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Showing posts from June 22, 2014

Shadow Shot Sunday 2: Table and Chairs

vacant chairs waiting to be filled please sit down
image taken at a local  coffee shop called The Caffeinery owned by a former student of mine Congratulations, Lauren and Frank!
Their Facebook page is found here.
sharing with Shadow Shot Sunday 2 hosted this week by Gemma Wiseman

Haiku My Heart: Downtown Blooms

lovely blooms galore up and down the   Muncie gardeners 

and here, for a bit of fun, I've added artful flowers from my latest  favorite shop downtown... Refresh Design
happily hooking up with Rebecca's Haiku My Heart

Weekend Reflections: Downtown

As I typed the word ' Downtown', Petula's voice sang these words in my head...
"Downtown" composed by Tony Hatch When you're alone and life is making you lonely
You can always go downtown
When you've got worries, all the noise and the hurry
Seems to help, I know, downtown

Just listen to the music of the traffic in the city
Linger on the sidewalk where the neon signs are pretty
How can you lose?
The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares

So go downtown
Things will be great when you're downtown
No finer place for sure, downtown
Everything's waiting for you

Don't hang around and let your problems surround you
There are movie shows downtown
Maybe you know some little places to go to
Where they never close downtown

Just listen to the rhythm of a gentle bossa nova
You'll be dancing with 'em too before the night is over
Happy again
The lights are much brighter there
You can forget all your troubles, forget all your cares

ABC Wednesday: Xenodochium

Xenodochium, sited on Ellis Island where the Rudes entered. 
My pa's ancestors from Stratford-upon-Avon emigrated here.
defintion ofxenodochium:  a building for reception of strangers
I think that the building on Ellis Island certainly qualifies as axenodochium since it received innumerable strangers faring their way into our country.
Eternal thanks to my brother's widow who began the search for both of our parents' ancestors many, many years ago.  Additionally, it was through her efforts that our family's name is posted on a wall at Ellis Island.

my middle son  standing by our family's name

sharing with ABC Wednesday

Signs, Signs: May 15, 2014

better late than ne'er snapped the pic, then forgot it Happy Mother's Day!
more signs at Signs, Signs

Corpus Christi 2014

Agnus Dei Lamb of God St. Mary's Knights of Columbus readying themselves for the Corpus Christi Procession to be held after Mass.
Tantum ergo Sacramentum Veneremur cernui: Et antiquum documentum Novo cedat ritui: Praestet fides supplementum Sensuum defectui.
Come adore this wondrous presence, Bow to Christ the source of grace. Here is kept the ancient promise Of god's earthly dwelling place. Sight is blind before God's glory, Faith alone may see His face.
Genitori Genitoque Laus et jubilatio, Salus, honor, virtus quoque Sit et benedictio: Procedenti ab utroque Compar sit laudatio.
Glory be to God the Father, Praise to His coequal Son, Adoration to the Spirit, Bond of love, in Godhead one. Blest be God by all creation Joyously while ages run. our pastor, Father Dudzinski