Monthly Archives: May 2012

Whillie Batt & Mark Anthony Capewell

Pictured above is Whillie Batt and Mark Anthony Capewell, parents of John Batt Capewell of Westville, New Jersey. It looks like John set Mom and Dad up in a lodgepole love seat for a semi-formal portrait outdoors more than a … Continue reading

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Marble Cupcakes with Mocha Buttercream

These beauties made an appearance at a cook out over the weekend. The advantage of making marble cupcakes is that you don’t need to make that tough choice between vanilla and chocolate. A scoop of vanilla batter, followed by a … Continue reading

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Sewing Bows for Sophia

My niece Sophia just celebrated her first birthday, and since a girl is never too young to learn how to accessorize – I made some bows for her hair. These are basically a mini version of the bow tie with … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Among these men is a great uncle. Take a moment today to reflect on those who gave it all.

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Rules of the Stand

This is a handmade sign hung outside of a stand in the Italian Market in South Philadelphia. The market and the characters that work and shop there are among the reasons why I love this town.

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Friday Five – Number Twenty

Twentieth in a series creating a collage using five elements.

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Heavy Industry

We’re back with another glass negative by the water shot about 100 or so years ago by John B. Capewell of Westville, New Jersey. I’m not sure where this was shot. Capewell travelled with his camera in tow, and I … Continue reading

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Spayd’s Typewriter Co.

Here’s an advertisement for Spayd’s Typewriter Company from the program/souvenir booklet for the play L’Aiglon starring Maude Adams which played in Philadelphia at The Broad Street Theater back in 1901.

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Chocolate Covered Cherry Cupcakes

This is another bake sale cupcake, the recipe came from shortcut queen Anne Byrn, also known as The Cake Doctor. It uses a box cake mix and a can of cherry pie filling, resulting in an incredibly moist cake. I … Continue reading

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Inspiration for The Ghost Rider?

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The Saints Go Marching In

It’s day two of The Italian Market Festival, and it began with the traditional procession of the Saints. If you’re in the area, the festivities continue until 5:00. It’s a beautiful day for it, so come and enjoy!!!

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Italian Market Festival

Philadelphia’s Italian Market Festival is going on this weekend until 5 pm. If you can’t make it today, they’re open tomorrow from 10 to 5. It’s a lot of fun, and certainly worth the trip for food fanatics!

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Happy Birthday Mr.C!

We interrupt today’s regularly scheduled program – today would have been Perry Como’s 100th birthday! He was best known for his smooth as silk crooning and gave us treasures such as “Dream Along With Me”, “Don’t Let The Stars Get … Continue reading

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60 Years Ago Today

The dapper gentleman is my older brother Charles. On the back of this picture written in pencil is May 18, 1952 meaning this picture was shot 60 years ago today!

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