---Alice Abrams

Wednesday, October 01, 2008

Thursday Thirteen (Ok, Sixteen)

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Most of these pictures are from my trip back to Oklahoma this August.

1. Meeting my great-granddaughter for the very first time

2. What a smile!

3. Daughter #1's new house

4. A hole in the Oklahoma sky

5. The Oklahoma City National Memorial and Museum - the reflecting pool You can see that this is built right where the actual Murrah Plaza stood. The pool occupies what was once N.W. Fifth Street.

6. There are 168 empty chairs, the smaller chairs representing the 19 children killed.

7. Gates of Time: "These momumental twin gates fram the moment of destructoin - 9:02 a.m. - and mark the formal entrances to the Memorial. The East Gate represents 9:01 a.m. on April 19, and the innocence of the city before the attack. The West Gate represents 9:-3 a.m., the moment we were changed forever, and the hope that came fro the horror in the moments and days following the bombing." ---taken from the Memorial & Museum Guide I was taken by the light and shadows skillfully represented by the artist.

8. Another view of the gate.

9. A beautiful old church right across the street from the memorial.

10. From somber to nightlife...This is "Bricktown," a wonderful collage of old brick buildings and new, upscale restaurants and shops.

11. This is daughter #1, my granddaughter, and daughter #2 - before they ate the cake in photo number 12!

12. We had dinner at the Spaghetti Factory and after pasta, it was the battle for cake!

13. This is the wing of the Frontier plane we flew in from OK City to Denver. It reminded me of the classic Twilight Zone episode with William Shatner and the monster on the wing. At least I had a friendly face to look at!

14. This is the sky from the aircraft.

15. This is the sky just Monday night here in town! I hopped in the car and drove up the hill to the southeast of us and took some fantastic pictures.

16. I made this bouquet of some of the last of my summer roses just for you.....

Thanks for letting me throw in a few extras ...

Thursday Thirteen


crazy working mom said...

Wow, what an interesting list. Very cool!

Linda said...

Looks like you had a fine time in Oklahoma City - great pictures and great memories!

It's been years and years since I've been there, I'm guessing I wouldn't recognize the place.

Sandy B and Dick said...

Beautiful gals! Aren't you blessed?!!! I enjoyed all the pics.

Heart of Rachel said...

That's a great slideshow. Your great granddaughter is so adorable.

Thanks for sharing all those interesting places.

Mags said...

I love those pictures! I especially love the 2nd one-you're right-what a smile!!!

Deborah Wilson said...


Beautiful pics - I've never been to Oklahoma.But I'll be driving to Texarkana, Tx in a few weeks - my oldest son's new baby is due.

Your girls are pretty and the little one is a real cutie..:)