Monday Mystery

Congrats to Patty Olsen for knowing that that porcelain “thing” last week was something “to hold silverware at buffet teas.” Lovely heirloom but kinda useless these days.

Today’s mystery is a real mystery to me too. Found this among my grandfather’s thing but haven’t been able to learn what kind of tool it was and what it was used for. It’s about the length of a hand, a steel “hook” in a leather case with strap. Any guesses?

Monday’s Mystery

Coming to you LIVE from Spokane today, dear friends. Had a wonderful time in Maine, New Hampshire and New Brunswick and happy to be home and with you all!

So many comments while I was gone! Thank you to everybody who took the time to add a comment or make a guess. Back on Sept 18th, the answer was crepe myrtle. On Sept 25th, the answer was FDR’s wheel chair which he used in 1937 at the dedication of Grand Coulee Dam and I spotted in the Visitors’ Center. The Oct 2nd answer was Sam Hill who built Maryhill and it was Portuguese workers that he imported to work the place…..and they quickly went elsewhere when the job was done. Who wants to live there? The Oct 9th answer was George, Washington, population under 500 in 2016. The Oct 16th answer was……… and I really stumped you this time! It’s a tatting ball! Your answers were close, and kind-of right but if you could have felt/seen that very fine thread you’d have known.

Today’s mystery is this: Which photo of clouds are Massachusetts clouds  and which one is of Washington clouds ??? Answer thusly: “Top is ____.”


Monday Mystery

(PLEASE NOTE: Due to my traveling schedule, I sometimes do the posts for this blog weeks ahead. If you wanna answer the Mystery question, please refer to the DATE it was posted. Big thanks!)

Today’s Mystery is what is this???  Spotted it in the Pioneer Descendants Museum, Fiske Library building, Seattle. Any guesses? Your great-gramma perhaps used one.

Monday’s Mystery

(PLEASE NOTE: Due to my traveling schedule, I sometimes do the posts for this blog weeks ahead. If you wanna answer the Mystery question, please refer to the DATE it was posted. Big thanks!)

Last week’s mystery and photo was of FDR’s special wheelchair that he used when he came to view the completed Grand Coulee Dan in 1937. I photographed it at the Grand Coulee Dam Visitors’ Center.

Today’s Monday Mystery is this: What Washington town, dedicated on July 4, 1957, celebrates each Fourth with a huge cherry pie…. 8-foot square pan with 100 gallons of pie cherries, 200 pounds of sugar…takes 3 hours to bake and another 4 hours to cool. (Humm…do they still do this??)

Monday’s Mystery

(PLEASE NOTE: Due to my traveling schedule, I sometimes do the posts for this blog weeks ahead. If you wanna answer the Mystery question, please refer to the DATE it was posted. Big thanks!)

Today’s Mystery is a question: Who built Maryhill (on the Columbia River) and how, in the beginning, did he get his workers?

Monday’s Mystery

(PLEASE NOTE: Due to my traveling schedule, I sometimes do the posts for this blog weeks ahead. If you wanna answer the Mystery question, please refer to the DATE it was posted. Big thanks!)

Today’s Mystery is this: Whose special chair was this and where was it used?

Monday’s Mystery

Darn, nobody posted an answer to the last Mystery posting…the apparent WW II landing craft beached on the western shore of the Columbia River across from where the Spokane River merges. I even asked Google; nada. Ohwell, the answer is out there………….somewhere.

Here’s today’s mystery: What sort of bush/tree is this? I photo’d it growing in the Madison neighborhood on Lake Washington north of the U of W campus. Brought back memories of another place we lived. Ideas?

Monday’s Mystery

Bet you really didn’t notice that three weeks ago I knew I was going to be out of town so I did posts dated ahead for the three weeks…. CONGRATS to Gary Parfitt who knew that the Aug 21st mystery place was the Ross Lake Resort. To Arlene Rowden, Phyllis Griffith and Sonji Ruttan for recognizing it was Spokane (Aug 14th) through that smoke-haze. And several of you commented on the Aug 7th post about apples. Thank you all for reading my posts. I encourage all of you to read, to comment and to read the comments

Today’s mystery is a doozey and probably one that nobody can solve.

Hubby and I were boating on the Columbia River/Lake Roosevelt near where the Spokane River empties in. We went a few miles up the east side and then down the west side. It was along there that I spotted this…. to my ken it looks like a World War II landing craft……. see the end flipped down? It was metal and the right size for such a guess. How on earth and why on earth was THIS THERE????

Monday Mystery

Today’s mystery question:  Where can you rent a cabin “built on log pallets that float gently on the water?” This is a very remote, but in Washington, place.

 

Last week’s smokey-air-city picture was my town, Spokane. But I’ll bet your town carried similar photos on their local news. It was darn awful, right? 

Again, sorry, but no names from last week….. I’m doing this early because of attending the NWRC. But hope YOU did think about it rather than experiencing it!