Farm Living

{Peterson Family Photos}

I don’t usually post many family photos on my blog but these photos are especially dear to me. I spent some time over the summer with my grandma Betty and grandpa Harold Peterson. I’d listen to their stories like how they met (that’s an especially good one)… about grandpa’s time in the US Army during the Korean Conflict… how grandpa worked his tail off on the family farm… their trip to Europe… grandma’s 49 years as a school teacher… laughing about their trip to Chicago when they visited my husband and I. Grandpa ended the conversation that day with “Yep, we had a pretty good life.”  That  just made my heart melt with happiness.

Grandma is currently residing in the Bertrand Nursing Home. Grandpa passed away on September 17 (his 86th birthday) this year. Below are a few photographs that grandpa gave me on one of those last visits I had with him.

Grandpa Harold Peterson's parents: John Peter and Anna Cecilla (Nelson)
Grandpa Harold Peterson’s parents: John Peter and Anna Cecilla (Nelson)
John Peter and Anna Cecilla Sod House
John Peter Sod House (part of Homestead Act).
Harold Peterson
Harold Peterson with his first sheep
Harold Peterson US Army
Grandpa Harold Peterson – US Army
Harold and Betty Peterson with Dennis
Harold and Betty Peterson with Dennis Peterson (my dad) at baptism.
Harold Peterson with his sons
Harold Peterson with his sons: Dennis, David and John Paul
Grandma Betty Lou (Smith) Peterson
Grandma Betty Lou (Smith) Peterson

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