You Wanna See Pictures? I've Got Pictures for You!, part 2
by Thomas A. Droleskey
Did I hear you say you want more photographs? Well, here they are.
Just because the sign says "sandwiches" at this place in Maria Stein, Ohio, does not mean that they sell sandwiches. They do not. The worker said, "If it's on the sign, don't believe the sign." Maria Stein, Ohio, Thursday, July 31, 2008.
The return of our friend "corn man," a helium filled bag we purchased for Lucy in Spring Hill, Florida, last year. Corn Man did not have the same kind of "bounce" on Monday, August 4, 2008, the Feast of Saint Dominic, as he had last year. However, he was still interested in looking at me work on this computer. He will filled up with helium at a "party shop" in Springdale, Ohio, on Friday, August 1, 2008, the Feast of Saint Peter's Chains.
Corn Man has had enough. He is marching away.
A peahen with her babies, Cincinnati Zoo, Tuesday, August 5, 2008.
Lucy's favorite: Penguins. Cincinnati Zoo, Cincinnati, Ohio, Tuesday, August 5, 2008.
The last known photograph of Mr. Matthew D. Hardin as a non-Catholic. Vestibule of Saint Gertrude the Great Church, West Chester, Ohio, Wednesday, August 6, 2008, the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
His Excellency Bishop Daniel L. Dolan as Mr. Hardin makes his Profession of Faith. The proxy sponsor stand by Our Lady of Lourdes.
Prior to Mr. Hardin's conditional Baptism.
Matthew D. Hardin's conditional Baptism.
At the Baptismal font.
Putting on the gown of Baptismal innocence.
Holding the Baptismal candle, bearing forth the Light of Christ.
Another solider enrolls in the Army of Christ.
Matthew D. Hardin, who took the Confirmation name of Saint Paul the Apostle, receives the Gfits and Fruits of the Third Person of the Blessed Trinity, God the Holy Ghost.
The moment of Matt Hardin's Confirmation.
His Excellency Bishop Daniel L. Dolan, our beloved shepherd, and our new Catholic, Matt Hardin. Wednesday, August 6, 2008, the Feast of the Transfiguration of Our Blessed Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ.
Another photograph of a truly good--and true--shephed with a rather tired Mr. Hardin.
Fathers Markus Ramolla, left, and Father Anthony Cekada, right, examine the Grotto of Our Lady of Lourdes as it is being built at Saint Gertrude the Great Church, West Chester, Ohio, Monday, August 11, 2008. The new rectory is in the background.
The entrance to the Kentucky State Horse Park, Lexington, Kentucky, Tuesday, August 12, 2008.
Lucy going for a pony ride at the Kentucky State Horse Park, Tuesday, August 12, 2008. That girl of ours sure gets around!
Acres and acres of horses. Kentucky State Horse Park, Tuesday, August 12, 2008.
A sign of our paganism. This is one of many such statues at the Kentucky State Horse Park.
Two ponies at the Kentucky State Horse Park.
A measure of success by the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic standards of the United States of America.
Two rather large horses. Kentucky State Horse Park, Tuesday, August 12, 2008.
Just a wee bit of Catholicism to be found at the museum in the Kentucky State Horse Park, Wednesday, August 13, 2008.
Hi-Yo, Silver, Away! I've said that a few times in my life!
Another tribute to an animal, in this case Man O' War.
Dealing with the tow bar. In blazing heat off of Interstate 75, Kentucky. Wednesday, August 13, 2008.
All to thee, Blessed Mother. All to thy Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, we love you. Save souls.
There's our beauty. It's home. Interstate 75, Kentucky, Wednesday, August 13, 2008.
Two goats having a nap. Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis, Indiana, Monday, August 18, 2008.
Have you ever seen a baby otter? You have now. Indianapolis Zoo, Indianapolis, Indiana, Monday, August 18, 2008.
A close-up of the Indianapolis Zoo walrus. Monday, August 18, 2008.
Lucy playing "tag." of sorts, witih the Indianapolis Zoo walrus. Monday, August 18, 2008. (I was back in the motor home by this point!)
Father Martin Stepanich, O.F.M., S.T.D., studying an article on Americanism, about which he is an expert of longstanding in his own right.
Sister Mary Olive Rowley's seventh grade class, January 8, 1965. You can zoom in for a close-up of Sister Olive. (Taken from a scrap book. Sharon did a superb job taking photographs of these photographs with our digital camera.)
