"Place, with a trace of humanity" Photography/Photo of the Day/Pittsburgh

Posts tagged “happy birthday

Here Comes the Sun for your Birthday

On your birthday today and everyday, I wish you much love and happiness. Thirty five years seemed to go by pretty fast.

IMG_3056I photographed a few of my kids special toys from childhood when I took a Polaroid Transfer class.

Barker and Little Green Doggie were Matthew’s favorites.


A few pictures from the past

A few pictures from this year.  Love you,  Ma


Remembering when we went to the Richie Havens concerts together and you met him in the hallway at the Carnegie Lecture Hall?

Bicentennial Baby is 39

He’s flying the 1776 colors.

Happy Birthday to you, Mark.  

Seems like just yesterday- May 26, 1976- Ft. Knox, Kentucky. 

love,  Mom

1776 flag







family photo

Eight is Great!

March 21st is grandson John Patrick’s 8th birthday.

Where does the time go?  Happy Birthday Jack!


FF Ruthie

Jack is 8 and Henry

Jack and Henry

Jack Swimming

Jack at  swim meet last summer 2014

Jack at the Carnegie Museum of Art Sculpture Garden last summer 2014Tom and Jerry at Pittsburgh

Sneaking a cookie from cousin Vicci’s wedding cookie table. (Aunt Linda’s curtain veils weren’t enough)

JAck and the Cookie Table

Santa on a Bicycle, Holy Medal Vending Machines, Random Selfie at Rockefeller Tree and Cakes for a Friend

from Sunday December 7, 2014  – New York City   Sixth AvenueIMG_0313

holy medal vending machine

There are two machines. The one on the right took Euros but was unlit.

A choir was singing O Holy Night and that’s the soloist image on the flat screen.

selfie at the Rockefeller Tree

Random people taking a selfie in front of the Rockefeller Center Christmas Tree

Christmas Window NYC

Christmas Window Photography by Woman in Blue

Happy Birthday Cakes

Happy Birthday dear friend,  from Magnolia Bakery window on Bleecker Street.  

Eleven Years in a Blink

Seems as if you were just making your entrance at dawn, not so very long ago.  I remember going to school after you were born and how excited everyone was for me.  I had just gotten my first digital camera so I could take your photo.

Happy 11th Birthday dear Granddaughter Anna Catherine.

Hope you like the photos I selected for your birthday post.  Except for the sock monkey and Henry, it is just YOU this year!

How about that?  love you,  your Grandma, FF Ruthie

Happy Birthday Erika, with Love from the Fab Four (and me)

Happy Birthday to my dear DIL.

Love you lots.  The kids made a lot of messages for you at the Children’s Museum today.

Happy Birthday Day Mom



Hey Mom Happy Birthday.  Love Anna, Michael, Jack and Maura


What a Difference a Year Makes

Happy Seventh Birthday Jack (John Patrick).

March 21st is your big day.  Thought you’d like to see the faces your old grandma captured this past year!


Last year you looked like this.

Jack in the Monkey tie



And now you are getting your permanent front teeth after losing those baby ones!


The shot below was taken one week before your birthday at the Columbus Car Show.


jack is sevenYou had a great year being six-   Here you are making the leap from six to seven!

jack at Idlewild stepping



This slideshow requires JavaScript.

A Cup of Tea, Chocolate and a Herald Angel to Say

Hey, it’s your birthday!

Happy Birthday to my friend V, who tells me good stories and makes me laugh!  Enjoy your day. This angel is a music box.

Happy Birthday to You.

Happy Birthday to You.

A little iPhone shot of a still life I put together for your birthday.

Maura Clare is Five






Happy Fifth Birthday Maura Clare.  November 17th 2008 was a very happy day in the family because you were born!Enjoy your day. Here are some of my favorite photos I chose for the blog today.


Grandma Ruthie

Buckeye Baby- Not even 24 hours old in this shot.

Maura newborn

























Maura and her dolly

With her first dolly.

Maura in her Steelers Hat



Maura doesn’t seem to mind her Grandma wielding the camera.   Her sense of humor shines through.

Maura at Aunt Linda's


Like a little fish in the water….


Maura 2

Lunch out in Virginia at Thanksgiving time a couple of years ago


Maura in Virginia




Maura and Mommy onUncle Frank's car

Sitting on Uncle Frank’s running board with Mom, Erika.

Maura and Popsicle

Summer popsicles in Virginia


Maura in Ski Mask

Sporting her brother’s ski mask


Swimming ribbon


Maura and Anna









Big sister Anna had just fixed her hair for church


Maura on the playground


Playing on the swingset in the yard







MAura on the playlet

Happy Golden Birthday Anna- Ten Years Old on 10/10

Double digits.  Oh my!

I remember the day I became a grandmother. (along with FF Marlene) What a lovely day.  The day you were born.

Two grandmothers



Now your dad is taking photos of you learning to play the cello and sending them to me on the phone.





Photographing you has always been fun. Documenting your growing up!  Here’s a little slideshow to celebrate YOU!

lots of love,  Your grandma- FF Ruthie

p.s.   There are hundreds, probably thousands of photographs of you in my archives. When you were born I bought my first digital SLR camera! It was hard to choose  for the birthday post.

Anna almost ten









Here are some of my favorites.

This slideshow requires JavaScript.



Maybe you remember Anna celebrating her birthday on 10-10-10, doing the Hula Hoop



Get every new post delivered to your Inbox.

Join 2,198 other followers