Friday, September 25, 2009

carpe diem ~


Synonym via MS Word ~

“make hay while the sun shines”


“Cook car” c. 1900, Barton, ND.

Making hay was a community endeavor during the turn of the century (and much later). When the threshing machine came to town, everyone pitched in to help. Even the ladies worked the cook car preparing hot meals for the men. Above, my great grandpa (John Johnson) is kneeling center, bottom ~ smoking a pipe. My great-great uncle, John Saude, is the man standing ~ first man at left with light colored long-sleeved shirt and suspenders.


Circuit camera photograph of men “making hay”

in Barton, ND c. 1900.


Close up of circuit camera shot above.

Threshing in Barton, ND c. 1900.


And a closer look at the right side of the photo above.



Carpe diem ~ seize the day ~ make hay

Today with the sniffles, I successfully rolled out of bed before 8 a.m. Drank a cup of coffee and played on the computer. Carpe diem!

1 comment:

  1. Yes Juliet, I need to seize the day much more often than I do.

    Love Renee xoxo