Here, gathered in our beloved South Dakota, are a few members of our Williamson / Mattson Clan. Charles and Luella are to be blamed (be kind, they didn't know what they were doing). We're generally a happy bunch and somewhat intelligent (notwithstanding our tenuous grasp on reality). I'm also proud to say that most of us still have our teeth.

Friday, May 7, 2010

Two More Pictures From the Montana Ranch

From the Fortress Of Solitude
Pleasant Grove

Happy Friday!
Yes, to some Friday is a happy day. You're off work for the weekend. Then there are those of us that have to work for a living and don't get home from Space Camp until Saturday evening 6:00 P.M. leaving Sunday as the only day off. We are those who toil for our daily bread. We are those who dream what it might be like to have two days off a week.

Anyway, let's put an end to the ramblings of self pity brought on through one's own decisions. It is time to post a couple pictures from the Montana ranch before heading back down to the school for Camp.

This is a picture of Grandma Violet with her first born daughter Luella taken in 1939. Luella thinks it may be a first birthday picture with her first doll. I like this photograph. There is an excellent mixture of white and dark and the subject matter couldn't be more appropriate for Mother's Day this weekend.

In this picture we have Grandpa Walter Mattson with an older Luella looking at the family's turkeys. The ranch had everything, turkeys, geese, sheep, cows, pigs etc. The date of the picture is unknown. Luella says it was a "rich life" to be raised on a ranch. The variety of animals and people meant never a dull day.

So today, two pictures for your enjoyment.


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