A visit to Tim’s family home

September 30 to October 3rd ~ Hume, Illinois

It has been about 10 months since Tim’s dad passed away and our first time back to his family home since then. I was concerned that it could potentially be a tough visit for Tim.

The headstone had recently been completed and placed at the cemetery and we wanted to see it. It turned out lovely. It was a touching moment and the visit brought up some emotion.



It is harvest time in Illinois and the farmers are in the fields. The primary crops in this neck of the woods are corn and soy beans. The ground is flat and you can see for miles after the crops have been harvested.  

Corn ready to be harvested

Corn on the left, soybeans on the right – ready to be harvested

Combine emptying his hopper

Combine emptying his hopper

Also in abundance this time of the year are the pumpkins and gourds.


Winged Gourds


Unknown pumpkin or squash

But of course the main reason we were here was to spend time with family.

Tim and his step-mom (Nancy)

Tim and his step-mom (Nancy)

Tim with his mom (Shirley)

Tim with his mom (Shirley)

Gratitude Moment: Today I am grateful for having two wonderful mothers-in-law. Both of these women have welcomed me into the family and have shown me love.

About Tim and Joanne Joseph

Hi and welcome! We are Tim and Joanne Joseph and we have just embarked on our latest adventure. We hope you will join us!
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2 Responses to A visit to Tim’s family home

  1. leahlarkin says:

    Wonderful photos — especially the mystery squash.


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