There's Father Martin taching a group of high schoolers.
Another photograph of Father Martin in the classroom.
Father Martin still ha that same Franciscan joy and gentleness.
Father Martin Stepanich assisting Bishop Gregorio Rozman at a priestly ordination, circa 1950s.
Eternal rest grant unto Bishop Rozman, O Lord. Died: November 16, 1959.
Bishop Gregorio Rožman
Father Martin took this photograph of the Polo Grounds in the 1950s when the New York Giants played there. I saw my first baseball game there on July 15, 1962, as the infant New York Mets, who played in the Polo Grounds during the 1962 and 1963 seasons before Shea Stadium was built, played the San Francisco Giants.
A view of the Polo Grounds from Coogan's Bluff, Harlem, New York.
No, Father Martin is not wearing that ribbon, which is attached to a drapery in the background.
This landscaping at the Franciscan Seminary at Mays Lake was done by Father Martin Stepanich.
Father Martin visiting cousins in Pueblo, Colorado.
Another photograph of Father Matin in the classroom.
Father Martin is in the top row at the far right of the picture. These priests were once of one mind in the Faith? And then the "council" happened.
Father Martin and an onlooker. Thursday, August 21, 2008.
On a windy road in Wisconsin. Friday, August 22, 2008, the Feast of the Immaculate Heart of Mary.
Pretty big cabbage, wouldn't you say? Near Calendonia, Wisconsin, Friday, August 22, 2008.
We get to see a lot of the nation. Corn near Caledonia, Wisconsin, Friday, August 22, 2008.
I told Sharon, "Hey, what's [name of husband of a former student] doing advertising burgers in Wisconsin? Actually, the caricature for a fast food restaurant in Oak Creek and Racine, Wisconsin, does bear a very strong resemblance to this gentleman, whom we encountered at a gasoline station in Monroe, Connecticut, on March 13, 2008.
For the best aged sharped cheddar cheese in the world, my friends, you must go to the Mars Cheese Castle in Kenosha, Wisconsin.
The demographics of rural Wisconsin are changing a bit.
We bought a dozen eggs and a pound of potatoes and about a pound fo tomatoes at this farm for all of three dollars. Saturday, August 23, 2008.
This is cover of my late maternal grandfather-by-adoption's book. My late mother, who was born as Maxine Coomer in Kansas City, Missouri, on March 6, 1921, was adopted by "Chief" Red Fox and his then wife, Maude, and given the name Norma Florence Red Fox. I found this cover online and added it to our photo gallery. It comes up in our "slide shows," and when the computer goes into "dormant" mode. This photograph kept coming up throughout Hillary Clinton's address to the Democrat Party National Convention, alternating with Pepita the Cow. I kid you not. (Thanks, Jack Paar!)
Mr. John Charles carrying the doll house, Sunday, August 24, 2008, the Feast of Saint Bartholomew, Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
Father Charles McGuire and a man who looks like my paternal grandfather (Edward Martin Droleskey) with Mr. Charles and Lucy.
Thank you, Mrs. Barbara Kamprath-Radkte!
The Sanctuary of Saint Hugh of Lincoln Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Monday, August 25, 2008, the Feast of Saint Louis IX, King of France. Notice the swan, the symbol of Saint Hugh of Lincoln. This is pertinent to the story of Miss Mary Ann Panevska, who sold her home at a reduced price in order to be close to the offering of the Holy Sacrifice of the Mass by a true priest who makes absolutely no concessions to conciliarism or to the nonexistent legitimacy of its false shepherds who dare engage in unspeakable sacrileges and yet consider themselves members in good standing of the Catholic Church. Miss Panevska was ridiculed by a number of her friends for wanting to sell her house below market value just to be near the Holy Mass on a daily basis. Ridiculed. Mocked. Yes, the spirit of Calvinist capitalism and individualism certainly has quite a hold on many a Catholic mind here in the Protestant and Judeo-Masonic United States of America.
Another view of the wall above high altar at Saint Hugh of Lincoln Church, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Monday, August 25, 2008.
The Harley people arrive. We leave. Yogi Bear Jellystone Park and Resort, Caledonia, Wisconsin, Monday, August 25, 2008.
Miniature Golf at Lamb's Farm, Libertyville, Illinois, Monday, August 25, 2008.
Look at Lucy's form, will you?
Making my longest putt of the day.
Pretty cute sheep, Lamb's Farm, Libertyville, Illinois, Monday, August 25, 2008.
