Restaurants focusing on feasts for the eyes to sell dining experiences
The pieces helped the designer select the deep eggplant wall color, which seems to change from a dark brown to a playful purple, depending on the light. “Those subtleties are so important in design,” Ishida The main dining area features low seating ...
April 4, 2015
The Big Man is Back
We're sitting next to each other in black recliners built for giant men; my feet dangle just above the floor. If Chandler were my size, if he were a foot 60 Minutes filmed a segment on Chandler when he was a 6-foot-10 eighth-grader, and you could ...
March 30, 2015
Lost in stacks at the public library
A large Grandfather Clock stood in one corner; I can still hear its drowsy chimes. Next came the children's section. A stairway led to the second floor, where the FDL Historical Society maintained a museum of sorts. This large hall was home to ...
April 6, 2015
One boomer's treasure is another millennial's clutter
Over the weekend my mom pulled out my grandfather's bronze star citation. If that is the kind . In the end, I only wanted their Grandfather clock and the baked bean pot. I ended up with the clock and a 40 year old snowmobile. The snowmobile is ...
March 30, 2015
Who Knew? Big Joe only rang out once at St. Francis de Sales before they had ...
CINCINNATI -- The obvious “who knew” story involving Verdin, Cincinnati's 173-year-old clock and bell company, likely is untrue, but its urban legend status may be untouchable. . Today, the clapper sits on the floor in the northwest corner of the ...
March 31, 2015
Oshkosh once home to booming cigar industry
Mathias M. Kitz, who created the Apostles Clock at the Oshkosh Public Museum, ran one of four companies that built cigar boxes. His company, called Mathias M The Doemels recalled how the shop on the first floor looked like a museum, with ornately ...
March 29, 2015
Literary giant Les Murray
We have come back to Bondi where we shared a room in 1959 and 1960 and Abe Saffron, the prominent Sydney gangster, was our landlord, and on bad nights Les burnt his poems on the bathroom floor, and I protested, and he scooped them up and flushed them ...
April 3, 2015
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I’m seated on a couch behind a bottle of Vitamin C capsules and a decorative tissue box placed on a coffee table, next to a jade Buddha figurine on a shelf to my right, and in front of a battalion of potted plants behind me. My Gung Gung (meaning... He wears mid-waist khaki pants, which match his khaki vest, khaki jacket, and khaki bucket hat. Six years later, it looks to be that the vitamin bottles, tissue boxes, and figurines have remained patiently waiting in the exact same position I last saw them in. It seems that even the potted plants have frozen in time ceasing to grow or wither. For four days, I was added into my Gung Gung’s routine, which meant walking to his flat in the morning and getting lunch together in the early afternoon at one of two alternating shopping malls near his house. Because my Gung Gung is blind, there are few places that he has memorized, namely his flat, the hospital, and the mall. He knows every step, every incline, where the elevator is, what floor to get off on, and where to eat.
Floor 23, it read. I smiled and pointed at it ... I opened the door like it had never been locked before and stepped into a looming maze of wall and grandfather clocks. I stared at them, tall and dark brown, with their golden guts of wheels and springs.
April 11, 2015
The Man with No Name
Tick. Tock. Tick. Tock. The old grandfather clock, swung back and forth, the ticks matching the tapping of his leather shoe against the carpeted floor and the tocks matching his fingers drumming against the cushioned chair. Seconds passing as he waited for ...
April 1, 2015
Life in wartime at Aycliffe
Employed: 17,000, mainly women, round-the-clock. They came from all over south ... They smashed through an oak door into the ground floor of the mausoleum which Mr Eden’s grandfather, Sir William, had built in 1868. They picked on the coffin of Robert, ...
March 29, 2015