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Portrait of Husband Who Waits for Wife While She Shops in the Shoe Department

How about this department store for ambience?  Hospitality?

Von Maur Department Store in Columbus, Ohio at Polaris Mall.  This is Donald, my son’s father-in-law waiting in a comfortable chair by the fireplace in the shoe department.  I was shopping too and saw him sitting there and had to photograph him in this elegant setting.

A few weeks before, Anna had told me that a Giant Sock Monkey was on sale at Von Maur.  (What’s a grandmother for?)   Making sock monkeys for all the grandchildren had kept me busy but this one was giant.

My sister and I drove out from NYC the day before. Early Friday morning we went and and picked up the Giant Sock Monkey and had taken it to the car as a surprise for later. He’d been in the Customer Service Department where they said they were feeding him bananas daily.  A couple of weeks ago,  I’d called from Pittsburgh and ordered him by phone and asked them to save him for pick up at Easter time. There was a thank you note from the sales associate Taylor attached to the huge package. thanking me for my purchase. The Customer Service at Von Maur is excellent.

Anyway, Anna wanted to show me something in the Children’s Department but when we got to the spot, whatever she wanted to show me was GONE.  Little did she know that the Giant Sock Monkey was already wearing a seat belt in my back seat.  It was a fun day.

Waiting in the Shoe Department

Giant Sock Monkey


Jack Runs to First Base AND Guest Blogs

This is Jack. You might remember him as Superman just a few months ago. The red cape is folded up and put away these days. He’s headed for Kindergarten in the fall. How quickly they grow up.
Photo one is Wednesday night T-Ball game between the Mets and the Yankees. Shooting into the sun.

And for the guest blog portion of today’s post………

Photo two- Jack set up the sock monkeys for a photo in his dad’s chair.

He took it with the iPhone with no help from me. He told me “they smiled real good”. The kids see me photographing and it is something they want to do. He took three shots.


Meeting of the Sock Monkey Minds /Solving WordPress Email Deluge!

Four sock monkeys I made, set up, waiting for the kids to come home and find them (from Easter visit to grandchildren)
When I looked at the photo, I thought of meetings, meetings, meetings…….table the motion and I move to adjourn-
Do I hear a second?

second part for my blogging friends who experienced a deluge of email in their box. See Chicago John’s public service announcement

or it could be a WordPress meeting!

Monkey 1″Hey, let’s flood people’s inboxes with a ton of emails, every time they write a comment or reply on a post”

Monkey 2 “Yes, let’s check the box for them without their realizing it so they get emails and more emails and more emails. Imagine if a blogger gets twenty comments.  And then a commenter replies, or the blogger replies, too.  YIKES
Multiply that cause each commenter will now receive an email. Wow, it is like a math problem. Can even get almost to infinity in an inbox!”

Monkey 3  “We might get a ton a email ourselves over in support!”

Monkey 4  ” We had better fix this problem at WordPress NOW as our loyal bloggers and their readers are not happy!!”  : – (

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