Wednesday, February 28, 2018

Reading Buddies

This fine young man signed on to be a STAIR tutor at the Independent Presbyterian Church site last fall. Little did he know that he would be blessed with this boy, who didn't smile and struggled with reading. Yesterday I went by for photographs and witnessed the transformation. All smiles and these two are enjoying the adventure in reading. Birmingham is blessed to have STAIR tutors in 13 sites giving one on one reading instruction with Birmingham City School struggling second graders. I LOVE MY JOB!

Thursday, February 22, 2018

New Life

While driving through a neighborhood in North Birmingham this week, I spotted this home, completely gutted by fire. Alongside, this glorious tree bursting with spring blooms. 

Friday, February 16, 2018

Dare We Dream of Spring?

The temps are inching towards the 70's this week. I know, I know, we could get one more freaky hard freeze or SNOW, but I have high hopes. These daffs at Shoppe just down the street, make me hopeful.

Saturday, February 10, 2018

Sunday Church Series - Organ concert at Independent Presbyterian Church

For my Birmingham area friends, I hope you will join us this afternoon for a special event. Notre Dame titular organist, Vincent Dubois will be our featured organist at a beautiful recital this afternoon. Please join us at Independent Presbyterian Church, at 3:00  for this beautiful performance.

Thursday, February 8, 2018

Fresh New Face

Norwood School was built in 1925, but due to disrepair, the system closed the beautiful brick school in 2013. As the result of public protests, it was renovated and reopened in 2016. I was there this week photographing our STAIR of Birmingham site and fell in love with this bright orange stairwell. What a happy place to learn!

Wednesday, February 7, 2018


I love making STAIR site visits with my friend Caroline. Yesterday we went to Norwood School's site and this sign caught my eye. I"m a former teacher, and I approve this message!

Do you have about 1 1/2 hours, one day a week,  to give to a second grader who needs extra help in reading after school? Visit the STAIR website and volunteer! It's a terrific program that makes such a difference. No experience necessary, just a willingness to help.