This week is the letter D in the ABCs of your home state blogfest. (Why do I hear the announcer-lady on Sesame Street?)
I'm going to focus on two villages in this post. Davenport and Deshler.
I do not know a lot of specifics about these
My mom's sister and brother and their families live in Deshler. When I was growing up, my Aunt had a playground in her backyard. No lie. The
My uncle had the biggest house I had ever seen. It seemed that way at the time. Having been there as an adult, I realize that it reality, it just has a basement that is finished where all us kids could go and play games and watch television while the adults were upstairs. Most holidays were at his house, probably for this very reason...to keep the kids out of everyone's hair.
Another thing about Deshler: it is where the Thayer County fair is every year. SUPER FUN! We went all the time, and my uncle's house was only a couple blocks from it! The park where it was held (the other park in town) is where the pool is, and the twisty slide! Talk about the best thing ever for a kid! If I could get side-tracked...that slide was amazing. We would slide down it on sheets of wax paper to make us go faster. Big time.
Davenport is where dad's sister and her family live. It is also in Thayer County. I am trying to remember if I have ever even been in the village, you know, mainstreet, of Davenport, and I honestly don't think I have. My aunt and uncle live pretty much on the outer corner of town. They have goats, chickens, dogs, cats, and other animals. They have a piano in their basement, and when I was a kid I would go down there and pretend I could play. They also have a pool table with a topper that is a ping-pong table. Awesome.