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PIZZA AND ICE CREAM IN CINCINNATI

AILI, YOU GOT PIZZA SPOTS ALL OVER YOUR PANTS.  WE'LL HAVE TO SHOUT THEM OUT.

AILI, YOU GOT PIZZA SPOTS ALL OVER YOUR PANTS. WE'LL HAVE TO SHOUT THEM OUT.

WHAT DO THEY KNOW THAT WE DON'T?
WHAT DO THEY KNOW THAT WE DON’T?
A NICE THREESOME

A NICE THREESOME

THEY HAVE SOMETHING UP THEIR SLEEVES

THEY HAVE SOMETHING UP THEIR SLEEVES

Great Pizza!  
Dewey’s Pizza
We scream for ice cream!  Graeter’s Ice Cream
HE MUST HAVE FORGIVEN HER FOR SPANKING HIM

HE MUST HAVE FORGIVEN HER FOR SPANKING HIM

SISTERS

SISTERS

THE DOUGH MAKERS MUST BE AT LUNCH

THE DOUGH MAKERS MUST BE AT LUNCHJO'S WAITING FOR SOMEONE TO THROW SOMETHING INTO THE AIR

WISH I KNEW THE SECRET

WISH I KNEW THE SECRET

THERE WERE MORE OF US, BUT WE DON'T ALL FIT AFTER ICE CREAM
THERE WERE MORE OF US, BUT WE DON’T ALL FIT AFTER ICE CREAM

I’ll miss you, Cincinnati, O-Hi-O.

Marty
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MORE GOOD TIMES IN OHIO

CARD SHARK ANNA

CARD SHARK ANNA

THEY MUST BE RELATED--LOOK AT THE MOUTHS!
THEY MUST BE RELATED–LOOK AT THE MOUTHS!
THE WHOLE FAM DAMILY
THE WHOLE FAM DAMILY
TORRANCE LEE AND GEORGIA LOU SHAW--GOOD BUDDIES

TORRANCE LEE AND GEORGIA LOU SHAW--GOOD BUDDIES

CLAY AND EMILY IN THE KITCHEN--CUTE COUPLE
CLAY AND EMILY IN THE KITCHEN–CUTE COUPLE
WATCH HER--SHE MAY BE YOUR GREAT-GRANDMOTHER, BUT SHE CHEATS

WATCH HER--SHE MAY BE YOUR GREAT-GRANDMOTHER, BUT SHE CHEATS

SOLITAIRE CAN BE HARD SOMETIMES

SOLITAIRE CAN BE HARD SOMETIMES

COME ON IN, IT'S SUPPER TIME, WE'RE FAMILY

COME ON IN, IT'S SUPPER TIME, WE'RE FAMILY

IT'S GREAT TO BE COUSINS!

IT'S GREAT TO BE COUSINS!

HOW'D YOU BLOW THE TOP OFF?

HOW'D YOU BLOW THE TOP OFF?

SHE PLAYS JACKS TOO?
SHE PLAYS JACKS TOO?
SHE LOST AT SOLITAIRE
SHE LOST AT SOLITAIRE

G’nite folks.  May you have good friends and good cousins and good food!

Marty

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JO AND HARVE’S PLACE

MAIDEN PICKING LETTUCE

MAIDEN PICKING LETTUCE

CATCH IT, DAVID
CATCH IT, DAVID
CATCH IT, PAPA!
CATCH IT, PAPA!

Greetings.  I’m glad to be back.  I was locked out for a few days.

Enjoy with me the Ohio countryside enhanced by the TLC of Jo and Harvey Bond. 

 
 
 
 
Fair are the meadows, Fairer still the woodlands,
Robed in the blooming garb of spring.
Jesus is faires, Jesus is purer,
who makes the woeful heart to sing.
Fairest Lord Jesus (Anonymous German Hymn)
A DECK OF CARDS

A DECK OF CARDS

TREEHOUSE IN THE PARK

TREEHOUSE IN THE PARK

JULY SHOWERS

JULY SHOWERS

 

REST FROM YOUR LABOR

REST FROM YOUR LABOR

                                                                                                                                  
Blessings!
Marty

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ABE’S CONTRAPTION

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I’m not sure what Abe made.  It’s some sort of a contraption that shoots all the way from Ohio to the Mississippi River.  Well, not quite, but it’s pretty powerful.  PICT0199

I don’t know how he ever has time to play dominos with Lita or play on the playground

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Or love his Lita….

 

 

But he seems to be able to do it all. 

He even has time to read Ebenezer and Ninety-Eight Friends. 

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Blessings!

Marty

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YOUNG MUSICIANS

PICT0133Evan Bond is an accomplished cellist.  He played for us:

Long, Long Ago * Allegro * O Come Little Children * Go Tell Aunt Rhodie

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Debuting was beginning drummer (or tinner) Aili Selfridge. 

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Aili soloed on one number.  We’re not sure of the title.  She composed it as she played for us.  Amazing!

We hope the more learned Evan Bond will agree to take promising Aili Selfridge on tour with him.  This is still under negotiation.            

Thank God for kids and for music.  It would be a sad world without either.

Praise the Lord with the harp; make music to him on the ten-stringed lyre.  Sing to him a new song; play skillfully, and shout for joy.  Psalm 33:2

Evan played skillfully and Aili was definitely joyful. 

Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these.  Mark 10:14

We’ll talk more about kids next time.

Ebenezer and Ninety-Eight Friends talks much about kids and music.  Grab a copy. 

Blessings!

Marty

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THE ROYAL BIG SISTER’S BRAIDS

 

PICT0116Once upon a time, the royal big sister had braids placed all over her head.  PICT0118

One day she decided she was tired of them and wanted them removed.   The royal great grandmother was called all the way from the West Coast of that Great Land.  Her royal job was to remove the braids from the royal big sister.

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The royal great grandmother worked and worked, strand at a time, trying to return the royal big sister’s hair to its original state. 

Soon the royal big sister grew tired of this agony. 

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She called the royal hairdresser, who removed all the braids by cutting and washing the royal big sister’s beautiful locks.

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Alas, the royal big sister lived happily ever after, well somewhat happy for several minutes.

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CINDERELLA

Once upon a time, Big Brother ate grains and nuts a’plenty.  PICT0103

 

 

 

While Big Sister was looking pretty and talking on the phone.  PICT0104PICT0108PICT0110

 

 

 

 

All the while, Cinderella was tirelessly sweeping the floor.PICT0107

 

 

 

 

Alas, Cinderella has found the golden hat.  PICT0113PICT0114She no longer must toil and slave.  The golden hat will bring her wealth and happiness, though it will be difficult for her to see where she’s going with that big hat on.  

These stories don’t end happily ever after like they used to.  But we came as close as we could.

This unlikely story took place in the unlikely city of Cincinnati, Ohio.

If you can’t find a good fairy tale, try reading Ebenezer and Ninety-Eight Friends.

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