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These photos seriously crack me up! It is really funny the things man becomes obsessed with.  We have tried so many inventions to walk, float, run, glide and ride on water. These are some really cool inventions, from total redneck underwater air breathing to water skiing Queenie the elephant 🙂 I got a kick out of these and wanted to share, let me know your favorites!

strange-inventions-3 Queenie the water skiing elephant Water Bicycle Hydro-Bronc Diving Helmet3 The-amphibocycle-water-bicycle-on-the-river-Seine-Asnières-France-1909 above-water-animal-animal-antics-animals-on-skis-athletic-elephant-beach-Favim.com-38857 circa 1920 A man in the Channel using a floating contraption that allows him to walk on the water crazy-inventions-of-the-past25

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Merry Christmas

Nativity

I have nothing really to post, I only want to wish everyone a Blessed Christmas and a Happy New Year!  I look forward to seeing you all in 2014 and sharing and being shared with 🙂

An Old time Christmas

We decided to go cut a tree this year.  We live a lot of our life in old movies, books and really love the past.  Short of getting out the draft horses and hiking into the wilderness, the next best thing is the Christmas tree farm.  We made a day of it and had a lot of fun!  By the end of the day, even the dog snuggled up on the couch 🙂

tree farm

So many trees to choose from!  Thought we better play in the snow before making such an important decision!

in the snow

Charlie had as much fun as anyone else!  We played in the snow until our fingers and toes were numb.  Finally time though to get serious and I think we found our tree.

pre cut

After some work we were able to get it somewhat dusted off and loaded up on the car.  It does not look real big standing next to that huge tree.  We were in for a big surprise!

loading

This is one large tree, I think it grew on it’s way to the car 🙂

After I wrestled it into the house and defrosted it, we got our little helpers busy with lights and ornaments.

done

By this time, Charlie was done for!\

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Inspired by the past, unfortunately we cannot go back in time, but this was the next best thing for us.  Thanks for stopping by, please check out the old time Christmas photos I found below 🙂

Wright Brothers home, 7 Hawthorn Street, Dayton, Ohio. It was taken in 1900.

Wright Brothers home, 7 Hawthorn Street, Dayton, Ohio. It was taken in 1900.

Santa Claus and Children on the streets of New York City circa 1900.

Santa Claus and Children on the streets of New York City circa 1900.

Santa - Loading a railway car

Santa – Loading a railway car

Harris, Martha. Christmas Tree. It was created between 1905 and 1945

Harris, Martha. Christmas Tree. It was created between 1905 and 1945

Old Time Christmas. It was created between 1905 and 1945

Old Time Christmas. It was created between 1905 and 1945

Christmas-Horses-Tree-For Christmas Tree For Horses. It was taken in 1918

Christmas-Horses-Tree-For Christmas Tree For Horses. It was taken in 1918

Christmas Tree at Capitol. It was created in 1913

Christmas Tree at Capitol. It was created in 1913