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Sunday, September 09, 2012

Morning with mom

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One of my all time favorite festivals of the summer.
Marigold days in Mantorville, MN

 I used to take one, two or all three of my kids to this, but I remember my Brice liked Marigold days alot, and he would for sure be with me every year. I taught him how to haggle the price down when he was about 8 or 9 and he got himself a "real cool" bat mobile (that his brother later lost a part of it)
He was pretty proud of himself, and so was his mama.

This year my mom came along, we had a good time as usual looking around, checking things out, getting idea's and people watching  :)
There are always lots of antiques
a fishing contest at the dam was happening
Crafts galore, This snowman was painted on a screen door....cute idea
Tents with sellers and their goods everywhere
I thought this was clever, they used childrens shoes to plant 
"Hen & Chicks" plant. So cute!
Pretty little bottles...
...and this super cool bike.  
A souped-up stingray with banana seat and high handle bars.
 Back in the day you considered pretty cool is you had one of these!  
Did you have one?

14 comments:

  1. I did! It sure looks like it was a great day. I'd love to browse all of those goods!

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  2. OK, so now you've totally convinced me that next year I need to attend Marigold Days. I love charming Mantorville with all its old buildings.

    As for the banana seat bike, I never had one, but we found one for our girls at a garage sale and later sold it at a garage sale to someone who collected banana seat bikes. Wish we wouldn't have sold it now...

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    1. Marigold days is always the weekend after Labor day, I think you would love it. Plan to eat at the Hubble house if you've never been there.

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    2. I ate at the Hubbard House many, many, many years ago. Randy and I spent a day in Mantorville two years ago just walking around town, visiting the shops, etc. Such a fun day. I especially like the post office, of all places. You should go in there and see the beautiful old post office boxes.

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  3. Love Marigold Days! Had too much going on this weekend to get there. Saved me a few sheckels by not going I suppose :) Did you get anything?

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  4. Just looked this year Cheri. Walked away empty handed :)

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  5. It was a fun day. I love to look at all the old tooles. It brings back the memories of using them when I grew up on the farm.

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  6. I had a pink bike like that when I was a kid. Used to ride my sister on the handle bars all the time:)

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    1. I forgot all about riding on the handle bars.... We did that too!

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  7. That does look like a fun festival, we'll have to hit that one up next year!

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  8. I was there on Saturday afternoon all by my loneliness. Rick was in Mabel. I didn't see you two!

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    1. We went right away in the morning Cindy. I'm still jealous of your cute little nesting measuring cups...what a great find!

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  9. I didn't go to marigold days, but something in me wishes i had. :(

    don't want to nit-pick, but did you know that you used the curse word "damn" instead of "dam" for the fishing picture? hehe...it's just a minor slip. a funny one! i LOL'd.

    miss you lots n lots!

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    1. Oops. Thanks MJ.... I changed it immediately (didnt mean to swear)

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