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They Say It’s Your Birthday

Dear Mark,

Seems like just yesterday (May 26, 1976) you arrived at Ireland Army Hospital – Fort Knox, Kentucky.

You were born exactly two years to the day from my graduation from college. 

And suddenly, in a blink, it’s 38 years later!

I am proud of you and the wonderful man you have become. WOW. You have a beautiful family.

With love and gratitude on your birthday,

Your Mom

and of course I should have included the best present ever  

Been on a bit of a Beatles kick lately….


Philadelphia Saturday

The paper towel holder was smiling at me (to cheer fellow blogger Stef of Three Daily Delights ) three daily delights link. (
Stef comments faithfully)

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Rodin Museum The Thinker

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Iron work shadows on stoop

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Hitching post and cobblestones

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Greenhouse at night

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iPhone pics from today’s walks

Regular camera photos to be uploaded at home when I’m back to computer

Guitar in window and a quote from John Lennon’s aunt

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It’s a Meat Week- blogging from Jim’s Steaks Philly

Steve and I drove out 290 miles after school. He’s going to a conference and Mary and I are making it a mini vacation. She’s back at the hotel but we hoofed it .6 miles to South Street to Jim’s Steaks

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Here is a cheesesteak with

Yea, we ate organic cheddar from Mercer County on the drive out bit tonight it is Cheez Whiz , baby. No provolone.
Plenty of grilled onions

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And here it is. We shared one.

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More for Philadelphia tomorrow

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Family

Don’t worry.

I’m not going to post 6 galleries  of family this week.  I couldn’t stop myself with the windows.

You know I have thousands of images of my family.  Some of my favorite subjects to photograph.  I will restrain myself.

ancestors

Henry Otto Hendricks is in the middle at the bottom.  I believe the man in the top left is my father’s grandfather. Had better check  my notes.

Mark matthew and laura

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Matthew Laura and Mark, grown up

and twenty years ago at the Macy’s Day Parade New York Citymacy parade

Ruth and MArk

Me carrying Mark on my back in Philadelphia 1977

mark and erikaMark and Erika and the kids -Yes their hair is green for the pep rally before the big swim meet.

erika and mauraErika with Maura

matthew

Matthew in from Zagreb

doll houseI love when they come to visit Grandma

Laura when she was littleLala in Germany

james and laLaura and James at Christmas

and with Penny
james and penny

Getting Ready for a family photo Saturday night.  Henry is front and center and everyone else is blurred.

Henry and his family


Windows With Signage and/or Things in Them – Gallery 5

They said it was a Weekly Photo Challenge so I turned it into a Week-long Photo Challenge

Today I’m posting Windows with signage or things in them.

When I went to the external hard drives looking for the Infant of Prague in a window (thanks Jack) I saw quite a few windows photos  that could fit in several categories.  Categories with windows pictures reminded me of that old 25,000 Pyramid Game show hosted by Dick Clark.

-Windows with Things to Eat in Them

-Windows with Fashion

-Windows with a View Through Them

-or this time of year  could be Looking Through a Dirty Car Window

Tomorrow will be a new challenge so squeezing in one more gallery of windows.

for scenic view window

 

South Side Pittsburgh

 

 

squirrel window

North Side Window Taxidermy

 

 

 

 

 

Gold Sold Here

South Side of Pittsburgh

 

 

 

 

Doll Window

New York City

 

 

 

 

 

Carrick Hardware

Brownsville Road, Carrick  Pittsburgh PA

 

 

 

 

no public restrooms

South Side

 

 

 

 

Fort Pitt Art Room WindowFt. Pitt Art Room Window (school now closed)

 

 

 

 

Betty Boop Window

Betty Boop Window on Carson Street South Side Pittsburgh PA

 

 

 

 

 

i hour cleaning

Roanoke Virginia Hat Cleaning Sign

 

 

 

 

Millvale Window

 

Millvale PA

 

 

 

shoe and boots window

 

Shadyside Shoe Store on Walnut Street Pittsburgh PA

 

 

 

No Weapons Window

Ohio

 

 

 

Urban Madonna in Window

Philadelphia South Ninth Street Window

 

 

 

hardware window (1)

Hardware Store Arlington Avenue Pittsburgh PA

 

 

Bloomfield Window

Peace Sign Bloomfield Pittsburgh PA

 

 

 

doll window (1)

Maura wants Aunt Linda’s Dolls

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Count 18 Million Human Viewers Plus One

Two years in a row on Thanksgiving, Penny the Golden Doodle watches the National Dog Show.  Seriously.

I saw it today with my own eyes.

The link said there was an audience of eighteen million viewers.  Plus Penny!

National Dog Show

 

2013 National Dog Show

 

 

NAtional Dog Show2013 National Dog Show

 

2012 National Dog Show2012 National Dog Show as taken by my daughter Laura     (the television on the other side of the living room)

 

 

She got so excited she stood up on her hind legs

 

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Golden Doodle


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Urban Madonna, Ninth Street, South Philly

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Korean BBQ at Kim’s Restaurant in North Philly- Guest Post

You know how happy I am to hear from my grown up kids.

They’re busy with their lives (and families of their own) but when the little ding sounds on the phone, I am like Pavlov’s dog and I salivate with expectation to see what tasty morsel they have sent over the net. I love the updates, the communication, the pics.

When Mark was on business in Philadelphia last week, he met up with his high school friend, Prem, and the two of them enjoyed an authentic Korean BBQ at Kim’s. Mark said it was delicious.

Here is what he sent over the phone.

I enjoyed seeing what they are eating and I like the one he took of himself and his friend at the table.

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After Yesterday’s Photo, a Beautiful View of Pennsylvania from a Train Window

Coming home to Pittsburgh from Philadelphia on the train, this vista is just outside of Lancaster. Shot with a Canon 20D, my old camera-through a train window.


Working at Jim’s Steaks Philly

From the archives.  People at work series- graciously allowed me to photograph as we ordered drinks to go with our cheesesteaks.

I like the backlight of the glass door fridge, her quizzical expression, patiently waiting for our order. Tourists!

I am sorry I didn’t get her name but perhaps someone will know and comment.

In the city of brotherly love last summer for a wedding and it was late Saturday night, a line around the block to get into Jim’s Steaks.  Steve and I waited.  It was well worth the wait      And just last week, Mark said to me that it’s all in the bread.  Hmmmm. Good thing we live across the state in Pittsburgh!!!


Jim’s Steaks South Street Philly

In Philly for about 24 hours for wedding Sunday at noon.  Steve and I drove up 16th St and he got out and read the Historic Marker at Louis Kahn’s office building 1501 Walnut St., drove past my parents’ old home on Lombard, and South Street where we actually waited in line with the other tourists. There is a lot of construction near Independence Hall. We drove by Ben Franklin’s grave where Mark and his Grampie used to throw pennies.     Drove out to City Avenue through a lot of traffic where we saw a man come out of nowhere and  cross highway  76 and jump on a car hood two lanes over.  Lots of police cars from all directions a minute or two later.   We tried to watch the local news to see what happened.  Unexpected. Glad he didn’t pick my car to jump on.

The Saturday night line at Jim's Steaks on South Street, Philly.


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.


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