Charlie (4 months) and his mom, my daughter Laura.
Saturday afternoon I drove home from a happy baby shower on the South Side.
The late autumn light on this sculpture was gorgeous. Although I drive by this sculpture frequently, I don’t stop.
I parked, got out of the car, listened to the fountain and felt the spray as the wind was gusting.
The circle of figures holding one another in the circle seemed particularly beautiful this afternoon. When I came home and looked it up, I was reminded of the sculpture’s title-
Joy of Life.
The Weekly Photo Challenge: Victory
Happy Fourth Anniversary to Laura and James.
Baby Charlie and his parents photographed Sunday November 8, 2015.
I had fun shooting “wedding photos” six months after the wedding- June 2012
Short North – Columbus OH
You may have seen the wedding photos after the wedding on November 12, 2011 but Mother of the Bride can’t be the photographer, too.
James’ maternal grandfather ( grandson Charles’ great grandfather)
Charles Wade Emig b: Dec 31, 1923 in Coshocton, OH
James’ mother brought down a box filled with memorabilia
and here is James’ father Charles (Chuck) served in VietNam, holding grandson Charles on Sunday
Just added to the gallery 11-11-2015
Mike Kichi – USMC.
Taiwan 1959, Okinawa 1960,
Bern, Switzerland 1962. (Thanks for sharing, Toni.)
Gallery of Veterans- November 11
Mike’s brother — Ed Kichi — 2nd from the left in the 2nd row. In above photo of the 1st Platoon D Co, 39th OCC
From Anne Hamilton- UK-
Charles Albert Kydd ” I thought Ruth might like the attached photo of my great uncle, the brother of my English grandmother (the one you met). Charles Albert Kydd was born in 1896. He went missing and I’ve also attached a document relating to this which I found in amongst my gran’s papers. Unfortunately I don’t know anything else – not even what regiment he was attached to.”
Thankfully he did survive the war and lived into old age!
To include those currently serving in the military This photo sent by Sally Nauer of her son’s unit (Jonathan Nauer) neighbors at Ft. Knox in the seventies
, Uncle Harold (USN) My grandfather Floyd and grandmother Mary Alta and my father Roy J Hendricks
Signed into Law May 26, 1954
Veterans Day. More than a day off from school. A day in November to honor all veterans- men and women in the military who have served. And the correct spelling “the attributive (no apostrophe) rather than the possessive case is the official spelling “ according to an article “Apostrophe Sparks Veterans Day Conundrum”. I had to look it up. WWII, on the left my father’s brother Alan Ray Hendricks who “observed his 28th bday by flying a bombing mission over Japanese-held Koror Island in a 7th AAF Liberator on which he is a gunner”.(old yellowed newspaper clipping) Received the Distinguished Flying Cross. Who do you know who has served? Scan and email a photo of a veteran you know , along with name and service and I will post a gallery of veterans. Suzanne sent me her father-in-law and father and that sparked the idea. rutheh(at)gmail*com
Not quite alliteration with the “g” but this is one majestic tree in Highland Park, Pittsburgh PA.
Ginkgo has several spellings and there are male and female trees. The golden fan leaves make it one of the prettiest trees in autumn.
View one of the Giant Golden Ginkgo Tree
View 2 I felt the telephone pole was in the way but the light is different from this angle.
Firsts. When you’re only four months old there are so many “firsts” to experience.
This was the first time Charlie saw birthday candles being extinguished.
Everyone sang Happy Birthday.