I don't know how old "Mary" was when she had a little lamb, but this 5 year old had some sheep that weren't so little to her. "Tootie" Mateske spent a considerable amount of time with her animal friends. She knew the sheep and the sheep knew her (sorry, couldn't help it!). But really, they did.
I like this picture for the obvious reasons. It's a cute picture and it tell a story about how a little girl grew up. But I post it now because again it gives you an idea of what it was like down and around the pond. Look how clean and kept the hill is!
We won't be having any sheep, and I know that 286 E. Montello Street will never be what it once was. But we do hope to give it some of its old life back again. And that won't be so baaaaad, will it? :)