Horse Drawn Hearse at Allegheny Cemetery

Driving back from town I went past Allegheny Cemetery. I saw the horses and the white carriage. Their job was finished as the horses were being unhitched and loaded into the open trailer. A horse drawn hearse isn’t a sight you see often in this century.

Reminiscent of Victorian Times

“Incorporated in 1844, the Allegheny Cemetery is the sixth oldest rural cemetery in the United States. It has been expanded over the years and now encompasses 300 acres” Wikipedia

You may have seen Allegheny Cemetery in a movie – It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood or The Cemetery Club
Ellen Burstyn, Danny Aiello, Diane Ladd, Olympia Dukakis (1993)

A listing of notable burials can be found here

Millersburg Ohio Signage

Parking sign in front of Miller’s Dry Goods Store. Millersburg, Ohio

Seen Saturday afternoon, after purchasing quilting cotton fabric at Miller’s Dry Goods. I’d done mail order from the store this past year during the Pandemic and wanted to go in person. I changed my route home to Pittsburgh from Columbus Ohio after visiting my family last Week. More quilts in mind.

Millersburg Ohio is in Holmes County click for more history about Ohio Amish Country History and Traditions.

Millersburg is a village that serves as the county seat of Holmes County, Ohio United States located 66 miles (106 km) south of Cleveland.”

Here’s an article of 15 things to do if you decide to visit Millersburg. I’ll have to plan another trip to see the cheese factory.

Rocking Horses in the City

Found a new rocking horse in the city on Wednesday night. East Liberty near the Fireside Grill. Where Zeke’s Coffee roasts their beans. Must be Zeke’s mascot?

Here’s a Gallery of rocking horses seen around Pittsburgh, from previous blogposts.

 

Throwback Thursday

Eight years ago in Hardy, Virginia.

Four grandkids running in the field behind their other grandmother’s home-instead of posing quietly for a Christmas card photo.

We had fun, if my memory serves me right. Ha.   I’ll have to see what the family sent out for the card that year.

I don’t think I’m superstitious but…

I don’t think I’m superstitious but…. guess what?  When I saw the horseshoe embedded into this cement sidewalk in Wilkinsburg, I felt lucky.  Like it was a good sign.

So if I am not superstitious, why would I get a sense of this symbol as being fortunate?  Why are horseshoes considered symbols of good luck   Here is one article I found on the subject   

I heard if you hang a horseshoe you were to have it look like a U so the luck didn’t run out!

Do you walk under ladders? Do you open an umbrella in the house?  Do you throw a pinch of spilled salt over your shoulder? Do you kiss bread before disposing of it if necessary?  If a black cat walked in front of your path, would you worry? Do you knock on wood?

Just thinking about whether or not these things come to mind and do I react differently of just chalk it up to imaginary?

Pulled up next to me at the red light

Last week in Columbus, I sat in the passenger seat with Laura at the wheel. Good thing. Brought that trusty phone up to my eye and I can’t really add him to my People at Work series

but perhaps Animals at Work in the city?

Oh hello there!

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Central Park Autumn Light Gallery

Hansom Cab

 

Photographed with iPhone 6, Monday November 23, 2015

Bridge in Central Park

 

Man and Dogs Central Park

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Getting ready for Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

Birds of a Feather

Birds of a feather, flock together. Waiting for the horses to drop some grain. My sister spotted these pigeons on a traffic light post.

No zoom lens on the camera so my sister who had found the birds lined up on the pole, walked me across 59th Street into the Park.  We were headed for the zoo.

Close-up  after we crossed the street- the second shot

pigeons on a lightpole

and the first shot, before we crossed the street

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Philadelphia Saturday

The paper towel holder was smiling at me (to cheer fellow blogger Stef of Three Daily Delights ) three daily delights link. (
Stef comments faithfully)

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Rodin Museum The Thinker

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Iron work shadows on stoop

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Hitching post and cobblestones

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Greenhouse at night

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iPhone pics from today’s walks

Regular camera photos to be uploaded at home when I’m back to computer

Guitar in window and a quote from John Lennon’s aunt

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