October 3rd- Signs and Times – Chris Ritchey

October 3, 2013 at 8:47 am 2 comments

chrisdisplayTuesday the 1st of October, found your sister , nephews and I at Black River Landing for the “falling of the electrical towers”. Gavin loves construction and de construction I am sure he dreams of “diggers, excavators, dump trucks and all things “hard hat”.

Since the officials were having a press conference and a 4 year old and a 20 month olds patience can wear thin, we excused ourselves started to walk down to the site of the falling tower to be –

Coverage can be found here
Chronicle Telegram

http://chronicle.northcoastnow.com/2013/10/01/electrical-tower-demolition-first-of-many-in-lake-front-development-plan/

Morning Journal
http://www.morningjournal.com/general-news/20131001/tower-comes-down-at-lorains-black-river-landing-with-video

Gavin and his dad are looking to build a shed ,for all the boys ( vehicles) their Chris- Miss presents
https://thatwoman.wordpress.com/2009/12/25/christmas-the-day-after-chris-miss-christmas/

therefore, Gavin is very interested in sheds and made a bee line for the one at Black River Landing.
chrispaint

Once again you were there and the flash back to the day you painted the signage on that little shed for what was then Mainstreet Lorain- ( Lorain Growth Corporation). I could see you as if you were standing there once again.

The shed and the welcome sign has graced many a festival, stored many an object, had any number of photos taken as found on searching for “Lorain”

ChrsBRL sign

As Nikki explained to Gavin and Braedyn this too, was one of Uncle Chris’s signs just like the street signs in Nog’s neighborhood of Charleston Village .
street2
Another month – so many memories – and as the tower came down – a hat tip to the future a bridge between the past and future was captured once again in the lens of the camera …..
Braedyn Gavin Chris sign

Please note I couldn’t find the source for the photos taken from the internet – but one ( Art Light- the winter photo) Mark Teleha

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2 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Rich Robbin  |  October 3, 2013 at 2:25 pm

    I remember Chris painting that shed….talked to him while painting it…he was so proud he could do it….

  • 2. Loraine Ritchey  |  October 3, 2013 at 2:30 pm

    It was funny just his first year at CIA in his foundation courses learning how to … and he was supposed to be paid for both sides but the money ran out 😦 so he was paid for only one) I persuaded him to do the other side but there was not the same “depth and detail 😉 which is why one side is better than the other.as my son told me “you get what you pay for ……..

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