Saturday, September 4, 2010

Ragbrai in Charles City

In the Floyd County Museum, this wicker casket once transported the dead to a funeral "home" for embalming.This helped curtail the odors of decomposition. Folks, observing the wicker container passing, referred to the deceased as a "baker case".
What must it have been like to have graduated from high school in Charles City in 1942. This quilt, in the Floyd County Museum, is a sweet tribute to classmates of the era.

Downtown Charles City, Iowa

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