My Grandmother’s Sisters

A Throwback Thursday Post.

My paternal grandmother’s older sisters.

Martha and Sara. Sara was called “Sister”

My grandmother was born in 1892.

I found this postcard in a box. There is no one left to ask for more information about them.

Autumn Leaves in Photographs

Autumn leaves in photographs. Autumn light.  We’re waiting for the red, yellow and orange colors to arrive. So far we’ve got mostly brown. Waiting for the frost

The leaves in the photographs give a lot of information to the viewer.

Somewhere in a box of old pics I have a photo of the kids with a backdrop of fake autumn trees and birches. I wish I could find it. It’s corny but fun. These photos have real leaves in them.

so if you’re thinking of taking pictures in leaves get ready. Here’s a link to Autumn in Pittsburgh four years ago

from The archives

Mark in Clarion 1980

Murphy in Pittsburgh 2004


Charlie raking leaves 2017

Kristie senior photo November 2016

Handstand man Zagreb Park path October 2015Highland Park 2015

Melissa Senior Photo 2016

Charlie at Playground 2017.  

Anna, Michael, Jack and Maura Columbus 2014

Toaster Crumbs

Obviously, I can’t tell you the last time I pulled out the crumb tray.

I received this Cadillac of toasters from my good friend V when I turned 50.  Now that’s not quite two decades ago and I promise I’ve cleaned it during that time.

There’s no strict schedule on this particular household task. Maybe I should make a note of it.

We make a lot of toast.

Liver and Onions Yes or No?

When I go out to eat I like to order something I don’t prepare at home.  But I won’t be ordering the Liver & Onions.

It’s a NO for me but when my sister comes to visit and we are across the river at the Grant Bar it’s what she orders.  This photo is the Oakdale Diner in Oakdale PA.  Their fancy electronic sign keeps changing. I waited until the Liver & Onions in lights flashed back on.

I’ve asked you about flavors and tastes before, food preferences. So which is it? Liver and Onions  Yes or No?

Liver & Onions? Yes or No?

 

Celebrating a Special Birthday

Happy 16th Birthday Dear Anna,

I remember that early October morning, looking out the hospital window and watching the sun come up.  The day you were born.   I went to school and was so excited your arrival had made me a grandmother.  Everyone was happy for me at school. 

Good luck on your driving test.  You will do great I know.

2003 seems just a moment ago and now you’re becoming so grown up.  Proud of you and all you accomplish. I wish you every happiness, always. 

Love, FF Ruthie

Pretending to drive in Florida, before you were even two.
Taken just before school Monday morning 10/7/2019

 

Descent-the action of moving downward, dropping or falling

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: DESCENT

Lots of images came to mind.

The trick was digging around in the files and finding what I was envisioning for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent created by Cheri Lucas Rowlands at WordPress.   Her example was excellent.

Here is my gallery of descent.

bride on staircase
Classic Bride Jessica descends spiral staircase at Mexican War Streets on the North Side, Pittsburgh
descent incline
The Duquesne Incline in descent
descent log ferris wheel
Idlewild Ferris Wheel ready to make descent

descent airplane

Jet Blue making descent to Baltimore July 2014

descent truck

How I love being the passenger with a camera in hand. My DIL was driving.

Low clouds and a truck making descent in WV enroute to Hardy VA

descent log slide 2

Down the slide at Idlewild Park -Michael, Erika and Maura

descent log slide

Grandson Jack coming down the Giant Slide at Idlewild Park

descent bride deer stand

Mark climbing the deer stand in Centerline OHio

10-7-19 edit   Looks like Ascent or ascending on the above photo   Who knows what I was thinking or maybe he was climbing down?

descent kennywood

Some random Skycoaster riders at Kennywood. Lots of screams

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Anna coming down off the obstacle course at the Ohio State Fair

descent swimming

Anna diving into the pool at a swim meet. Descending into the water.

City Sidewalks Pittsburgh

from a previous post – City Sidewalk -paper street steps- 2010 Garfield when I taught at Fort Pitt School

descent log flume
Grandson Michael in the log flume at Idlewild Park making their rapid descent