We've been driving back to the farm in Wisconsin for over 30 years.
And here it is... the farm... and the house that built me.
My brother Ron & his wife Deb own the farm now,
and I am so grateful that I can go back and "touch this place and feel it".
And yes, that would be me and my husband baling hay on the farm 31 years ago!
We were married in 1979 and drove back to the farm the summer of 1980
for my brother Ron & Deb's July wedding.
I am so happy that this memorable moment was captured on film!
Be sure to enlarge so you can see my hard-working husband stacking hay bales.
You can check out more "Memories on the Farm" pictures HERE.
This is one of the last pictures taken of my Dad driving the John Deere tractor that he loved.
And this will be my first trip back to the farm since my Dad's passing on Dec. of '09.
I am so aware that the timing of this trip could not be more perfect.
Lots of changes going on and that inevitably evokes a need for me to connect with my roots...
to reflect, reminisce and remember.