Monday, August 31, 2015

Missouri History museum fun!

Audrey's Girl Scout troop took a trip to the Missouri history museum to check out the Compton and Dry map exhibit. It was really amazing to look at a pictorial map of St Louis from 1875. The girls enjoyed finding drawn pictures of their homes  (or a blank space where a home would soon be built).  We then checked out the history clubhouse which appealed to the little girls and big girls in our group. Finally enjoyed some time on playground at forest park. 

My house wasn't build until 1884 but my neighbors house is shown. 

A note to all you Girl Scout leaders out there. I think the history museum is a great scout destination. Our troop is been there at least four times to visit and for Girl Scout Days.  There's always something new to do or see.  The best part? It's always free. The St. Louis Zoo, science center and Missouri botanical gardens usually charge $7-$10 a girl for their Girl Scout programming.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Mom, I need a flute!

Found these mansards while trying to track down a used flute for my 14-year-old daughter.  Of all the fine arts classes she could've taken somehow she got stuck in instrumental music instead of art. Additionally, of all the instruments she could've played we're assigned the flute. 

South county behind lemay ferry road. Those are her feet sticking out of the car window. 

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Full dance card

February 1940, Eastern High School, Baltimore, Maryland. 

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A mansard from Florissant and the reasons I've been MIA

I am embarrassed it's July and I haven't put up any bad mansards.  Here is a photo from June taken on the way to a funeral up in Florisssant.

We've been really busy this summer but things just eased up.

Here's what we've been up to:

  • Kay graduated from 8th grade at SMOS ending at 11 year career at the school.
  • Had a cousin visit from Germany
  • Took Audrey's girl scout troop camping.  Very wet and buggy but a lot of fun!
  • Went to Philadelphia and Virginia Beach on a family trip
  • Swim team.  Such a good experience but such a time commitment.  
  • Went to Black River Lodge to visit some cousins
  • Gus went to YMCA Camp Lakewood for a week.  He had a great time.
  • Wrapped up tee-ball, baseball, spring hockey, spring/summer lacrosse.  We have a few weeks before we get underway again with school, high school, more sports.
  • We're taking on a big project making some moves in the house to re-arrange our bedroom configurations.
cousin Arlene and her tour guides Kay and Audrey who took the day off school to visit the Arch.  They then walked themselves to citygarden and back to my office.


Kay and classmates.


Swim, Mimi, swim!

nice season dragons!

swimming with our cousins
me and my boy Gus

Kass/Dames wedding.