From My Grandmother’s Album

No identifying marks on the back of this photograph. What is the story of these two women who lived more than a hundred years ago? I don’t think they are my ancestors. But I don’t know. Illinois   Early 1900’s.

Airedale Duo on Guard

Henry and Josie anticipate Maura’s arrival, as she brings @perpetual_puppy_airedale  (AKA Scout) into the house on Saturday afternoon.
My Pandemic pup(pet) has entertained the grandchildren virtually but Saturday they got to meet him in real life. He’s got an Instagram account and I’ve photographed him and posted. Maura said to me -when I had him on Face Time – let me see him run around on the floor, show me both your hands!  He’s the best kind of pup for me, zero maintenance.
Four of the Grandkids, their mom and two real Airedales and were here this weekend for a quick 24 hour visit. I had not seen them in 3 months.

Signs of Autumn in Kiev Market

A guest blog photograph from my daughter-in-law who texted me this early Sunday morning.

Have to find out the Ukrainian word for these mushroom like pumpkin squash? I’ve never seen these before.

First day of fall is Tuesday September 22.

Autumnal Equinox

The word “equinox” comes from Latin aequus, meaning “equal,” and nox, “night.” On the equinox, day and night are roughly equal in length. Farmers Almanac

Hungarian Csoroge

Aunt Linda made these Hungarian Csoroge

Can you pronounce it?
here’s a recipe

also known as Angel Wings, traditionally fried in hot lard.

there are similar fried dough recipes from: Poland (chrusciki, kruschicki) Italy (frappe or cioffe -bowtie cookies) Lithuania-(ausuki).  Croatia-(Kroštule)

here’s a link to Nut Roll slideshow 

Pretty plate from my friend Joanne.

 

Anniversary Gold

Aunt Linda and Uncle Frank celebrated 50 years of marriage on Saturday September 12th.  Happy Anniversary.   

Today I went up to their home above the Monongahela River and photographed them with the decorations their daughters had put up on Saturday.  Here is Debbie photographing the happy couple in front of the mantel today.

 

 

And here is the 1956 Chevy Bel Air Uncle Frank painted  He calls it Anniversary Gold. He renamed the paint color to commemorate the anniversary.He is a master of restoring Vintage cars.

 

 

 

A photo with masks on to remember Pandemic Times.

 

 

 

 

Here’s a beautiful card her sister Marlene sent. (Marlene and I share four grandchildren)

 

 

 

  September 12, 1970

Happy Fiftieth Anniversary Linda and Frank

 

Here’s a photograph from a family wedding with Debbie and Kim