Finding my way home..............
So .... I had a great day Monday. I had lunch with a dear friend. I gave a speech on Buy Fresh-Buy Local to a garden club. And I had a few minutes so I stopped at a little antique shop.
Evil, evil place. It made me part with money. My money.
But ......... it was soooooo worth it.
Ok .... a little about me that you may not know. I like maps. I like antique maps. But the maps have to have meaning to me.
I am browsing through the shop. I went back to look at a charming apron made from feed sacks. And a rack of magazine and sheet music caught my eye. And there ..... was a page from an old plat book. Advertisements for New Dixon Iowa. Hmmmmmm? That is just down the road a piece. Then there were advertisements and pictures from Long Grove. More hmmmm.
Then tucked behind the $175 colorful map of Scott County was this township map.
Hey!! That's where we live!
Yep ..... its a 1905 map of Winfield township in Scott County Iowa. And its ours. And look .... there is our little old house.
So, if anyone ever tells me where to go ............. I will know how to get home!