Rustic Simplicity

I was excited to take part in this prompt (almost a day late), so I scanned through my images thinking I would find something rustic, like a tree in the woods. I saw the folder with scanned family photographs and found this one of my great great grandfather, and thought it would be so cool for the prompt! Is that rustic or what? And, oh, the simple lives they must have led… From Laboratory to Consumer!

About a month ago I started digging around the internet to work on a family tree, but I’ve barely scratched the surface so far. I think I made it to my great great grandparents on my mother’s side of the family (the Scots-Irish side), so I have a long way to go with her family and then it’s on to my Dads side (his grandfather pictured above).

Talk about a writing prompt; wouldn’t it be fun to write a story based on what you can learn through your family’s history? Hmmm. That’s something to think about. Anyway…

I just thought this would be a fun image to share.

RDP Thursday: Rustic Simplicity


    1. Very cool. I guess they were all over then. I’m not sure where this was but my dad is from Missouri. So maybe somewhere there. I guess I’ll find out when I get further into my family tree research. ๐Ÿ™‚

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  1. I believe Watkins travelled all over the U.S. and Canada.

    In fact I recall reading one short story in Elementary School where the story’s narrator talked about the Watkins wagon showing up on his parents’ farm and I believe the short story was set somewhere in the U.S. midwest.

    In some museums in the Canadian prairie province of Saskatchewan, they do have old authentic Watkins wagons on display.

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