Lunar New Year Literary Awards – Guest Blog

Guest blog photo today by Outis* on IRT

(“The Interborough Rapid Transit Company (IRT) was the private operator of the original underground New York City Subway line that opened in 1904, as well as earlier elevated railways and additional rapid transit lines in New York City.”) Wikipedia

Outis’ title of his image is the newspaper’s headline.

Thank you Outis for your eye catching photo! Nice.

*”Outis (transliteration of Ancient Greek Οὖτις, in capitals ΟΥΤΙΣ, from οὔτις “nobody” or “no one”) is an often used pseudonym. Artists, writers and others in public life use this pseudonym in order to hide their identity” Wikipedia

More Effects of Elements and Time

More Effects of Elements and Time

WEATHERED appeals  to me cause I’m  finding a lot of photos in the archives to post.

 

VintageGarbageTruckToyVintage Toy Garbage Truck from the 1950’s

LarimerSchoolLarimer School, Pittsburgh PA-

 

Okanogan, Washington and surrounding area-

orchard heaters no longer used, and apple boxes, an abandoned school house with an updated roof and a No Hunting sign posted on the building with the old vinyl couch out front.

 

 

Your Handwriting Reveals your Character sign in Coney Island-

-Bakery, Drug Store and the Lunchbox Diner* (see below for how it used to look) in Manhattan– New York City-

 

Weathered Diner

Quinwood, West Virginia-

 

Conneaut Amusement Park- Pennsylvania-

 

RollerRinkMcKeesport

Roller Skating Rink- McKeesport PA-

 

alaska_trainTrain in Alaska

 

Lunchbox Diner NYC

Chex Mix Making

A few alterations to the original recipe but Wednesday night Laura guided Charlie and Maura in the holiday tradition of making Chex Mix. One site says “it’s been a party staple for 50 years”. I can tell you the original recipe was not on the boxes we had this year. Boo.

Baked at 250 F for an hour stirring every 15 minutes. What could be bad about it with all that melted butter and savory salt? Hmmmm

After the Mix making the two cousins played in Charlie’s new train tent. Crawling between the red and blue and back again. Then the added collapsible tunnel component.

A fun night.

Charlie said ” I love this game”

René Magritte or Harry Potter?

IMG_1378 Harry Potter’s world

yet reminiscent of  Time Transfixed painted in 1938 now at Art Institute of Chicago  by  René Magritte Belgian Surrealist Painter

When renovating this old house, the contractor said leave the chimney in- and they were working with an artist who added the locomotive to create

Harry Potter’s Platform 9 3/4 

Not sure who the purple passenger is.

Found at Old Towne Toys St. Augustine Florida

 

Sitting in a Railway Station,Got a ticket for my destination

i just dropped my sister at the Amtrak Railroad Station in Pittsburgh.

She’ll get to New York City late this afternoon.  A long day but scenic snd comfortable. You can get up and walk around. I packed her a lunch.

We’ve had a nice couple of weeks together, driving over 2200 miles. Our brother David had to fly out early Sunday.  We got  together with our Illinois relatives to celebrate our Aunt Rhea’s life.

Mary was able to stay  through my birthday which felt really nice.

Here’s the train station collage from this morning

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