Tuesday, October 14, 2014

ABC Wednesday: Nostalgia


Magic-skin Baby,
most favorite toy during 
my early childhood

magazines of yore
read them, cut out photographs
taped them to my mirror

my brother & me
posing in Grandma’s backyard...
a sweet memory 

1950 was proclaimed as Indiana Territory Sesquicentennial Year 
by Governor Henry F. Schricker.
Below is my uncle Charles dressed
in appropriate garb for the celebration. 
Beards were a requirement or males
could be jailed in the "hoosegow"! (from Spanish "juzgado") 

Cousins Mary & Kathy

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created and hosted this week
 by Mrs. Nesbitt 
maintained by Roger Owen Green

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

ABC Wednesday: Maring Library of Muncie

another well-known name
in Muncie.
source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grace_Keiser_Maring_Library
Grace Maring was the wife of Joel Maring, founder of glass factories throughout Muncie, Indiana. A philanthropist and advocate for education, Grace Maring gave the city of Muncie $25,000 upon her death to develop a public library system. In 1930, the Grace Keiser Maring Library was dedicated, and began serving the south side of Muncie. The library was posted to the National Register of Historic Places on September 15, 2005.[2]


The library was designed by architects Herbert Smenner and Charles Houck. The architectural style is a variation of colonial revival, a popular style in the early 20th century. Built from brick and trimmed with limestone, it is the only remaining civic building of this style in Muncie. [3]

This beautiful building is no longer being used as 
the Maring Library.  It was closed some time ago,
as was the Hunt Library.
When our former middle school was closed,
a part of it was dedicated to apartments
and the rest of it became
Maring-Hunt Library, as seen below.
The library in which I spent many an hour 
when I was writing my high school term paper
no longer functions as a lending library.  It is now
a source for local history and genealogy.
Andrew Carnegie donated $55,000 to the city of Muncie
to build this library.  It was dedicated January 1, 1904.
This library and the original Maring Library are on
the National Register of Historical Places.

linking to 
created by Mrs. Nesbitt
and hosted this week 
by the faithful Reader Wil.

Saturday, October 4, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Norfolk Pine

Norfolk Pine’s branches 
embracing the sunlight’s rays
casting webbed* shadows


sharing with
hosted this week
Gemma Wiseman