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What My Client Lent Me at the Photo Shoot

Remember the Spring-like November Day I posted Tuesday with the thirty degree drop in temps predicted?

Well, it’s more like a forty degree drop two days later-

in the park, late afternoon.

Cashmere fingerless gloves.

Thank you SB for the loan of the luxurious gloves.   I’m still warming up the rest of me.

fingerless gloves:

My hand looks a bit like “The Claw” in a horror flick but the cozy gloves were so welcome on my chilly hands during the photo shoot in the park.

Before they fell

Schenley Park tree.

Just a couple of weeks ago.  The setting sun coming through the leaves.

autumn leaves tree

Spring Day in November, Dropping Thirty Degrees Tomorrow and Happy Anniversary Lala and James

No school today on Veterans Day.  Spent some time outside before the threatened polar vortex arrives.

watching tight rope

watching tight rope

sat on a bench and knit

sat on a bench and knit

Cathedral of Learning

Cathedral of Learning

on the lawn

on the lawn

Conflict Kitchen in Closed

Conflict Kitchen in Closed

Carnegie Library

Carnegie Library

Diplodocus

Diplodocus

the trees without leaves

the trees without leaves

Happy Third Anniversary Lala and James love Ma and MIL Ruthie

Remembering Veterans- November 11, 2014

Photographed October 24, 2014

IMG_1743World War l Memorial on the South Side- Carson Steet and 10thnames who served

Click here to see the Gallery of Veterans   Send photos to add to the gallery.

Hotel Pic from Indiana Swim Meet Weekend by Anna

It doesn’t sound good to say “Anna (11) shot her sister Maura (almost 6) while she was sleeping in the hotel.”
But that is exactly what she did-
(And the next time we are together Anna, your ole Grandma is going to help you start your very own blog!)
Your eye sees a lot! Or should I say -Your eyes see a lot! Thanks for sharing.

I love that you saw Maura asleep on the floor and texted the photo to me at 11:52 PM

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Uncle Frank’s (and Aunt Linda’s) “New” Car- 1953 Ford Crestline Victoria V8

It’s registered in her name.  In fact, if I got the story right, Aunt Linda is the one who negotiated and bought this beauty at a car show in Ohio.

What a jewel.  Look at the pristine condition.

1953 Ford Crestline Victoria V8- 1953 was the 50th anniversary of Ford, I read.  “Power steering and power brakes were being added to this line”.

This model is a year younger than me!

I was up in the neighborhood Friday night and I called and asked if they were eating supper.  “Not yet”, said Uncle Frank.

So I went to photograph the car but alas, it’s in the garage as it’s getting to be winter weather here.

And it was suppertime.  I did get a few detail shots inside the garage. A big pot of vegetable soup was shared with me and Steve and as I drove us home, I promptly forgot all the little details about the car and should have written them down.

Thank goodness Linda had a photo . Here is the photo that Aunt Linda took of the new aquisition. She calls the color salmon.

Aunt Linda's Photo of Ford Crestline Vcitoria V8

Aunt Linda had photographed the car another day and was able to  send it to me via her phone right then and there.

Originally posted in 2011.  Uncle Frank with his 1955 Ford Pickup – see the new engine in gallery above

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P.S.

Not Jay Leno yet but here is Uncle Frank with his 1933 Plymouth on a different 2011 blog post that still gets a lot of hits,

Unexpected Find at Panza Gallery

Millvale, PA is just across the Allegheny River. Steve and I eat out at Grant Bar Grant Avenue some nights.

If you follow the blog you’ve been to Millvale with me, Jean-Marc Chatellier’s Bakery for Brioche, Esther’s Hobby Shop, Attic Records, the high water mark from the floods.

We popped into the Panza Gallery and saw some friends and acquaintances and checked out the new work show by Brian Lang and Susan Sparks. I’ve posted some photos of Panza’s.

While chatting with Mary Ann, I asked if I could photograph the ceramic holy water font where this package of fuses got placed. Just as it was.

When Mark was finished with his conversation, he concurred that I could photograph this find. Thanks Mark and Mary Ann.

Coming up in February and March, Panza will host programs on the artist Maxo Vanka Murals housed in the St. Nicholas Croatian Catholic Parish on the hill.

Holy Water Font

What Hundreds of Years of Teaching Thousands of Students Looks Like

Greenfield Elementary School, Pittsburgh PA  Veteran’s Day Dinner.

Breaking bread together. It’s an annual event.  One that former prinicpal BJ (Brent Johnson) looks forward to all year.

Lots of conversation,good food, catching up.

Here’s the group. Photographed by our server Daniel McCormick at Mitchell’s Fish Market, Waterfront, Homestead PA. November 5, 2014

The youngest member has taught at Greenfield for 25 years already and is still teaching third grade.

I was the art teacher for 9 years.

There are just four of us in the trenches still, two at Greenfield now.  See below.

All of others have retired although a couple go in to substitute.  And there are a couple of spouses in the shot.

Thanks Daniel for photographing us after the dinner.   I’ll get an exact total of years taught.

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Lara and Josie still at Greenfield K-8.

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Floating Leaf Study

In the Highland Park fountain. It was late in the afternoon.

Leaves swirling, their shadows moving along with the water flow.

Almost looks like a sidewalk, the stone bottom. It was hard to show the depth.

Leaves in water are different from blowing around, they’re stuck to the surface, weighted down.

I watched them for awhile, waiting for someone.

floating leaves

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