Granddaughter Maura’s lacrosse game was late afternoon. A freight train, actually two, barreled by.
Little Italy Days Bocce Tournament
Thursday evening. Steve’s first Guest blog.
Steve photographed Franco Harris* at the Little Italy Days Bocce tournament in the neighborhood of Bloomfield. * (Former Steeler. Known for the “immaculate Reception “ play and a member of four Steelers Super Bowl Championship teams) Mr. Harris threw out the first ball of the Bocce tournament.
In 2017 Steve photographed me with Mr.Harris at the same event.
*Cvetic, a gregarious and gravelly-voiced Pittsburgh native, was a Vietnam veteran, Allegheny County narcotics detective, boxing coach and poet. He also organized annual holiday toy drives for needy children.”
To see the famous play of The Immaculate Reception click here
1906 Basketball Teams
Last week’s Throwback Thursday was the Mandolin Club. This week it’s basketball season. How about Rockford High School, Illinois basketball teams in 1906?
Another page or two from my grandmother’s yearbook. No relatives on either team but thought the photos were interesting to see, even if you don’t know the people.
Mr. Paul Lucas was coach of both teams. It states “he has never once faltered in his plan.”
Sunset at End of Soccer Practice
Columbus, Ohio. Charlie finished for the day.
A hit! Now run to first
T-Ball Season has begun
Everybody gets a turn at bat. Everyone gets on base. Everyone on the team rotates to play all of the positions. I love T-ball.
Here’s Charlie hitting the ball. The lens focused on the fence in this shot. I liked how the ball was caught in the chain link frame.
Pittsburgh Monday Night Football
The evening felt like summer, this last night of September. Steve and I had a great time thanks to my son sharing his season tickets with us. The city skyline so colorful and bright against the dark sky. It sure gets darker earlier and the game didn’t start until 8:15 so definitely Monday Night Football.
It was a good game for the Steelers as they were 0 and 3.
Tonight’s score Pittsburgh Steelers-27 Cincinnati Bengals-3
At halftime we saw the four inductees of the class of 2019 being inducted into the Pittsburgh Hall of Honor — Elbie Nickel (his son was there to represent his deceased father) , Larry Brown, Bill Cowher and Hines Ward. #86 got the loudest cheers.
A blimp overhead as we walked over Roberto Clemente Bridge to Heinz Field
A sliver of a new moon in the sky
Boats moored on the Allegheny River edge
Two levels of fancy suites.
A bronze tribute to Franco Harris and the Immaculate Reception .
Honus Wagner Statue guards PNC Park until next Spring’s baseball season.
Downtown park has Eyeball Seats by Sculptor Louise Bougeois
Lacrosse Game in Berlin
Lacrosse game in Berlin. Berlin, Ohio!
Not to be mistaken for Berlin, Germany.
Waiting for Jack’s game to start.
The morning drive out to Ohio was gray skies and rain so it was good to have sun and blue skies in the late afternoon.
Purdue University Choir Sang National Anthem
My six word Saturday. Purdue University Choir Sang National Anthem
My grandson Michael and his teammates got the opportunity to play on the professional basketball court on Friday afternoon. We took a bus from Columbus Ohio to Indianapolis Indiana and the Indiana Pacers and Bankers Life Fieldhouse staff were most welcoming. Since I don’t have permission to post the Middle and High Schoolers photos online, I am showing the Purdue University Choir singing of the National Anthem before tip-off of the Pro game we watched Friday evening. The Pacers played the Pelicans. (click the bold for game recap) Marquette grad Wesley Matthews scored 15 of his 24 points in the third quarter. Very exciting to watch him tie it up and then go ahead after the Pacers lagged behind for the entire first half of the game. Pacers won 126-111.
We got back to Michael’s school about 12:50 AM and it’s almost 2 AM now so I will sign off.