Weekly Photo Challenge: Evanescent

We Were So Young

friendsLittle brother and I with the Inca family that lived next door in a cardboard one room home in the vacant lot next door.  On the foot of Pichincha in Quito Ecuador, 1962.

You can read my childhood memories of Quito in the post below;







Photo Challenge: Heritage

Passing down my Oma’s (grandmother’s) dishes and recipes.

Wedding photo of my grandmother’s sister.  The wedding couple are seated in the middle.  My great grandparents are seated on the right and left.  My grandmother is standing behind the groom and my mother is the taller of the 2 children.

The dishes are hand made and belonged to my grandmother.

The food I learned to cook from my mother who learned from her mother who learned from her mother.

The crepes we always called German pancakes and we always ate them with applesauce.  The special Sunday dinner is Sauerbraten, always served with potato dumplings and rotkraut.


Share Your World – May 8, 2017


When you’re alone at home, do you wear shoes, socks, slippers, or go barefoot?

Barefoot…… always barefoot.  And holding a pair of socks close to my feet is like holding garlic up to a vampire.


What was your favorite food when you were a child?

I always loved spaghetti but I think my favorite would have have been mom’s potato dumplings with sauerbraten gravy over them.


Are you a listener or talker?

I am a listener.

Come in, have a seat….. I’m listening.


Favorite thing to (pick one):  Photograph?  Write? Or Cook?

Taking pictures.  I don’t have the patience to write and I only like to cook sometimes.


What is the easiest way for your to learn something new?  By reading, by seeing and doing, in a classroom?

Never by just reading.  Sometimes in a classroom and most often be seeing and doing.  It depends on my mood that day.


Share Your World – May 8, 2017