52 week's of Marie's Life

52 weeks captured through photos


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45.  The Ballpark

 

Our grandson Graham’s first team sport is T-Ball

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and we watched Saturday as he prepared to swing the bat – lining up his hands on the bat, taking his stance, and keeping his eye on the ball.

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35.  Rows of … Fallen Trees

This past weekend we braced for Hurricane Irma as it appeared that Sarasota may be in its path. Wind and rain pelted our homes Sunday night.  On Monday many of us dealt with power outages. As ours came back on, Tuesday my mother was ready to return to her home. As we took a ride down the newly opened Lorraine Road, we saw rows of uprooted newly planted trees. 

  1. As we drove from Lakewood Ranch, to Sarasota, out to Siesta Key, and then through downtown Sarasota, we noticed that most of the destruction left behind was fallen newly planted trees that had not been established yet and also older mature trees.  This row of trees will be easy to set right up again, but many many trees did not fair so well in our neighborhoods. And now the clean up begins. 


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A5. Reflections (Week 25)

“Vision without execution is just hallucination.”   ~ Henry Ford ~

I went with my husband to the 46th Annual Devereaux-Kaiser Antique Car Show held in Lakewood Ranch today.  He pointed out many cars that he had owned in his earlier years – ’67 Chevy Nova, ’62 Chevy Impala, ’64 Galaxy, ’57 Ford Fairlane,  Chevy Corvair, MGB, ’70 Mustang, …..

Thousands of people showed up to reflect on their past and enjoy their classic car memories.  More than a thousand vintage cars, 1990 or older, from all over Florida and neighboring states were on display.  This collector car meet was for any vehicle 25 years or older.

There was also a car corral for those wishing to sell their vehicles, vendors (couldn’t resist buying a vinatage sign), and refreshments provided by the Sarasota Bahia Vista Mennonite Church (had to buy a fresh donut and sloppy joe, of course!).

I was drawn to a table with old radio microphones and there was Norm who used to work for WKXY and WYND.  Ah yes – I remember calling in to make those dedications and song requests.

 

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This must’ve been a police car.

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There are always muscle cars with flames in the show.

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“Any customer can have a car painted any colour that he wants so long as it is black.”  ~ Henry Ford ~

Some are drawn to the classier cars.

IMG_4169 IMG_4183   “If I had asked people what they wanted, they would have said faster horses.”  ~ Henry Ford ~

Does this make you think of the family truckster and a trip to Wally World??

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And I appreciate the touches of humor.  He could’ve had a V-8!

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“When Henry Ford decided to produce his famous V-8 motor, he chose to build an engine with the entire eight cylinders cast in one block, and instructed his engineers to produce a design for the engine. The design was placed on paper, but the engineers agreed, to a man, that it was simply impossible to cast an eight-cylinder engine-block in one piece.  Ford replied, ”Produce it anyway.”

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