Just a short note to let you know that I just added a photo album of Waterford VA to my Flickr catalog. Click Here to see it. Continue reading Waterford Virginia Added to Flickr
For this artsy Saturday, I want to show you an “outside the box” art museum. I love things that stretch your imagination, stretch your brain. I don’t think there is another building quite like this one. It is the Milwaukee Museum of Art. I usually only give you one photo for Saturday but since I had trouble picking it I will give you a few more … Continue reading Outside The Box…
I just downloaded the EAA Airshow album to Flickr. Click HERE to view it. 41 photos in all. Continue reading EAA Airshow 2017 Album on Flickr
I made an “executive” decision a while back to use Flickr as the residence of my future InsearchOfAmerica photo arrays. Just added a new photo album there. If you ever wondered what the island of Nantucket looks like click here. We were there in 1999. We knew that would be our last year living on the east coast so Yvonne insisted we go to Nantucket so … Continue reading Nantucket…
For this artsy Saturday, I thought I would give you a pretty unique view of the Heinz Museum in Pittsburgh PA. The museum is in an old factory building. The picture here is looking down an open staircase. Of course, the museum includes the history of Heinz Catsup and such but there is also much more there for your enjoyment. I find this picture fascinating … Continue reading Heinz Museum – Pittsburgh
One of the first things that most school children are taught about American history is Washington’s crossing of the Deleware River. Since it happened in the dark of night the day after Christmas in 1776 it was a rather dramatic event. It was also an important victory for the fledgling American army who had suffered mostly defeats up till then. If you are ever near … Continue reading Crossing of the Delaware
Clifty Falls State Park in southern Indiana is one of my favorites. The campgrounds are well laid out and maintained and the hiking trails are manageable for this senior. And of course, the park is a mecca for photographers. As is my custom on my micro-RV trips I had breakfast at the inn after a night in the campgrounds. Being close to Madison Indiana, the campground makes … Continue reading On The Road – Clifty Falls State Park
For this Saturday’s artsy post, I want to present to you a picture from one of my favorite States. I am presently writing a detailed post about New Mexico but wanted to give you one of my favorite pictures of Santa Fe. It has been my desktop background for several months now: Continue reading Land Of Enchantment
For this Artsy Saturday, I wanted to give you some pictures that I see as the quintessential Cleveland. I am not a sports nut by any stretch of the imagination so their well-known teams just aren’t “Cleveland” to me. The Cleveland Clinic is a crown jewel for the city but I will talk about that in a future post. When I visited the city a … Continue reading Cleveland Treasures
There is just something about small-town facades that fascinates me. It is probably because of the symmetry and patterns. I am currently working on a photo collection that will soon be available in the “Photo Collections” pages in the header above. This one was taken recently in Rockville Indiana. One thing unusual about this photo is that none of the windows above the store are boarded or … Continue reading Facades
Will a day come in the future that the GOP will actually celebrate the years of the Trump presidency? That seems to be an extremely unlikely scenario but I can see how it could happen. The reason I say that is because the Democrats celebrate what they call one of their party’s best presidents when I think he was anything but that. To me, this … Continue reading Future GOP Celebrations of the Trump Presidency??
One of the primary threads here at RJsCorner is my InSearchOfAmerica posts. That is where I travel around this great country to find stories and take pictures. The majority of this search has been about our early days as a nation. I recently realized that I am omitting a large part of this search for America’s roots. It actually occurred centuries before the European conquest of America. … Continue reading In Search Of The Original America
On July 20, 1969, when I was working the midnight to noon shift at a local gas station to earn money for my last year in college. The owner had brought in a small black and white TV so I could watch a historic event. That was when a man put his first step on the moon. From that day forward I was hooked on … Continue reading Celebrating the Shuttles
For these “InSearchOfAmerica” pics I want to take you to the “Forty Mile Desert” leading into the Great Salt Lake. The forty mile road was as straight as an arrow and there was absolutely nothing living there. It was an eerie place. Continue reading Nothing Lives..
I want to do an extended post on some of the States I have visited in order to get to know them better. I will start this project out with the State I really know very little about and that is West Virginia. I have been through it a few couple of times but have never spent much time there. My initial source of information … Continue reading West Virginia, Mountain Mama..
When I visited the Museum of Appalachia in Norris Tennessee this last fall I was totally unprepared for the fullness of the experience. I came away with a much-expanded understanding of what it might have been like to live in such an isolated area. The way the museum personalized every display which made me almost think that I knew the people themselves who made the … Continue reading Appalacian Folk Art
I ran across a rather startling picture at the Andrew Johnson Historic site in northern Tennessee this year. Before I talk about that, I was thoroughly amazed at how Johnson’s hometown managed to spin the story of him to make him appear to be a heroic figure which is very contrary to most public opinion. I guess I have not come across too many … Continue reading Slavery..
We have a lot of wild turkeys running around our area but that is not what this post is going to be about. Instead, it is about a Kentucky Bourbon manufacturer that I visited a few years ago while staying in downtown Louisville for a long weekend. Wild Turkey brand bourbon is famous for being one of the strongest whiskeys around. Most are 80 proof … Continue reading Wild Turkey
I came across this device during my visit to the Museum of the Appalachia a few months ago. I have seen a lot of historical tools of the past but never anything quite like this. Can anyone speculate what I might have been used for? Continue reading What Is This??
