This branch of the Austrian Hesch family is descended from Johann Hesch and his wife Marya (Schlinz) Hesch, who came to America from Oberschlagles, Bohemia with three sons: Paul, Mathias, and Anton. +++Johann & Marya settled in Buffalo County, Wisconsin but moved to Pierz, Mn in about 1885. .+++Mathias settled in Waumandee, Wisconsin and moved to Pierz in 1911. +++Anton never married but farmed with his dad in Agram Township, where he died in 1911.+++And Paul, my great grandfather, settled five miles away, in Buckman, Minnesota. He died there in 1900.

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Saturday, July 25, 2009

How things have changed!

Lets face it, ok? It hasn't been that many years since this lawn-mowing foolishness started. I mean, really, I just scrolled thru almost ALL the photos I have from Sue, Irene, Roger, Aunt Jeanette, and Judy, plus those I had already, and practically every outside photo had people standing on gravel or patchy grass. They rarely posed in front of the house, because the
This is the way it actually looked:
Have I mentioned how much I detest mowing the lawn? (Larry says "cutting the grass" but Hesch vernacular is "mowing" in HAY).
One day, I was whining (again) about it to him online, and he replied, "..but you feel GOOD about it when it's done, right?"
Well OK, yes, I do, but in a Catholic, "absolved of my sins" sorta way. As tho I've publically confessed to how bad weeds look when they bloom among 6" grass....and how nice the willow looks with a smooth carpet underneath....then mowing is a purification rite. I feel like I've re-joined the Saints and left my evil ways behind least for now.
I suspect the short-grass fad started like the cell-phone fad did--one or two people in town had one of those fancy new rotary mowers and a kid who needed occupying on a Saturday afternoon. Everyone else thought it was silly or pretentious (remember the first cell phone users?) and thought it'd NEVER catch on....

And here we are, relatively FEW years later. EVERYone has a cell, and EVERY yard is trimmed.
But, is it truly BETTER this way?

--end of whine--lol

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