The Waterman Farm   Leave a comment

I am Adolf Waterman and this is my wife Sophie (Bunge) and two of our children, Emma and Adolf.  Both Sophie and I were born in Germany and emigrated with our parents and siblings to Missouri.  Our farm, you see pictured here, was near Blue Hill, Nebraska.  We purchased 200 acres from our son-in-law, Louis Kort Sr and my daughter Mary after we moved from Third Creek, Missouri in 1883.  We paid them $400 for the property.  We later sold the farm to my son-in-law, Jacob J Buss and my daughter Sophie in 1908 for  $16,875.

Sophie and I raised twelve children and lived into our 80’s.  The house and barn are no longer standing and all signs that we once lived there are gone now.  Only the stories live on…

The Waterman Farm by Terri J. Kallio

The Waterman Farm
by
Terri J. Kallio

 

Posted July 28, 2014 by Terri Kallio/Site Coordinator in Uncategorized

Auf Wiedersehen   Leave a comment

In 1906 my Grandfather left his home in Hamburg, Germany to come to the United States.  He left behind his Mother and two Sisters in hopes of seeing his Father again – which he never did.  The digital art composition includes his sister Grace as I picture her at the docks saying goodbye.  The book she holds in her hands is in my possession and is a German song book with gilded gold on the front and edges of the pages.  I remember it sitting on the side table in one of the bedrooms in my Grandpa’s house – I never thought one day it would sit on mine.

The biggest regret my Grandfather had was being so excited to come to the U.S. that he never said or hugged his Mother goodbye.  With tears in his eyes he often sang and old German song called “Mother” that told of his love for her.

 

"Auf Wiedersehen" by Terri J. Kallio

“Auf Wiedersehen”
by
Terri J. Kallio

Posted July 25, 2014 by Terri Kallio/Site Coordinator in Uncategorized

Soulful Eyes   Leave a comment

Soulful Eyes by Terri J. Kallio

Soulful Eyes
by
Terri J. Kallio

Posted July 24, 2014 by Terri Kallio/Site Coordinator in Uncategorized

…..And the Heavens will Tremble   Leave a comment

Heaven will Tremble by Terri J. Kallio

Heaven will Tremble
by
Terri J. Kallio

Posted July 24, 2014 by Terri Kallio/Site Coordinator in Uncategorized

Baseball and Dandelions   2 comments

One of my favorite memories is of my Grandson when he played T-Ball. If you ever watched these little guys and gals play T-Ball you have some idea of how fun they are and yet they don’t seem to really get the whole concept of the game. Well on this particular Saturday morning I was sitting across from 3rd base which my Grandson now danced on. Without warning he runs over towards the pitchers mound where he has spotted a flower (a dandelion by any other name) – Everyone is screaming for him to get back on his base but, nothing is going to deter him from his destination. He picks the flower and part way back he stops. Of course the coach is yelling, his folks are yelling but, my sweetheart stands his ground. Chin up, one hand on his hip and the other gently holding his prize. He simply states loud and clear to all – “THIS IS FOR MY GRANDMA!” – Yep, that Grandma was me – it was a precious gift from a pure heart. (picture of Ty Cobb is public domain)

Baseball & Dandelions by Terri J. Kallio

Baseball & Dandelions
by
Terri J. Kallio

Posted July 24, 2014 by Terri Kallio/Site Coordinator in General

Morning has Broken   2 comments

Photo composition made from a photograph I took as we walked down from the Neuschwanstein Castle in Bavaria, Germany a number of years ago.  The original was a bit bland, but with some overlays and manipulation it changed the entire feel of the original.

Morning has Broken by Terri J. Kallio

Morning has Broken
by
Terri J. Kallio

Posted May 10, 2014 by Terri Kallio/Site Coordinator in Uncategorized

Serenity   Leave a comment

We each have a place we find serenity – that place where all our troubles and the stresses of life melt away into the sunset.  This is my serenity – a place I visit often in my dreams……..

 

Serenity Digital Art  by Terri J. Kallio

Serenity
Digital Art
by Terri J. Kallio

Posted April 27, 2014 by Terri Kallio/Site Coordinator in Uncategorized

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