Looking Back and Walking Forward

Laura, Roy, Oscar the Labradoodle and I walked to pick up Charlie after school.

Look what we saw on the way home.

An abandoned chair in Columbus Ohio
It’s still there

Rocking Horses in the City Redux

You’ve seen the Rocking Horses in the City if you’ve followed me for a few years. I haven’t seen any new rocking horses to add to this repost. I can tell you there’s more discarded furniture than there are rocking horses.

Alley in Arlington Neighborhood

Here’s a Gallery of rocking horses seen around Pittsburgh, from previous blogposts.

East Liberty on Broad Street
Zeke’s Coffee Roaster building is boarded up now
East Liberty Rooftop
Bloomfield Neighborhood
A Window in Garfield Neighborhood

Happy Milestone Birthday Mary

Wishing the happiest birthdays, with much love, to a wonderful sister who is always there for all of us. I compiled a few collages to help celebrate the day. Thanking you for all you do to make life nice. I’m so glad you can be with David today.

Sending birthday greeting across the miles to you.

With our mother
With Mark
With Mark Matthew and Laura
Fun photos we’ve taken in Ohio NYC Alaska and the Sock Monkey Museum in Rockford,” Illinois
With David and Me
With great nieces and nephews
In between Sharon and me at Anna’s Graduation May 2022 our most recent pic

Carousel at Idlewild Park

The horses, the lights, the Wurlitzer music- all of these evoke childhood memories of carousels past.

Sunday afternoon I rode the carousel at Idlewild Park

Idlewild Park came into existence when William Darlington, owner of the property, gave “the right and privilege to occupy his land for picnic purposes or pleasure grounds” to Judge Thomas Mellon, owner of the Ligonier Valley Railroad. The date was May 1, 1878

I’ve posted other carousels these two I ride with my sister Mary. Coney Island and Jane’s Carousel in Dumbo, Brooklyn (you can click to see posts)

Columbus Zoo Grand Carousel and Kennywood n

And Joanne created a carousel guest blog from St. Augustine snd Switzerland

August 2021

Happy Seventeenth Birthday

Grandson Michael is 17 years old today! Proud to be born in Tampa, Florida. Have a wonderful new year. Happy Birthday. Love, FFRuthie

Michael born under a rainbow.
Driving the boat in Smith Mountain Lake now rows for Olentangy Rowing.
He drives a regular car now
Michael is on the swim team
Recent photo July 2022 at COSI

My Sister’s Magical Trick

This photo was taken in NYC 2011 but in the mid fifties this teeny elephant assisted my sister in making me stop crying. She’d be in charge (babysitting) and I’d be sad my parents went out. She would make this elephant appear and then she’d make it fly away and disappear. I’m not sure how many times she repeated this act but I remember believing it was magic.

Don’t know who crocheted this little elephant

The Happiest of Birthdays

We’re celebrating my daughter Laura’s birthday today. It’s been an entire happy week of excitement as August first was the arrival of grandson Roy Samuel (weighing in at exactly six pounds) I’ve been fortunate to be here with the family this week.

Happy Birthday, Laura. ❤️ love, Ma

Taking a walk with baby Roy and big brother Charlie

Little Free Library Extraordinaire

Clintonville, Ohio a neighborhood in Columbus. There are wonderful Little free libraries all over and when we walk we see them but this one takes the prize. Take a Book Share a Book. “

“Building community.

Inspiring readers.

Expanding book access.”

What fun with all the Playmobil figures setting the scene
Blank notebooks and pencils, sidewalk chalk and pencil sharpeners all available to take
So creative and inviting

I posted about a Little Free library at the bus stop in Pittsburgh in 2021 and also about the Little Free libraries on a post tiny libraries in 2016