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Inking Balls

Inking Balls

There one of those things most people can’t tell you what they are.  Yet, in the early days of printing, every book, newspaper and poster owed its value to the inking ball.

I got to photograph a pair of them today.  Looking like big maracas, this leather covered balls were used to evenly distribute ink to the typeface.

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Inking Balls

They are part of the display at the Book of Mormon Publication site, also known as the E. B. Grandin Building.  Located just down the street from the Beckwith Mansion, this place attracts tens of thousands a year.

Hard to Know

It is hard to know what the publishers will use.  As a result, I submit lots and lots of photographs, and they choose the ones that fill the need.

Tomorrow is the Whitmer Farm.  I’m looking forward to that session because it involves a loaf of artisan bread.  (That’s a fancy way of saying, “Bread, the way they used to make it.”)  The plan is to rise early, stop at Wegman’s, and on to the Whitmer Farm.

Pork Loin

I decided to cook pork loin chops for dinner.  My sister-in-law commented how she didn’t usually like pork chops, but she likes how I cook them.  I’ve had a bad pork chop, and I can see how that would leave you not liking them.  But, cooked just right… they are good.

Sloshing

Sloshing

Sloshing is what we did today.  We sloshed through the slush to go show Tobreth some of the church historic sites.

The Sacred Grove was beautiful.  I’ve been inside many times after a snowstorm, but this was the prettiest I’ve ever seen it.

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Crooked Creek

The arching branches as you entered the grove looked so delicate and white.  It was just magical the way it looked.

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The Sacred Grove in the Winter

The temple looked beautiful too as you look across the field to the hill where the temple sits.

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The Palmyra Temple

We also toured the Book of Mormon Publication Site (aka the E.B. Grandin Building).  Elder Griggs gave a very thorough tour and explanation.

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Elder Griggs Gives Tobreth a Tour

We then headed down to Waterloo where I have a Finger Lakes Professional Photographers (FLPP) meeting.


At the FLPP meeting we discussed some upcoming meetings.  They liked my idea about Cropped and a make-your-own stuff day.

Pat Luke was our speaker.  He did his One Light, Two Like, Red Light, Blue Light presentation.  It went well and he had some great examples of his homemade lighting equipment.

Elizabethe and Tobreth were off visiting the Peter Whitmer Farm and Sauders while I was in my meeting.  When they came to pick me up, the meeting was still going.

After the meeting we headed to Taco Bell/KFC for dinner.  I do love KFC chicken every once in awhile.

 

Father’s Day 2013

Father’s Day at church and the Primary Children sang their songs. Of course it’s cute. Who doesn’t love to hear little children singing.

My nephew, Blake, was in town with a group of high school seniors from his hometown in Utah. They attended our ward, and then later were at the Grandin Building which is where I got these shots.

Blake (lf) and Friends (center & right)

Blake (lf) and Friends (center & right)

Blake (far left) listens to the tour

Blake (far left) listens to the tour

Youth Looking at an 1830's Edition Book of Mormon

Youth Looking at an 1830’s Edition Book of Mormon

E.B. Grandin Rear Entrance

E.B. Grandin Rear Entrance

Sisters Jones and Davis came to diner and invited a man whom they have been teaching. We had a nice visit and after dinner, a discussion on the Word of Wisdom.

(For those who don’t know, the Word of Wisdom is the Latter-day Saint’s code of health. It is based on a revelation given to Joseph Smith, Jun., about what substances we should take in to our bodies (or avoid taking). It is the reason most Latter-day Saints don’t drink or smoke.)

The Big Palmyra Fire

This morning I had my first portrait session at 9am, and 5 more that followed throughout the day. Around 2:30pm, Elizabethe and I were meeting with a friend (who is going to model one of Elizabethe’s dresses and also pose for the pictures that I will paint of her in the dress). We got a call from Elizabethe’s cousin, who just happened to be down at the Grandin Building.

Her cousin informed us there was a big fire and I might want to check on the wellbeing of my building. I headed downtown to see. The smoke was so thick, I couldn’t see exactly what was on fire. It smelled like burning newspapers, and had that dense smoke that newspapers give off when they are burning.

A shift in the wind revealed it was a little east of my building, but I was still worried that burning embers could land on the roof of other buildings.

Between jobs, I walked down the street to see the progress. The fire was still raging, and they were still pumping water on to the fire. Another walk downtown around 6:00pm looked as though they got it out. But, as I was leaving (around 6:45pm), the fire started back up.

Elizabethe and I went to dinner, and after dinner, I stopped in Perinton at Wegmans. The young lady who rang my order up said she lives in Palmyra, and left to come to work at 8pm, and the fire was still burning. (It was no 9pm.)

When we got back to the village (around 9:15pm), we went to see the damage. Officer Showman was there and told us they finally got it out around 8:30pm. You could still hear the water draining off the rubble and in to the storm drains. As to the damage, here are some pictures from my walk at 6 to 7pm…

Sign on East Bound NY SR 31

Sign on East Bound NY SR 31

The Fire View from the 4 Churches

The Fire View from the 4 Churches

Fire Hoses Being Put Away

Fire Hoses Being Put Away

The View From Nima's Pizza

The View From Nima’s Pizza

It Appeared to Be Out around 6:30pm

It Appeared to Be Out around 6:30pm

Mark's Pizza - One of the Damaged Buildings

Mark’s Pizza – One of the Damaged Buildings

A View of the damaged section

A View of the damaged section

Two Buckets in the Front, and One (not seen) In the Rear

Two Buckets in the Front, and One (not seen) In the Rear

Village Residents Watch On

Village Residents Watch On

Palmyra's Finest Fire Fighters - The are to be commended for their efforts.

Palmyra’s Finest Fire Fighters – The are to be commended for their efforts.

Around 6:50pm, fire starts back up.

Around 6:50pm, fire starts back up.

The 11pm news, on all the Rochester stations that have 11pm news, featured the Palmyra fire as the lead story. They reported there were 4 related injuries: 1 person rescued from the building and taken to the hospital, and 3 fire fighters that were treated for smoke inhalation. It appears the buildings damaged will be condemned. They also reported it involved 13 stations from the area. THIRTEEN!!!

This is a huge blow to Palmyra.