Spring In Town

This past week, I drove by Dutter’s Gibbsville Orchard.  The old apple trees, pruned with so much care, are beautiful all year.  They are a wonderful picture of age, and then the spring blossoms, summer growth, and may the harvest be generous.

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From May 2014:

spring in town
dandelions bloom
by the hardware store

Daane Ace Hardware Store
Oostburg, Wisconsin

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Dutch immigrants settled here in the 1840s, as our Village of Oostburg site states.  My father taught history and my interest has grown over the years.  Oostburg has grown in a beautiful way.  We are a small town, and the planning seems to be so thoughtful.  Once upon a time, I was new here.  Now my memories are long.

Blessings, Ellen

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  1. I don’t know why I’ve never thought of this, but your comment about Oostburg and the Dutch heritage suddenly brought to mind names from my childhood. VanderPoole. Vandemere. Vandewater. Hudepohl. A Dutch town, Pella, was only thirty miles away, but clearly the Dutch had settled beyond the town boundaries.

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