On my way home from Afton this afternoon I saw a huge line of cars heading away from Tulsa. It was then that I first remembered that tomorrow is the Fourth of July! Holidays don't really register with me lately, since I still have to go to dialysis no matter what the holiday. But Afton Station will be open for the regular hours, due to the kindness of Robin and Phil. I hope that a lot of folks drop in for a visit to make it worth their while to open up.
Today was quite pleasant, and I again realized that there are so many wonderful things about being in the country. Sharing is one of them. You will remember the large amount of produce we accumulated on Sunday. Well, today there was more. Betty's sister Marlene came in early with a couple of the most gorgeous tomatoes I've ever seen. Later, a lady from town came in with sweet corn she was selling for her 8-year-old daughter -- 8 beautiful ears for $1. My goodness, what a deal! I now have a freezer and half my fridge filled with succulent corn. I have to slow down on eating it because my digestive tract is exhibiting the results. But in a few weeks, I plan to make corn relish and corn salad. Oh, I do love summer!
Meanwhile, back to the guests . . . We greeted 25 today. They came from Oklahoma City OK, Galt CA, West Point CA, Denton MT, Stockholm Sweden, Galliapolis OH, Miami OK, Akron OH, and Oslo Norway. The gentleman from Sweden, traveling alone, is visiting old Western towns all over Kansas and Oklahoma. On prior trips he visited Arizona and New Mexico, and he knows more about the history of the Old West than I, a U.S. citizen, know. . . by a long shot.
Here are Tom and Judy Gilbert from Akron, OH who also are quite well versed in the language of Route 66.
You know I can't resist a sunrise photo. Here 'ya go!