Sunday, November 28, 2010

BBE Elementary, Brooten, MN

Why are these students holding up two fingers?
Because they know that those are the two fingers used to teach a newborn calf to drink from a pail.

Monday, November 22, 2010

Lakeville Senior Center

Wherever I perform my shows, I always tell audiences "My heritage is your heritage or the heritage of your parents, grandparents, or great grandparents."
Well, my statement was never more true for an audience than it was on Friday morning, November 19, 2010, when I had the distinct privilege of performing at Lakeville Senior Center, located in downtown Lakeville, which is only about 5 miles east of the farm where I grew up, the farm that is the reference for my two series of children's books written for adults.
A few minutes before my show is scheduled to begin, Linda Walter, Senior Center Coordinator, snaps a photo as I stop at some tables to visit with audience members while they eat pumpkin cake. 

Saturday, November 20, 2010

St. John's Grandkids, Springfield, MN

"We used to all stand when we played,"she says as she grins. "Now we like to sit down."

Thursday, November 11, 2010

Henry Ford Museum

The Henry Ford Museum, Dearborn, Michigan, is not just Fords. It's a display of the metamorphosis of machines and utensils for the home, the fields, and the roads.  The displays and the gift shops are constantly being updated to include more of the history of mankind's fascination with machines and utensils.
Nancy sets the timer and then rushes in to get in on the picture at the entrance to the Henry Ford Museum.