Happy Eighth Birthday Maura Clare.Aunt Lala took this picture of Maura carrying her cousin Charlie
November 17, 2008 October 2016
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.
What happened to ‘ I think I’ll be six forever and ever”?
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.
Count the places you see numbers.
Numbers tell time
Reading Terminal Philadelphia
Numbers keep score
LazerKraze Columbus Ohio
Numbers on a bus, train, trolley or flight number
Numbers to phone
Numbers to remember
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
Numbers to play
Numbers found in odd places
Regional finals for Junior Olympics- Breast Stroke- checking for two hand touch. Hopefully no one gets DQed
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Parting 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.
Panorama Shot from earlier in the Day, Friday
Two events Saturday ,Three events Sunday. GO ANNA!!!
Swimming with OSSC (Ohio State Swim Club)
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 born November 17, 2008. Celebrating her seventh birthday today.
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
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.
Twelve years flew by! Love you lots, Anna. Happy Birthday. FF Ruthie
Hula Hooper Anna video from five years ago.
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
Keeping in her lane at the swim meet.
Finding the turtle soup sign. Taken by Anna. I was driving.
Ninth Street Bridge. Allegheny River. The night before the Pickle Festival.
Forbes Field Wall where Pittsburgh Pirate Bill Mazeroski hit his famous homerun to win the 1960 World Series.
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.
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.
Freezing the action is a challenge.