Monday, March 19, 2012

A meeting of lots of blacksmiths

This past Saturday, we attended the Blacksmith Association of Missouri meeting in Cedar Ridge, Missouri.  It was a beautiful, warm day in the country.

Here, our host Bonita, prepares hors d'oeuvres  on a cheese covered anvil. 

There were some very neat buildings on the property.

 Bonita plays with a 9 week old puppy. 

Apparently this little guy didn't like the crock as much as I did.

Inside the bunk house was this neat old trunk. I remember my mother buying me Poll-Parrot shoes. The blacksmith worked for International Shoe Company when we were first married. This was one of their products.

Thanks to our host Bonita and Hank for a wonderful time!


Karen said...

I've never heard of Poll Parrot shoes!.. now I have to google...

Jeri Landers said...

I vaguely remember Poll shoes, but Buster Browns were definitely a big deal.

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Deanna said...

Sounds like a lot of fun. Why oh why do puppies feel the need to mark everything... I'm with you about lovin' that crock.

We were shod in Poll Parrot's too.

Flat Creek Farm said...

I think I would have been in 'puppy heaven' at this BAM meeting. I love that doggie showing his appreciation on the crock! Used to wear poll parrots myself ;) We even had a shoe store in Paris.. there began my lifelong love of shoes!! -T