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Friday, January 30, 2015

Willy Nilly Friday 5 No 30 - Norfolk Southern - Weekend Reflections

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Norfolk Southern . 110 Franklin Road South East . Roanoke . 24042

I've always thought this was a pretty building. I took these pictures last year during the St. Patrick's Day Fest. I had forgotten about them till THIS NEWS shocked Roanoke this week. CLICK HERE for a historical timeline and pictures of Norfolk Southern.

Linking with Weekend Reflections

Now for some Willy Nilly's!

1) Virginia over at Birmingham Daily Photo posted THIS LINK on Facebook. The photos are of African Americans in the 1950's, Alabama. They are beautiful and haunting.

2) Look at the work of artist Henry Darger ...I can't stop looking at it!

3) Did you hear Taylor Swift filed for Trademarks on some real lame song lyrics? Yup, as crazy as it sounds, it's true, read it HERE lol...I'd tell you what they are but I don't want to get sued ha!

4) I made Slightly Sloppy Mikes for dinner this week. It's a clean eating recipe and very good. I'm not a fan of Sloppy Joes but this was different and I really liked it. When I cleaned the kitchen I put the leftovers in a container for my lunch for the next couple of days. Went to get my coffee the morning after and there sat the container :( I don't know how I missed it. Anyways HERE IS THE RECIPE ...it is the second one down, after Champion Chili, which we also like a lot!

5) Superbowl Weekend! Snow in the forecast....hoping it holds out till the middle of the night on Sunday!

Now it's your turn...post 5 randoms, link up and visit with others! Have a great weekend!!



25 comments:

  1. Turkey leaves me out...I just simply cannot stand it now. Used to like it fine...strange artist I think. Wonder what I will think in the morn when I am not too tired??? Did you google him and then hit images..I tell you there is one that is super strange and that is only at first glance. I hope I remember to look him up and actually read...tonight only looked at art, even in your link.

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    1. he came up in my facebook feed, or somewhere! it's strange isn't it?!

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  2. Wow, this *is* a great nice building!
    Artist something disturbing, naive at first glance, but that is certainly intentional effect. I need to look any longer...
    Interesting to see alldays culture from past years, thanks for the link to the photos of black people.
    Snow is in the forecast - with us too, but we got only a little... hope, it will more.
    Have a great weekend

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  3. That is an interesting looking building. Thanks for the links. I shall enjoy checking those out. I have added my link.

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  4. Love the photos from Alabama in the 50s. I am sure that's going to be an interesting exhibit. I am also saving the link to the sloppy mikes. I've never liked sloppy joes either but I might try the mikes (but use a meat substitute instead of the turkey).
    I can't believe it's Superbowl weekend. You tend to forget about things like that when you're not inundated with the commercials, etc. every day. Hope the best team wins!

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  5. Those images from the 50's are fascinating... enjoy your weekend and the Superbowl game!

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  6. Are Sloppy Mikes and Sloppy Joes the same thing?

    Mersad
    Mersad Donko Photography

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    1. they are named mike for the name of the guy who came up with these, mike dolce...he's a ufc fighter and has a book the dolce diet...there's some good stuff in here...the sloppy joe is more saucy, this one is more packed with fresh ingredients/veggies!

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  7. #1 I grew up in the '50's remember it well.
    #2 At my style.
    #3 Taylor who?
    #4 The sloppier the better.
    #5 Oh Super!
    Tom The Backroads Traveller

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  8. Well, that is sad and will have untold ripple effects throughout the region.

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  9. Thats sad and a lot of jobs to lose all at once.

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  10. Hi Tanya, Always enjoy your blog but found this post especially interesting. As a "railfan" I'm interested in hearing any news about railroads. Wow, can't believe Norfolk Southern is moving out of Roanoke. They leave you with a beautiful HQ building and a lot of history. It is sad to see them go but change seems to be the only thing that doesn't change. Thanks for posting the interesting story and photos. Thanks for the Willy Nilly 5 too! :-) John

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  11. Tanya, thanks for the links this morning. I agree the pictures in Alabama are haunting, such beautiful people. As for the artist - not my cup of tea. Interesting story on Taylor Swift. That girl is something else!

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  12. Always hate to hear about jobs going elsewhere, but that is a beautiful building. I wonder how much of it will be used now.

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  13. i do like the building. jobs lost are always a tough blow for an area.

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  14. Sad news, not that the company really gives a damn about the impact of withdrawing from a community.

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  15. It is a beautiful building and so are the surroundings! Nice!

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  16. This IS a beautiful building, I like the way the sun is glinting on it. Lovely pictures, and I like the arch in the middle. The photos from the fifties are heartbreaking, this photographer should win a prize for showing us the truth. LOVE Darger! Especially the girls on the train track. It is really a metaphor for life, isn't it?

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  17. In JHS, We didn't have $$$$ for school lunches. Baloney and PB&J had to suffice, BUT some Wed. I'd BEG mom for money. It was Sloppy Joe day. Thanks for that memory. Also the link to the H.Darger site.

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  18. Interesting links, Tanya. The Gordon Parks photos that Virginia linked to are classics, and the work of the outsider artist are profoundly disturbing (and it is pretty likely that the artist was himself profoundly disturbed).

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  19. Nice photos. Superbowl is in my hometown this year and my family is going nuts.

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  20. Wonderful reflection. Have a lovely weekend.

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  21. Love the Norfolk & Southern building! I can't believe they are moving the line to Norfolk or Atlanta and making people move. Some young people might be happy to get to the big city, but others who have loved Roanoke all their lives are going to be miserable. Loved the 50s photos too....not so much the artwork. I think he's a little mentally ill. Maybe a pedophile. It was disturbing. Hope the snow holds off. I didn't even know the Superbowl was in Phoenix because we don't follow sports, but out-of-towners aren't going to get a dose of sunshine. It's rainy and cold...was 80 degrees just three days ago!

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  22. I meant to tell you, I didn't link in yesterday because we have been having internet connection issues for three days. I had it briefly on Thursday eve and posted, but didn't have it till late in the day yesterday and by then our grandson was here. Direct TV kept telling us they were aware of the problem and were working on it, but days without the computer and also my Netflix streaming were taking its toll on my nerves! :-)

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  23. What you're saying is completely true. I know that everybody must say the same thing, but I just think that you put it in a way that everyone can understand. I'm sure you'll reach so many people with what you've got to say.

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