I had been in South Bend Indiana a couple of times in the past few years before I realized that it was the home of Studebaker car manufacturing. So, I thought it was worth another trip to that city. It was the last trip I took for the 2017 season. While Studebaker was never considered a mainstream car it was a well made and totally … Continue reading On-The-Road – Studebaker Museum
We went to Disney World in the Spring of 2016 for our 30th wedding anniversary. At least for me, it was a very memorable experience. My wife took the idea that Disney World was for kids and was therefore determined to not have a good time. Unfortunately, for the most part, she accomplished that. But that is another story I guess. We spent five days … Continue reading Circle Of Life…
With this post, I am going to try to add more on-the-road trip reports here to RJsCorner. I thought this would be a good project for the 2017-18 winter months. The subject of this post is Ft. William in Thunderbay Ontario Canada which is on the north side of Lake Superior. It is in my top five historic sites I have ever visited. Here is … Continue reading On The Road – Ft William, Thunderbay Canada
I have certainly had some fun visiting the rendezvous in the last few years. They are becoming my favorite venue for my micro-RV trips. With temperatures in the 60s today and much of November, it doesn’t feel like winter (thank goodness) but I am still in the mode of looking back with my picture portfolio. So, I have gathers some pics to celebrate rendezvous. Someday, … Continue reading Rendezvous…
My InSearchOfAmerica project takes me through literally thousands of small towns that once had a population a few hundred or less, and the vast majority of them are basically hollow shells of what they once were. We have to face the fact that “small town America” is a thing of the past. It was a 20th century phenomenon that simply outlived its time. When most … Continue reading Small Town America
In Search Of America — My InSearchOfAmerica has taken me to Madison Indiana on several occasions. The most recent trip was in August of 2016 when I snapped the following gallery of pictures. With so many small towns that are dead or dying it is nice to see some flourishing. Madison Indiana is on the Ohio River and once gained its livelihood from barge traffic. … Continue reading Madison Indiana
I thought I would make this post the epitome of simplicity. What 19th or early 20th century home could live without a 25 lb can of lard. If 25 lbs is not enough how about an 80 lb can? It goes really good on crackers I hear. I just love taking pictures of old time containers, these were found in Madison Indiana a few years … Continue reading Simplicity..
In Search Of America — I am always on the lookout for group photos from the past. Looking at the individual faces helps me to remember that history is about people as well as events. It is hard to believe that so many were learning to work on cars as early as 1920. Of course the primary auto in those days was the Model T. … Continue reading Auto School – 1920 Style
I have always admired Henry Clay for being a statesmen during some tumultuous times in America and was looking forward to visiting his home during my last micro-RV trip through Kentucky and Tennessee. I don’t like giving negative reports here on RJsCorner especially when it come to important historical site but this one deserves it. I got there at 1:05pm to tour the home … Continue reading Henry Clay Historic Site… Sigh…
I thought for this mid-week post I would again visit the Museum of the Appalachia. This time I want to concentrate on Asa Jackson and his perpetual motion machine. It looks like Asa spent many hours working on his machine, twiddling this and that until he got it just right. He was convinced that he accomplished what Leonardo Da Vinci couldn’t do even if … Continue reading Perpetual Motion..
Red America sure is a strange place to me. They wave the flag with such vigor and then go about trying to prevent those who might vote differently than them from having their say. In the 60s it was primarily African Americans who had their attention, now they have expanded way beyond that group. Red America makes no sense to me. Every gun tragedy that … Continue reading The Soul of America?
On my most recent trip InSearchOfAmerica I visited the Museum of Appalachia. I was not expecting too much but was blown away by what I found. It is a museum like no other I have visited. The totally unique thing about this place was that all the building and most of the antiques were identified by the person who owned them and included … Continue reading Museum of Appalachia
I am old enough to remember hardware stores like the one below. They were a big part of my growing up as I found myself fascinated by all the things and wanted to know what they did. This hardware store is still in service in a small town in Indiana. There aren’t any Lowes or Home Depots near so maybe it will survive a few … Continue reading Ode to The Hardware Store
I am going to do a little ‘explainin’ on this post about the foundations for RJsCorner. Everyone knows that a good house has to have a good foundation in order to survive. Since RJsCorner has been going on for almost nine years now and has over 3,000 posts it must have a pretty good foundation, even if it is not mentioned very often. I started … Continue reading Tongue In Cheek..
If you haven’t already read the first two posts in this series I would highly recommend you do that now because this one won’t make much sense if you don’t. Red & Blue America – Part 1 Red & Blue America – Part 2 Last time I promised you a settled map of what Red America and Blue America might look like under the “My View of … Continue reading Red America & Blue America (after the divorce)..
Being a regular viewer of the cable TV show American Pickers I am very aware that people collect just about everything in the world. Being as how the USA is driven by consumer spending it’s not surprising that we have some of the biggest collections in the world. In case you were wondering there is even a museum in Madison Wisconsin dedicated to a mustard … Continue reading In Case You Wondered…
Last week I showed you some of the amazing art at the Green Bay Railroad Museum. This week I will focus on the mighty engines and such. Here are the pics for your browsing pleasure. As usual click on any image to see a larger slideshow view Continue reading Green Bay Railroad Museum – Part 2