a 12-month calendar for 2005
with color photography by

Helen D. Gunderson

Gilbert, Iowa and the surrounding area

Meaningful and Fun to View Throughout the Year

Simply Designed for Ease of Use

A Wonderful Treasure to Keep in the Family Archive

This calendar includes the 12 color photo images that are posted below. The pages consist of medium-weight, white, matte-surfaced paper. The cover and back pages are printed on cover weight paper, and the publication measures 8 1/2 x 11 inches. The pages for the first 20 calendars were folded and saddle-stitched. Future calendars with be coil bound, and there will be a hole for hanging the calendar on a wall. The calendar can also fit easily into a book bag or briefcase. It  would make a great gift for Iowa residents, expatriates who have a soft spot in their hearts for their home state, or other persons who are intrigued with scenes of rural Iowa.

Click on an image for a larger view.

Helen Gunderson's
apartment deck, 2004.

Downtown Gilbert,

Heart of Iowa
Cooperative, 2004.

Cornplanting southeast
of Gilbert, 2004.

Downtown Gilbert, with crabapple tree in bloom, 1997.

Memorial Day at the Gilbert cemetery, 2004.

The Mary and Steve Mahoney home with zinnias for Gilbert's 125th anniversary, 2004.

Daniel Wirth, Joe Wirth, Tom Hilts, and Kenny Wirth baling hay southeast of Gilbert, 2004.

The Bud Reilly barn southwest of Gilbert, 2002.

Corn harvest in the field just southwest of Gilbert, 2004.

Maple tree at the Garald and Phyllis Wirth home on First Street, 2003.

The Bessie Gildersleeve farm, 2004.

The calendar has a section of three pages telling about Gilbert that includes text and a few photos. There's also a map of the town, an unofficial directory, pages for phone numbers and notes, and mini-calendars for 2004 through 2007.

The monthly calendars have a tailored look and will include basic holidays, some special holidays of Helen's choosing, and a few key events in Gilbert.

Click here for a sample of the monthly calendar pages.

$17.95 plus tax
(no tax on out-of-state orders)

Click here for an order form in PDF file format.
If you have questions or suggestions, please e-mail Helen.

The calendar is available from Helen, this web site, and
the Daisychains and Laughs coffeebar and gift shop at the
corner of Main Street and Mathews Drive in Gilbert.

Daisychains and Laughs is a popular place of genuine hospitality in Gilbert where people of all ages can gather for conversation and food. There are grilled sandwiches, desserts, soup during the cool seasons, fresh ground coffee, tea, and awesome chocolates. There are also Gilbert spirit clothing items, notecards, handbags, and other novel gifts.

Daisychains has been in business on Main Street since November 2003, however, after several months, owner Lisa Sporrer felt the need for more space. She rented and remodeled the front section of a building owned by Gaylord Hovde at the corner of Mathews Drive and Main Street. In July 2004, she was ready to welcome visitors to the new location.

Stop by, say hello to Lisa, wish her well, sit awhile, and order up a meal or browse through the gift section. Daisychains is open on Tuesdays from 6 am - 8 pm. (Note, that's the popular dollar hamburger night at the Open Flame Steakhouse on Main Street.) The shop is also open on Wednesday through Friday from 6 am - 6 pm and on Saturdays from 8 am - 5 pm.

Daisy Chains and Laughs
Main Street
Gilbert, Iowa 50105

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