New Year’s Day in Seward has been a beautiful sunny day with a high temperature of 35 degrees and very little wind. After staying up to see the Ball drop in Times Square, we didn’t get up very early. The floats in the Rose Bowl Parade seem to get more elaborate every year. Carolyn and Ben came down this morning in his Dodge Power Wagon with its new flat bed. He has fabricated attractive sideboards for the neat rig. We have already talked about how handy it will be for hauling brush to the City Burn Pile.
John and Sadie came down this afternoon and enjoyed some time with Jon and Anna. She did some coloring on the coffee table with Jon and went to the lower level with Elaine to do some things at my work bench. She is pretty handy with a hammer, screwdriver, etc. She also sat on my lap and took some “selfies” with photo booth on the Mac Book. I continue to pull out my old files that are of interest to Jon as he “researches” Hugh H. Bennett and early days of the USDA Soil Conservation Service. The Agency was established in 1935 with a cadre of young professional, so when I got to Washington, D.C., in 1962, I was able to know many of those who had advanced to the top levels of their discipline before they retired.