A Piece of Musical History Bites the Dust

IMG_6445A place familiar to people who attended the Philadelphia College of Art is gone as well.

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Strawberry Rhubarb Tart

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It’s truly spring when the trees are budding, and I find rhubarb on 9th Street. The man I bought it from asked if I were making a pie, when I confirmed that I was – he suggested adding a tiny bit of allspice to the filling. I did, and it was delicious!  Continue reading

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Friday Five – Number Eighty One

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 Eighty first in a series creating a collage using five elements.

 

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Stax o’ Wax – Huge Stash of Old Vinyl Records

A Customized Van Full of HappinessA customized van full of happiness!

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Neck Wallet

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I made this neck wallet over the weekend for a friend of mine who had her wallet stolen on a rush hour bus coming home from work. The thief unzipped her purse, removed the wallet, and zipped the purse back up. She wasn’t aware it happened until her credit card company notified her. My friend was born and raised in the city, so she knows the perils of an unban environment – so if this could happen to her, it could happen to anyone. Hopefully, this wallet will give her some peace of mind.

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Doctor Who

Doctor Who on TVBack in the 1980s, I went to art school, and I along with all of the other illustration majors were required to take a minor course in photography. We had to shoot the photos as well as process the negatives and make prints. I don’t recall what the particulars of the class assignments were although I can tell from looking at the negatives which were the assignments and which ones were shot just to finish off a roll. The shots to finish a roll are a lot more interesting. This is obviously a shot to kill off the roll. Tom Baker portrays the Doctor in syndicated reruns on America’s Public Broadcasting System. The show was popular at the time this photo was taken, but no where near as popular as it’s recent incarnations seem to be.

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Baby Spinach Salad with Mustard Vinaigrette

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For all of the pies, cookies, bread, and pasta dishes I post about on here – there are just as many salads and steamed vegetables eaten behind the scenes. Let’s face it, steamed broccoli isn’t as sexy as banana cream pie, but maybe a baby spinach salad with sliced avocado and a homemade mustard vinaigrette will turn some heads!  Continue reading

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Sunday Morning on 9th Street

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Friday Five – Number Eighty

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Eightieth in a series creating a collage using five elements.

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Going in Style

Going In StyleBack in the 1980s, I went to art school, and I along with all of the other illustration majors were required to take a minor course in photography. We had to shoot the photos as well as process the negatives and make prints. I don’t recall what the particulars of the class assignments were although I can tell from looking at the negatives which were the assignments and which ones were shot just to finish off a roll. The shots to finish a roll are a lot more interesting. While my fellow students mostly resided and shot their photographs in the vibrant metropolis of Philadelphia, I lived and did most of my shooting in and around the staid and solid small town of Westville, New Jersey. I believe this is another shot from Green Cemetery near Westville in Deptford Township, Gloucester County, New Jersey. Having a tombstone that doubles as a bench is quite a memorial!

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Couple on a Courting Bench

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Another restoration of an old family photo, unfortunately, I haven’t a clue as to who they are. Since the handsome fella makes an appearance in several photos that I have, I’m assuming he is a relative. It could be an engagement photo, since the couple is posed on a Victorian courting bench. Courting benches let a couple sit together, just not too close! Judging from the style of the man’s shirt, which looks like a J.C. Leyendecker ad for Arrow shirts, I’m guessing it was taken in the early teens. Scan of the original photo behind the cut.

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Horace Howard Furness Public School

Horace Howard Furness Public School1900 South 3rd Street • Philadelphia PA 19148

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Lemon Sour Cream Pie

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This is the pie that I served with Easter dinner – light, lemony, creamy – perfect!  Continue reading

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Happy Easter!

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