Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Country Comes Home

The Grand Ole Opry returned to the Opry House last night. The Opry House had been closed since the floods in May. Opryland and Opry Mills are still closed so the reminders are all around but this is a big symbol of Nashville's recovery. Many of the members of the Opry showed up and they all came out on stage for "Will the Circle Be Unbroken" as the first act.

Charlie Daniels got the crowd moving with "The Devil Went Down to Georgia".

Riders in the Sky.

A big round of applause for Nashville!

Trace Adkins sang a song with Blake Shelton and then asked him to check his Twitter account. Blake was asked to join the Opry.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Halloweekend at Cedar Point

We went to Cedar Point for Halloweekends yesterday. Lots of fun!

Here we are waiting for our first ride, Maxair.

Angie with her pal, Lucy.

My pal, Charlie.

Angie in the classic arcade. The game still worked although Angie disputes the results.

Thursday, September 23, 2010

Ho Hum

Now that's marketing.

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Cooking with Michael Symon

Unfortunately, Angie couldn't go to her cooking class with Michael Symon this year but I went in her place. It was like an episode of Julia Child when the manual pasta machine broke and then the backup Kitchen Aid threw the attachment into the audience.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Indianapolis Start Heart Walk

We participated in the 2010 Indianapolis Start Heart Walk.

Dylan getting tag teamed by both of his Grandmas.

In case you didn't know, I'm the aunt.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

VTR Photos

I wasn't originally going to post these to the blog but the Velvet Tango Room regulars really seem to like them. Just two photos of the Velvet Tango Room.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Kodak Brownie

I recently came into two older Kodak Brownie cameras. The Six-16 is much older and uses a type of film that is cost prohibitive to use for entertainment. Don't expect any blog posts on that one soon.
The Kodak Brownie Holiday Flash is a more modern but still basic design. Think of it as the VW Bug of the camera world. It takes pictures but only in bright sunlight, not very well and has no controls except for the shutter release and film advance knob. The shutter is two metal wheels that mechanically provide the shutter time. It gives a very satisfying "clink" sound. On the plus side, this is the camera that brought photography to the masses.

Here are the results.

Friday, September 10, 2010


I went to Minneapolis for a meeting this week and got to go to a Twins game at the new Target Field. It is a great new stadium!

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Isaac Cahill

As a follow-up to the Uriah Cahill post, we decided to make sure we captured the Cahills in Indianapolis 70 years ago.

Here is a picture of Isaac (Uriah's son and my great great grandfather). He's in the middle.

He was a vice president at the Disciples of Christ and headed the international missionary work. In a familiar routine, for years, he commuted to Indianapolis while the family lived in Cleveland. On his customs/immigration form when he returned from Jamaica (via Puerto Rico), he listed 222 Downey Ave, Indianapolis, Indiana as his address in the U.S. Here is his apartment (now known as the Missions Building) at the former Disciples of Christ headquarters.