Tapioca- Yes or No?

This tapioca is take out from the Grant Bar in Millvale. I took it out of the container and put it in the glass. Eating it reminds me of childhood.  If you click the word Tapioca you will learn it’s a starch without much nutritional value.

Here’s the question-tapioca? Yes or no?

I added a piece of mandarin as it looked as if it needed a garnish. I had it for breakfast. They include a couple of half and half shots so I put one in my coffee, not on the tapioca.

Veterans Day Tribute

 

Veterans Day.  A day to honor and remember the men and women who have served our country.  

If you’d like to include a veteran you know and love or (one of yourself) please send me the photo  rutheh(at)gmail(dot)com and I will add it to the gallery.

This  just in…..thank you Joanne   Leonard Cohen reciting In Flanders Fields by John McCrae

Leonard Cohen

 

Joseph Anthony Wozniak

born in Brooklyn 7/4/1910 joined Army in 1942.

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In Laurenburg NC before Wayne Jr was born
Air Force, glider mechanic, Sgt. Wayne Loers Sr.

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WWII Veteran Robert S Hinkle in Agra, India , February 1945

Deb Beozzo’s father pictured above

 

Lt. Colonel Kathryn Ingram

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Colonels Rick and Kristin Foerster

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Colonel Rose Miller  Afghanistan 2006

Joanne Basden’s Father Top Left Corner

Don Anderson and Ed Kichi Sept 1966
Phu Bai, Viet Nam

Don Anderson and Ed Kichi
Quantico, VA 2011 Reunion TBS-4-66

Mike Kichi USMC   Sent by blog follower and friend and frequent commenter Toni Kichi

Martin H Cooper veteran World War II – European Theater –
(My friend and blog follower and fr
equent commenter Sue Reinfeld’s father)
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John E. Hilliard Troop Transport 194 Thank you JoyceThis was a project I started and it is incomplete.  I am hoping to receive more photographs of Veterans you know and love to add to the gallery.
Orville Lee,who served in France during WWII. Orv is the heart and soul of our weekly retired group we call CAB (Coffee and Bagels). I hear he has beaten his sons climbing a rock wall recently.

From Anne Hamilton- UK-

Charles Albert Kydd                     ” I thought Ruth might like the attached photo of my great uncle, the brother of my English grandmother (the one you met). Charles Albert Kydd was born in 1896. He went missing and I’ve also attached a document relating to this which I found in amongst my gran’s papers. Unfortunately I don’t know anything else – not even what regiment he was attached to.”

Thankfully he did survive the war and lived into old age!

 

To include those currently serving in the military  This photo sent by Sally Nauer of her son’s unit (Jonathan Nauer) neighbors at Ft. Knox in the seventies

In Afghanistan, (Back in USA 2012)
“I hope you got the pictures of my favorite veterans – the first was my brother, Michael Cooper, who served in Vietnam in 1968” – contributed by Sue Reinfeld
Lt. Robert A. Bard, US Navy (22 yrs, 7 mos total service)

Email a photo of a veteran with name and information about service and I will add it to the gallery. rutheh at gmail dot comUncle Alan and familyMy Uncle Alan Ray Hendricks (USA)

Uncle Harold “Butch”  Hendricks (USN)  My grandfather Floyd and grandmother Mary Alta and my father Roy J Hendricks

and my son Mark
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SIGNED INTO LAW MAY 26, 1954

Veterans Day.  More than a day off from school.   A day in November to honor all veterans- men and women in the military who have served.  And the correct spelling  “the attributive (no apostrophe) rather than the possessive case is the official spelling “  according to an article  “Apostrophe Sparks Veterans Day Conundrum”.  I had to look it up.  WWII, on the left my father’s brother Alan Ray Hendricks who “observed his 28th bday by flying a bombing mission  over Japanese-held Koror Island in a 7th AAF Liberator on which he is a gunner”.(old yellowed newspaper clipping)  Received the Distinguished Flying Cross.

Who do you know who has served? Scan and email a photo of a veteran you know , along with name and service and I will post a gallery of veterans.

Suzanne sent me her father-in-law and father and that sparked the idea.  rutheh (at) gmail (dot) com

Suzanne Colvin- “I’m attaching a photo of my dad, shot in Italy, where he served. His name was William Key (1921-2005); he was a Captain in the 5th Army in Italy.
Below are memorabilia from my son-in-law’s grandfather and father

James holds his wings

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JAMES’ MATERNAL GRANDFATHER

(GRANDSON  CHARLES’ GREAT GRANDFATHER)

CHARLES WADE EMIG  BORN: DEC 31, 1923 COSHOCTON, OH

Silent Sunday

A carpet of golden ginkgo leaves under the bare branches.  At the park. One day the Ginkgo trees are golden and their fan shaped leaves are blowing in the wind.  Then it got very cold last night and they dropped off onto the ground.

 

People at Work: Guitar Teacher

Meet Peter King, guitar teacher.  I’ve known Peter about 25 years and he invited me to photograph some of his students while he was teaching guitar- electric, acoustic, jazz, finger picking blues, rock- you name it.

You might have seen his photo on the blog performing with the Fast Friends Band.

Peter holds a Master of Music degree in guitar performance from Duquesne University, performs locally and has released several CDs.

I’m sorry to not have sound to accompany this musical post. 

A note from Peter King:

To paraphrase the old Peace Corps ad, teaching guitar is the hardest job I’ve ever loved! The cool thing is — not only do my students learn, but they end up teaching the teacher new tricks as well. What’s more, we have big fun while we’re at it!

Here are some of Peter’s students in his music studio during their lessons.

 

 

 

 

 

My favorite shot at the end of the second session.  My friend Janice (Peter’s wife) made a cameo appearance/photo bomb.

If you live in the Greater Pittsburgh area and you have always wanted to play the guitar, or brush up on your skills and repertoire, go to Peter King Music website and click on the lessons tab for more information.

The Tulip Tree Out Front

The Tulip Tree out front was slow to change color this year. Liriodendron is in the Magnolia family

l’m told they grow up to sixty feet tall, which I probably won’t see, but it’s a lovely tree.

I lost my 90+ year old Sycamore in 2002. I’d gotten a second opinion that it had to be taken down. a living thing that had come to the end of its life.  I filled out a request for a new tree  and the city planted this one.

It’s growing straight up it seems to me.  The sky was blue today and made a perfect backdrop for the changing leaves.

The tree today

The tree on Tuesday

Lovely shaped leaves two weeks ago.

 

 

Parallel Parking

This morning when I went to the library and parked, this structure was in the space in front of me.

It was up on a trailer but as I pulled alongside, to angle in reverse and parallel park,  it just felt odd.

A PortaPotty instead of another car.