Almost a year ago my dad died…my mom had all this stuff that she wouldn’t use, so she decided to have an auction.We had the most beautiful weather, the sun was out, although the forecast was for cloudy. It was a tad cool in the morning, but it warmed up nicely in the afternoon. We had good friends, family and food! And of course, the auction….my brother is an auctioneer here in Missouri, but he was able to get his Illinois license and was the auctioneer. Mom’s dog Rachel was trying to catch some rays, she didn’t let all the hub bub bother her!Mom did great, she seemed to enjoy herself…I know it must have been hard in some ways, but she was surrounded by family and friends. Plus we had Baby Audrey (who was born the day after Dad died) to snuggle with and carry around…She is such a sweet little thang!Josh and his big girl Audrey on the big tractor. Ruthie and Sue modeling on the tractor.Jenny is carrying around the princess-wanna-be Elena and the Gabe is tricking Max here!The first tractor selling…Cullen starts it up…while Clinton waits.Mom’s siblings were all there…here’s Aunt Jean (she took me to see Bambi when I was just a little thing) and Aunt Marge (she is the master quilter!)…It was a great time to just people watch…Let me tell you, I believe this might have qualified as a redneck event…we had corn cobs, we had people sitting on shower chairs in the front yard…we had This guy must not have read the forecast or the dress code…nice with the boots and shorts!