Seven is Super

Charlie is seven today! And it’s halfway to Christmas. Oh my! Happy 7th Birthday Charlie!

It’s exciting to be here in person to celebrate together this year.

Early morning celebration

A few friends of his friends will come for cupcakes after lunch.

Seemed like his UNO birthday was just yesterday
It’s a Minecraft theme
220,752,000 seconds
A Scooby Doo Van

Retro American Tourister Train Case

The color is “Fawn”. I received a three piece American Tourister luggage set from my maternal grandparents on the occasion of my 1970 high school graduation. The two suitcases are gone. But here’s the train case.

The red, white and blue luggage tag is at home in Pittsburgh, I’m pretty sure. .

While I’m here in Columbus OH, I saw the remaining piece in the closet at Laura’s home. I asked her what’s in there? Calico Critters from her childhood.

See a 1970’s commercial advertising American Tourister Luggage here

The retro train case in the color fawn.
Calico Critters

Columbus Mosaic at Clinton Elementary

Friday we went to Charlie’s school for Art Night and saw the students’ artwork displayed.

Charlie and Laura read the explanation

As we toured every floor, we saw this ceramic tile mosaic mural in the cafeteria. It was striking.

The ceramic tile artist Marlo Bartels Mosaic Saved article describes the journey the mural has taken. Here’s a short video telling how this colorful mural has been moved THREE times. You can not only hear the artist interviewed, but see Marlo Bartels do repair work on his mosaic mural at Clinton Elementary.

Mosaic by artist Marlo Bartels
Detail

1984 Moment in Motherhood

This post is from 2010

1984- MOMENT IN MOTHERHOOD/CHILDHOOD

Grafenwoehr Germany.

Under the kitchen sink!

One of my favorite photos of Mark, Matthew and Laura. Everyone laughing, having a good time.

How they decided to get in the cupboard I don’t know but looking at this picture always makes me happy. Scanner not working so photographed the photo.

Under the kitchen sink!

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With my mother, June 1974

Parked by the School

Another sign of Spring. A Mister Softee Truck

“Mister Softee was founded by William Conway and James Conway in 1956 in Philadelphia and is one of the largest franchisers of soft ice cream in the United States”

School was about to let out but we were long gone