West of Brown Avenue (highway 10), south of 1st Avenue (highway 74)
Total for today : 23,480 steps and 4:30 time.
This is the quadrant of town that I have been least familiar with… just haven’t had occasion to go there much, either while back in high school, or in the years since I’ve moved away.
Sorry, but I’m going to start out with two dead animal pictures… both somewhat unappetizing. So let’s get those out of the way. I promise these are the only two pictures of that kind today.
a possum a bit past it’s expiration date for a ‘road kill cookbook’ recipe
partially de-hided squirrel – not sure what happened to it
OK… we’ve got that out of the way. One thing I noticed today is that Minden must have fairly lax ordinances on things being located on the sidewalks…
sidewalk mailbox # 1
sidewalk mailbox # 2
sidewalk mailbox # 3
utility post and TREE STUMP in sidewalk!
broken thermometer (in two ways)
I think this thermometer is a little more accurate (Bethany Home courtyard)
Bethany Home was kind enough to let me use their facilities half-way through my walk…
fish tank in Bethany — with my legs reflection
above the fish tank
Husker fans at Bethany
First picture in the dim morning light.. south of town “chickens”
… there were a LOT more birds just a few seconds before I snapped this picture
faded Jack & Jill (grocery store?)
The Pallet Man from Gibbon (where I lived until 3rd grade)
nice ball field
portal of the day
Funk elevator off to the west
colorful footwear mailbox
2 deer, 1 pheasant
rocks against the house (energy conserving??)
nice house with water tower in the distance
back yard pond
another Husker family
eagle # 1
eagle # 2
eagle (or hawk) from the back, with antlers
mailbox in the back yard
hazy deer and owl
vegetation of the day
front yard artwork
the only Loper signage I’ve see so far (once Kearney State, now U. of Nebr.- Kearney)
a boy and his dog
lots of pumps
the Cornhusker Defense
dogs by the Blackshirts flag
poor guy got confused… he accidentally misspelled HUSKERS … (lol.. jk)
new roof going on
mail box art
nice porch… but how do you get there?
only parking meter I’ve seen in Minden so far
Arctic Cats (snowmobiles?).. I haven’t seen these in Colorado that much
Minden Head Start
back yard Statue of Liberty
could use a trim
Funny sign # 1
Funny sign #
only Buddha I’ve seen so far in Minden… they’re fairly common in Longmont
Bloody Mary, Rhoda Broom, Vell B. Heresoon, AAA. Lien, Ima Goner, Westin Peace
renovation in progress
nice to see the theater get some attention!
empty house view 1
empty house view 2
seen better days
I don’t think it’s a private drive any more
couldn’t find this intersection on my Google Maps
deer and windmill
I’m not welcome here…
another old barn
The rest of the pictures are ones of various gravestones I took on walking through the Minden Cemetery. This may or may not interest you… if not, then this day’s blog is over. One interesting thing that is fairly common here, that I haven’t seen that much elsewhere, is including a couple’s children’s names on the grave marker.
Most of the pictures I’m putting in are people that I know (or knew) to one degree or another. I walked through fairly quickly, so I’m sure I missed a lot, but I was still surprised at how many people I knew, or at least the names were familiar.
I’ll start out with my parents, which is still a little unnerving to me since they’re both still alive!
Mom and Dad (married 62 years ago yesterday!)
niece Nikki… with us far too short a time
Laura was my grandma’s sister
Harry is one of Laura’s three sons
I didn’t know about this until today
Ron was one of my very best friends in high school and college and beyond
I believe these are the parents of Jim Haws, who I worked with many summers.
Parents of Lavern and John Eihusen, who I also worked with
Used to ride the school bus with Kurt and Karma
my friend Terry used to help out on Leroy’s farm
I was in 4-H with both the Favinger and Newbold kids
Family doctor growing up — Zo anne was in my class
memorial to those fallen in war
Mr. Houston was Minden High School guidance counselor