Thursday, December 27, 2007

Chillicothe Courthouse & Buicks

February 1940. Courthouse and auto transport hauling Buicks in Chillicothe, Ohio.

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!

Friday, December 21, 2007

Carolers courtesy of the WPA

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.


Last night about 7:15 I answered the door and it was 6 carolers a-caroling. After they were done, they asked if they were to late for my parents. I told them, "No, you're too early, they're out square dancing." It was about 6 women - I think all from the neighborhood.

I realized later I should have grabbed the camera, but didn't think of it until much too late.

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Shopping anyone?

Wendy reports that the stores are crowded today. We're watching KC as she attempts to finish up her Christmas shopping and prepares to leave for Ogden tomorrow for Grandpa Tom's funeral.

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

Christmas Decorations

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.
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Friday, December 14, 2007

Good-bye, [KC's] Grandpa Tom

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

Photos from the Big 85th Birthday Party

And an extra one that was taken at Morgans' house.

The reason for the problem pictures is more complicated than it is worth explaining.
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Tuesday, December 11, 2007

What do you mean I have to go outside? - It is below 72 degrees.

Possibly the last time Jean Wallace Ballantyne Uible was photographed in the snow.
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Time flies

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The 53 Places to Go in 2008

Check out #14 - it scored higher than Detroit! Link is in the title and here.

Saturday, December 08, 2007

Today's Arizona Republican paper

Roberta, did you see the review of Line Thai? It was an okay review.

There was also an article about today being the 5th anniversary of the NW library branch in Surprise.

Tuesday, December 04, 2007

New Jeans

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.
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Sunday, December 02, 2007

Newest links on the right

Please note the newest links on the right - one to Catherine's photo gallery and one that will take you directly to KC's photos.

KC at his birthday party

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These are two of my favorite photographs of the ones that Catherine sent, although the sleeping one was cute, too. These two photographs must have been taken after we left. He opened three presents, Wendy put him down to pick something up and the birthday boy fell asleep in the middle of his party.

Items from Uible photo album