Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Elvis on the farm

Elvis Brassfield Wisconsin Farm
This is a scan of a slide showing my grandfather, Elvis John Brassfield (1920 - 2006), on his farm in the Town of Portland, Dodge County, Wisconsin in the late 1960's or early 1970s.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Fowlie Barns

Fowlie Barns
Frank Fowlie barns c. 1940s

Here are some more photos of the Frank Fowlie farm from the 1940s. Frank and Clara (Ross) Fowlie were my great grand parents. None of these buildings are extant and as of 2011, only a grain bin marks the location of the farm. I put the grain bin and aerial photos in too for comparison... I would add that except for the car in the next photo, this scene is not much different than what can be found somewhere in Iowa, even in 2012.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Wordless Wednesday - Fowlie retirement home then and now

117 Denison Beach Drive in 2011
117 Denison Beach Drive in 2011
This is a series of photos of Frank and Clara (Ross) Fowlie's home in Lake View, Sac County, Iowa. They were my great grand parents. As you can see from the current photo, the color is different, but the floor plan appears to be the same. The oldest photo shows the home without the dining room and porch, which were added later in the 50s and 60s. As I've mentioned before, we always thought of the green color shown below as "Grandpa green". Click read more to see the rest of the photos...