Our Week in Greensburg

Trip Start Sep 12, 2011
Trip End Nov 21, 2011

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Friday, September 23, 2011

We finally arrive at Ike's mom's house in Greensburg, Indiana at about 10pm on Friday, September 23rd (my mom's birthday--1st one I've missed in forever which makes me feel bad, but I enjoyed talking with her).  Hard to recall that just a few days ago we were still in Yellowstone!!  As we drive down Betty's driveway, what do my wondering eyes do appear?  She lives in the middle of a giant corn field!!!  I have seen nothing but corn for days and here I am in the midst of a huge field! Her driveway is a "corn tunnel"!    Ike's mom has 40 acres that she leases out to farmers and this year their crop is corn.  Next year she will be in the middle of soybeans

I finally get to meet my new mother-in-law, and am so happy to say that she is a very loving, sweet woman who made me feel welcome from the very beginning.  We had eight wonderful days together: went to her church,   had a fun family dinner, shopped a little around town, spent some time weeding her flowerbeds for her and a few other little chores. We also got to experience a good old mid-west Lightening and thunderstorm one night.  Our poor little dog was beside himself--what a chicken!!    

I picked some fresh soybeans and boiled them in salt water (a treat we call Edamame) and am amazed that all the farmers around here have never heard of preparing them that way. There are tons of black walnuts in her yard so had fun gathering them and saving them for my mom, as she had them at home when she was young.  

We shared a little in the cooking and had some great meals!  We had to go to this little restaurant in town called "The Track Side" for one of their famous "Boss Hogg" tenderloin sandwiches.  It is a breaded pork tenderloin, the biggest sandwich I have ever seen and absolutely delicious!!  Makes up for the "White Castle" visit for sure!!

One of the "highlights" of our visit is seeing the famous "Tree in the Courthouse"  For some reason a tree has grown out of the top of the courthouse roof, and that is what Greensburg-ites have adopted as their claim to fame! 

Ike's uncle Archie drove up one day to take us golfing, which was a real treat.  It was over an hour drive for him to come up and play so we really appreciated it.  Archie lost an arm in a car accident as a young man, and that man is an absolutely amazing golfer!  He could have a cigar in his mouth, tee up and drive as straight as an arrow for a mile!!  He is a tournament golfer and was oh so patient with us "hackers" as we played, and spent a fair amount of time helping Ike look for all the balls that he blasts way far to the right and in the weeds & trees!!

While in town we had a stereo system installed in the little Toyota so now we will have tunes!! Our visit ended too soon, and I leave my new mom-in-law with tears in my eyes and a promise to fly back in the spring to finish the flowerbeds!
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Deedee on

Awwwh grandma, shes so adorable, I havnt seen her n soooo long

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