There’s a plaque on the face of the engine house with the 9/11 fallen heroes faces and names
“Dedicated to those who fell and to those who carry on. May we never forget.”

Originally posted April 2011

Still Standing”. The Seagrave Truck made in Clintonville, Wisconsin has an amazing story on the Ten House website. On the side of the building is the Bronze 9/11 Memorial Wall. The garage door was open part way.

You see the new One World Trade Center rising high out of the construction site.

There must be a hundred cranes.

Mary said someone from Hawaii must have been there-

a dozen leis dangling from the tripod that held a wreath.

Lots of people from all over the world,  taking photos.

It started to rain.

“Dedicated to those who fell and to those who carry on. May we never forget.”
Bronze 9/11 Memorial Wall

Added Sept 10, 2023“…Joseph Petrovics be engaged as sculptor, and, after some hesitation owing to the enormity of the task of bringing together all of the disparate views as to how to best immortalize the heroes of that day, he agreed to take on the task. Petrovics modeled in plasticine the model designed by Joseph A. Oddi, a delineator, who sketched his preliminary vision drawing upon recollections of firefighters meeting in Chief Meyers’s office. Full-scale models were made in plasticene. Negative models were made from the clay and used to make positive casts. They in turn were pressed into a mixture called “French sand” which created a mold in which the bronze could be cast at the Bidi-Makky Art Foundry in Brooklyn. The 7,000-pound bronze was moved in three parts to Manhattan on May 19.

Winnie the Pooh

Winnie the Pooh and friends Kanga, Eeyore, Piglet and Tigger as seen in the New York Public Library Thursday afternoon by my sister and her friend. I read that little Roo was lost in an apple orchard. Pooh just had a birthday August 21st. Gifted by A.A.Milne to son Christopher when he was one in 1921.

Thanks for sending the photo, Mary.

A Slightly Wrinkled Black and White Cookie

Being in my backpack, as Mary and I walked around the city on Monday, this cookie looks a little worse for wear. But the taste snd enjoyment were not diminished in the least. Delicious! it’s a soft cookie with half vanilla half chocolate glaze.

I won’t take a poll on whether or not you like them cause I read they are pretty much a Northeast and Florida treat. I’ve seen smaller ones in Ohio.

Black and White Cookie from Rocco’s Pasticceria on Bleecker Street NYC bag a gift from my sister.
Sock knitting inside.

The Barefoot Contessa Black and White Cookies recipe

King Arthur Baking Company Recipe for Black and White Cookies

NYTimes Recipe is named Perfect Black and White Cookies only makes a dozen 😢

St.Rocco in the bakery

The Flag Project at Rockefeller Center

There wasn’t much wind to capture the food images on the 193 flags. There’s a shot below of Prometheus eating a slice of NY Pizza. Info on the Gilded Prometheus sculpture here

I caught a glimpse of Nathan’s Hot Dogs Flag
Prometheus eating NY pizza
Bagel or doughnut?
One gust of wind

New York Cheesecake – Yes or No?

New York Cheesecake. Yes or no?

Pasticceria Rocco’s
Bleecker Street NYC

Movie Clip from Guys and Dolls Watch Frank Sinatra eat a piece of cheesecake and invite Marlon Brando to have a piece- and place a bet?

Silver Dollar Pancakes Guest Blog

My sister Mary sent these two photos from New York City as she indulged in a pancake breakfast a day early.

She and a friend are headed to the orchid show on Tuesday and no pancakes at the Botanical Garden. When we were growing up, many churches had Pancake Suppers in the church basement on Shrove Tuesday *

The End

Mardi Gras (fat Tuesday) refers to events of beginning on or after the Christian feasts of the Epiphany and culminating on the day before Ash Wednesday the beginning of Lent which is also known as Shrove Tuesday

“….final day before the austerity of the Lenten fast, Shrove Tuesday

also has many customs pertaining to food. Pancakes are traditional in a number of European countries because eggs, sugar, and fat, commonly forbidden during the Lenten fast, are used up so they will not go to waste”

Past years I posted about the Polish pre Lenten Tradition of Paczki (click link to see the filled doughnut like treats )

*The word shrove is a form of the English word shrive, which means to obtain absolution for one’s sins by way of Confession and doing penance. Thus Shrove Tuesday was named after the custom of Christians to be “shriven” before the start of Lent.