Mandala #2 – Happy Birthday

happy birthday mandalaHappy Birthday Grampy!

My grandfather, Bill Maxwell, was born 103 years ago yesterday, August 15, 1912 in Albion, NE. He died when I was only 10, so unfortunately I never had the opportunity to know him well. He had been a farmer, a business owner (Coast to Coast Store) and a politician. The farm where they lived when my father was a boy has been absorbed by the trend toward larger and larger farms. Huge grain storage bins now sit where their house and farm buildings had been. On the other hand, the Coast to Coast Store he owned and operated not only still exists (albeit remodeled), it is still being run as a Coast to Coast Store to this day, almost 40 years after his death.

Bill Maxwell circa 1944Bill Maxwell (and my father) circa 1944 on his farm in Albion, NE.

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