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Archive for September, 2009

Deep Fried Pickle at Ohio State Fair

Ana had never tried one. They don’t make them in Croatia.  It seems you can deep fry just about anything these days.  I tasted it- Interesting.  Memorable.  One a year is more than enough.  Seemed less disgusting than the deep fried Twinkies at the next booth.


Memories Before Cell Phones- When You Had to Find a Phone Booth to Make a Call?

Call Anywhere in the World 50 Cents

Call Anywhere in the World 50 Cents

Digging for change, the sounds of the coins falling into the phone.  What do you do if you don’t have a cell phone these days? Especially with a phone booth in this kind of shape. Remember when the operator came on and told you to deposit the amount?


Conductor on the Platform through The “Pennsylvanian” Train Window

When you travel the route from Pittsburgh to Philadelphia and maybe onto New York, this conductor calls out the history of Horseshoe Curve  before the train approaches this landmark.   You look out the window, see the front end of the train across the way, just as he said.  Amazing!

Conductor on the "Pennsylvanian"

All Aboard.


Dahlia Floating in Fiestaware Bowl

Dahlia Floating in Fiestaware Bowl

Dahlia Floating in Fiestaware Bowl


Cider Making- Apples and Peels in Back of Pickup Truck

If I could create a scratch and sniff photograph, this would be a good choice. Hot Springs, NC last October.

An incredible number of apples to create jugs of cider

An incredible number of apples to create jugs of cider


Sunday Scrambled Eggs and Biscuits on Fiestaware at Joan’s

There was honey from Argentina for the biscuits.

There was honey from Argentina for the biscuits.


Front Porch Summer Garden Bouquet

After breakfast at Joan’s she invited me to cut some flowers from her beautiful garden.  Zinnias, dahlias   different shape petals, vibrant colors.  Slipped them into the cobalt blue vase with some cool water and photographed them on the front porch, looking for the best available light.

Zinnias and Dahlias in a Cobalt Blue Vase on My Front Porch

Zinnias and Dahlias in a Cobalt Blue Vase on My Front Porch


Memories from the Front Porch-Two Glass Reamers and Lemonade

Love the scent of lemon peel as you cut them, the oil on your fingers is summer even though the leaves are just beginning to turn.  Fall arrives this week.  Fresh squeezed lemonade = childhood in July.   Time to juice a couple.  Enjoy one of the last summery days.  My mother used one –  hard to tell them apart.  More scratches on the bottom age it I guess.  See  a cool photo of reamers covering a wall to hide the  ugly wallpaper  http://judy-smith.com/glass.html        The serious collectors http://reamers.org/ meet for conventions.  Do you even wonder how people start a collection?Reamer

Trying to make summer last by squeezing lemons

Floor to Ceiling Shelves of Preserves in Seaside Market

You name it, they have it! Jams, jellies, preserves.

You name it, they have it! Jams, jellies, preserves.


Midway Ride at Ohio State Fair

One of 3 photos now being shown in Ft. Meyers FL this month at the Sidney and Berne Davis Art Center- Mechanical Elements show.  Tom called this the Asterisk.  Not sure of the name of the ride but was watching the people going upside down, their hair flying and listening to them scream.  I worry about loose bolts, a breaking chain, stripped gears.

Check out the hair at 11 o'clock.

Check out the hair at 11 o'clock.


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