folks and the other kids spent time with my folks as well as with her. Jon called tonight from Virginia and we had a good visit. 

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