I Found it!

Santa arriving at the end of our Christmas Parade

Santa escorted into Yo’s Town, Christmas Parade 2013


Yes, I found the USB cord for my trusty old Minolta D7 camera. (My new PC does not have a slot big enough for the camera’s memory card.) Then I discovered software on this new computer that will let me play with photos, do things like flip to black and white.

Too much time has passed to blog about our Christmas Parade, but I wanted to share this photo because it makes me laugh. Was our Santa escorted by the secret service? No, this is Youngstown. I don’t know who this guy is… but, don’t he look like a union dude? “Four Brothers” comes to mind.

No offense to any old Walrus men intended… I always liked the way old union men would line up like unmovable walruses, stand there with their arms crossed when being told a bunch of nonsense. They don’t take crap off of anyone. Besides, my own Journeyman card was union issued.


Two tickets


Score!  Two tickets to First Night Youngstown for the price of one.   It was a “two for $10” sale in the lobby of 20 Federal today during the Christmas Festival.    I asked, “How much for one?”  $10.  Oh.  One for ten or two for ten, guess I’ll take two.  Now I have an extra ticket in case I want to ask someone to go with me.  Oh.  I might have to think about who to ask as asking someone out for New Year’s Eve is kind of like saying, “I want you to kiss me at midnight.”   That’s not such a bad thing, but it kind of falls under the category of “be careful what you wish for”  so I don’t want to just give it to anyone.  Maybe I will wait to see if First Night ever comes up in conversations, play it by ear.

I took lots of parade photos with my trusty but now so obsolete a pawn shop won’t even take it Konica Minolta Maxxum D7 but I cannot share them because the pictures are stuck in the camera until I find (or buy a replacement) USB cord.   I used to just pop the memory card out and stick it into the slot on the computer, but my new pc only has slots for smaller cards.   The photo here was snapped back at home by cell phone.

Curious.  How do you eat chestnuts?

They make great pocket warmers.  There was a guy uptown roasting chestnuts over an open fire.  He said to just peel it and eat it.  It’s hard and tastes a little like coconut.   Is it okay to grate it over something?