Thursday, May 22, 2014

Picket Fences

Linking to Good Fences


The gate was closed to this little park in Sedona.
I thought this was an interesting house in Oracle, Arizona.

That picket fence reminds me of my grandmother's home in Idaho. One summer while staying with our grandparents, my cousin Julia and I were asked to paint the picket fence white. The problem was that we began to argue about how it should be painted and so grandpa separated us making us start at the two farthest ends of the fence. 

To this day, Julia and I laugh about that day when we were young teens.


21 comments:

TexWisGirl said...

what a cute story! :) hopefully you met in the middle.

thanks for linking up! i like the weathered wood of the house and fence, too!

Paulette said...

Stories from our childhood are the best! I see the argument didn't keep you and your cousin from remaining friends.

Ginny said...

Your grandpa was a VERY wise man!

HOOTIN ANNI said...

You are bringing back the days of yore for me with these photos from AZ.

Rose said...

I bet you never see a picket fence without thinking of that! I love it, BTW!

FOREST SNAPPER said...

great piece of timber fence

Ida said...

Both nice fence shots and your story about painting the fence as teenagers is just wonderful.

Frank said...

Lovely images Ruth.

Rose said...

Re your comment on my fences photo...the ones with the cows looking at me...you ask if they wer looking at me asking where's the food. Oh, they most definitely were! NOt that they are mine, but I do know the look. They thought since we were pausing there that there was a chance....

Gail Dixon said...

Arizona has the most interesting names for their cities. Oracle...that's awesome.

How sweet for you and your cousin to have that memory about your grandparents' fence. :)

Janey and Co. said...

What a funny story. I have sisters too and we were known to get into it. Thanks for the visit. I too am very interested n genealogy...don't get me started. I found my GG Granfathers plantation...or the remains of it. Spent three yrs restoring the cemetery, which was about all that was left. The stories I could tell!...Janey

LV said...

Different fence sights. I like the old one, where it is falling down. Nicely done,

McGuffy Ann Morris said...

These are interesting. I especially love that second picture.

Roan said...

Really like the weathered wood fence

Cranberry Morning said...

Haha. Sounds like typical kids to me. :-) Really enjoyed that second photo especially, Ruth! And yes, our snow has finally melted. :-)

NanaDiana said...

Great pictures. That is an interesting looking house and a fun story about you and your cousin-xo Diana

Margaret Adamson said...

great story and images.

Debbie said...

oh, i am weak at heart for old, weathered wood!!

i enjoyed your cute story!!!

nookworm said...

Your story is sweet! No need to paint this one. Love the weathered wood.

Linda R said...

Such great shots. And I love hearing your story!!

Linda~

Carola Bartz said...

What a lovely story!
I like the weathered fence in the second photo - it totally matches the house.

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