Sunday, December 31, 2017

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A SPICY TOAST
TO THE NEW YEAR

No ordinary Bloody Mary.

Serano pepper, tomato juice,
fresh lemon with vodka to taste.
And don't forget the lobster tail garnish.

Here's to a spicy and healthy
New Year. 

Cheers!


Saturday, December 30, 2017

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SNOWBOARDING
IN MISSOURI

During the holidays,
dads get to take their kids
down the slopes at
Hidden Valley Ski Resort
near St. Louis.

Especially with our blast
of winter weather.

Skiing, snowboarding, tubing.
Big fun with dad.

 

Friday, December 29, 2017

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CITY OF BRICKS

We're a city of bricks
and cobblestones
 here in St. Louis 
and throughout Missouri.

And there's good reason for it.

A rich source of available clay,
the most affordable building material
during the our growth eras,
and the endurance of this durable
building block.

In fact, our dwindling supply
of cobblestone streets
is garnering praise as of late 
for its beauty, endurance and
environmental advantages.


Thursday, December 28, 2017

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

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THERE'S NO BUSINESS
LIKE SNOW BUSINESS

Sleds, flying saucers, toboggans.
Suddenly stores are putting
them out for sale.

Must be all this winter weather!



 

Tuesday, December 26, 2017

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CHRISTMAS MORNING
9:50 AM


10:10 AM
 METTA & ELI
LOVED 'EM 

(Still can't find the TV remote.)

Monday, December 25, 2017

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CHRISTMAS DINNER
FINALE 

Each year,
it's a tradition
for my festive holiday
red & green jello parfait.

It's the "least fancy"
menu item,
but a tradition nonetheless.

(This started 6 year's ago
as a favorite for Metta.)

She still approves,
but this may be the final year.



 



Sunday, December 24, 2017

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JUST IN TIME FOR CHRISTMAS

First snow of the season!

Barely enough 
 for a snowman. 

But it makes everything
so beautiful. 


Saturday, December 23, 2017

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MY FAVORITE TREE
AGAIN THIS YEAR

Just down the street.
Every branch wrapped
in red lights.

So simple.
 So festive. 

It just says Christmas!

Friday, December 22, 2017

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SILENT NIGHT,
HOLY NIGHT 

Wishing you all
a peaceful, quiet
  Christmas weekend. 


Thursday, December 21, 2017

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WHERE THE BUFFALO ROAM

Christmas time
 at Lone Elk Park, 
  St. Louis County, Missouri.



Wednesday, December 20, 2017

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A FEW WINTERBERRY BRANCHES

will make a very festive, very red
Christmas wreath for your front door.

Making your holidays bright!

 

Tuesday, December 19, 2017

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BETTER START
BELIEVING

Better watch out,
cause "you know who"
is coming to town.

(wink wink)



Monday, December 18, 2017

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WE ARE
THE "MORNING REGULARS"

Nancy, Pattie, Chad
and yours truly.

The first customers each morning
at Kaldi's Coffee.

Our table is reserved.
Fresh brewed single origin.
And the New York Times
(most mornings 😏.)

Cheers.


Sunday, December 17, 2017

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WHAT AN HONOR

I've been asked to be Santa Claus
at this year's Bar Louie
"Naughty or Nice" holiday party. 

I am indeed honored.

(The countdown is on.
One week to go.)

 

Saturday, December 16, 2017

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A SIGN OF THE TIMES

The extremes of housing
in St. Louis County
are becoming farther apart.

Single family housing 
comes in all sizes
(like the two shown above),
from cozy modest homes
to ostentatious mansions.

Pretentious, obscene expressions
of wealth are signs that too many people
have too much of the wealth.

Our recent proposed tax cut legislation
embodies the perpetuation of
this inequality.
(President Trump must go.)


Friday, December 15, 2017

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COME SEE 
WHAT CARTER FOUND
IN EGYPT
95 YEARS AGO

A fabulous exhibit of the tomb
of King Tutankhamun and
1,000 life size adornments
as discovered by Howard Carter
is now on display in St. Louis. 

The tomb, sarcophagus, his throne
and that amazing face mask,
plus gorgeous jewelry and 
everything to prepare Tut
for the afterlife.

Such amazing craftsmanship
and all in solid gold.

Don't miss this exhibit.
At the St. Louis Science Center
through January 7.

Thursday, December 14, 2017

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MOSAIC MASTERPIECE

41-million pieces of tile and glass,
more than 8,000 shades of color,
cut, placed and installed over the decades
on 83,000 square feet of soaring domes
and arches inside the 
Cathedral Basilica of Saint Louis.

One of the "oustanding cathedrals of
the Americas", and a masterpeice
of Byzantine mosaic craftsmanship,
this cathedral is a showpiece attracting
 visitors from around the world. 

(Mosaics under the side chapels 
and arcades were installed by 
Tiffany and Company.)
 

Wednesday, December 13, 2017

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TRAINS
BIG AND SMALL

We're fascinated by trains,
especially at Christmas time.

Living in a train town
is exciting, especially
for children.
 

Tuesday, December 12, 2017

Monday, December 11, 2017

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CHIMNEY ALERT

Don't forget to remove
your chimney cover.

You don't want to keep
Santa Claus from
coming down our chimney
Christmas morning!

Sunday, December 10, 2017

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C

CHRISTMAS MOVIE QUIZ

What's the name of
this angel?

Bonus Question:
How did he earn his wings?


Saturday, December 9, 2017

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SHAKE SHACK
OPENS IN ST. LOUIS

Shake Shack, the nationally beloved
burger and frozen custard  joint
created by St. Louis native, Danny Meyer,
will open to the public Monday, December 11.

Located in the hip Central West End,
the Shack will open daily at 11:00am
at 32 North Euclid Ave.

 

Friday, December 8, 2017

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GROWING MY OWN

Lemons, that is.

My Meyer lemon tree
is inside now,
near a sunny window.

And is very happy.

Giving me plump, sweet
ripe lemons
whenever I need 'em.

Get yourself a potted
Meyer lemon tree.

(The flowers are so fragrant.)
 

Thursday, December 7, 2017

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FROSTY'S ON HIS WAY

With cold, cold weather on the way,
and our first snow forecast
for tomorrow

Look who's in town!

"Let's run and have some fun,
before I melt away."

⛄️
 

Wednesday, December 6, 2017

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HERE WE GO A-CAROLING

Tis the season to sing outloud,
 and share the Christmas season. 

Good tidings to you
Wherever you are.
Good tidings for Christmas
and a Happy New Year!
 

Tuesday, December 5, 2017

Monday, December 4, 2017

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PICKING OUT A TREE

Maggie, Metta and Eli.

Picking out this year's
"Charlie Brown"
 Christmas Tree!

A nice fat one!