“Do you sell hubcaps for a '72 Pinto hatchback? Ooh, Mini-Trucker Magazine!”
Clerks, View Askew Productions, 1994
TIME: 8:58 PM
PLACE: James’ room
I had picked these up at thrift store about 18 months ago with the intent of hanging them on James’ wall.
I finally crossed it off my to-do list today.
Better late than never I guess.
Or, I just need to get off my duff once in awhile.
Sunday, May 31, 2015
Saturday, May 30, 2015
“America is another name for opportunity.”
Ralph Waldo Emerson (American Poet, Lecturer and Essayist, 1803-1882)
TIME: 5:18 PM
PLACE: Centralia, Illinois
SUBJECT: Sign and storefront
The husband and I drove to Centralia to have dinner with friends.
I managed to find a couple of interesting things to photograph.
Friday, May 29, 2015
TIME: 4:06 PM
PLACE: Front porch
SUBJECT: Shriner’s hatbox
The annual Shriner’s parade is this evening.
I volunteered to ride with the husband, but he told me he already asked a friend of his.
(I dodged a bullet there!)
All three kids had their own plans, so I met my cousin and an old grade school/high school friend for beers instead.
Thursday, May 28, 2015
Today would have been Mom’s 73rd birthday.
Wednesday, May 27, 2015
She loves sitting on the porch with us.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
“A good snapshot keeps a moment from running away.”
Eudora Alice Welty (American, Author, 1909-2001)
TIME: 7:19 PM
PLACE: Front porch
Stella sat on the front porch this evening and paged through my Project 365 book for 2009 and 2012.
She is the same age now as Claudia was when I started this photo-a-day.
Now Claudia will be a senior in high school this fall.
Monday, May 25, 2015
The dead soldier’s silence sings our national anthem.
TIME: 9:45 AM
PLACE: Jefferson Barracks National Cemetery
SUBJECT: Veteran’s graves
The husband and I drove over to Jefferson Barracks to pay our respects to a couple of friends who are buried there,.
The volume of white stones marking the graves of this countries veterans always gives me pause.
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Saturday, May 23, 2015
Friday, May 22, 2015
TIME: 8:17 PM
PLACE: The Edge
The girls and I went to see the remake of “Poltergeist”
I remember watching the original on HBO when I was 15.
The remake was not as good at the first one…although, I did think Sam Rockwell did a great job (loved him since his role as Wild Bill in “The Green Mile”)
I need to get them to see the original.
Thursday, May 21, 2015
TIME: 5/20/2007 11:57 AM
PLACE: School picnic
SUBJECT: Claudia, Me, Stella & James
Eight years ago, the four of us attended the school picnic.
Claudia was 9 (and 1/2).
James was (almost) 8.
Stella was 3.
I just turned 40.
We all rode the slide.
Wednesday, May 20, 2015
Tuesday, May 19, 2015
Monday, May 18, 2015
TIME: 10:10AM – 12:56 PM
SUBJECT: School district picnic
The annual parade and school picnic was today.
This is my 11th year and I have sunk to sitting at a table under a pavilion.
I established a base camp, while my youngest child ran around, spending an ungodly amount of money on carnival rides, food and beverages.
Seat holder and personal ATM.
One good thing.
I had the perfect spot to take this picture of them on the slide without having to move from my seat.
Sunday, May 17, 2015
I took a walk in the woods and came out taller than the trees.
Henry David Thoreau
SUBJECT: Hiking Views
We woke up to more rain this morning.
The girls were supposed to do some archery, but it was too wet.
We went on a (muddy) hike instead.
The girls called this area “The Desert”
Massive rocks covered the ground.
Once we re-entered the forest though, mud was the name of the game.
An old root cellar was found.
The roof had collapsed and it was filled with water.
This graniteware pot was near the cellar, a spot of blue among the green and brown.
The trail ended on the main camp road.
We saw a turtle making his way across.
He hid when we caught up to him.
On the way back to our camp, we passed the cabooses where the Cadettes were staying.
Stella had the option to camp here, but she stayed in these last fall and wanted to try the tree houses this time.
Of course, as we were leaving, the sun came out.
Saturday, May 16, 2015
“It always rains on tents. Rainstorms will travel thousands of miles, against prevailing winds for the opportunity to rain on a tent.”
― Dave Barry
TIME: 10:32 AM to
PLACE: Camp Butterfly, Farmington MO
SUBJECT: Scenes from Camp
Stella and I went camping with the Girl Scouts.
It was raining when we arrived.
And it rained off and on pretty much all day.
Stella found this guy in the bathhouse.
During one of the breaks in the rain, it stopped long enough for the girls to go canoeing.
Stella and her friend Devin paddled while I rode in the middle.
Friday, May 15, 2015
“If there was a terrible storm outside, but somehow this dog lived through the storm, and he showed up at your door when the storm was finally over, I think a good name for him would be Carl.”
Jack Handy (American Writer and cast member of Saturday Night Live from 1991-2003. Famous for his Deep Thoughts comedy sketches.)
TIME: 2:35 PM
SUBJECT: The weather
We had a big storm blow in this afternoon.
The wind blew strongly, it rained heavily and in about 30 minutes it was over.
It’s supposed to rain all weekend.
Thursday, May 14, 2015
TIME: 12:10 PM
SUBJECT: Bored hawk and an upset swallow
The swallow was not happy that Mr. Hawk is hanging around.
It was flying around the larger bird, sometimes making contact.
The hawk didn’t move from its perch for quite some time.
Wednesday, May 13, 2015
Please don't go now, please don't fade away
My Heart, Paramore, All We Know Is Falling, 2005
TIME: 7:02 PM
PLACE: 16th & West Main St.
SUBJECT: Orange Crush sign
According to the 1925 City Directory, this building (1522 West Main St.) housed a bakery owned by a Louis C Seifferth.
Back in the early 1970’s, a bakery still operated there.
(although I do not remember the name)
I remember going inside with my mom while she bought pizza crusts.
Tuesday, May 12, 2015
Willy Wonka: Do you like my meadow? Try some of my grass! Please have a blade, please do, it's so delectable and so darn good looking!
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, Warner Bros., 2005
TIME: 6:18 PM
PLACE: Around the neighborhood
When I was younger, I thought that grasses were a lame thing to plant in a landscape.
Now, I think they are pretty cool.
Monday, May 11, 2015
While walking home from the last official Girl Scout meeting of the school year, Stella and I passed our neighbor’s automobile.
I think, but don’t quote me on this (unless I’m right), that it’s a 1958?
No matter what year it is, it’s a cool car.
Sunday, May 10, 2015
TIME: 6:22 PM
PLACE: Front Porch
It was a good Mother’s Day.
The kids made me breakfast.
I lazed around.
Claudia and I went to the cemeteries and left flowers for my mom, grandmothers, a great-grandmother and an Aunt.
And Stella blew bubbles that sat on the porch rug and looked like peppermints.
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Claudia wanted to “do something” today.
We briefly contemplated going to the Botanical Garden, but it began to rain fairly hard.
We decided to to to Antique Row on Cherokee Street.
One of the shops we visited was a used bookstore.
We stopped and had lunch at La Vallesana (The Taco Stand)
Our seats were outside, sheltered from the rain on the covered patio.
I thoroughly enjoyed my veggie burrito.
I thought this a very creative use of zip ties.