Happy Tenth Anniversary

Laura and James got married 11/12/11- ten years ago today. This fabulous shot of all the wedding guests was taken from the balcony by Jennifer Schaaf Photography in Columbus, Ohio. I keep it on a desk in the living room but here it is on a hammered aluminum tray that belonged to my parents. Tenth anniversary traditional gift? Aluminum.

The wedding reception captured by Jennifer Schaaf
Newlyweds
Aunt Lala with Michael, Anna, Maura and Jack
3 of them now in High school, 2 driving

Anniversary Gold

Aunt Linda and Uncle Frank celebrated 50 years of marriage on Saturday September 12th.  Happy Anniversary.   

Today I went up to their home above the Monongahela River and photographed them with the decorations their daughters had put up on Saturday.  Here is Debbie photographing the happy couple in front of the mantel today.

 

 

And here is the 1956 Chevy Bel Air Uncle Frank painted  He calls it Anniversary Gold. He renamed the paint color to commemorate the anniversary.He is a master of restoring Vintage cars.

 

 

 

A photo with masks on to remember Pandemic Times.

 

 

 

 

Here’s a beautiful card her sister Marlene sent. (Marlene and I share four grandchildren)

 

 

 

  September 12, 1970

Happy Fiftieth Anniversary Linda and Frank

 

Here’s a photograph from a family wedding with Debbie and Kim

Descent-the action of moving downward, dropping or falling

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: DESCENT

Lots of images came to mind.

The trick was digging around in the files and finding what I was envisioning for the Weekly Photo Challenge: Descent created by Cheri Lucas Rowlands at WordPress.   Her example was excellent.

Here is my gallery of descent.

bride on staircase
Classic Bride Jessica descends spiral staircase at Mexican War Streets on the North Side, Pittsburgh
descent incline
The Duquesne Incline in descent
descent log ferris wheel
Idlewild Ferris Wheel ready to make descent

descent airplane

Jet Blue making descent to Baltimore July 2014

descent truck

How I love being the passenger with a camera in hand. My DIL was driving.

Low clouds and a truck making descent in WV enroute to Hardy VA

descent log slide 2

Down the slide at Idlewild Park -Michael, Erika and Maura

descent log slide

Grandson Jack coming down the Giant Slide at Idlewild Park

descent bride deer stand

Mark climbing the deer stand in Centerline OHio

10-7-19 edit   Looks like Ascent or ascending on the above photo   Who knows what I was thinking or maybe he was climbing down?

descent kennywood

Some random Skycoaster riders at Kennywood. Lots of screams

Screen Shot 2014-10-31 at 10.50.12 PM
Anna coming down off the obstacle course at the Ohio State Fair

descent swimming

Anna diving into the pool at a swim meet. Descending into the water.

City Sidewalks Pittsburgh

from a previous post – City Sidewalk -paper street steps- 2010 Garfield when I taught at Fort Pitt School

descent log flume
Grandson Michael in the log flume at Idlewild Park making their rapid descent

Eighty Years Ago

 

This morning, when I heard today’s date, I realized it was on this day, eighty years ago, that my parents married. (Well I had a bit of help as my friend counted the decades by tens.)Although they passed away in 2000 and 2002 I was thinking about their wedding day all those years ago.

Durand Illinois. August 28, 1939. Not sure who took this home movie but here are a few shots from the screen. Roy Joseph Hendricks and Marian Van Sickle and family members in photos below.



Cee’s Black and White Challenge

I’ve followed Cee’s blogposts for tears https://ceenphotography.com/2019/05/16/cbw-hands-feet-or-paws/ Click to see her gallery of Black and White photos with Gsnds or Feet or Paws.

Her photography is excellent- she inspires the blogging community, and compiles links of host challenges created by other bloggers all over the world. When WordPress stopped the Weekly Photo Challenges feature, Cee’s challenges (Oddball, Flower and B & W  to name a few) prompt thousands of posts around the Internet.

Cee’s colorful Flower posts have always cheered me on many a gray winter day.

Cee visits my blog, clicks the like button and leaves a good word for me.

Then on another blog-Lingering Visions– I read the posted photo was prompted by Cee’s Black and White Photo Challenge. Hands feet or paws. Both bloggers prompted me to post my Hands, Feet or Paws photo.

This 2016 wedding pic, taken in Austin Texas, (thank you Anna, Aric and Champ) has both hands and paws

As His Parents Left For a Wedding

Charlie (3 1/2) watched Laura and James pull out of the driveway and head to a family wedding last Friday the 27th. Mary and I stayed and played with Charlie.

He didn’t cry. Penny watched by his side.

I’ve posted similar pictures of the same scene. You wonder what’s going through his mind. A little wave.