Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Thursday Thirteen #29 Places I love from my childhood home town

There are places we love for the beauty of the structure -Places we love for the people they remind us of -places we love for the food we enjoy there- places we love for the memories they hold
1. This is a beautiful Catholic church very near my childhood home -I was never Catholic but attended some midnight Christmas Eve masses w/ my good friend. We also walked together there after school for her weekly confessional

2. The county fairgrounds were less than a block from our home so we spent countless hours here watching horse and dog shows, running the stairs,working lemonade stands, cleaning stalls so we could ride horses and dreaming.

3.This is the downtown library We used to ride the city bus here and spend hours in HS doing research finding great books, falling in love w/ everything about literature, libraries and the beautiful volumes they hold

4. These are the beautiful angels restored on the courthouse downtown

5. This is a new bridge that represents an old thing the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Guys were always so impressed that this was where I was from.

6.this is McKinley's monument a beautiful rotunda for the president from my home town, we loved rolling down the huge grassy hills and I took my children to do it when we visited

7.This is the view from the front of the monument-- of the skyline and the park system that we have so many memories-ice skating, parades etc..

8.This is a still family owned Pharmacy that literally kept us alive growing up we had a charge account there for medicines i remember the druggist was soooo kind I also remember buying penny candy there:>

9. This place has the best pastries in the world!!! we go whenever we visit home and enjoy every bite.... we also used to sweep the stairs for them and they would give us free cookies:>.

10. This is the Hall of Fame Mcdonald's home of my first official job I was a Hostess, cashier, and crew chief over the time i worked there.


11. I love this place because it is where my dad is living and going through some rehab

12. I esp love this place because it keeps my dad alive

13.I love this place because It is a "clean well lighted place" to stay when I visit-- it is my sisters house:> (who I also love)

32 comments:

Queen B said...

Your sister has a nice house! :) I never worked at McDonalds... but I think most people have at one point or another!

MondaythroughSunday said...

I was an army brat so moved all the time~ I would have given anything to have a hometown...:) Thanks for the tour!

Sandy Carlson said...

What a beautiful,loving post. Thanks for sharing this.

ellen b. said...

That was a great TT.

Nicholas said...

Great photos and memories. Thanks for sharing.

Open Grove Claudia said...

How fun! Gosh there's no place like home, eh? I honestly love TTs because I get to see the world from someone else's eyes. Thanks!

Happy TT!

Kari (GrannySkywalker) said...

Wonderful pictures and I sure hope your father improves more and more and more until he's back in great health! I've been thinking of you all.

Kari

Sandee (Comedy +) said...

What a nice list of things you love about your hometown. Very well done and I love your sisters house. Awesome. Have a great TT. :)

Chelle Y. said...

I love your sister's house! You must have lived in a nice, little town!

Eve said...

You are inspiring me to take my camera and get some photos of my hometown. Unfortunately many of the places I loved have disappeared in the name of progress.

susiej.com said...

This is beautiful... it really is. I especially like the part about your Dad.

Robin said...

What a lovely walk down your memory lane.

Playful Professional said...

This makes me want to go out to Ashburn and remember all of my good times growing up. Hope you're at least enjoying the memories.

fullbodytransplant said...

This gave me the chills. There is something especially tickling about returning to those places that molded us.

I felt yours through the screen. They felt real good.

Morgan Leigh said...

Wonderful pictures. :) Thanks for stopping by my TT, and yes, I did make those up, LOL. :) Happy TT!

Sarai said...

I love being able to see other places. Beautiful pictures I can tell how much you love it.
Sarai
http://www.saraij.blogspot.com

Darla said...

You make me want to revisit my hometown and see what's the same and what's changed.

Rims said...

Thats was so sweet of you to share!!

Really liked it.

Happy TT!

Hey it's Amy Shipp said...

Lovely post! Awesome photos & fun stories to go with them :D I hope you have a great day!

the teach said...

Joy,what a sweet TT post! You've got some really beautiful monumental buildings in your "small town."

Regina said...

Awesome pics, thanks for sharing! I love the church one and the angels!
Come by and pick up the daily dose award!

Lilibeth said...

What a great tour of your home town. No other place is ever quite the same. Happy TT.

Cheerio said...

Those photos are great memories. Good you still have them.
Thanks for passing by.

Natalie said...

What a neat looking home town! :)

Lori said...

What great pics. I love your sisters house, although it looks a little chilly there;) Happy TT and thanks for stopping by.

Sharon said...

Thanks for sharing the pictures and the wonderful memories!

DeLi said...

a lovely walk to a lovely place...its good to walk with you :)

Tink said...

I'd like to visit your hometown, it has great spots!
Thanks for visiting my 13 books TT.

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Hootin' Anni said...

Hi! Thanks for visiting with me. I love your Thursday 13. What a fantastic tour you've given. It seams like such a wonderful place to be.

Happy weekend.

Gellianne said...

Hi!Great photos!Thanks for sharing!

Mica said...

Very nice!
Great tourist attractions!