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Thursday, February 21, 2013

Artist Aurora Robson at Franklin Park Conservatory

MQTlogoa  Address: 1777 E Broad St, Columbus, OH 43203. Yes the conservatory is located on the Historic National Road LEARN MORE

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The Franklin Park Conservatory is a botanical garden and conservatory located in Columbus, Ohio. It is open daily and an admission fee is charged. Originally built in 1895, the Conservatory is on the National Register of Historic Places.

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Sacrifice + Bliss: Artist Aurora Robson uses cast-off plastic, excess packaging and junk mail to create transformative works of art with a message. READ MORE

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When I drove to Columbus,Ohio to check out the Franklin Park Conservatory my motivation was to spend  QUALITY TIME someplace warm/green and get out of the snow for awhile. Little did I know how much I would enjoy the art of Aurora Robson. ENJOY….

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“Robson uses everyday waste such as discarded plastic bottles and junk mail to create intricate sculptures, installations, and collages. Over the years, Robson has intercepted tens of thousands of bottles, saving them from their ultimate destination at the landfill or costly recycling plants.” READ MORE

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DSC_0133 See the bottle cap/top

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I think there are some “artistic” shadows here,so I may link to Shadow Shot Sunday 2 

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Robson’s Website, Pinned to Pinterest, Google Images ….I hope all the above is Aurora Robson’s work because The Chihuly Collection is at the Conservatory and well worth seeing. Chihuly’s artwork was first seen at the Conservatory in 2003 and shortly after, The Friends of the Conservatory, a private nonprofit group, purchased most of the pieces in that exhibition as a permanent collection for the Conservatory. READ MORE

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DSC_0001 That’s all for today.Thanks for stopping by and have a great day. Linda and I will be “wandering” for awhile but will be back with many more photos/posts.

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MQTlogoa Artist Aurora Robson at Franklin Park Conservatory A MY QUALITY TIME POST

Sunday, February 17, 2013

The Toy Cellar in Historic Roscoe Village….OHIO…….

HISTORIC ROSCOE VILLAGE

MQTlogoa A “hidden gem” in Roscoe Village is The Toy Cellar, located in the lower level of the Toll House.

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The 40 year collection has over 600 vintage toys, many of which are demonstrated on weekends and I was there on a Saturday.

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Meet Rick who graciously demonstrated several of the windup and gravity activated toys.

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Admission is Free! & Open Saturday and Sunday 1:00 Pm to 3:00Pm…

DSC_0108 Rick told me the “most vintage” toy on display was made in the 1860”s. He then showed me the wooden rolling hoop. I can remember my father telling me the rolling hoop was something he played with as a child. In the West, the most common materials for the rolling hoops have been wood and metal. Wooden hoops, driven with a stick about one foot long, are struck with the center or the 2/3 point of the stick in order to ensure good progress.

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Most of the toys were made in the good old U.S.A. and many of them were made right here in Ohio, Akron, Barberton, Kenton, Ravenna, Canton and Dayton.

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Most of the toys are made of sheet metal, cast iron, tin, wood, pressed steel, rubber and other materials.(not much or any plastic that I saw)

DSC_0112 During the world wars many of the toys originally made of metal were made of wood instead.

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The collection is on loan to the Roscoe Village Foundation by a private collector.

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No batteries in this collection. though Rick did show me an erector set that had a wind-up motor.

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One last picture,this one from Wikipedia showing hoop rolling…….

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DSC_0078 Thanks for stopping by and make sure to keep those hoops a rolling LOL.. Special thanks to Rick for all the information and taking the time to talk with me. HISTORIC ROSCOE VILLAGE

The Toy Cellar in Historic Roscoe Village….OHIO…….

Friday, February 15, 2013

Are You Smarter Than A 60 Year Old

MQTlogoa Are You Smarter Than A 60 Year Old

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Are You Smarter Than A

60 Year Old?

THIS WAS HARDER THAN I THOUGHT... THE ANSWERS WERE ON THE TIP OF MY TONGUE... I REMEMBERED, BUT...DON'T LOOK BELOW FOR THE ANSWERS UNTIL YOU HAVE TRIED IT OUT A TEST FOR 'OLDER' KIDS.

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So have some fun my sharp-witted friends. This is a test for us 'older kids'! The answers are printed below, (after the questions) DUH. but don't cheat! answer them first.....

01. After the Lone Ranger saved the day and rode off into the sunset, the grateful citizens would ask, Who was that masked man? Invariably, someone would answer, I don't know, but he left this behind. What did he leave behind?________________.

02. When the Beatles first came to the U.S. In early 1964, we all watched them on The _______________ Show

03. 'Get your kicks, __________________.

04. 'The story you are about to see is true. The names have been changed to ___________________.

05. 'In the jungle, the mighty jungle, ________________.

06.After the Twist, The Mashed Potato, and the Watusi, we 'danced' under a stick that was lowered as low as we could go in a dance called the '_____________.

07. Nestle's makes the very best . .. . . _________ ______.

08. Satchmo was America's 'Ambassador of Goodwill.' Our parents shared this great jazz trumpet player with us. His name was _________________.

09. What takes a licking and keeps on ticking? _______________.

10. Red Skeleton's hobo character was named __________________ and Red always ended his television show by saying, 'Good Night, and '________________...

11. Some Americans who protested the Vietnam War did so by burning their______________

12. The cute little car with the engine in the back and the trunk in the front was called the VW. What other names did it go by? ____________

&_______________.

13. In 1971, singer Don MacLean sang a song about, 'the day the music died.' This was a tribute to ___________________

14. We can remember the first satellite placed into orbit. The Russians did it. It was called ___________________.

15. One of the big fads of the late 50's and 60's was a large plastic ring that we twirled around our waist. It was called the __ ______________.

16. Remember LS/MFT _____ _____/_____ _____ _____

17. Hey Kids! What time is it? It's _____ ______ _____

18. Who knows what secrets lie in the hearts of men? The _____ Knows!

19. There was a song that came out in the 60's that was "a grave yard smash" it's name was the ______ ______

20. Alka Seltzer used a "boy with a tablet on his head" as it's Logo/Representative. What was the boys Name? ________

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ANSWERS :

01..The Lone Ranger left behind a silver bullet

02. The Ed Sullivan Show

03. On Route 66

04.To protect the innocent

05.The Lion Sleeps Tonight

06. The limbo

07. Chocolate

08. Louis Armstrong

09. The Timex watch

10. Freddy, The Freeloader and 'Good Night and God Bless

11. Draft cards (Bras were also burned. Not flags, as some have guessed)

12. Beetle or Bug

13. Buddy Holly

14. Sputnik

15. Hoola-hoop

16. Lucky Strike/Means Fine Tobacco

17. Howdy Doody Time

18. Shadow

19. Monster Mash

20. Speedy

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Send this to your 'older' friends, (Better known as Seniors.) It will drive them crazy! And keep them busy and let them forget their aches and pains for a few minutes.

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