Mae And Ben

Allow me to introduce to you a sweet couple I met this week:

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This is Mae and her husband, Ben. I convinced them to take a few minutes out of their busy day to pose for me.  Ben, along with their six sons, is busy harvesting corn and soy beans.

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Farm life is busy for Mae and their six daughters, too, with all the household chores, including the daunting task of cooking three meals a day for fourteen people.

Like many folks living during the Great Depression, Mae and Ben don’t have a lot of money, but their home is filled with love, and they’re raising kind, hard-working, honest children. That’s just what you do.

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Doesn’t Ben just look so proud to be standing there beside his bride on this gorgeous autumn day?

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Any similarity between this post and my grandparents is purely……intentional.

~These Days Of Mine~

20 responses to “Mae And Ben

  1. How adorable…..I haven’t seen a scarecrow in ages – much less a “happy couple” !


  2. Love, love, love this post! What an original way to honor our hard-working farming grandparents!!

  3. Mae looks amazed about something!!! How cute!!! Love your captions!

  4. Olde Towne Photos

    They don’t make scarecrows like they used to.

  5. I absolutely LOVE the way your creative mind works. Wonderful, original tribute to your Grandparents.

  6. Very sweet, Dianna. Good lives lived well.

  7. Oh my gosh, that is just the cutest post. What a sweet tribute to your grandparents. 🙂

  8. Awwww what a lovely set of pigtures!


  9. Love, love, love this one!!

  10. Sweet. Clever. Adorable. And a lovely tribute to your grandparents!

  11. Very cute. You should make a “couple” to sit on your front porch!

  12. a couple outstanding in their field!

  13. Hilarious and poignant at the same time, Dianna! Your photostory and your comments have me chuckling. I’m traveling again and left Rick with directions to take photos of the nearby “Scarecrow Festival.”

  14. Just have to tell you that your post is one of the first I go to every day and Mae and Ben are personality plus!

  15. I read the title, saw the first picture, and wondered where we were going…
    I really like it 😉

  16. Wes LOVES it!!

  17. What great scarecrows! Love your little story too!

  18. Shirley Matthews Dunn

    I am with Rita, L O V E I T!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  19. Love this!

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