Thursday Doors -July 7, 2016

I realized that it is Thursday and that I have been saving a picture for Thursday Doors for a long time. I planned to post it on or about July 3, you can guess why from the image. I guess I am not too late and since July 3 was not a Thursday, I am not going to beat myself up!

Located in rural Oregon…

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The old jail, dated July 3, 1918, still stands. No longer used, it is still a reminder that these are not places you want to go!

Thanks to Norm for hosting…check out his and other Thursday Doors Posts!

 

A Quick Question

In my absence from posting to my blog regularly, I have been reading a few posts here and there. My email is full of notifications of posts by the bloggers I follow. My simple question…

Do you get email notifications on all the bloggers you follow or follow via the reader?

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I may be out of sight, but you are not out of mind! Trying to decide how to be more efficient.

Thanks!

Geneology

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Do any of you do family research? There are some real mysteries in my family tree and I dig into it every few years to see if I can discover anything new. In preparation for the return of my DNA results, I am back at the research and suspect I may be a bit off the blogosphere circuit for a while. This kind of stuff is like going down the rabbit hole.

It’s not that I think any of you will miss me, but just in case!

Wish me luck and if you have any great advice for breaking down brick walls, feel free to send it my way!

(image from the Internet…freepik.com)

Thursday Doors – May 19, 2016

Norm and his followers have a thing about doors! Check it out here.

My post for this week takes us to Canada again…a frigid, grey day along the Via Rail route between Vancouver and Toronto. I have been trying to research where we actually stopped, but you can see that it was, indeed, COLD!!!!

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As we had a chance to depart the train, most people donned their coats, hats, gloves and whatever they had to keep them warm….and went the opposite way I did. They were apparently more interested in a rushed walk about and some air outside the train. It seemed obvious to me that there was nothing of interest toward that little train station. There was one other person who had a camera and headed toward this deserted building. We were drawn to the curious and colorful, if old, artwork on this relic. I can only assume it is an old warehouse, long abandoned, but at some time painted with depictions of history of the area.

If you know me, you will understand that the very short…say 10 to 15 minute stop…was not long enough to explore this find, so I just snapped as many pictures as I could. I will admit that the temperature of well below zero degrees celsius was not an incentive to linger long!

I wonder about the people, the products, and the stories that could be told of this old gem!?!

PS – If you see this and can tell me where I was, that would be appreciated!!!

All images © Valorie Webster

 

26 Weeks Letter Challenge – I

Letter I has me a bit intrigued. Let’s see what I can find in the files…

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An all-time favorite of mine…Invisible man in Barcelona. No, I did not edit this image!

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Iris

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Investing

Tiny baby Ali

Infant

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Incognito!

OK…so some of these are a bit of a stretch, but this is fun! Thanks, Lumar, for hosting!

All images © Valorie Webster