Silent Sunday

My friend Joan gave me this perennial.
I will ask her the name of it and add.
Update :Bear’s Britches(breeches) is the common name . It is a wildflower that grows in Pa woods. Needs sun to flower as it is doing now. I will look up the Latin name and get back in to you later.

Second update Ruth it is acanthus mollis. It needs partial shade and very wet soil. It needs some sun to bloom well. It can be invasive so you have to watch it and pull out stems and roots if it starts to expand. I have not found it to be a problem in that regard but I don’t let it expand much

And then my sister just sent me a photo from her Hudson River Walk today in New York City

A Birthday Card from 1963

You know I’m always trying to cull the memorabilia around my home. Glad I saved this one as I found it again just in time for today.

This is a birthday card from my mother and father wishing me a happy Fourth of July birthday. The year I turned eleven. 1963. I looked on the back and it’s a Norcross card for 25 cents. I was visiting my godmother in Maybelle, Colorado that birthday. My mother wrote “What a life.to have a ride on a super jet.” The red words are raised and flocked.

A cool find while cleaning out papers in the desk.. my dad’s lengthy messages inside includes an itinerary for my brother’s trip to Philmont Ranch in New Mexico with the Boy Scouts.

There is also a lovely card from my sister from this year, too. Happy Birthday to me😀

My mother lets me guess which picture on the front resembles me!
My dad filled up the entire interior of the card when I unfolded
Itinerary
2020 card from Mary

Lettuce from a Friend’s Garden

I got a text that my friend saying she was in the driveway. She’d brought a bag of homegrown lettuce from her garden. I sat on the side porch stoop, she stayed in her car. We talked a bit. Thanks for the delicious lettuce, Joan. You wrapped it so carefully in the wet towels. It was crispy and refreshing. Summer.

Illinois Grandmother Throwback Thursday

Mary Alta Kerr Hendricks on the right. My father’s mother. Don’t know who the other two women are. Lincoln, Illinois.

My grandmother on the right, the one who taught me to knit.
1973 photograph of me in the middle, my grandmother on the right and Aunt Vesta Kent on the left. Morrisonville, Illinois.

Library Lions Don Masks in New York City

Another guest blog today.

The New York Public Library Lions don masks.

My sister has taken the role of a NYC tourist as she walks in the city and today she photographed Patience and Fortitude. They’re carved from pink Tennessee marble, designed by sculptor Edward Clark Potter.

Read about their naming and renaming here

“Patience and Fortitude, the world-renowned pair of marble lions that stand proudly before the majestic Beaux-Arts building at Fifth Avenue and 42nd Street in Manhattan, have captured the imagination and affection of New Yorkers and visitors from all over the world since the Library was dedicated on May 23, 1911.”

Edges, Center or Pass?

My sister told me about this Baker’s Edge Brownie Pan so I ordered one for Anna. (and the family)

Anna was headed to work today and said when she got home at ten, it would nice to have a brownie.

Maura made a batch and I got to see the pan do what it claims to do. And it does it perfectly. All edges!

Which is your preference? Edge? Center? Or Pass?