Monday, July 28, 2014

May 4, 1970

On April 30, 1970, President Nixon announced an invasion of Cambodia.  Students viewed this as an escalation of the Vietnam War when Nixon had vowed troop withdrawal.  Like students nationwide, students at Kent State protested.  The Governor called in the National Guard after disturbances in downtown Kent the night before.  Bearing rifles the students did not know were loaded, guardsmen advanced toward the crowd and killed 4 students.  Some were just observers.  The shootings were inexcusable.

I was a senior in high school when this happened, and can honestly say I did not know what happened.  Earlier this month, when visiting my sister in Ohio, we went to the Kent State memorial and museum.  The photos and displays were very powerful.  Pictures of 2 of the students before they were killed show them carrying their books on their way to class.  They were only 19 years old.  Bob tells me the story of the Pulitzer winning student photographer, who was so afraid for his well being after the shootings, he left town and journeyed to another city to develop and print his film.  Even my nephews, ages 19 and 9, are shown here reading and studying a display. The museum has a history of the entire 60s, beginning with the Civil Rights movement.


Saturday, July 19, 2014

Fired Up 4th

What a change of roles for Bob when asked to ride in the parade instead of covering the parade for the newspaper.  What fun riding in Herold Berthy's antique fire truck.  For a few blocks, I threw healthy snacks (Dried Plums) to the kids.  2014

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Rest Stop

Over 1000 miles of driving makes the old bum hurt--how nice to find a rest stop with a trail and scenic view.     

Wisconsin  2014

Wisconsin is a beautiful state we go through on our trip to see son Greg and daughter-in-law Michelle, who live in Minnesota.  We've stopped at this rest stop before and walked part of the way to the view, but turned around due to time constraints.  This time we made the walk to the top and left our "mark".  In the words of Seals and Crofts, "We may never pass this way again".

Monday, July 7, 2014

Made with Love (Blog Hop with a Difference)

"After a long day touring Minneapolis, Michelle and Greg treat us to a delicious homemade meal at their home.  Meatballs, carrot cake, salad and fine wine . . . mmm!"

Fitting that my layout on "Blog Hop With a Difference" is titled "Made with Love".

I was tagged by Adriana Bolzon.

What are my favorite things to create?
I love to commemorate happy times with family by taking pictures and putting them in a layout or album to remember. 
I love to create.
As a registered dietitian and healthy food expert, I love to create healthy recipes and meals.

I have two blogs:

What am I working on right now?
This was Independence Day Weekend.
On Friday, we rode in the Parade (when I threw healthy snacks to the kids from the antique fire truck)

On Saturday, we conducted a culinary demo at the Farmer's Market

Sunday, Bob and I picnicked at Morris Park

How long does it take me to create?
I create all the time, so most projects take one day.

Talk about your creating process:
For pages, I choose my favorite pictures, diagram placement, then choose papers and elements.  Bob helps me determine a title.
For meals, I follow the MyPlate plan, making meals with whole foods and healthy ingredients.

Who inspires you?
My better half and Kamera Kitchen partner:

Blogging friends who provide much inspiration and kindly agreed to post July 14th in the next round of this Blog Hop:
Connie Mercer
Kate Blue

Have a happy, creative week!

Saturday, June 28, 2014

Mill City

On this breezy Sunday afternoon the Mississippi River at St. Anthony Falls was high and forceful as we crossed the Mississippi River on the pedestrian bridge to tour the Mill City museum.  The museum is built on the ruins of the Washburn A Mill that exploded in 1878 due to poor ventilation of flour dust within the walls.  Minneapolis was the biggest producer and disbributor of flour in the world.  The stories of harvesters and the millers were fascinating.

I love it that Michelle and Greg wanted us to take their picture in front of the giant Bisquick box!    2014

Sunday, June 22, 2014

Sunday Brunch

Last week we visited our son Greg and daughter-in-law Michelle in Minneapolis.  The kids treated Bob and I at Kramarczuk's Minneapolis Restaurant for Brunch.  The buffet of Eastern European dishes, all homemade, was scrumptuous.  Cabbage Rolls, Muesli, homemade sausages, Eggs Benedict and a smorgasbord of desserts delighted our taste buds.  Our fun day with Greg and Michelle was off to a great start.

Isn't it fitting that the restaurant was founded in 1954-the year Bob was born!

Thursday, June 12, 2014

Vacation Vice

Son Chris worked over Spring Break this year and decided to wait until summer to vacation.  He joined with other friends, who also work with him at Belk department store, and rented a town home at Nag's Head, North Carolina.

They had a great time in a modern condominium, complete with a balcony hot tub and the beach nearby.  Before they left, the 3 girls and 2 boys had this old time photo made.  The guys hold tommy guns and beers and the girls are gulping bottles of Jack Daniels.  Gotta love it!

Bob aptly titled it "Vacation Vice".