My sister and I were lucky we were in the 30% of visitors who can actually see Denali. Our first day it wasn’t visible. The highest peak in North America. This view was taken from the train headed back to Anchorage.
Wishing the happiest birthdays, with much love, to a wonderful sister who is always there for all of us. I compiled a few collages to help celebrate the day. Thanking you for all you do to make life nice. I’m so glad you can be with David today.
Sending birthday greeting across the miles to you.
Years ago I bought my sister a book.
The Cockroach Hall of Fame and 101 Other Off-the-Wall Museums by Sandra Gurvis.
This past week when I was visiting Mary, I photographed the cover and peeked inside. She had post-its, handwritten notes (such as the addition of The Jell-O Museum in Leroy, New York) inside the covers, ticket stubs and newspaper clippings about other museums she’s come across.
Do you know anyone else who has been to the National Mustard Museum in Middleton Wisconsin?
Then we went to get coffee and a cardamom bun. Would you believe we walked right by the Museum of Illusions in an old bank on 8th Avenue as we walked to 14th Street? It’s only been there since 2017 so is not in the book.
Yes, there is a Hearing Aids Museum in Kent, Ohio.
When checking the newspaper clippings my sister clipped and added to the book, I stumbled upon a link about controversy when the Museum of Chinese in America reopened last summer 2021.
The Cookie Jar Museum founded by Lucille Bromberek of Lemont Illinois is now closed
My friend Randi told me about the Spam Museum in Minnesota. Also called the Guggenham. Don’t worry if you’re not in the neighborhood. There are free virtual tours!
If I’d stayed longer, I would have looked up more of the museums and posted their status.
I am at my sister’s in NYC and sifting through old recipes and photos. This is from 2011.
When I googled this recipe title, from the one she wrote down on a piece of composition paper, I discovered that it is from The Book of Jewish Food: An Odyssey from Samarkand to New York by Claudia Roden who says it is the Passover Cake of Istanbul and it is imperative to use walnuts that are not stale! You can see the actual recipe in the link above, if you have trouble viewing the handwritten version
The photo of the recipe cuts off the word STIFF but that is how you need to beat those egg whites.
A memory of Jack, wearing Matthew’s Superman cape.
How about this groundhog, looking right at me?
Sighting along the Heritage Trail when I walked with my friend Jen Tuesday morning. She spotted him.
I was not thinking about his being in the rodent family.
Memorial Day flags in Abingdon Square Park NYC thanks to my sister Mary for the photo.
My sister sent this elegant card for Thanksgiving.
It looks so pretty with the little stitches in shiny threads.
My sister sent me some photos of store windows (my favorite is LEGO store) from a walk around the city