Got you all beat. Something old and broken!!!! LOL
Wednesday, November 30, 2011
Molly Brown's home in Denver, CO. Margaret and JJ purchased the home in 1894. Since they traveled so much she rented it out to wealthy families. It was even the Governor's Mansion in the early 1900's. She was forced to turn it into a boarding house during the depression. Michelle and I toured this home a few years ago. "Absolutely Fascinating"
My "something old" (besides myself) is located in the Village of Camillus. It's the Camillus Union Free School, built in 1912. Bernie attended this school through sixth grade. He thinks they decided to build a bigger, newer school and closed this one. In the 1990's, the building was resurrected as an assisted living center. Inside, many of the historical features remain. We hear that some of the apartments have the actual blackboards in them and, likely because of some government grant used to refurbish these places, they cannot be removed or tampered with. I'm not sure how something like that would affect your decor, but it sure sounds unique. This building also serves as our community's Senior Citizens Center. It's lovely.
Tuesday, November 29, 2011
Nature is a hard category, because there are so many good choices. This is not the most beautiful photo I have, but I have been wanting to share it with someone. These grackle children are big enough to fend for themselves, but they harassed the parent, expecting her to put the seeds into their mouths. I saw her still feeding them on the ground. Up here, she was stoicly ignoring them.
This is Grayden many years ago in our woods near the creek. He has an umbrella plant that he was using as an umbrella as it was sprinkling that morning. We went to the woods Sunday to get greens for decoration and there is nothing like a walk in the woods (although I had to puddle jump through the creek so as not to get my feet wet. I did get muddy shoes though - ugh.)
Monday, November 28, 2011
Jane can really be called spritely. She is always positive and always working. She cooks and bakes delicious, old-fashioned soups and cookies. She weaves cloth that she has made into coats, dresses, or table runners. She became a widow very unexpectedly this past summer, and hasn't skipped a beat. Because she had left everything about a computer to her husband, now she is learning to email. Here she is making sure that the tree is up in the sanctuary, so that it can be decorated on Sunday.
Katey DiStefano Johnson is my inspiration. haha! Just hearing her name cracks me up. She is hysterical! Her facial expressions even kill me. She is a GREAT MOM, wife, friend, and, overall, just so much fun to be around. I don't get to see her that often but when we get together, my sides hurt from laughing so hard. CRACKS ME UP!!!
Sunday, November 27, 2011
I couldn't really figure out what to use for my fave color (and I can't be too creative because I am still not feeling great), so I looked in my closet. Well I guess I like black clothing. This is one of my closets. Not very colorful. Oh well. I just keep on buying more and more black shirts, coats, sweaters, shoes, purses, boots, socks. You name it.
How to pick just one color, when they all are so wonderful in the right application. I picked red because I have had three red cars, a red front door, red dishes, a red bathroom, my phone is red, as is my coat. and SO many red tops.
This is my favorite nightgown laying over a red chair. It was a birthday gift from a friend so many years ago I can't keep track. I NEVER put it in the dryer because I love it so much I want it to last forever.
Saturday, November 26, 2011
This is my Mom, taken in 2006. She LOVES the photo that she's holding in front of her face. She was probably 19 or 20 in that shot. She and Sandi and I had so much fun goofin' around that day. We have laminated a copy of the young Sally and posted it outside her room at Samaritan Keep. It helps her remember which room is hers. Okay. So this turned from Something Funny into Something Not So Funny. As Brenda reminds us, Mom still has a terrific sense of humor. And these earlier days are the days we recall with smiles.
Ann Marie, Debby and I decided we wanted to see the Grand Canyon at sunset...We got out of the car went to the ridge, fog everywhere we could see nothing...
In minutes the fog left and it was a beautiful site but 27 degrees...I had bought the blanket on the road from New Mexico...The socks in the gift shop...
Long story, sorry: Last Sat. Dick tried to take all the advertising off his car, hoping to retire. This one phrase wouldn't come off. It was in white. He didn't want to scratch the paint so left it until Monday. Sunday he gave a ride to two other men to a choir rehearsal in Watertown. I wanted them to wave to all the women who would come out on the sidewalk expecting the house call.
Monday the guy who put the letters on could only get the white off, and now it's in black. More sophisticated, for an upscale market.
Friday, November 25, 2011
I actually own very few books. A few self help, gardening or cookbooks, and they are all packed. If I want to read something I borrow it from the library. So off I went this morning to take a picture of the Janet Evanovich section for today's assignment. Sadly, it was closed. This is a picture of where my books are.