Sunday, March 28, 2010


The farm got new combines. Big event, only happens well every 16 years or so as you can see from this picture. Can you pick out me?

Growing up my little sister pronounced combine as "Conky Bine." So that is what I called them and always was quickly told by my mom: "Don't call them that."

Not till later in life did I figure out what what a CONCUBINE is.  And now can see why it might not be a wife's favorite thing to hear her child say: "My dad got a new conkybine!" Or "My dad's out with the Conkybine." Haha.

Thanks to Joey, who shared this with me. I have never seen this!  The infant is my 16 year old bro who is now 6' 2."  My older Bro Ben is holding him. My sis is barefooted chicken legs in the middle. She is now married, teaches school and has a baby. Tony is my favorite.
My dad and Gramps and Uncles look the same.
My dad still wears that shirt.


shelly said...

This is a great picture. I like Tony in it, too. It's like, Big Jay, little Jay =)

Cindy Spratling said...

This picture is AWESOME! I love it! Thanks for sharing.

Cam and Mary said...

Hi Amie,
Yes, we moved to Destin, FL about 2 months ago for Cam's work. It really is beautiful. Let me know if you ever want to come and visit! :)

I would be thrilled if my pics were half as great as yours. I am so impressed with your talents.

And lastly, your stories are priceless! Love this one!

Andrea Bemis said...

I love the conky bines! Brings back memories of Idaho!!

I always love reading your blog because I never know what I will read about but I always know coming here it will be amusing! Thanks for the smile!

Peggy Merrell said...

I just couldn't help taking a peak at your blog. I love all the pictures of Naomi especially in her cute little pink cowgirl shirt and jeans! What a doll! What a crack up! Also loved the picture of all of you in front of the new combine! I really get a chuckle out of the way you tell stories. You're a good writer, just like Cindy says!