As I mentioned a couple of days ago, I'm still working on restoring some semblance of order to my home office, an hour here and an hour there. Today I vowed to clean at least one section of my work table, and two hours later I had a 2 x 3 foot section with nothing on it. What had been stacked up to a foot high was either in the trash, on a shelf, or in a pile to be moved to another part of the house. In the process I found a box of slides from 1998, and a couple of older ones whose age I can only guess.
Cleveland Public Library Reading Garden - 1998
The 1998 slides were taken in the renovated Eastman Reading Garden at the downtown library. The garden was closed while a new building was constructed, then renovated with design by Maya Lin, poetry by her brother Tan Lin, and sculpture, including entrance gate like this one by Tom Otteness.
Lin's overall plan is very geometric, with an "L" shaped fountain in the middle and lots of typography and text engraved in the paving stones, walls, etc. The text was written by Tan Lin. Title of the entire sculpture/garden is "Reading a Garden," seen in the upside-down letters on top of the wall.
This detail, shot from the opposite direction, shows the smooth stream of water cascading over letters on the stone face of the fountain.
Nearby a circular table holds another verse from the poem.
Swimming pool - around 1985
One hot summer day my son Danny and his best friend Ben decided to make their own swimming pool. A couple of hours digging, some black plastic, and water gave them this modest but serviceable... pool?
Big sister when she was little - late 1940s?
My mother used to sew clothes for us kids, so I have no doubt that she made this entire outfit my sister Andrea is wearing, probably on an Easter Sunday morning.
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