M.Goose Spots Some Banners in the Windows


Sometimes Mother Goose just goes out joy riding. When I was a youngster, we’d drive through the countryside, the dirt roads and sometimes the trails through the forests…just to go for a ride. We would look for deer in the fields at twilight, a gravel road with agate potential, a blueberry patch along the side of the road. Sometimes we went looking for “real estate”.

Back in the 60’s in the country parts of northern Minnesota, any random passerby could pull into the driveway of an abandoned house and walk right into the empty house. These “real estate” adventures comprise some of my fondest memories. With our parents and grandparents permission, we could go snooping around other people’s homes and lives — houses full of stuff were highly regarded as treasure to our family!

Imagine fully furnished homes just empty of people and left to the rages of time! I began my stamp collection from the abandoned mail of these homes. We also collected antique “Ball jars”, door knobs, glass medicine bottles, barbed wire and tools. Once we found an abandoned home in a quiet valley complete with a functional piano on the front porch. I launched into my memorized material and entertained my family. For some reason, we never felt like we were trespassing…just checking the “real estate”.

Today I didn’t go into any of the homes I stopped at — just stood outside. I didn’t leave anything but blessings. I didn’t take anything but pictures.

Blue Star Banner in Stickney.

Blue Star Banner in Stickney.

Blue Star Banner, Marine Flag and U.S. flag proudly displayed at my friends' home.

Blue Star Banner, Marine Flag and U.S. flag proudly displayed at my friends’ home.

Blue Star Banner in a watchful neighborhood of Berwyn.

Blue Star Banner in a watchful neighborhood of Berwyn.

Pray for the Gold Star families when you encounter this banner... Only God knows the deep pride and sacrifice of these families.

Pray for the Gold Star families when you encounter this banner… Only God knows the deep pride and sacrifice of these families.

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One thought on “M.Goose Spots Some Banners in the Windows

  1. I would have so enjoyed going into other people’s homes. Imagine doing that today. LOL! I love this post, though, Mother Goose. Leaving blessings on each home is an amazingly powerful thing to do. I will be more aware myself, and see if I notice any banners. Memorial Day weekend is an excellent time to be reminded of the families that sacrifice along with their servicemen and women. ox

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