Thursday’s Doors~ St. Mary’s School, made into German Village home

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In the past 3 years, old school

which had to be sold was

purchased by a family.

Interior gutted and

refurbished to

become home.

This door has a

lot going for it,

including the

decorations

for the holidays.

Brick work looks

instead like lace.

Details of church

and school with

historical beauty

left intact.

What do you see

which sets it apart?

This Thursday’s Doors

post is part of an ongoing

program hosted by

Norm Frampton.

Check Norm’s blog out,

where you may find

many diverse doors at:

http://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com

For those who love details:

• built in 1887,

• expanded in 1896,

• arched Gothic entrance,

• was Catholic elementary,
then high school,

• currently owned by
Peggy and Robert Walter,

• three story school used
until 1968,

• 37 spaces parking made into
lawn and gardens,

• 13,250 square feet home now,
making it 2nd largest residence
in Columbus,

This is the close up

of a home located in

German Village, found

in Columbus, Ohio where

photograph was taken by

Robin O. Cochran.

Strings of crystalline weeds

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Layers of colors,
Golden weeds,
Green grass
Resilient to
Winter weather.

Thistles frozen,
Diamond crystals
Cling to stems
with drifting
veils of heavy
fog in the
background .

X. X. X. X.

When you work in the restaurant

business, as a server, busboy, cook,

or dishwasher, you often hear the

slang expression found in the States:

“I’m in the weeds. . .”

Instead of me telling you what this

means, I am calling all chefs and

bottle washers to explain meaning

to those who have not worked

in this “field” or line of work.

The Game of Life

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What games are you enjoying
if you play during winter?

If you are outdoors, since it is
Warm where you live, what are
you doing for entertainment?

Skyler took a bill envelope and
here were our scores after an
hour and a half of playing the

Game of Life.

Hope your Life
is sailing along,
smoothly and
“merrily along.”

As in the song,

Rowing your boat
downstream.

Photo by Nana,
(Robin)
game participants
were
Nana,
Micah, age 6
and
Skyler, age 11.

Disney’s cloud display

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Today~

February 8, 2016

*☆¤ Happy Chinese New Year! ¤☆*

The Old Farmer’s Almanac

2016 edition,

mentions this:

“It is customary to decorate
the house with fresh flowers
which symbolize rebirth
and growth.”

I saw a cloud formation

which includes,

through my imagination,

an elephant.

I know an elephant

is more an Indian

symbol of luck

than Chinese.

I feel the whole world
loves the gentle soul
of an elephant.

Do you see little Dumbo,
the baby elephant?

What or Who
is he following
in the “cloud
parade?”

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Photo by reocochran,
Notes researched +
Poetic thoughts by Robin.

~~**~~Nature’s Beauty~~**~~

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“If you find

yourself

constantly

trying to

prove your

worth to

someone

you have

already

forgotten

your

value.”

************

This flower
reminds me
of being
between
a rock and a
hard place.

:)

It also
represents
perseverance.

photo taken
9/24/15,
by robin,
wise words
found on
Natalie
Scarsberry’s
blog on
1/2/16.

Wine! Because no great story ever started with someone eating a salad

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Winter is a time when
a hot “toddy” sounds
so delicious and warming.

Winter is often when
a hot chocolate or
some call, “cocoa”
smells so enticing.

Winter is when I
drink many cups
of coffee or
hot tea.

At the end of the
day, a glass of
wine hits the
taste buds
with such
pizzazz.
Tingly,
even if
you
prefer
non-
alcoholic
sparkling
cranberry juice.

Thursday’s Doors~ St. Peters Episcopal Church

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This red door is typical of
an Episcopal church.

Arch with unique layers
of woodwork framing door.

The thin older bricks of
stone make this one of
the oldest churches in
Delaware, Ohio.

Located on perpendicular
street of Sandusky Street.
(our “Main Street”)
called West Winter Street.

This was the first church
I took my three children
to visit on an early
Fall, 1986
Sunday morning.

I grew up as a member
of Parma Episcopal Church,
baptized as a baby.
Attended Sandusky Episcopal
Church before invited to try,
Huron Episcopal church.

Later, at St. Barnabas Episcopal
Church in Bay Village, Ohio, I
became one of the first girl
acolytes in Cleveland diocese.
Married my “first love” at
St. Barnabas where my
brother and wife are
members and part
of the body of its
Congregation.

I met a nice woman
named Roberta,
her daughter,
Abigail,
“Abby”
is a
Long
Term
Friend
of oldest
daughter.

Two youngest
children, James
and Felicia did
not enjoy serious
church service nor
slim pickings in the
Sunday school service
for Jamie. Felicia cried
in lonely nursery of 3
other sobbing toddlers.

We ended up visiting
two buildings down
the following Sunday at the
First Presbyterian Church.

All the children ran up to
front of the church
sanctuary to sit
on steps while
listening to
the Reverend
Paul Randall
tell a Bible
Story.

Norm Frampton hosts
a variety of fellow
bloggers who
display their
examples
of Doors
on the
Fifth
day
of
the
week:

http://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com

Please enjoy and stop on by
Thursday’s Doors posts.