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 Ranch Homes/ Rambler A Ranch Style home is an American original. Originating in the 1920’s with the post war boom of the middle class, this architectural style home fused modernist ideas with the American Western period of wide open spaces to create a casual lifestyle. One story living with a long low pitch roof and deep overhanging eaves. The roof line was primarily cross gabled, single gable or hip. The home itself was either rectangular, L or U Shaped. Many had an attached garage, others none at all. The floor plan was simple with the living area separate from the bedrooms. Often times a sliding glass door leads to a patio and feature large glass windows. The exterior materials used where typically locally sourced and mixed such as stucco, brick, wood or stone. By the 1950’s, nine in every 10 homes built were a Ranch or Rambler style. By the late 20th Century the Ranch style home began to wane and Neo-Eclectic homes became the rage with their combination of the Cape Cod, Mission, T

Pork Pine and Peanut Festival 2015















Some of great friends from Milwaukee visited over the weekend and we decided to take them over to the Pork Pine and Peanut Festival this year. I've never been. The water version of the festival is much different than the land version. Douglas didn't make it with us but we did have a cutie pie named Maria who joined us. My back was hurt badly and I was on a float all day. Boating can be a bit dangerous; hitting ferry wake smashed my tailbone. Feeling better today but now my allergies are messed up. Hoping for a better tomorrow. Enjoy the photos.



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  1. Aw I hope you're feeling better now! It sounds like a fun time with friends!!

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