Francine In Retirement
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Archive for May 2012

A-Z ARCHIVE: V

May 30, 2012

Once again we participate in Frizztext’s A-Z Archive: V Challenge.  Still lingering in the spirit of memorial day, I offer this photo I took at last years Veterans Day Parade where this photo of Veterans for Peace was taken. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

IMPORTANT INFORMATION RE: HI

May 29, 2012

It appears that someone is sending an email that is supposed to be from me.  In the subject it reads RE: Hi and ask you to check out a link.  PLEASE   DO NOT OPEN THIS LINK.  I DID NOT SEND IT. The only way I communicate it through my blog site.  AGAIN DO NOT OPEN […]

TRIBUTE TO OUR HEROES

May 28, 2012

Memorial Day is a time to remember not only those we have lost in war but also those men and women who serve in our armed forces so that we may enjoy the freedom that we have. It is with appreciation that this video was put together from photos I have taken around my hometown […]

SUNDAY POST: DOOR

May 27, 2012

The Sunday Post: Door is sponsored by Jakesprinter and you can find related entries at the above link. I decided to use photos of doors leading into the Nationality Rooms located at the Cathedral Of Learning on the campus of the University of Pittsburgh. The Nationality Rooms are a collection of 29 classrooms depicting and […]

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: SUMMER

May 26, 2012

The Daily Post at WordPress.com has Summer as it’s weekly challenge.  For me summer would not be summer without a trip to Kennywood Park.  See what I mean by the below photos. BE ENCOURAGED!  BE BLESSED!

A-Z ARCHIVE: U! CHALLENGE

May 22, 2012

UNIFORMS THEN AND NOW FrizzText’s A-Z Archive: U! Challenge had me scratching my head for an archive picture to post.  I saw so many wonderful entries from fellow bloggers and couldn’t for the life of me think of an entry.  Then I remembered when the WWII landing ship LST 325 came to town and I […]

SISTERHOOD OF THE WORLD BLOGGER AWARD

May 21, 2012

It is my pleasure to accept from my friend Terry the Sisterhood of the World Blogger Award. An award for the sisterhood, how cool is that. What can I tell you about Terry? She is a wonderful, loving and compassionate woman who cares for her handicapped brother. She enjoys writing about everyday experiences because she […]

SUNDAY POST: PET

May 20, 2012

WE ARE FAMILY There is no better friend to man than a cat or dog.  They give us unconditional love and support.  They brighten up our days and protect our nights,  They each have their unique ways of communicating with us.  If you don’t think a dog or cat can  talk you have not heard […]

WEEKLY PHOTO CHALLENGE: HANDS

May 19, 2012

The Daily Post at WordPress.com has given us a very handy challenge for this week in the form of “HANDS”.  My selection this week is called “UNITED HANDS” in recognition of the wedding I had the honor of shooting last month.  See above link for other entries to challenge. UNITED HANDS “Relationships-of all kinds-are like […]

WHAT A SHAME! WHAT A WASTE!

May 17, 2012

I grew up in what is known as The Hill District.  It is a neighborhood in the city of Pittsburgh, Pa. made up of predominately African-Americans.  In its’ heyday “The Hill” produced some famous musicians, singers and authors.  I was raised in a single parent home where my mother worked two jobs ( a nurse at a […]

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