Pittsburgh Streetcar in the South Hills, right across from the mall.
Streetcars in Pittsburgh History
Meet Sophia and Aphrodite.
Last week I made arrangements to photograph Aphrodite for the People at Work Series. Steve and I’ve known Aphrodite for more than 23 years now. Sophia asked me if I knew what Sophia meant and I had to admit I didn’t.
But I do now! Wisdom. And Aphrodite means Love.
I ordered two eggs over medium, dry wheat toast with butter on the side and potatoes with the well done crispy bits. Coffee and a glass of water.
I asked Sophia if I might photograph her, too, and she graciously agreed. I forgot to ask Sophia how long she’s worked at Ritter’s Diner but I know Aphrodite has worked there for 39 years!
Chances are if you’re from Pittsburgh, you’ve had the good fortune to meet both of these wonderful women.
Sophia and Aphrodite
Sophia at the cash register
Ritter’s Diner on Baum Bloulevard-
A Pittsburgh Landmark just a block away from Shadyside Hospital
A partial panorama of Pittsburgh from West Carson-
the Allegheny River (L) meets the Monongahela (R) to form the Ohio River.
Good to g0 away.
Good to come home.
From my airplane window, Saturday afternoon.
East side parking lot.
Women’s March January 21, 2017 Bronze statue of former mayor Richard S. Caliguiri looks out onto the Pittsburgh March
“This is what democracy looks like”
“Human rights are nonpartisan”
My friends Ann in Pittsburgh and Joanne in Florida texted and emailed and we knit and knit and shipped hats to various friends and relatives around the USA
How many hats can you knit from a big ball of yarn
And from Colleen from Nova Scotia in Solidarity
Hats by Ann went to Pittsburgh, Los Angeles, Colorado and Washington DC
Hats by Joanne went to Florida,Iowa and Texas
My friends Eileen and Linda (midwife who delivered my son Mark almost 41 years ago was knitting in Boston Massachusetts for their march to DC
Eileen knitting -Linda in her knitted hat ready for Washington DC
Hats sent to my teacher friend Jenn and her daughter Wylie by hat maker Kit Wojcik
Sign makers at the City County Building
Sign by Jen second from the left
Nia on the left in charge of technology for the event Ann and Ann on the right
From my blogging friend Stef- on her way to march in Minnesota- Her hat is crocheted
Below- March in Colorado contributed by Deb Beozzo and her daughter and son-in-law Michelle and Sean
Here is an excerpt from a poem titled Knitting Activist my friend Roberta wrote about me
Over under the country unraveling
the old anxiety returning,
she sits and knits
pussy hats for a new generation of women on the march.
A sister, a daughter, some fortunate friends
take this gift handed down from grandmothers
and try to rebind the frayed threads of the republic,
arms linked over under.
Along with these daughters and mothers she has clad,
she rises and knits her way to mindful spirited communion.
Roberta (in pink hat) sent this image from Washington march
A short clip of the rising river at Neville Island. Ignore the conversation
was trying to catch a tire floating by.
high water level mark at the end of the bar