Sunday, October 9, 2011

An OCTOBER SATURDAY with Mickey & Susan in Coweta, Oklahoma

The day begins by doing a load of laundry.

Wash & hang the clothes on my wonderful outdoor lines.  I love the whiteness and the fresh smell of the laundry dried outside in the fresh air. 
As you can see, I always hang my laundry by type and in order.  I find this makes the actual folding and putting away so much easier.  I know a lot of you do not use a clothes line any more, but those who do I'm curious whether you hang your clothes by type or just randomly.
Next, it was to the church property behind our buildings where a Pumpkin Patch was being set up.
The money earned from this Pumpkin Patch will go toward a missions trip in the summer of 2012 to El Salvador.
More decorations and items will be added and I'll post another picture later on.  The Pumpkin Patch will officially open for business Monday, the 10th.

Then we drove a short distance to the center of our town for a Classic Car show that was being held.  They had two city blocks blocked off and about 30-40 Antique Classic Cars on display.  Can you believe I did not take ONE picture of the cars :o(  Let me tell you, there were some beauties and some really OLD cars.  Some even older than Mickey & I :o)

A little park just off main street.  Children playing on the playground equipment. 
The band really blasting the music out.  Look at the young boy who's guitar was almost as big as he was.
Another view of the park and tables.
Across the street were these blow-ups and pony rides for the children to enjoy.
A military memorial in the center of the park.

Everything at this festival was FREE - the car display, the blow-up games and pony rides, the music playing AND free soda pop - chips of your choice and hot dogs & a Blue Bell Ice Cream truck handing out ice cream bars of your choice.

We LOVE our little town and are so blessed that God has planted us here in this stage of our lives.

It was a beautiful day of blue skies and temperatures in the 80th.

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Becky said...

You are among the millions of southerners in your neck of the woods that surely earned your fall temps. Enjoy!!

Mari said...

What a nice day! I love small towns too and I'm sure Coweta would be at the top of my list if I was near it. I know there are some wonderful people that live there!
I don't hang clothes out often, but when I do, I hang it by type as well.

Brenda said...

Looked like a relaxing day. Hope they make lots of sales with the pumpkins! Have a great week you two!

retha said...

The pair of socks hang next to each other. Maybe it is all I can get organised ;o)

Betty said...

I still hang my clothes outside and yes, I hang them by type and order too. It´s helps with the folding later on. I also turn everything right side out, then it´s even quicker. :)

Your day looked like a lot of fun.

Cheryl @ The Farmer's Daughter said...

I don't hang out laundry as much as I used to. I do use the clothesline for throw rugs but that is about all. Guess I've gotten lazy! I do love the smell of sheets that have dried outside. Have a great day!

Maxine said...

What a pleasant post to read and what pleasant photos! It gave me a nice feeling looking at the clothes on the line blowing. One of my favorite of the little things in life. I no longer hang out my entire laundry, mostly just bedding and curtains and the like, but yes, when I did, I did do it by types.

Kathy said...

I feel like I spent the day with you! : ) I love it!!!

Crystal said...

I always enjoy your posts about your community. The pumpkin setup looks like fun. And I've been asking my husband for a clothesline for a few years - I may have to take it into my own hands!

Sunny said...

Wonderful post, Susan. Yes I hang my laundry by type also. Love the pumpkin patch idea. Great way to earn for missions! Glad for you in your little town. Still trying to learn where my forever place will be (this side of eternity) but I knoe the Lord will show me when its time.

Thanks fpr your encouraging comments on my blog


Thanks so much Susan for sharing your wonderful day with us. It was beautiful. I love the clothes hanging on the lines and yes, as a child I was taught by my Mother to hang our clothes by type. It does make it all so much easier. Have a great day. connie

Barbara said...

Glad you got to spend time with old 'forever friends'. Always a blessing.

still using your washing line I see. It has to be raining for me not to hang mine out.