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A weblog, mostly about knitting but other topics appear

Echoes Of The Past February 22, 2018

Filed under: Ballard Seattle,Belmont,Childhood,Climate,Memories — Janet @ 4:33 pm

I can hear it now – “No School All Schools All Day” in the following towns in the Boston area………..   That was the announcement on the radio at 7:30 a.m. if there had been a heavy snow fall or an ongoing blizzard.   That was in the 1940’s.  And it seems to be the same 80 years on.  Here in Seattle I heard it this morning.  We had about 2 inches of snow last night.  It’s beautiful!  No longer does it mean no school for me – it’s for my grandchildren.

IMG_5233   beautiful but this small amount of snow creates havoc on Seattle’s hilly streets



Thanksgiving Eve November 24, 2016

Filed under: Ale Houses,Ballard Seattle,Dogs,Uncategorized — Janet @ 2:13 am

Lunch at the neighborhood ale house – The Barking Dog

img_1785           img_1784  And a friendly quiet dog was waiting outside


Bible Study at BFL November 20, 2014

Filed under: Ballard Seattle,Bible study,Knitters — Janet @ 4:24 pm

[picture of church]  Ballard First Lutheran Church

Since coming to Seattle I have been attending a Bible Study Group at Ballard First Lutheran Church.  Surprised?  No more surprised than I am.  It is a small group with a fluctuating membership.  It has proved to be very stimulating, intellectually challenging, and a good way of meeting people and feeling part of the community.

At the meeting yesterday my ears perked up when in the discussion of how we visualized God, the pastor (Pastor Laurie) pointed out that one vusualiztation could be of God as a KNITTER.  There are numerous references in the Bible to this effect.


Out With the Old – In With the New September 26, 2014

Filed under: Ageing,Ballard Seattle,Environment,Urban Change — Janet @ 12:30 am

IMG_3603  here is what I saw this morning on my way from a trip to the bank and the drug store in downtown Ballard.  I was in a quiet residential neighbourhood within a stone’s throw of 2 substantial church buildings.  I had passed this site just an hour before – the second story of what was once a fine old house was still somewhat intact.  An hour later it was completely torn down.  What will take its place?  Guess – an apartment block.  This is an example of what is happening in Ballard – more and more holes in the ground – more and more apartment blocks.  Sad.  I’ve been told though that there is an ordinance to prevent it happening close to us – we wait and see.



For more on the situation in Ballard see the Seattle Weekly, Sept. 9    (thank you to Jay Moor for sending me this article)