Anna Catherine is 18 Today!

Happy 18th Birthday dear Anna. May your birthday be the beginning of a wonderful new year. Sending much love to you on your day!

You can see how excited we all were the day you were born here in Pittsburgh.

The day you were born at Mercy hospital Pittsburgh
October 10, 2003
September 2021

Q

3 1/2

North Side 3 Views October Afternoon

Three views of the North Side of the city on Thursday afternoon. Photographed from the AGH parking garage.

One tree has turned gold
View up the hill from James Street
So many different houses

Wordless Wednesday Guest Blog

Saturday night, October 2nd, Grandson Jack (14) shot the city from atop of Mt. Washington.

City lights reflected in the Monongahela River. The family was in town for Michael’s rowing event.

Pink lights for Breast Cancer Awareness month

Asian Lantern Festival at the Pittsburgh Zoo

The Asian Lantern Festival at the Pittsburgh Zoo Now through October 30th. This is just a sneak peek. Steve and I were headed to get gas and I was able to pull over to get a quick peek through the Zoo fence.

No Batteries No Screens Pure Fun! at Dragonfly Castle Toys

Dragonfly Castle Toys‘  motto is No batteries, no screens, pure fun.  

I went shopping at the toy store on Friday before I went to Clarissa Boutique.  

The proprietor Nan told me her store is in one of the oldest buildings in the city of Pittsburgh.  Built in the 1840’s.  She and her husband, along with an architect, have done a ton of work to make it a beautiful place.

It’s located at 4747  Butler Street in Lawrenceville hours listed below. And you can shop online.  

I was happy to find Rhodia notebooks and stationery from Florence in addition to potholder loops, a moon puzzle and some surprise stocking stuffers for future gift giving for the grandchildren. There’s something for every age, including adults.

Supporting small local business is a good thing.

 

Wed- Fri : 11:30 am – 7:00 pm
Sat :  . . . . .10:00 am – 6:00 pm
Sun :  . . . . . 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Mon – Tue:   Closed

Clarissa Boutique and Parker Buttons Moved to Butler Street

I drove to the South Side to buy buttons for a sweater. I discovered that Clarissa Boutique and Parker Button moved to 4603 Butler Street in Lawrenceville. “Your Exclusive Bridal & Wedding Accessory Destination!

Jean and Gretchen welcomed me and remembered the blog post from 2011- Button Button Whose Got the Button?

Ten years ago, Laura got her bridal veil from the boutique for her wedding. It is a lovely store.

Need a landmark to locate them? They are located next door to the French Bakery La Gourmandine.

How about that Capodimonte lamp? A perfect home for the family heirloom of Gretchen’s family with the romantic porcelain couple in the beautiful bridal boutique.

Laura wearing the veil created by Clarissa Boutique November 12, 2011

I BEFORE E EXCEPT AFTER C AND “AY” AS NEIGHBOR OR WEIGH? ( a Reblog from 2010)

Reblogged from 2010 post, now that school is back in session and spelling tests will be forthcoming. This rule is of little help it seems..

Are you a good speller? Did this rule help?

Sitting in traffic I noticed Bloomfield was Bloomfeild

Mr. Bob Cummingham makes a case that the rule is of little use in his article

“Examples of exceptions to the rule: Sticking for the moment to the basic rule, “i before e except after c”… here are some exceptions…..beige, cleidoic, codeine, conscience, deify, deity, deign,
dreidel, eider, eight, either, feign, feint, feisty,
foreign, forfeit, freight, gleization, gneiss, greige,
greisen, heifer, heigh-ho, height, heinous, heir, heist,
leitmotiv, neigh, neighbor, neither, peignoir, prescient,
rein, science, seiche, seidel, seine, seismic, seize, sheik,
society, sovereign, surfeit, veil, vein, weight, weird”