Tag: Memories

Ready or Not

It’s 4th grade and I’m at the school that looms large in my memory. We’re sitting on the steps under the overhang of the building,  a covered entryway somewhere between in and out.  School hasn’t started yet and it’s almost 8:30.   I’m with…

Cee’s Fun Foto Challenge: Things People Drive

I was disappointed when Word Press stopped the Daily Post Prompts and Weekly Challenges as they used to help fuel my posts.   When my own inspiration ran dry, I could often rise up to a prompt or challenge.  Fortunately other bloggers have picked…

Reflections on Fall

It starts with September my favorite month. I close my eyes and see the school, as sturdy as the last century. It’s 4th grade again and Miss Warner is young.  Her face and hair and dress all a golden tan; her hair short and…

Happy International Cat Day!

Who knew??  August 8th is International Cat Day!  Well I didn’t until I was reminded by my fellow bloggers!  And so I couldn’t let the day go by without sharing pictures of my favorite felines:  Tiger and Benji, who went from this: to this:…

Dreaming of the Big Island of Hawaii

What do you do when it’s April in Seattle and it’s cold and dark and the rain just won’t stop?   Why not armchair travel to the Big Island of Hawaii?  That’s right, I’m casting off the gray and clouds that threaten my skies…

Gray and Red in Seattle

I always thought Petula Clark had it right, “when you’re alone and life is making you lonely you can always go.. downtown!” I liked the song back in the sixties and even then as a kid I’d hop on a bus downtown for 20…

Frank B Cooper School Refrain

I’m not sure what I was looking for by returning.  It was years and years ago when I attended Frank B. Cooper school, kindergarten through 6th grade.  But it was the school’s 100th anniversary and the building, now the Youngstown Cultural Arts Center, where…

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