Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Honors for My noble assistant

Honors go out to our grand daughter (my noble assistant).

She is in 8th grade, and has been selected to travel with the Marionville High School students to a Math competition being held in March.

Don't know all the details, but it is a great honor for her to be selected.

Way to go girl........


We're shutting down the web site.

As many of you who follow my ramblings have learned, the Barngoddess1 and I have moved to St Augustine Florida to enjoy the warmth and not enjoy the cold and snow.

So we have shut down the operation on the Haven Lee Farm. Sold or gave away all the equipment, sold and gave away all the critters.

So the Barngoddess1 and I have decided to close down the website.
It is not worth the expense of keeping it up.

I am not sure when it comes due for renewal, but when that happens, I will close the site.

It's been a lot of fun running the farm since we retired in 1989, but then there comes a time when the health doesn't allow daily operations anymore.

The daughter and my noble assistant (granddaughter) are still living at the farm.

But the farm is for sale and hopefully will sell soon.

If you know anyone who wants to buy 28.5 acres m/l of good ground with two homes, 30 by 40 garage, 30 by 40 stable with 4 stalls plus a washbay and tack room, and a 40 by 60 haybarn, give them my email.

So long to the website.

but we continue to Celebrate Life down here in Florida.
tom and viola

Saturday, January 7, 2012


So on to the next topic.

It was a 45 caliber revolver, six shot that came with a hoster.

Hell of a kick.

PUNCHY was hand tacked into the side.

Well, took it to a gun dealer and found out quite a bit of info on it.

Made in 1918, it is a Smith & Wesson Model 1917, with a serial number 128 _ _ _

There were only 150,000 made.
Were made to support troops like MPs.

Gun dealer says it is about 50% now. Value ranges from $600 to $2500.

Looking for the history of this pistol also.

I still have the hoster, but it is boxed up at the farm.

I remember I would put hoster on and it would slide down my legs (yes I was that skinny once), now only fits around my thigh. sic....

email me so I can put story together with the gun.


Jim.... your email about the Post dispatch door kicked me in the rear, so now trying to get history on some other "family items"...

Have a good day, time for Viola and I to take a walk..
temp above 70, I can enjoy..........

later all


Benjamin Model 122


Here I go again.... The weather finally warmed up enough for me to go outside without my carharts on. After all the temp was 28 the other morning.
Finally only went down to 40 overnight. Now in the 70s and I am able to function.

Remember the pellet pistol that we had in Shrewsbury?

Benjamin Model 122, manufactured between 1935 and 1940.

We used it to shot at the squirrels that were getting into the St Charles street house.
I remember not being able to pump it, and had to have Bob or Jim pump it for me.

Well it really needs some TLC.

I have taken to the local gun shops and no one knows anything about them.

Contrary to the knowledge about PUNCHY's 45. more on that later.

So after the last few hours on this computer, I found a dealer shop in Deland Florida. About 2 hours or so away.

Sent them an email, hopefully they can restore to original condition.

So my question to you all out there =

Does anyone remember the story of how Dad got it?

It has "Benjamin Rifle Co, St Louis, MO" and "122" on it, but no serial number.

Just wanting to get some history to put with it.

So if you have info, well be free to email with it.

I am making a neat gun case to display it in.

And that's all I gots to say about that!