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

Cecile Rowley Caven 1897-1957

One of my maternal grandmother’s sisters. My great Aunt. I found a portrait of her while I was cleaning out a box of papers. Married Morey Caven. I’m still trying to find more information.

Sisters Edna, Cecile (2nd from left), May, Charlotte (my maternal grandmother)
Cecile Rowley Caven
Screen shot from Find a Grave
Erickson Photography Menomonie Wisconsin

Robot Hall of Fame at Carnegie Science Center

A couple of weeks ago Jack was here on Spring Break snd I took a photo of him with favorite robots C-3PO and R2D2.

When the family visited last week, Laura, Charlie and I went to the Carnegie Science Center. Charlie was eager to get to Roboworld to see R2-D2 and C-3PO

Jack on Spring Break in March 2022
What Charlie saw when he went to look for R2D2 and C-3PO oh no!

Carnegie Science Center has moved the robots to the Rangos Theatre lobby here’s an article about the change.

Laura read a sign telling us where to find our favorite robots.

I knit Charlie a robot a couple years ago. Clinky. He likes robots.

A Favorite Appliance

Do you have a favorite appliance? My friend just repaired the pin that holds the head onto the body. It had worked its way out so the head wobbled when being used. I was so pleased it could be fixed as this Kitchen Aid mixer was a gift from my dad in 1986. It’s been a reliable workhorse in several kitchens where we’ve lived. A lot of birthday cakes and batches of cookies have been produced with it. And when I realized how happy I was it was fixed, I decided it’s my favorite appliance (with my toaster I received for my 50th birthday a close second).

Steady workhouse since 1986