Monday, July 30, 2012

Sacred Heart school

Yesterday I visited Dad. We dined at Dick's Place with Thelma. While they continued their visit I got a tour of the parochial grade school guided by my cousin's wife, Jeannine, who also teaches there. The upstairs gym was once the parish hall & is where my parents had their wedding dance. The choir loft is gone but the stage still has a yearly Christmas play. I saw where aspiring actors etched their names on the inside of the doors to the costume closet. Walking through the classrooms reminded me of my own time in grade school. The chalk boards are still there & computers are there now too. Cursive is still being taught. Bugs are pinned to boards. And crosses & photos of the Pope adorn the walls. I even found some clothespins! Lots of wooden floors & bannisters. So much history here. And more still being made.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

colored clothespins

I took these photos out on the farm when we visited on Father's Day. I didn't mind that Jean had left her clothespins on the line. I don't find many colored clothespins, so was happy to see these.

Monday, July 23, 2012

somebody that I used to know

So entertaining to watch this. Nice song too. Wanted to add this to my Youtube collection & hope you enjoy it too.

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Monet clothespins

My friend, Carol, painted & framed some clothespins & entered them in a local art competition. The piece is titled "Monet Series".  Unfortunately she didn't win any prizes but it is a beautiful piece, even if I am partial to clothespins. Her artwork & others is on display now at our downtown library. I love walking through the stacks at Bennett Martin Library & was glad to have an excuse to visit.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012


I am doing some watering for a neighbor this week while she is out of town. This morning while I was tending her plants I noticed the sunlight on her clothesline. No clothespins (she is a tidy person) but I was inspired to return with my camera.