January 30, 2009

Dying Art?

Filed under: Downtown — lessie @ 5:56 pm

The above store is clean and orderly, found in downtown, on S. Main. The front glass has a picture of the owner, Anatoly Odemchuk, in action hammering a shoe. Unfortunately, I couldn’t get a good picture because of the glare. The above reflection is kind of cool — showing the municipal building.

On Sunday mornings my dad wears spit-shined leather. He purchased one pair in the 60’s and can still recall where. (I forget though.) Still new looking, those shoes have visited the cobbler only three times, twice for soles and once  for a heel. Because of my dad, I notice shoe repair stores and alteration shops. Most of my clothes and shoes aren’t really nice enough to take to such places, and when necessary, I enjoy doing my own mending. Course, maybe with the recession shoe repair and alterations will feature more prominently on all of our radars.


January 29, 2009


Filed under: Details — lessie @ 7:32 pm

Saturday was a bit cloudy — a good day for photography. I felt lucky to spot these colors and gritty details against the sky.

January 28, 2009


Filed under: Details — lessie @ 3:29 pm

This Saturday on a walk downtown Angie and I stumbled upon this cool door plate. I have to admit, I am charmed by not only the detail on the plate and knob, but also the faded coloring and the worn look of the key hole. The hole almost looks like it’s on its side, doesn’t it?

Before we saw the knob and plate — we saw their door. It appears to be wider than the standard door, with a tall tall transom. It’s quite an impressive entrance. I found myself wondering what used to be sold inside. S. Main across from the municipal building.

January 27, 2009

Curious Apparatus

Filed under: Downtown — lessie @ 7:01 pm

IMG_0202 by you.

Check it out. There’s probably a very simple explanation for what this spinning thing does…but I surely don’t know. It sticks out from the Anderson City Municipal Building over the front sidewalk. The three black cups at the top turn continuously. I found it rather intriguing. Anybody know what it is?

January 26, 2009

So dark…but the subjects are so cute…

Filed under: Animals — lessie @ 3:18 pm

I embarrassed my friend April by rolling down my car window in the PetSmart parking lot and asking this sweet girl if I could take her picture. It was evening, and unfortunately the picture turned out darker than I expected. I can’t help but post it though. She said the little Chihuahua is a puppy. The pink in the photo is the dog’s stroller. How precious!

January 23, 2009

What is it with pink?

Filed under: Winter & Christmas — lessie @ 10:25 pm

For this Friday, leaving you with a self-indulgent (as Simon Cowell would say 🙂 ) photograph. My niece. Beautiful, isn’t she? A strong-willed but sweet girl, who loves pink. She enjoys being anywhere her older brother is — and he loves being outside, smart boy. He climbs a tree. So does she. She’s two and a half going on 25.

January 22, 2009

Sadie’s Love

Filed under: Animals — lessie @ 6:31 pm


Not the greatest photo — darkish and blurry in parts, but I love the energy of the moment. Sadie, the white greyhound, and the human — I didn’t catch her name, predictably enough — had a great bonding moment. 🙂 The Electric City Chapter of Greyhounds Pets of America brought Sadie to PetSmart on Saturday for adoptions. Greyhounds are such magestic animals. And Sadie responded eagerly to the affection shown by the human. Hope she finds a home soon.

January 21, 2009

Just one more flag wave

Filed under: Historic District, Markers, & Flags — lessie @ 7:41 pm

This antenna topper caught my eye this past weekend. Love its color and whimsy. It was in the Michael’s parking lot — a store where I spend way too much time. 🙂

January 20, 2009

Happy Inauguration Day

Filed under: Churches, Schools, & Nonprofits — lessie @ 2:35 pm

This photo is from two Saturdays ago. Anderson Interfaith Ministries facilitated a Mana Truck food distribution hosted by First Presbyterian Church. The above ladies were fun and full of life. On another note, happy inauguration day! It’s time for the country to unify behind one leader. Welcome, President Obama!

January 18, 2009

Warm Coats

Filed under: Churches, Schools, & Nonprofits — lessie @ 2:39 pm

In addition to food, a variety of coats were given away last Saturday at the Mana Truck food distribution, coordinated by Anderson Interfaith Ministries.

A recently heard and “loosely quoted” quote: “Brrr! This weather reminds me too much of the place I left — to escape the cold!” January and February are Anderson’s coldest months. It’s only in these months that I understand the need for the mittens, scarves, long underwear, wool sweaters, and lined boots showcased in the L.L. Bean catalog. I’m grateful for my trusty coat. I need to turn that gratitude into action for those without.

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