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Posts tagged “Fire Truck

The Final Fire Drill and Floral Bouquets

Something smoking in in the culinary room.  You know how easily the smoke alarms  go off when you burn toast at home.

You always know it isn’t just a drill when you hear the trucks come. All was checked out and fine.

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And two girls were waiting for me at my classroom door yesterday morning, bouquet in hand.

bouquetWhat a surprise!  Thank you girls.  That was so sweet.




and at the Double Wide Grill after school, a colleague brought the two retirees, another lovely bouquet

A good day.

Friday the last day with students, Two classes take finals.  Then it is clerical days next week, gradebook entries and RETIREMENT begins.


Thank you Cynthia. The flowers are lovely.



NYC Tourist Gallery-Dog Lover Sweater, Grand Central I Love NY Tourism Window, Paddington Ad, The Crowd at Rockefeller Center and a Couple More Christmas Windows

One more gallery of New York City.  I’ve been home a week.

By looking at the photographs,  I’m still enjoying the time I had with my sister.

I was a tourist for sure!

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the crowd at Rockefeller Center last Sunday

IMG_0277A fire truck outside St. Patrick Cathedral


Another Killer Heel in a Store Window



People like to photograph the Christmas windows.

IMG_0222Giant snowflake dangling above the traffic


Market in Grand Central


The train display at the Transit Museum in Grand Central


Transit Museum Train Display

IMG_0388Trees for Sale on Seventh Ave

Weekly Photo Challenge: Opportunity

A set of circumstances that makes it possible to do something

The sound of the engine caught my ear. I looked up. Had camera in hand, CLICK. The auto focus found the tree and utility pole but got the fire engine between as it whizzed by. I was going to visit my friend S and have tea in her artist's studio (formerly garage) last September.

FDNY- Ten House Across the Street from World Trade Center

There's a plaque on the face of the engine house with the 9/11 fallen heroes faces and names in bronze.

“Still Standing”.  The Seagrave Truck made in Clintonville, Wisconsin has an amazing story on the Ten House website.  On the side of the building is the Bronze 9/11 Memorial Wall.  The garage door was open part way.

You see the new World Trade Center rising high out of the construction site.
There must be a hundred cranes.
Around the corner the 9/11 Memorial Wall.
Mary said someone from Hawaii must have been there-
a dozen leis dangling from the tripod that held a wreath.
Lots of people from all over the world,  taking photos.
It started to rain.


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