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A friend brought over this warm treat of Pear Apple Crisp on Sunday afternoon. She was going to come over Monday morning to sew but then the Crisp would no longer be crisp but soggy.

The flavors of fall, cinnamon and ginger. I took it out on the front porch.

Added some vanilla ice cream on the warm fruit. I saved a little for Steve to enjoy later.

What an unexpected and delicious treat.

There was almond flour snd walnuts too, making it so crisp.

Mustard Yes or no?

Mustard. A condiment found on the door of many a fridge.

Did you know there is a National mustard museum?
The museum is located in Middleton, Wisconsin and ooops I missed National Mustard Day this past August 6th.

If you’re YES to eating mustard, which type? And What do you put it on or in? It seems like something you don’t eat by itself.

I have 3 kinds in my refrigerator. Yellow, brown and Dijon.

So many varieties at Labriola Italian Market
Fancy mustard found in Massachusetts

Anna Catherine is 18 Today!

Happy 18th Birthday dear Anna. May your birthday be the beginning of a wonderful new year. Sending much love to you on your day!

You can see how excited we all were the day you were born here in Pittsburgh.

The day you were born at Mercy hospital Pittsburgh
October 10, 2003
September 2021

Q

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Decorative Doorstoppers

Do you have one in your home? Do you have a door that will swing shut if it isn’t held open with a doorstopper? We used to have a cast iron iron.

I saw a window full of vintage door stoppers, mostly painted cast iron. There are animals, people, flowers. Gnomes. Right now I use a concrete (or is it cement?) owl. I bought the owl in a gallery in Mansfield Ohio.

People collect them. Vintage and Antique Doorstoppers or door porters as they are called are written up in Collectors weekly

Holding the living room door that opens onto the front porch
Vintage Doorstoppers in a Nantucket shop window

North Side 3 Views October Afternoon

Three views of the North Side of the city on Thursday afternoon. Photographed from the AGH parking garage.

One tree has turned gold
View up the hill from James Street
So many different houses

Throwback to 1927 Boy Scout Camp

My mother Marian standing on wall on the the left and her brother Robert seated below her. Not sure who the other women are.

I tried to see if one was their mother, my grandmother. They must have taken their brother John to Boy Scout Camp.

I might discover I’ve posted this pic previously.

My Uncle John

Wordless Wednesday Guest Blog

Saturday night, October 2nd, Grandson Jack (14) shot the city from atop of Mt. Washington.

City lights reflected in the Monongahela River. The family was in town for Michael’s rowing event.

Pink lights for Breast Cancer Awareness month

Rowing on the River

First weekend of October, the Head of the Ohio Regatta hosted by Three Rivers Rowing Association and sponsored by UPMC.

The starting point was Washington’s Landing and the 3.2 mile race ended at the Point where the Allegheny River meets the Monongahela River and forms the Ohio River.

Grandson Michael was in the novice class. He’s in back seat in the 4 man boat. Unfortunately his 8 man boat was unable to race but we photographed his Olentangy Rowing Club teammates in their 8 man boat.

First two photos are taken near the Mazeroski Statue by PNC Park.

Vantage Point for 8 man boats was the Sixteenth Bridge above the Allegheny River.

Michael on far right
Headed up river after the race
After the races