My sister sent me some photos of store windows (my favorite is LEGO store) from a walk around the city
That’s a lot of th in the title today.
There’s much to be grateful for as a daily practice, not limited to Thanksgiving.
I am paying tribute and expressing gratitude for good parents. I found this photo today and remembered our Thanksgivings together. And apart. An inscription of gratitude for their friendship was on the back of the photo, written by friends Ethel and Coleman Ives who must have mailed them the photo. I believe it’s taken in New Haven, Connecticut.
Once, when I was missing my mother snd father so strongly, in the depths of grief, a counselor advised me to do for others what my parents did for me.
My parents set a good example of how to be loving and caring humans which I’ve tried to pass on to my own family. ❤️
I found this photo is my archives.
Artisan Apple and Pumpkin Pies at Citarella, when visiting my sister at Thanksgiving, the year Mark’s family came,too.
If you had to choose just one, which would you choose?
From my grandmother’s album.
At first I thought they were my grandparents, Judd and Charlotte VanSickle.
I don’t even know who owned the camera.
In or near Durand, Illinois. Early 1900’s
So grown up, and it happened so quickly.
Note: Last night I was adding Veterans photos to the Veterans Gallery and creating a new blog post for Thursday slipped my mind. If you’d like to see the new additions, here’s the link to the Gallery
Rich golden fan shaped leaves make the Gingko a stand out this time of year. My sister sent NYC gingko pics snd I had taken one I’d taken here in Pittsburgh.
Nov 9, 2020 I’ve been thinking about eating onion rings. I told my sister on the phone. She remembered I had this photo of her at Cowgirls Restaurant taken in 2011. Do you have something you’ve wanted to eat but substituted other choices?
April 18,2011-The last couple of days has been lovely eggplants and inviting mangoes still-lifes. Time to shake things up. Cowgirl Restaurant offers a FOOT high tower of onion rings on their menu. Mary suggested it for a starter. The party of 5 at the adjoining table ordered one, too. The tower is reminiscent of the kids’ game Ring Toss or those stacking towers of graduated size doughnut rings on the white base. When it’s brought to the table, other diners can’t help but stare and there’s an audible response as they watch it served. There are healthier choices available- corn chips and blackeyed peas salsa or the “made fresh twice daily” guacamole with onions, garlic, cilantro and lime juice. Someone had a birthday celebration and you should have heard the giant triangle being stuck repeatedly to get everyone to sing.
No room for dessert- no peach blueberry cobbler , no lemon meringue pie but one of their specialties is Cowgirl’s Original Ice Cream Baked Potato -vanilla ice cream shaped like a big ol’ spud, dusted in cocoa and topped with loads of hot fudge, chopped pecans, whipped cream and a little pat of butter (frosting.)
The indoors photo was placed in the album before the outdoors photo.
Previously posted on the blog, but I think it’s the same group of women. From my grandmother’s album. “Doris February 1916” ?
Laura shared her photos of the Westerville, Ohio Great Pumpkin Glow.
She and James and Charlie drove through the nighttime Halloween display.
And those dinosaurs are made out of pumpkins!