Wednesday, May 17, 2006

Today I have added 512 Ram, Yippee!!!!


Monday, May 15, 2006

Was taken for a tour of the "Hill District" in beloved Pittsburgh, PA, what a difference from what I recall as a kid. I was fascinated by the Granada Theatre, amazed that it was still there. What a place to go, back in the 1940s, the place rocked..........walk in...........popcorn flying past your head, in your hair and kids climbing on and over the seats, loud talk, and chatter......where were the ushers with the flashlights? I will tell you that if all this activity did not take place, I, most likely would not have remembered it all. Stevo knows his way around the Burgh.

The Hill District is today a different experience. One side of the street is a line of modern, newly built homes, with manicured lawns and sidewalks without one crack. No grass growing in this sidewalk. In the contrast, on the other side of the street is cracked cement walks, trash in the gutters, peeling paint, cardboard on the windows, buildings that are not fit to live in. This must be Pittsburgh.

It was a great day though, we had a delightful dinner at the Cafe Allegro on the Southside. Good company and good food.
We attended the Opera production on Cosi Fan Tutte at the Benedum, just missed the rain, after a nice breakfast at the Liberty Diner.