Tag Archives: Ohio

Spring colors

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This is a different way to look 

at the brightest pink flowers

and one very still butterfly.

(Like a tube of toothpaste

squeezed in every direction!)

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“Little Beauties”

by Robin O. Cochran

“Chasing the little butterflies

who flitted around in circles

and rising straight up into air,

like busy helicopters.

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I grew weary and decided to 

act like a Zen master,

breathe in . . . breathe out.

I could forgo my needs

putting others first.”

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Summary of event:

The crowded butterfly room 

in our Columbus, Ohio

Franklin Park Conservatory

meant being careful not

to bump anyone nor

step on any toes!

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Photo of real butterfly

and living palm tree,

beside bright flowers

created all kinds of

“happy dances” 

in my brain!

Does anyone know

flower’s name?

Thursday’s Doors ~ Gallant Farm Preserve, barn door

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Brrr- r!

the icy grass doesn’t indicate 

breezy and freezing temperature.

I remember my friend’s father when

she left the door to the refrigerator

saying, “Close that door!” Then, 

he would go further by adding, 

“You weren’t raised in a barn.”

Hope you will enjoy this

red barn door and go

ahead to check

more door 

links at:

http://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com

That’s where you’ll meet 

Norm Frampton:

You’ll be glad you did!

X X X X X X X X X X

Everyone had great comments 

about what seems to be a 

universal and common

expression about leaving doors open,

 which brings a scolding!

I have a dear friend, Sylvia,

who added a link in her comments:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Red_Barn_Murder

Please stop by Sylvia’s blog, Another Day in Paradise, to see her beautiful travel photography and funny, special critters who hang out in her own back yard!

What’s on your breakfast plate?

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Comfort food,

eggs over medium,

sliced potatoes, onions and

good ol’ American cheese!

I stole a piece of bacon

from each girl.

Hamburger Inn,

16 North Sandusky Street,

Delaware, Ohio

43015.

The M & M girls ordered

sweeter breakfast items,

Texas French toast

and the other chose

a stack of four pancakes. 

Both added sides of bacon.

What is one of your favorite

breakfast choices?

Do you like 

hometown

diners?

Thursday’s Doors ~ Inside Hamburger Inn Diner, (behind the door)

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“Diner Gals”

Why don’t you come out this morn?

Have you been ready to eat for awhile?
So much politeness will be rewarded.

The sweet breakfast items you order

will fill you up and keep you warm.

You’re such pals!

x o x o x o

This post is the inside of a

Thursday’s Doors location.

To see links and check out 

more doors go to this blog

which has a blogger friend,

Norm Frampton, who hosts our

weekly gathering of door enthusiasts!

http://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com

Happy door observing and hunting! 

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“Buffalo Gals” was written in 1844.

Mark Twain (Samuel Clemens) had 

one of his main characters in 1876.

The slave character, Jim,

sang “Buffalo Gals” and you may

know it continues as,

“Won’t you come out tonight?”

Minstrel singers used to change 

the lyrics, for example, to

match audiences in Boston,

Massachusetts:

“Boston gals, won’t you 

come out tonight?”

Notes  by  reocochran,

as well as wordplays

in the above poem

were written for

the M & M gals.

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Thursday’s Doors ~ Hamburger Inn Diner, (full view)

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This is a popular local diner,

Hamburger Inn Diner.

Located at 

16 North Sandusky Street

Delaware, Ohio  43015.

Established in 1932,

Open all night on Friday and Saturday!

A favorite place for college students,

Local “townies” who meet their 

friends and family members.

When I arrived in this

small town, I had read a

Grumpy Gourmet review,

where he recommended the 

sliced home fries, topped with

fried onions and American cheese.

He added the homemade maple rolls

freshly baked will melt in your mouth.

Black Angus hamburgers with freshly

handcut fries are delicious.

You may like a slice of 

homemade pies or a

tasty ice cream milk shake.

It is worth the wait!

Please stop by this blog, written

by a leader in his own door pursuits:

Norm Frampton’s 

Thursday’s Doors.

http://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddleagedmind.wordpress.com

Hope you will find your own place

that serves up delicious food with

a sense of hometown pride.

Many come from afar, so 

if you get a “hankering”

for this 85 year old

diner fare,

Let me know~

I’ll meet you there!

Thursday’s Doors ~ Hamburger Inn Diner, (front door)

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Here is the front door and 

sidewalk patio for a local favorite.

It is the front view where 

I had to edit out the street parking.

What do you think of this first shot?

Would you like to take a spin 

on those diner stools? 

Head on over to the

other full view of

Downtown Delaware, Ohio.

Then, check out a silly poem

with two patient and sweet

granddaughters, M & M girls.

They would be happy to show

you how to spin without flying off!

If he were here visiting, 

Norm Frampton 

would welcome you to his

weekly collection, links to other

diverse, interesting, historical doors.

Here’s Norm’s blog:

http://miscellaneousmusingsofamiddlleagedmind.wordress.com

Hope you enjoy this trio of door posts,

where one is actually an inside shot,

another is a plate full of my breakfast!

Confusing Directions 

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Train yard along the entrance to 480W,

holds tanker and other railroad cars.

Parked in rows, as rush hour traffic

races past lines, those waiting

to get back on the tracks.

The nearly “U turn” 

makes you wonder,

Does anybody really know

which direction we are heading?

Which doesn’t directly correlate

or coordinate with Chicago’s

group who sang so much

to the confusion of the

period or “times:”

 “Does Anybody Really Know

What Time It Is?”