Monday, October 16, 2017

Dale Avenue Community Mural

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Dale Avenue . Southeast Roanoke

This neat mural was designed by North Carolina artist Brenda Councill and drawn by local artist Scott "Toobz" Noel and painted by volunteers! I snapped this quick photo while waiting in the drive-thru yesterday at Arby's ;)

I came home and Googled for more info and found THIS news story which tells a little more about it like the fact that Toobz modeled it after the tree that is in front of the fire station right across the street, which I didn't know till now...So, I need to go back and get a pic of the tree and see if I can fit more of the mural into a picture as it is quite long!

The name "Toobz" might sound familiar to some of you because he's quite a busy muralist having created many around the area which I've shown you some HERE

Linking up with Monday Murals

Friday, October 13, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 147

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Last weekend was Homecoming. Dalton and his girlfriend Kaile went. Here are 5 of my favorite pictures:




Don't they make a cute couple?!
And a bonus of the whole crew!

Left to right we have Madeline (Christian's girlfriend), Christian, Braden, Ashlyn, Dalton, Kaile :)

All pictures were taken at Hollins University, except #5 which was at The Glebe.

That's my 5 this week friends! I hope you will join in too! Post 5 randoms, link back and visit others :)
Have a great weekend!

Thursday, October 12, 2017

Shoe Store

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109 Campbell Ave SW . Roanoke

This cool sign belongs to the Bush-Flora Shoe Co. They are one of the oldest retailers in the Roanoke area celebrating over 100 years of business! The company started out in 1928 but moved to this location in 1951...although not at this location anymore, which is now for sale, they are now located in the Towers Mall. This building started out in 1910 as Vest Furniture, then has been a hardware store, women's clothing store, department store and antique store. I found THIS interesting site which shows the history of tenants plus pictures!

Today I'm thankful for the beauty around me with the changing of the season! All the trees are really starting to pop! Although our temps have been in the 80's and humid, feels more like summer, which I'm also thankful for haha...I want to get out this weekend and see some pretty fall colors :) Linking up with Michelle's Thankful Thursday & Signs, Signs

Wednesday, October 11, 2017

Black & White Wednesday

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1514 Grandin Rd SW . Roanoke

"I loved growing up in a little town. I loved knowing people. I loved going to the store and running into people. I loved going into the store and having forgotten my bag, saying, 'Charge it, put it on my bill.' I loved going to the gas station and saying, 'Pete, fill it up.' I loved that continuity of life." Sissy Spacek

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

Coffee or Dr. Pepper?

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Downtown Roanoke

Aren't these great? From what I have read, both signs date back to the 1940's.

For a little history on Dr. Pepper in Roanoke Click Here and for a little H & C Coffee history Click Here

Linking with Tom's Tuesday's Treasures

Friday, October 6, 2017

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No. 146

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All of these are from my walk around old SW Roanoke
A colorful flower garden in front of the church I showed you on Tuesday...

Oranges & pinks & yellows...

This beautiful old home is a law's for can check out the listing HERE to have a look inside!

This pretty house sits across from the law office...I imagine that tree will light the whole yard up when the leaves change!

Third Street Coffee House...I thought the entrance was cute...they are in the basement of a church and have been operating for 30 years! They play live music here too according to their Facebook Page

That's my 5 this week! I hope you will join in too! Post 5 randoms, link back and visit others! Have a great weekend :)

Thursday, October 5, 2017


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Old SW Roanoke

At last Friday night's football game something unusual and sad happened. A fan in the stands suffered a heart attack and passed away during the game. Today I am thankful for the community I live in and am thankful that my boys are being coached by Coach Harless and learning values and life lessons from him. HERE'S a news clip of the story and how Coach and the team reacted ...Rest in Peace Mr. B

Linking up with Michelle's Thankful Thursday