Saturday, April 30, 2016

John's Farm

This is one of the kerosene lanterns my dad had around our place in Kalae, Molokai when we were kids. One never knew when we would loose power and he was always prepared for it. We had cows in order to have milk (in trying to feed 6 children on a shoestring budget) and dad would milk the cows twice a day-before and after work. Hence, the name, John's Farm. Dad labeled everything! Even his rubber boots. I find myself doing that a lot too-labelling everything.

Now that we are moving back to this home that I grew up in, I am taking this lantern with me, of course. Not sure where it will 'live' as it is now a decorative memorabilia rather than an object with function.

Join us as a group of us (yes-there are many of us!) from around the world post our shadow shots over at Shadow Shot Sunday 2. Entertain your muse and be amused by stopping by to see what others have posted!

(We are in the midst of preparing to move back to my island home of Molokai this May. Exciting, terrifying, happy, sad all at the same time as I love New Mexico as much as I love Molokai. But, my husband and I and family are ready for this move and excited. There is so much to do in a very short amount of time, so I hope my fellow bloggers forgive me if I don't leave comments at your site or am sporadic about it. The next few months will be pretty crazy for us.)


The Greenockian said...

Really like this photograph.

Kathe W. said...

stellar photo- good luck on your move- hard to leave and exciting to return home

Ralph said...

This seems to be a functional item with the feeling of the country, at least to this suburban warrior :) The best part of this story is that the lantern too is returning to its roots...

colleen said...

We has kerosene lamps growing up too for when the power went out. Then we'd play monopoly around the light. I look forward to seeing some nice shots from Hawaii here.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

I used to have a kerosene lantern almost exactly like this one. Somewhere in my many moves, I've lost it, but it's still a part of my memories.

Chandra@GreenComotion said...

Hi Paula,
Thanks for sharing the story about the lovely Hurricane Lamp.
Have a Happy Day!
Peace :)

carol l mckenna said...

Very creatively composed photo!

Happy Week to you ~ ^_^


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