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New York Snapshots- Thanksgiving Family Vacation

man and dogMan and dog in Central Park.

Alice in Wonderland StatueAlice of Wonderland statue


IMG_0655Waiting in line to see the Temple of Dendur at the Metropolitan Museum of Art.



IMG_0685Aunt Mary reading with Maura from her new book about Egypt.


George Washington crossing the DelawareMark photographing the boys as Washington Crosses the Delaware. Although I’ve seen the painting I couldn’t have told you the artist’s name –Emanuel Gottlieb Leutz



PretzelMaura and her pretzel after the museum


IMG_0755Lighting candles where Mark’s paternal grandparents were married in this chapel behind the main altar of

St. Patrick’s Cathedral.  I believe the year was 1947.(Bobbie?)

30 Rock at Night

30 Rockefeller Center at Night


American Girl StoreMaura likes the American Girl Store Window



Grand Central STationGrand Central in the background

You have to have a few posed shots, attempting to get everyone with you at the same time. HA!


Transit MuseumMichael watches the trains at the Transit Museum


subwaySubway ride back to Aunt Mary’s station stop.





The Flatiron on Fifth Ave.


The Flatiron Building  Built in 1902. Maybe the most photographed building in New York City. Here’s one more.  

Washington Square Arch at Dusk

  Stanford White designed the marble arch, completed in 1895.

  Underneath the arch were memorial candles, flowers and notes for the City of Lights.  

Central Park Autumn Light Gallery

Hansom Cab


Photographed with iPhone 6, Monday November 23, 2015

Bridge in Central Park


Man and Dogs Central Park











Getting ready for Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Penn Station Panorama

Holiday travel at peak? Not yet.

 That will be this coming Wednesday.

But when the trains for Boston were announced (as I stood under the departure boards) I thought I might get run over by the rush of humanity.

 Getting to their platform, getting to their train home. Rush rush rush. 


Sunday, late afternoon, New York City.

Bread and Salt Adventure

Maybe you read Mark Bittman’s farewell article A Slice of Heaven in Pittsburgh (in the NYTimes) about the Pittsburgh bakery- Bread and Salt.

My neighbor and I went over to Bloomfield and got in line to order our lunch. We took it to go.

Open Friday, Saturday and Sunday you need to plan ahead.

You can order via email. If you ordered bread or pizza online you don’t have to wait in the line.  Just go ahead to the counter, pay and pick up.

Samples of bread are in bowls on the counter. Here are a couple of loaves.  They are sold by the pound so you can get exactly what you need, you don’t have to buy the whole loaf.




Here is Laura on her first day of work. She was gracious to let me photograph her.

That’s a ricotta/almond cake.  They weigh the bread and pizza. It was Laura’s (smiling on right) first day




We sampled all four types offered on Friday.


We had a nice lunch back at my neighbor’s.

Lots of fresh veggie toppings.

The one on the right is the Rosa pizza with oregano.

The classic Margherita was my favorite.  The combination of basil, fresh  mozzarella and tomatoes so fragrant and delicious. Next time I plan to try the bread.


Writer Hal Klein has an article in Pittsburgh Magazine describing the breads, the baker Rick Easton  and the bakery

If you plan to go, be sure to click the Bread and Salt link to check on hours of operation.

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?

Wedding in the Rain

IMG_0314The  wedding party is walking towards St. Mark’s Square in the Upper Town, Zagreb.


The building on the right is the Museum of Broken Relationships.


Ohio River Antique Mall Sampling

There is something for everyone. Three floors of all kinds of items.

I don’t need a single thing and yet I enjoy looking.

Instead, I should be signing up for the attic or basement clean-outs offered.

My friend and I were driving back from the yarn store.  I was stocking up for the winter.

We’d seen this colorful place on the way out to Sewickley and made a stop on the way back.

The huge ornament is from Kaufmann’s Department Store Santa Land and the giant cage belonged to Mrs. Kaufmann’s tropical bird (which outlived her)

santa land ornament

Bill the owner told us the story about the bird and the ornament and you can see how this scene caught our eye as we drove by.


kaufmann christmas tree

Too bad I didn’t have this photo for the WPC Ornate-   Kaufmann’s Christmas Tree


valisesYou know these suitcases (valises) each have a story. Not sure where they’ve been.


Barbie dollsYou know the dolls look at me….or in this case, look away from the lens.


bride doll

Not sure if bride dolls are still manufactured but they were popular at one time.


self portrait in antique mirrorSelf portrait.  There were two more floors but we didn’t have time today to explore.

I bought a handkerchief.  Has a little nursery rhyme in the middle.  Another post just for it another day.

So free consultations for Estate Sales, on site and home appraisals, a licensed precious metal dealer,

if you need a cleanout of attic, basement and or garage or need to rent props for a movie or a play

William Cox is the owner.  4331 Ohio River Blvd.   (right near where you turn to go to Bellevue)

If you’re looking for something specific, email him






Maura Clare Celebrates #7

Maura Clare born November 17, 2008.  Celebrating her seventh birthday today.

Maura Clare is Seven





Happy 7th Birthday Maura Clare.  Thanks to FF Marlene for the Last Pic as Six.

I thought about adding a couple of  your selfies that keep showing up on my phone!!)

Love from your Grandma Ruthie


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