It was a winning night, perfect weather, good friends and the evening ended with a beautiful fireworks display. Thanks for the tickets, Mark.
Thursday evening. Steve’s first Guest blog.
Steve photographed Franco Harris* at the Little Italy Days Bocce tournament in the neighborhood of Bloomfield. * (Former Steeler. Known for the “immaculate Reception “ play and a member of four Steelers Super Bowl Championship teams) Mr. Harris threw out the first ball of the Bocce tournament.
In 2017 Steve photographed me with Mr.Harris at the same event.
*Cvetic, a gregarious and gravelly-voiced Pittsburgh native, was a Vietnam veteran, Allegheny County narcotics detective, boxing coach and poet. He also organized annual holiday toy drives for needy children.”
To see the famous play of The Immaculate Reception click here
We were watching the Super Bowl Sunday night.
Kansas City came from behind and beat San Francisco. It was a very exciting game and knowing family in Kansas was rooting for them, swayed our cheering for Patrick Mahomes and Coach Andy Reid, too.
I was knitting a sock. In all the excitement I dropped 3 stitches at various intervals and had to get up and move into a stronger light to pick them back up.
Heres what I photographed on a Thursday, January 30.
This vacation plate is on sale in Ayla’s Acres No- Kill Animal Rescue Thrift Shop on King Street in St Augustine, Florida.
The evening felt like summer, this last night of September. Steve and I had a great time thanks to my son sharing his season tickets with us. The city skyline so colorful and bright against the dark sky. It sure gets darker earlier and the game didn’t start until 8:15 so definitely Monday Night Football.
It was a good game for the Steelers as they were 0 and 3.
Tonight’s score Pittsburgh Steelers-27 Cincinnati Bengals-3
At halftime we saw the four inductees of the class of 2019 being inducted into the Pittsburgh Hall of Honor — Elbie Nickel (his son was there to represent his deceased father) , Larry Brown, Bill Cowher and Hines Ward. #86 got the loudest cheers.
A blimp overhead as we walked over Roberto Clemente Bridge to Heinz Field
Boats moored on the Allegheny River edge
Two levels of fancy suites.
A bronze tribute to Franco Harris and the Immaculate Reception .
Honus Wagner Statue guards PNC Park until next Spring’s baseball season.
Downtown park has Eyeball Seats by Sculptor Louise Bougeois
Who knew? Gatorade has a birthplace!
Sunday afternoon at the University of Florida in Gainesville.
Fried Bologna Sandwich? It’s a Pittsburgh thing.
I didn’t grow up here so I’ve only heard about them. Today I looked the the fridge and found the deli bologna I bought for Steve to make his Akron Sandwich special. I think it might be sliced a bit thin but then I actually looked up a Recipe one said 3 thin better than one thick. Hmmmmm
Got out the trusty cast iron skillet and put iibutter in the hot pan. Didn’t take long for it to sizzle and fry up. Put on a slice of bread with mustard. Delicious. I would add it to the comfort food list for sure! I know I’ve heard Pittsburghers refer to bologna as Jumbo.
It’s Game Day in the Burgh!
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Monochromatic.” Photos by my DIL. Erika
In response to The Daily Post’s weekly photo challenge: “Off-Season.”
From my family’s basement.
I unearthed some holiday items for the challenge. Shot with the iPhone.
More than a decade ago I saw a show narrated by Rick Sebak on PBS about Oram’s Bakery in Beaver Falls, PA. Beaver Falls is about 35 miles Northwest of the city and is on the Beaver River. ( I just looked it up and the show was out in 1999)
Their cinnamon rolls are their most popular donut, and they appeared to be the size of dinner plates. Well, at least a luncheon plate. I am sure each one weighs a half a pound.
I’d always intended to go check them out.
Today I did.
They barely fit in the bakery box.
I bought a seventh cinnamon roll for me to eat for lunch and Josh put it in a white paper bakery bag for me.
Here is Josh graciously posing for me with the box of the donuts. Thank you Josh.
I was going to take the box to Ohio but the car was so hot that when I was at the Beaver Falls Post Office I saw a woman waiting in a car, so I asked her if she liked Oram’s donuts and she said yes so I went to the car and gave her the box. She was most appreciative.
Nicole is constructing boxes to hold donut orders.
Josh and his brother built this LEGO® donut bakery. They sent a design to a company online and they sent the design kit to build, software is involved. It’s on display in the bakery and I found it fascinating.
A lot of details. This is the front of the bakery.
Love the LEGO® donuts
Oh yes, I mentioned that Beaver Falls is Football Hall of Famer Joe Namath‘s hometown so I found the plaque to him by the library(the library is closed on Friday’s 🙁 ) I drove by the Beaver Falls Senior High School but it is a modern one now and so I figured the old one must be the Middle School next door.
My friend Gail and her parents took me to see the JETS play in the late sixties and you know who the quarterback was in that game!