Thursday, February 3, 2011

Thoughtless Thursday


30 comments:

  1. Love the dinner bell. I've got one in my yard that's been handed down from my great granddad :).

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  2. love it.....I love aged things....

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  3. Love your dinner bell. I still have the one my grandmother used to call the field hands in for dinner, and the kids if we were on the back of the farm.

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  4. We have one too!!!
    Well my mom and dad do. It was there when we moved in and everytime we have people over from the Netherlands they feel the need to pull on the string to make it work. That bell has given many great pleasures (especialy the kids)and you can really hear it a mile away!

    Thanks
    Leontien

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  5. i think this bell will ring and spring is on the way, please.

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  6. We had a bell like that at our other farm -- it was dated 1888. We left it behind because it belonged to the farmhouse. :)

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  7. I enjoy the patina of old bells like this. What a beautiful setting for it.

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  8. I wonder how many people that bell called to dinner.

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  9. Like the shot, and the whole Thoughtless Thursday idea.

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  10. I would love to have a bell like yours....pretty picture.

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  11. really nice. i love all the light behind its heaviness.

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  12. Neat shot! The blue of the sky really complements the black bell.

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  13. Love it! My sister gave me a dinner triangle and it just hangs in my kitchen... I just yell to the kids instead and forgot all about it until just now!
    Thanks!

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  14. We have been looking for a bell for our new home here. We had a small one in our Illinois home but we left it there for our son.

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  15. One of the most honest sounds possible.

    Please have a good Friday.


    daily athens

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  16. I can hear it. Rings from the past as it calls everyone together....

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  17. You left me hanging. There has to be a story behind that bell. :)

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  18. I love the old dinner bell. I bet it has had a lot of use in years past.

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  19. There were nine kids in our family. Dad had wanted to find one of those old bells for each of us before he died, but my older sister and I were the only two to get one. He died with cancer before he was able to complete the task.I'm sure they must have brought back lots of wonderful memories for him,too.

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  20. Is this what you use to call the family to dinner? Nice old bell.

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  21. We had an old train bell like that at our old farm as well. My Mom would ring it to call us in for meals or whenever we were out exploring in the back 40 and she wanted us home. Like others have mentioned, you could hear it a looong ways away! Those were the good old days when even as a child I could ride my pony (unsupervised) through the fields for miles. The neighboring farmers were okay with me riding through their land and pastures as long as I respected their crops and closed the gate behind me!

    :)

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  22. I like the narrow depth of field to focus the eye on the character of that old bell.

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  23. No country home is complete without an old dinner bell. Love it.

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  24. Reading through all the comments on this one got me thinking as to how many people still have old dinner bells or know of them and the fact that using them have just sort of quietly gone out of "use"

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  25. Strange shape, wonderful picture.

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  26. Looks like an old dinner bell to me. Or a "I need help bell" that all farm houses use to have and use to call people in.

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  27. I love the dinner bells like that. I want one to put outside my potting shed--I think it looks like a little school house and it would be my school bell. Great photo :)

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