Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Scan Fest, Reflection's Style

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Recently I was loaned a very large box of family photos.  Many of the photos I have seen, but, there are some jewels in that box that I have never seen.  Mom and I have had some giggles, some tears, and some great discussions about what we remember.  I have learned a few tidbits I did not know.

The following photo is a Polaroid, black and white.  In was about 1965 or so.  That is my parent's business and that vehicle in the left, is MY JEEP!!!  Oh, My!  I had no idea any photos of it even existed.  Wahhooooo!

The following photo was taken in the fall of 1962.  Nope, it is not in focus.  That is me on the left with the funky wonderful glasses with the white along the top, the white bobby socks, and the pinafore!!  Also in the photo, my grandmother, Minnie, top middle, my Mom, on right and my brother.

OK, back to scanning I go.


Monday, October 27, 2014

Fall in SE Michigan, The Cider Mill Visit, a Must Do.

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Yes, fall in SE Michigan screams cider mill.  Sort the apples.

A working museum.  Some articles are display, others are waiting for the cider to be made.

A pretty fall display:

Pressing the cider (hydraulics do the work). Notes I took:  120 or so gallons of cider. Starts with 6000 apples. Give or take. 20 minutes or so to load the presses.  They use at least 3 different types of apples.

Filling the cider jugs for customers:

For sale!

We found a lovely place to have our cider and donuts:

Someone else was having a autumn snack:

And, along the waterway, which had a few bridges, we find a troll to tip his hat at us.

Ahhh, the cider mill.