A Mama and her babies.
A view of Lake Michigan from near the Lincoln Park Zoo Carousel, Chicago, Illinois, Tuesday, August 26, 2008.
A view of the Windy City, taken from the Lincoln Park Zoo, Tuesday, August 26, 2008.
Another view of Chicago, Illinois.
Traffic on Lake Shore Drive as I have known it to be since May of 1973: Heavy.
Did I hear anyone ask for the theme from the original Bob Newhart Show? I don't have it!
The Crucifix, Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Fraser, Michigan, Friday, August 29, 2008, the Feast of the Beheading of Saint John the Baptist.
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Fraser, Michigan.
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Fraser, Michigan.
Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Fraser, Michigan.
These confessionals were built by hand by a member of Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Fraser, Michigan.
All for the honor and glory of God. Our Lady Queen of Martyrs Church, Fraser, Michigan.
From the sacred to the quite profane. A Chevrolet Bel Air at the Henry Ford Museum, Greenfield, Michigan, Saturday, August 30, 2008, the Feast of Saint Rose of Lima.
My late father's very much alive brother, Edward,who will turn ninety-one on October 4, 2008, used to have one of these Cadillac El Dorado models back in the 1950s.
Can you imagine this being towed behind our motor home?
A one vehicle energy crisis (or that could indeed refer to our motor home as well!).
What time is it, boys and girls?
Sharon took all of these photographs of sewing machines for Mrs. Anonymous and her sister.
This is an example of Mrs. Anonymous's sewing work. It was done with material that Sharon had sent to her. Seriously, Mr. and Mrs. Anonymous are very good sports, and I received a message from Mr. Anonymous today, Thursday, September 11, 2008, explaining that it had been sent from "The Village" (remember, where Patrick McGoohan's "John Drake" character from Danger Man/Secret Agent to become The Prisoner, Number 6?)
The Stations of the Cross, outside of Saint Michael's Chapel, Glenmont, New York, Tuesday, September 2, 2008.
Crossing the mighty Hudson River, south of Albany, New York, Tuesday, September 2, 2008.
The origins of the Housatonic River, Massachusetts, Tuesday, September 2, 2008.
Stuck behind the hay truck, Grea Barrington, Massachusetts, Tuesday, September 2, 2008.
Still stuck behind the hay truck, two hours later.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! Still the hay truck? All to thee, Blessed Mother. All to thy Sorrowful and Immaculate Heart. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, we love you. Save souls!
Still testing my patience. Tuesday, September 2, 2008.
Apple picking at Silverman's Farm, Easton, Connecticut, Wednesday, September 3, 2008, the Feast of Pope Saint Pius X.
The last name in the middle row is that of the late Mr. William Koneazny, the founder of the old Catholic Rendezvous meetings. Carbone's Restaurant, Hartford, Connecticut, Thursday, September 4, 2008.
Covered Bridge, West Cornwall, Connecticut, Saturday, September 6, 2008.
Inside the covered bridge, West Cornwall, Connecticut, the summer home of the late Father John Joseph "Jackie Boy" Sullivan.
Father Rodriguez and His Excellency Bishop Robert Fidelis McKenna, O.P., praying Our Lady's Most Holy Rosary in the Methodist Cemetery next to Our Lady of the Rosary Chapel, Thursday, September 11, 2008, the Feast of Saints Protus and Hyacinth.
This ought to hold you for a few months, right?
Seriously, I hope that you have enjoyed the photographs. These took some time to copy and then to post for your viewing pleasure. The next substantive article may not appear until Saturday, September 13, 2008, although I will be back at that library tomorrow, the Feast of the Holy Name of Mary, attempting to get as much work done as possible.
All to thee, Blessed Mother. All to thy Sorrowful and Imamculate Heart. Jesus, Mary and Joseph, we love you. Save souls!
Isn't it time to pray a Rosary now.
Viva Cristo Rey! Vivat Christus Rex!
Our Lady of the Rosary, pray for us.
Saint Joseph, pray for us.
Saints Peter and Paul, pray for us.
Saint John the Baptist, pray for us.
Saint John the Evangelist, pray for us.
Saint Michael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Gabriel the Archangel, pray for us.
Saint Raphael the Archangel, pray for us.
Saints Joachim and Anne, pray for us.
Saints Caspar, Melchior, and Balthasar, pray for us.
Saints Protus and Hyacinth, pray for us.
See also: A Litany of Saints