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Eight is Going to be Great

Happy Eighth Birthday Maura Clare.img_1220Aunt Lala took this picture of Maura carrying her cousin Charlie

 

        November 17, 2008                                             October 2016

 

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Maura loves arts and crafts, swimming, piano lessons, dancing, going to the Children’s Museum in Pittsburgh and taking good care of her dolls.  She brings a lot of energy and spirit to the party, that is for sure! Have a wonderful birthday, Maura.

Love from Grandma Frooey.

Hope you like your birthday blog.  You can always check out some more photos of when you were little here   on your 6th birthday blog.

What happened to ‘ I think I’ll be six forever and ever”?


The Forklift Will Come Today

I was astounded by the huge amount of donations at the Ohio State natatorium on Sunday afternoon where I attended the 2016 Thanks for Giving Fall Classic Swim Meet & Food Drive. 

Monday, a forklift will come to transport the huge containers to a truck for delivery. All the swimmers from competing teams brought food for the  Mid-Ohio Food Bank

Four of my grandkids swim for the hosting Ohio State Swim Club.

Seeing these overflowing containers was a reminder to not only be grateful for all I have but to remember people in need. The swim meet announcer read the statistics of who is hungry and it is painful to know.

Witnessing the swim families’ generosity and knowing people are hungry and rely on the donated food was a sight I wanted  to share.

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Count the Places You See Numbers

Count the places you see numbers. 

Numbers tell time

numbers on clock

Reading Terminal Philadelphia

Numbers keep score

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Numbers on a bus, train, trolley or flight numberIMG_8462

Numbers to phone

 

Numbers to remember

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Numbers to celebrate

Numbers  identify players and participants

Numbers for weight and price per item or pound

 

Numbers determine which lane you swim in and times determine which ribbon or medal you receive

 

Numbers from another time, WW2, a ration book

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Numbers to playIMG_0863

Numbers found in odd places

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Officials Check for Two Hand Touch

IMG_3726Regional finals for Junior Olympics- Breast Stroke- checking for two hand touch. Hopefully no one gets DQed

Want to be a swim official?      Click Swimming Official Information here

 

IMG_3746Parting shot from afar, through the glass window of the Natatorium. Doesn’t look like 50 meter length from this angle. The pool was divided up into sections.

IMG_2683The McCorkle Aquatic Pavilion

Panorama Shot from earlier in the Day, Friday

Two events Saturday ,Three events Sunday.  GO ANNA!!!

Swimming with OSSC (Ohio State Swim Club)

 

 

 


Gathering: Weekly Photo Challenge

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Lots of gatherings documented throughout the course of a year and a few from years ago.

The group photos pose a challenge, getting everyone with you simultaneously.  I’ve included some more candid shots.

 


Maura Clare Celebrates #7

Maura Clare born November 17, 2008.  Celebrating her seventh birthday today.

Maura Clare is Seven

 

 

 

 

Happy 7th Birthday Maura Clare.  Thanks to FF Marlene for the Last Pic as Six.

I thought about adding a couple of  your selfies that keep showing up on my phone!!)

Love from your Grandma Ruthie


A Dozen Years of Love

Lucky us!   Happy Twelfth Birthday Anna Catherine!

One October morning before dawn, you made me and Marlene happy grandmothers.

Loved by your family and friends, your loving heart and kind spirit come out in your eyes.

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Twelve years flew by!   Love you lots, Anna.  Happy Birthday.   FF Ruthie

Hula Hooper Anna video from five years ago. 

 

 

 

 


Weekly Photo Challenge: Boundaries

Boundaries.  Some people have none.

The creator of the challenge Ben Huberman says,”This week, let’s explore the creative potential of limits, borders, and dividers of all types.”

Here are a few visible from the archives

 

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Keeping in her lane at the swim meet.

 

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Finding the turtle soup sign. Taken by Anna.  I was driving.

Ninth Street Bridge

Ninth Street Bridge. Allegheny River. The night before the Pickle Festival.

 

 

 

hospital nurseryAfter the swim meet. Anna and Michael ooking through the nursery glass window, watching their first first cousin, Charlie.

 

swim lanes 3 Maura (r) dives off the block into her lane.

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Forbes Field Wall where Pittsburgh Pirate Bill Mazeroski hit his famous homerun to win the 1960 World Series.

 

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Another Swim Meet in the Rain

No lightning.  It was a go.

It’s unfortunate we can’t share the excessive rain with other parts of the country who need it.

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Working to Improve How I Photograph Swimming

This past Tuesday I got down and knelt, used my 70-200 lens.

Tried to steady the camera. Get the shot.

Anticipating when to press the shutter button.

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Freezing the action is a challenge.