February 2014

The Baldwin House, story of a doctor and missionary

I love history and thanks to the Lahaina Restoration Foundation the beautiful Baldwin House was open for tourists like me to come in and learn all about a fascinating story. The Baldwin House offers the entrance a group of individuals that had a profound effect on the island and Hawaii, missionaries. The first missionaries arrived […]

Wo Hing Society history on Lahina

Traveling this winter, we discovered the lovely town of Lahaina on the Hawaiian island of Maui and found the seaside downtown on Front Street. I was delighted to find the Wo Hing Museum, which served the Chinese population in the early 1900’s as both a temple and community building. Hawaii is a melting pot of […]

Don Turner's Allis Chalmers G pedal makes a splash-picture by Keith Ladage

At the Gateway Farm Toy Show I always keep my eyes open for those items that are new and different to write about in Toy Farmer and Farm World. This year I was excited to see Don Turner’s very cool Allis Chalmers G pedal that he scratch builds. Don is building only 25 of these […]

Pickin cotton at the St. Louis Gateway Farm Toy Show

Darryl Cox is well known for his cotton pickers that he creates from scratch. This year those pickers found a place at a cotton farm and scratch built cotton gin that would have been circa 1960 or so. Darryl grew up in the cotton heyday and now lives near Humboldt, Tennessee. He explained about the […]

Shrimp from Giovanni's Shrimp Truck!

When we headed out to Hawaii, we did our homework and my sister-in-law Debbie heard, “You have to find Giovanni’s Shrimp truck, it is the best!” In our rental car we cruised the north shoreline of Oahu seeking out the beautiful ocean views and keeping an eye toward the elusive Giovannis. It is amazing how […]