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

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3 1/2

Instead of a Card

How about this groundhog, looking right at me?

Sighting along the Heritage Trail when I walked with my friend Jen Tuesday morning. She spotted him.

I was not thinking about his being in the rodent family.

Happy September 8th Birthday to
my sister Mary
and
my friend Terry!
They share the date

Mary and I have been to Punxsutawney twice to celebrate Groundhog Day holiday and also to Woodstock, Illinois where they filmed the movie.

Fireworks on the Fourth

I had a nice birthday and finished up the day watching fireworks from the front porch. Right across the street, shot from the baseball field. A beautiful summer night with lightning bugs too.

A short video of fireworks across the street.

It was quite a display seen from my front porch
Front porch view
From the baseball field

Snail Mail

It’s a delight to find personal mail in the mailbox. Thanks to friends and family for mailing these thoughtful birthday cards. H

ow about the 3-D stove my sister sent?

Of course no more USPS mail delivery on the actual July 4th holiday today

Happy to celebrate my birthday today.

Meet Oscar

Oscar is a labradoodle who will be one in August. He’s enjoying being part of Laura, James and Charlie’s family. They’re enjoying him, too. ❤️

I don’t think he’s supposed to be on the couch but I wasn’t going to tell him
How do those balloons stay afloat?
A secret for cousin Jack
He moved his head so it’s a blur but he certainly looked tall when he joined me on the couch

Now You Are Six

Now We Are Six.

When I was one,
I had just begun.
When I was two,
I was nearly new.
When I was three,
I was hardly me.
When I was four,
I was not much more.
When I was five,
I was just alive.
But now I am six,
I’m as clever as clever.
So I think I’ll be six now
for ever and ever.

Author: A.A. Milne

Happy Birthday Charlie

Born June 25, 2015

Sign Greeters by Sara

Happy Birthday to Uncle David

It’s our brother’s birthday. Flag Day.

Sending birthday wishes from all of us to you, David. Birthday greetings with lots of love sent across the miles, 2,388 miles to be precise.

Flag Day
With Roberto Clemente Statue when you visited Pittsburgh
The nieces and nephews have grown up a lot since we were together

Birthday T-Shirt Quilt a Hit!

Happy Birthday Mark

Thanks to FedEx, the Pittsburgh themed T-shirt quilt arrived this afternoon. Right in time to celebrate my son Mark’s birthday on the 26th. Happy Birthday Mark.

I knew you’d love it! I was excited when you FaceTimed me as you opened it up. And of course your second call, showing me how Henry the Airedale was sniffing the quilt, looking for grandma.

My granddaughter Maura took the photo of her Dad with his birthday gift. Thanks for sending it Maura.

I took the shirts Mark gave to me and added a few so it was a row longer, scouting a thrift-shop, the closet here in my home, and ebay for the vintage Gateway Clipper T-shirt, where Mark worked when he was in high school.

Henry getting a scent from the new quilt.
Airedale approved.

I learned how to back the shirts with interfacing so they were flat and stable when they were sewed together. Thanks to Lisa S of Storm Sew for her tutorial and for her professional long-arm quilting services. Lisa can create a t-shirt quilt from start to finish, or complete your own sewing efforts like she did for mine. The quilting pattern was called Broken Glass. As soon as I finished handstitching the binding, I boxed it and drove to the main FedEx shipping center. He received it less than 24 hours later.

It looks gray in the light but it’s actually black flannel 108” wide backing with gold stitching