Monday, August 23, 2021

Monday Murals - Maurice’s Mockingbird Mural


Wasena Market . 1115 Main St SW . Roanoke

Painted in 2018 by Toobz Muir to honor local poet Maurice Ferguson.

A few lines from his poem titled “Sailing For East Indies”

“All their creativity began 

In fascination and error 

Like mistaking a meadow stone

For a mockingbird “

I love it!

For more info on the mural Click Here 

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Monday, August 16, 2021

Monday Murals - Free Falling


The Lofts at West Station . 357 Salem Ave SW . Roanoke

Probably the most written about mural in Roanoke so it’s very easy to find info on this one…makes me sad for the others though that don’t get all the media attention…anyway…I can’t help to think of the song by Tom Petty, Free Falling…which also reminds me of a few years back being at a high school football game and finding out that Tom Petty just died and I was sitting by Dalton’s old girlfriend and I remember saying “Oh how sad, Tom Petty just died” and she said “Who?, Pom Petty?” So he will forever be Pom Petty to me haha…

Anyways, back to the mural…this awesome piece of work was painted by James Bullough back in 2018…US born, Berlin resident came all the way out to little old Roanoke to create this and we thank him! 

To read more about the mural and Bullough Click Here

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Thursday, August 12, 2021

Gotta Have Faith


East Washington Ave . Vinton

How in the world is it August already?! Summer has been flying by…I feel like I always get a little depressed at the end of summer…when I was a sahm I always hated the end of summer and my kids returning to school since I absolutely loved having them all at home for the summer…I have never been one of those moms who couldn’t wait for school to start! 

The boys start back up soon but Braden’s classes are all online and most of Dalton’s are but he has an in person lab once a week…hope everyone has a great school year!

For Michelle’s Thankful Thursday I am thankful for kind hearted people…recently while at work I was helping this elderly veteran up to the register as he rode along in his electric cart…the man in front of him was paying with a Lowe’s gift card and told the cashier to use the balance for my sweet customer…we can sure use more of these kind gestures in the world!!

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