Burl Ives Snowman On Sale Now

The window of the hardware store in Etna PA

Burl Ives Snowman on Sale Now

Burl Ives Snowman on Sale for Forty Bucks
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Divertido is now in Etna PA

We took a short trip across the Allegheny River tonight to see Divertido’s new location.

357 Butler Street in Etna PA.

A cool gift shop with vintage glassware, Sea Salt Soaps, origami Tyvek wallets, all kinds of jewelry, art books, Swedish dish cloths and unique home decor items are just a sampling. Here’s Mary Ellen thanking us for coming. ❤️

Rescue Dog George Watches the Parade

Meet George.

He was abandoned last week.  Now he’s sitting up in  a doggie stroller with a squeaky toy and LOTS of attention from his new owners.  One lucky dog!

He was watching the Etna Memorial Day Parade on Monday. I included some parade highlights so you can see what George saw.

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And here is George with his favorite squeaky toy.  He is very happy dog.

 

 

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Nothing like a marching band to get the parade going!  Anchors Aweigh they played.

Vintage vehicles.

 

Some of the Veterans

 

 

Horses

 

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Twirlers

Firefighters from surrounding communities

 

I am created a Flickr album of the Etna Memorial Parade if you want to see if you are in one of the images.    https://www.flickr.com/gp/ruth_e/6z3yA8

 

Etna Memorial Day Ceremony 2016

I was invited to attend the Etna Memorial Day Ceremony at 7:30 AM today.

Mary Ellen’s mother’s home is on High Street in Etna next to this hillside cemetery.  Her grandmother hostessed the party decades before.  Our hostess today was Ruth Gubanic. She continues the tradition in memory of her brothers. She had three brothers who served: two in WWII and one in the Korean War. She honors all three on Memorial Day. Their names are Will, Eddie and Rayme.

All of the Veterans’ names will be added after the initial post because I don’t want to mess up spelling or misidentifying anyone…but I also know they are eager to see some of the photographs from today.  I have created a separate Etna Memorial Day Parade album on Flickr and as soon as it is edited a bit, I will post that link as well.

It was an honor and a privilege to document the ceremony today.

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You can see our gracious hostess Ruth in the front row.

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The Grand Marshall of the Parade -Jim Oehling

During the ceremony there was a “flyover”- of honking geese

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Jim Brokenbek (l) from Post 106 and Rick Stefanick.

Friends for more than forty years, ready to march in the parade.

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Mary Ellen and her mother Ruth

For a few more photos, here is a link to the Flickr Album

https://www.flickr.com/gp/ruth_e/V7Uj2A