World Kindness Day is Wednesday November 13.
Wear your cardigans for World Kindness Day article in Tribune Review by Shirley McMarlin and remember Mr. Fred Rogers who exhibited acts of kindness as a way of life. And wore cardigan sweaters on his television show.
Here’s what Mr. Rogers said about his mother making his sweaters.
“She makes sweaters for many different people,” he told the camera, after showing a picture of his mom and pointing out the intricate details in each piece. “But, that’s one of the ways that she has of saying that she loves somebody.” from article by Samantha Sutton In Style Magazine
One of Mr. Rogers’ sweaters at the Children’s Museum in Pittsburgh Pennsylvania
Watch Mr. Rogers suitcoat turn into a cardigan as I pour in the hot water from the kettle.
Cardigan-wikipedia The cardigan was named after James Brudenell, 7th Earl of Cardigan, a British Army Major General who led the Charge of the Light Brigade at the Battle of Balaclava during the Crimean War. Thank you Mister Rogers: Music and Memories new album just came out October 25th click for more information They arelaunching a campaign to declare November as “National Thank You, Mister Rogers Month.” Everyone is welcome to support the effort by going to www.thankyoumisterrogers.
One of my photographs was selected to be used in promoting the album.
Veterans Day. A day to honor and remember the men and women who have served our country.
If you’d like to include a veteran you know and love or (one of yourself) please send me the photo rutheh(at)gmail(dot)com and I will add it to the gallery.
This just in…..thank you Joanne Leonard Cohen reciting In Flanders Fields by John McCrae
Joseph Anthony Wozniak
born in Brooklyn 7/4/1910 joined Army in 1942.
Deb Beozzo’s father pictured above
Lt. Colonel Kathryn Ingram
Colonels Rick and Kristin Foerster
Colonel Rose Miller Afghanistan 2006
Don Anderson and Ed Kichi Sept 1966
Phu Bai, Viet Nam
Mike Kichi USMC Sent by blog follower and friend and frequent commenter Toni Kichi
From Anne Hamilton- UK-
Charles Albert Kydd ” I thought Ruth might like the attached photo of my great uncle, the brother of my English grandmother (the one you met). Charles Albert Kydd was born in 1896. He went missing and I’ve also attached a document relating to this which I found in amongst my gran’s papers. Unfortunately I don’t know anything else – not even what regiment he was attached to.”
Thankfully he did survive the war and lived into old age!
To include those currently serving in the military This photo sent by Sally Nauer of her son’s unit (Jonathan Nauer) neighbors at Ft. Knox in the seventies
Uncle Harold “Butch” Hendricks (USN) My grandfather Floyd and grandmother Mary Alta and my father Roy J Hendricks
SIGNED INTO LAW MAY 26, 1954
Veterans Day. More than a day off from school. A day in November to honor all veterans- men and women in the military who have served. And the correct spelling “the attributive (no apostrophe) rather than the possessive case is the official spelling “ according to an article “Apostrophe Sparks Veterans Day Conundrum”. I had to look it up. WWII, on the left my father’s brother Alan Ray Hendricks who “observed his 28th bday by flying a bombing mission over Japanese-held Koror Island in a 7th AAF Liberator on which he is a gunner”.(old yellowed newspaper clipping) Received the Distinguished Flying Cross.
Who do you know who has served? Scan and email a photo of a veteran you know , along with name and service and I will post a gallery of veterans.
Suzanne sent me her father-in-law and father and that sparked the idea. rutheh (at) gmail (dot) com
If the weather predictions are accurate, we’ll be needing our winter boots this coming week. Travel with Intent blog sponsors Six Word Saturday
The Tulip Tree out front was slow to change color this year. Liriodendron is in the Magnolia family
l’m told they grow up to sixty feet tall, which I probably won’t see, but it’s a lovely tree.
I lost my 90+ year old Sycamore in 2002. I’d gotten a second opinion that it had to be taken down. a living thing that had come to the end of its life. I filled out a request for a new tree and the city planted this one.
It’s growing straight up it seems to me. The sky was blue today and made a perfect backdrop for the changing leaves.
The tree today
The tree on Tuesday
Lovely shaped leaves two weeks ago.
“Celtic Culture was founded in 2004 with the mission of bringing a wide range of style forward products from Ireland, England, Scotland and Wales. The company was founded by Andrew Carr who has traveled extensively in Ireland and the British Isles and has always had a love for all things Celtic. ” from their Website
Just about fifty miles from downtown Pittsburgh, you can find all things Celtic.
Celtic Culture Shop is a gorgeous gem right on East Main Street in Ligonier, Pennsylvania.
We saw sweaters, cloaks, wool caps, jewelry, crystal, greeting cards, home decor items, preserves, candies, chocolate, sweets and even Marmite.
It would be a pretty time to drive out to the Laurel Highlands and check out the Celtic treasures, do a little holiday shopping.
The photos were taken in the summer on the day of the Yarn Crawl- August 2019, but just recovered this first day of November, 2019. Thanks for your patience, Andrew.
My friend V gave me a really cool device that converts old slides and film negatives to a digital file. I used it when I was teaching photography and helped a colleague preserve some wonderful pictures of her family.
Tonight I started thinking about my own slides I found while cleaning out a drawer and brought the file converter out. After re-reading the steps to use the converter, I was successful. I won’t do a whole slide show today but wanted to put this 1966 picture up of me with my family. I’m the one on right front (eighth grade) and I am sure my mother and I sewed our fashion choices on the old Singer sewing machine.
Certainly next time I can center the cardboard frame more accurately. I left that exposed pipe in, too. In an upstairs closet, are forgotten metal carousel trays of slides to convert but just did the 24 images tonight.
Once you get a rhythm it doesn’t take too long.
What I’ve noticed is a LOT of the slides I’ve kept for decades are not worth converting into a digital file for posterity.
But did I put them in the trash? Not yet.
Will save some of those treasures for a future post.
Saturday October 19th was opening day of the Fall Flower Show Japanese Inspirations at Phipps Conservatory and Botanical Gardens.
Just a glimpse.
I’ll go again when there are fewer people. Taking photos without people in them was tricky.