One of my big projects has been scanning and digitalizing my late father-in-law's slides. I worked on this project all winter and thought I was done. Then in May when we went to my mother-in-law's house, she had found a whole bunch more slides. So this past six weeks I worked hard to finish those. I breathed a sigh of relief to have that project done....then this past weekend I went back and found a few more! It has been an enjoyable project, really. My FIL traveled widely. He and my MIL worked in Turkey for four years. While there he traveled to Lebanon, Israel, Egypt, Libya, Iran, Greece, and all over Turkey. Then they spent two years in Nigeria when my husband was young. So he has some very interesting slides. Here are a few of my favorites:
|A village mosque with the Emadag Mountains in the distance|
|Inside the Blue Mosque, Istanbul|
|A street scene in Jerusalem|
|ceiling of main arch Masjede Sah, Isfahan, Iran|
|Masjede Sah, Isfahan, Iran|
|A shaking minaret. This mosque has two minarets and somehow climbing one makes them both shake. But it is still standing, 50 years after this picture was taken and probably since hundereds of years before it was taken.|
|The Olympian in Athens, Greece|
|I can't find the title for this one, but I believe it was in Ephesus.|
And while we're on the subject of the Middle East (I told you this was a very random post!) I highly recommend this article in Christianity Today:
I really want to get this book now.Also while on the subject of my late father-in-law.....He was an avid coin collector. Some of the coins he had were left from their days in Nigeria. Many of the British West Africa coins had holes in the center so they could be strung on a string for safe-keeping. My very creative sister-in-law turned some of these coins into jewelry. She also made jewelry out of some of his old keys. Here is what mine looks like:
By the way, if anybody can tell me why there's a star of David on the British West African coins, I'd appreciate it! I tried to find some information and there are several theories out there but I'm not sure that any of them are based on facts.
Last week I went to Connecticut to visit my mother-in-law and to see my brother and sister-in-law who came up from Oklahoma. I was privileged to attend the graduation of my nephew while there.
|He's the tall one right in the middle.|
I'm not a fan of football, but suddenly I think I'll become interested in the Princeton football team!
One more random thing. I enjoy doing counted cross-stitch. I finished this project awhile back, but hadn't gotten it framed yet. Here is the final product.