Another Leaf or Two

December first- I got in my daughter’s car and found another Leaf on the windshield today.

I took a photo of it and said “ another leaf but with blue sky today.”

When we got where we were going (Worthington OH) Charlie (4) said

“I’ve got a Leaf on my window. I want to take a picture.”

I handed back the phone and he took the second photo.

Photo by grandson Charlie.

Memorial Message for a Beloved Coach at Worthington High, Ohio

After the OSCC swim meet at Worthington today, my DIL was driving.

Had my phone out and was able to capture part of this message created with plastic cups stuck into the chain link fence.

When I googled, I found out it was Coach Stephen Gussler, Jr. who taught and coached at the high school, whose name was on the fence – the one who will be loved forever by his baseball players and students at Worthington High School.

Here is a video about him and the lives he touched.  There’s a Guss Strong Community Page on FB,too.

Forever  love Guss

Maybe we’ll be down in Worthington again so I can capture the whole message in the fence.




Guitarist Shohei Toyoda Plays at Scottie’s Coffee and Tea House on High Street in Worthington OH

Saturday night.  Where we ended up after driving around the city, and dinner out with James (my SIL2B) and my sister Mary in from NYC to visit the family in Columbus. Mark and Erika had gone out and had a sitter so we went out, too.   Cocoa and coffee, lemon poppyseed  cake and finger-picking acoustic music we enjoyed so much that Mary bought 2 CD’s, one for Matthew in Croatia and one for James, who picked this spot to round out our evening together.  Scottie’s Coffee and Tea House was a welcoming venue and the live music was a bonus.  Shohei Toyoda played well to an appreciative crowd, lots of energy and enthusiasm and lively music.  Great sound. Played some of his own compositions and they were quite good.   I asked him if I could blog him during the break and he agreed.

Live Music

Sitting with family
sipping a hot drink.
Listening to live music.
Makes for a satisfying
Saturday night.

He ended with a cool rendition of Classical Gas