Saturday, January 29, 2011

Claude Desqueaks

Claude has been staying with us while Saul & Laura are in the far east. We now know why the only toys they left for him were very robust, noise free devices. I got him a squeaky toy. It squeaked for about 5 minutes before Claude performed the squeakectomy.
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Saturday, January 15, 2011

Eli Claims the Director's Chair

We were cleaning the canvas director's chair in the sunroom and found a little gift from 1988 from Eli Jacobowitz.
This must be his chair.
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Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Adolph and Jennie Jacobowitz Treuhaft at Niagara Falls

Cecile Jennie Jacobowitz, Pop-pop's sister, married Adolph Treuhaft. They had three children, Mimi, Buddy, and Evelyn. Jennie had been a friend of Dudu's from school on Broome Street before she met Pop-pop.
This photo is labeled Niagara Falls, NY. Seems to be an anniversary.

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Saturday, January 8, 2011

Möby Scarf

Linda completed her latest project, a Möbius strip scarf.
It never needs to be turned over or reversed

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Word Cloud of Comments on Burlington Bike Path Survey

Here is a way to represent the frequencies of occurrence of topics in comments received in the on-line survey put out by the Burlington Bike Path Task Force in late 2010.

Wordle: Burlington Bike Path Survey Comments Summary
You get a pretty good idea what is on people's minds.

Sunday, January 2, 2011

With Laura's Folks in St Augustine

Joe and Terry Costello showed us around St Augustine when we dropped Saul off for the last section of our holiday visit to Florida.
It was warm enough to wade in the surf.
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Saturday, January 1, 2011

Jonah's Jefferson Sculpture

When we were in Charlottesville visiting Linda Childs, we took her grandkids over to UVA's Darden Graduate School of Business to see Jonah's work.
What does the plaque say?

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"Thomas Jefferson, the author of the Declaration of American Independence and the Statute of Virginia for Religious Freedom and father of the University of Virginia, served his country for five and a half decades as legislator, Governor, diplomat, cabinet member, Vice President, and President. He wrote the university's charter and led the legislative campaign for its enactment, secured the University's location, designed its buildings to create the academical village, planned its curriculum, and served as the first rector when the University opened for classes in 1825. This statue of Mr. Jefferson surveying the site for the University of Virginia was a gift from the Class of 1974. 2007 Eugene Daub, Rob Firmin, and Jonah Hendrickson Sculptors."