Saturday was the 32nd Annual Duckling Day at the Whetstone Branch of the Columbus Library.
Charlie wore his duck costume with mask on for more than an hour. The library had provided the materials to create the paper costume. There were some real ducks to watch splash in a baby pool And a parade led by some of the marching band. The NACHO band played outside the library. I forgot to mention that the 72 degree weather of yesterday dropped thirty degrees today. Brrrr 42!
The puppet show, crafts and folk music inside the library were all fun activities for the kids.
So here’s the blog post featuring Charlie while trying to omit photos of the other children. There was quite a crowd.
Thanking all of the sponsors who made the event possible. Each child received a goody bag with a book!
Here’s Charlie earlier in the day, gluing on the paper feathers
He was abandoned last week. Now he’s sitting up in a doggie stroller with a squeaky toy and LOTS of attention from his new owners. One lucky dog!
He was watching the Etna Memorial Day Parade on Monday. I included some parade highlights so you can see what George saw.
And here is George with his favorite squeaky toy. He is very happy dog.
Nothing like a marching band to get the parade going! Anchors Aweigh they played.
Some of the Veterans
Firefighters from surrounding communities
I am created a Flickr album of the Etna Memorial Parade if you want to see if you are in one of the images. https://www.flickr.com/gp/ruth_e/6z3yA8
I was invited to attend the Etna Memorial Day Ceremony at 7:30 AM today.
Mary Ellen’s mother’s home is on High Street in Etna next to this hillside cemetery. Her grandmother hostessed the party decades before. Our hostess today was Ruth Gubanic. She continues the tradition in memory of her brothers. She had three brothers who served: two in WWII and one in the Korean War. She honors all three on Memorial Day. Their names are Will, Eddie and Rayme.
All of the Veterans’ names will be added after the initial post because I don’t want to mess up spelling or misidentifying anyone…but I also know they are eager to see some of the photographs from today. I have created a separate Etna Memorial Day Parade album on Flickr and as soon as it is edited a bit, I will post that link as well.
It was an honor and a privilege to document the ceremony today.
You can see our gracious hostess Ruth in the front row.
The Grand Marshall of the Parade -Jim Oehling
During the ceremony there was a “flyover”- of honking geese
This gentleman is Rick Stefanick, and he is going to help me identify all the other participants with their correct names. Thank you, Rick.
Jim Brokenbek (l) from Post 106 and Rick Stefanick.
Friends for more than forty years, ready to march in the parade.
Richard Hudak is the Firing Squad Master
Mary Ellen and her mother Ruth
For a few more photos, here is a link to the Flickr Album
Saturday moring around nine, I was driving through the Strip District and saw green in every direction.
Ahhh, St.Patrick’s Day Parade!
How could I have forgotten. Parked the car and got out in the rain and realized all I had was my cell phone camera.
Everyone was so nice when I asked if I could photograph them. The rain didn’t dampen their spirits.
Twenty-seventh parade !
Ladies of the AOH Auxilary Sue and Marian
Hanging up green merchandise. Love the shades.
The Parade Marshall. He thought I was lost. So nice.
This group has placed first in their category!
Pitsburgh Allderdice High School Marching Band
Mike Feinberg Party Supplies Window
Miniature Schnauzer Winston with a green bandana
Perusing the archives in a different computer. I know this STREET LIFE challenge could go on and on and on……Will stop now. I really liked it, though. Guess you can tell.
It’s fun to scan the files for forgotten photos you might not post otherwise.
Christina is the mother of twin girls who will be ten in October(along with her husband Dewey-the dad). The girls are friends with my granddaughter Anna.
Their family has been going to the Twin Days Festival in Twinsburg OH for at least 8 years! You just have to be a multiple so you’ll see the 3 little pig triplets in her photographs today. Click on the link to see the dates and info about registering for next year’s Twin Days Festival. Looks like it started in 1995 from what I could see on the website.
Christina captured the event and I invited her to guest blog. They’ve an aunt who lives nearby and it is an annual event they look forward to every year. This year’s theme was Fairytales.
See Alex and Isabelle as the Snow White Queens. Very creative!
The oldest pair was from PITTSBURGH- 98 years old!
Guest Blogger’s Daughters in Snow White Queens and Mirror Frame
And some of the Parade Highlights. Thanks Christina
Helen and Frances Peck are from PITTSBURGH PA
Looks like twin sisters are with twin brothers
Not sure what Fairytale this represents!
Tooth Fairy Twins- click here to read about these Twinterns and see a video clip of their farewell at WGNTV9 in Chicago. Thanks Chicago John for sending it to me
WordPress puts out the Weekly Photo Challenge and this week it is UNIQUE.
I tried to find photos that seemed a tad quirky and not an everyday shot.
Some may be familiar to you if you follow the blog. One of a kind?
Fun to go fishing for some examples for unique.
We had a lot of fun watching the parade in the Morningside neighborhood, not too far from home.
We went to the festival and the man in the information booth was a colleague from the first school I taught in the city -1989. Small world. We had a lot of fun and the grandkids loved the spin art and crafts in the Kid Zone. They loved jumping the bouncy house.
On the way home we drove to Giant Eagle and got ice cream and cones to eat at home. Fresh berries. Summer!
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