Sunday, November 23, 2014

Monday Mural

I'm linking up at Monday Mural hosted by Oakland Daily Photo.

November 2014 - Toronto ON

Not technically a mural but I thought it was worth highlighting. Taken with my phone.

Toronto Scottish Regiment Mural at Lakeshore & 6th Street dedicated in December 2013.
This mural graphically traces the regiment’s history from the trenches of the First World War, through the D-Day beachhead to their service with the United Nations around the globe and with NATO in Afghanistan. Today, the regiment provides the Canadian Army with a fully trained and equipped battalion of reserve soldiers, who stand ready to serve their community and Canada in any emergency at home or abroad.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

inSPIREd Sunday

November 2008 - Cathedral City CA

We checked out the Memorial Park when we were staying in Palm Springs.

Desert Memorial Park
Cathedral City
Riverside County
California, USA

Saturday Snapshot

West Metro Mommy Reads

Saturday Snapshots is hosted by West Metro Mommy

November 2014 - Toronto ON

Last week we went to the Royal Agricultural Fair. I posted some food pictures here.

The Royal Agricultural Winter Fair, colloquially called The Royal, is an annual fall fair which takes place over two weeks in November. Inaugurated in 1922 and originally housed in the Coliseum, on the grounds of Exhibition Place, the event has expanded to also take up the Direct Energy Centre and remains an important exhibit for livestock breeders. 

Butter sculptures - behind glass.

Friday, November 21, 2014

Sepia Saturday

Sepia Saturday

The title of this old photograph - which comes from the Flickr Commons stream of the National Archives of Estonia - is "Eveline Maydell making a silhouette, with her models. Indianapolis 1931" Eveline Adelheid von Maydell (1890 - 1962) was a German-born silhouette artist who lived in the USA from 1922 onwards. She was described as being ambidextrous : a Milwaukee newspaper article from 1942 said "she sketches and designs with her left hand and with her right snips with minute scissors the silhouettes..." Sepians also need to be ambidextrous - composing words with their left hand whilst assessing old images with their right - and we invite you to contribute all these skills to your contributions for Sepia Saturday 255. Just post your post on or around Saturday 22 November and then (unlike some idiot who forgot last week) link the post to the Sepia Saturday Linky List below. What could be easier than that. Before you start snipping away, take a look at what is to come in the weeks ahead.

I'm pretty stumped on coming up with a photo. But, I can rise to the challenge with SNIPS of paper that my mother had collected in the family treasure box of memories.

This doesn't have a date but in researching I found that bacon for 79 cents would have been mid 1960s.

This envelope for photo processing has to be early 1960s based on the address. I was looking at the phone number RE 7 (above Berke's Pharmacy) and realized that RE stood for REGENT. Phone numbers were a 2 Letter 5 Digits since the 1950s. Bell Canada used the codes for central offices (exchanges) where switches are located. The area served by a central office is a wire centre.

RE was replaced by 73 in the late 60s and my parents had their 73 phone number until they passed away in 1990.

Other codes I remember are 27 CR Crescent, 84 VI Victor, 68 MU Murray.

This is 1970.

Mom's notes on her last trip to Ireland in 1989.

Weekend Cooking

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November 2014 - Toronto ON

We attended the Royal Agricultural Fair last week at the CNE grounds. This fair has been taking place for the last 92 years and it was our first visit.
They had a great food court with an interesting selection.