Sunday, December 30, 2007
Saturday, December 29, 2007
Thursday, December 27, 2007
Hate to bump Ginny's picture from the top but this scene finally includes a picture from Chillicothe that I thought Mom & Dad might recognize AND a picture of "new" old cars that date it nicely. This is another picture from the Shorpy's blog I mentioned previously. Dad, I can't quite make out the road sign and haven't looked it up in my Route book -- is it U.S. Rt. 25 or 23?
We're babysitting KC and he's just gone down for his afternoon nap. I was supposed to get off work at noon today but thanks to someone else's stomach flu I get to go back to work tonight. What a privilege! At least I'm healthy!
Saturday, December 22, 2007
Friday, December 21, 2007
Serena here is a picture to go with your caroling post. And in case any of you want to see even more of the WPA posters, they come from a blog called "Shorpy the 100-year-old photo blog" which has lots of neat old pictures -- many recently have been from Chillicothe OH in the 30s and 40s . Here is a link to their WPA poster page.
"The Works Progress Administration in Ohio presents the Federal Theatre for youth in 'A Christmas Carol.'" This poster for the Federal Theatre Project presentation of "A Christmas Carol" was created between 1936 and 1941.
I realized later I should have grabbed the camera, but didn't think of it until much too late.
Thursday, December 20, 2007
This is a Works Progress Administration Federal Art Project poster from 1941 extolling the benefits of retail commerce.
Makes me think of the shopping in downtown New Vienna in the 1950's at the Drug Store or even Streber's Market where one could get some kinds of candy, 2 for a penny -- I'm sure I didn't eat too much of it, as I'd rather keep my pennies, probably gave it all to my favorite younger siblings!
Sunday, December 16, 2007
Sorry for the poor photography, but thought I would show the AL house and neighbors. Guess which one is the AL house and which are the neighbors'?
My suggestion was just to stick up a menorah on the garage door and mezzuzah near the door and be done with it, but I was out-voted.
Friday, December 14, 2007
We are sad to report that KC's great-grandfather, Tom, passed away yesterday. He was the father of Marsha (Ken's Mom) and Jeff. His wife preceded him in death in 2006. He is survived by his father who lives in Utah, where Tom will be buried. He and KC had a strong resemblance, especially when wearing hats. Unfortunately KC was not looking at the camera in this picture taken about 8 months ago. Serena, you and Pat met Tom at Thanksgiving. Not sure if any of the rest of you had met him or not, although he was at KC's birthday party.
In other news, we took KC to a baby exercise class this morning which he seemed to enjoy greatly. There was a lot of bouncing and jumping on mats, stair climbing backwards and forwards, hanging on to a balance bar, rattling bells, and playing with bubbles. My co-worker, Susan, takes her 8-month old daughter, Addie, every Friday, and we went as their guests.
Thursday, December 13, 2007
Tuesday, December 11, 2007
Saturday, December 08, 2007
Tuesday, December 04, 2007
I bought some new blue jeans (7 for all Mankind brand) today - they look sorta like the jeans below - except the pockets have a much more intricate design. The below are available at Nordstrom's for $246.
Mine were considerably cheaper and bought at the new Surprise Goodwill. Although I susupect that mine are not this year's style.
Sunday, December 02, 2007
Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
By the way, MV, it is a pink grapefruit tree and, fortunately, the fruit seems a lot sweeter than I remember - although still not quite as I would like - although now edible out of hand.
The photograph was taken on the back porch on the seat of the exercycle.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
- Faulkner -- on #3
- Patrick O'Brian's Master & Commander Series -- on #4
- Guardians of Ga'Hoole - a youth animal fantasy series -- on #5
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld series
- an occasional adult non-fiction -- just finished a biography called Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat about Haiti, very moving
- an online youth fantasy book discussion group
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Pat is coming over about noon with a salad and then shortly thereafter, Catherine and Gerry and we leave for Ken's family's house.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Being a lover of fruit, as well as anything related to the WPA, this caught my eye today. Hope you all will be eating fruit as well as turkey on Thursday! Here's a blurb about the poster:
According to Fruit From Washington:
The Federal Art Project sponsored by the Work Projects Administration produced color silkscreened prints on posterboard which have been collected by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division."
War genre, patriotic posters have an important place in our cultural and social history. Here are a few examples on an agricultural theme that FruitFromWashington has gleaned from the National Archives.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
- Our reunion in 2004 (?) in Newark to see Kate in the Nutcracker
- The successes and occasional meltdowns of Thanksgiving dinner preparations
- The parade of guests through the New Vienna dining room -- Eloise Simpkins, and Miss Letty being two I remember well. Help me think of others....
- Grandma & Granddad's leaving for Florida right after Thanksgiving (or did they go before that?) I know they often came home on/around Easter.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Roberta (this cost me 2 euro for one hour on slow computer down the street from hotel. At the hotel it is 2 euro for 20 minutes.)
Above is slightly edited version. Below is Roberta's original:
dID THIS WORK? i CAN'T SEEM TO GET THE CAPS RIGHT. mORE LATER. wILL HOPE TO CHECK TOMORROW.....i AM FINE, NO RAIN YET. i WANT TO KEEP CARRYING MY UMBRELLA THAT i GOT WHEN gRANDMA AND \I DID THE mISSISSIPPI RIVER TRIP IN 1980 SOMETHING. rOBERTA (THIS COST ME TWO EURO FOR ONE HOUR ON SLOW COMPUTER DOWN THE STREET FORM HOTEL. THERE IS WAS 2 EURO FOR 20 MINUTES.
edit added much later: According to Google,
2 Euros = 2.9396 U.S. dollars
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Harold H. Uible, left, was presented a plaque by Roger Bennett, right, former executive chair of the Clinton County Republican Party. Larry Droesch, current party chair, is in center.
A long-time pillar of the Clinton County Republican Party, Harold H. Uible, was honored at the Central Committee’s annual beef roast Monday night at the Wilmington Savings Bank/Clinton County Senior Center.
“We want to take the opportunity to thank you and those individuals in the county who have made contributions over their lifetime and made an impact on the Clinton County Republican Party,” said Larry Droesch, executive chair of the party.
Clinton County Republicans have had some tough times and have had ups and downs, Droesch said. “We’re still powerful and we still make a difference. We’re well-known all over the state for being a very good and powerful Republican county.”
Roger Bennett, immediate past executive chairman of the party, presented Uible with a plaque. “It is an honor to have Harold H. Uible here,” Bennett said. “I’ve worked with him. He’s been a first-class individual.”
After the presentation, Uible said it was some 50 years ago when he became a Central Committee member. “That was one of the best things I ever did. The party has done much more for me than I will ever be able to do for the party.”
He called the Central Committee “the key to a grassroots organization.”
Also attending the dinner was Uible’s wife Jean, and two of their five children, John Uible and his wife Julie of Newark, and Mary Uible Crowson of Dublin, Ga. Their other children are Catherine Morgan of Glendale, Ariz., and Roberta King and Serena Uible, both of Sun City West, Ariz. Also seated at the family table was GG Walker who has worked for Uible for many years.