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Bessie's Annual Bath

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Bessie got her annual bath today. She had many patches of mossy green on her and her flowers had blown away some time ago, so she was ready! Of course I'm always a day late and a dollar short. The entire family was here last month but admired Bessie anyway in her mossy pathetic state with only her bell around her neck. She can be easily seen from the street now because I sold the truck last summer. It annoyed me that the best place, the only place really to park it was in an opening in the woods right in front of her. So you could glimpse her from the road briefly but only I saw her in all her glory from the carport. From my front window I occasionally see cars slowing down to get a better look or show the kids. She is worth her weight in gold! Since she is solid cement that would be quite a chunk. When I move back to Ohio she is going with me. She is quite the traveler. She Originally lived in Kentucky, then Ohio and now Florida.   She has logged quite a few miles on the r…

Old Concord

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OLD CONCORD
Strolling down memory lane!  
My Son Billy (and Ruby) are moving out to a city very near Concord California and my daughter Dianne with my grandson Ryan in tow, went along to help drive the second vehicle out there.
Billy had never seen Concord but Dianne was born nearby and lived in Concord for her first six weeks at my parents home.  We moved to Pittsburg and then later at about six months old, she and I moved back to an apartment in Concord for a year while her dad was overseas on a tour of duty.  We moved to the midwest when she was 21 months old and we only went back once.

She and Billy went to visit yesterday and sent unrecognizable photos.  
Where is the Concord that I grew up in?  
I scoured the internet and came up with these photos.

Oh how many frosted mugs were ordered at the local  A&W!!  10 cents for small, 15 cents for a large mug.
This one on Market Street near Downtown is exactly like the one  on Clayton Road that we used to hang out. In fact, It's…