Guest Photo Post for Robin O. Cochran

Robin O. Cochran writes her blog with a folksy touch from Delaware County, Ohio, finding funnies to share on the Internet. As a mom and grandmom, you can tell she wants to make the world smile. She discovers worthwhile historical dates and important people to point out every month, because as a former teacher, you can tell she wants to make the world smarter.

Through that all Robin weaves stories about her family. We get to meet her mom, moved to a senior living facility, and her artist brother, and her daughter and grands.

Here’s the link to Robin’s blog Witless Dating After Fifty.

But there are no pictures. Ever. Robin, you see, uses the computer at her local library to compose and publish her WordPress blog. I’ve discovered that and other facts about Robin — her hard job in the warehouse for Advance Auto Parts, for instance — not only through her posts, but commenting back and forth, as she has become a regular reader here, too. After exchanges about my photos from my iPhone here, I discovered that Robin has a phone and photos but, indeed, no way to get them to her blog.

Solution: This guest photo post.

May I present to you, the world of Robin O. Cochran. I am keeping them in the order she sent them, except for grouping purposes. Captions are from her text messages.

Robin and daughter Felicia

This was more of a sports interest photo.

This was more of a sports interest photo.

Felicia and I at wedding reception.

Felicia and I at wedding reception.

Two Ohio State fans, mom and daughter Felicia.

Two Ohio State fans, mom and daughter Felicia.

The Grandies

Nana's seven babies. Lara, Sky, Felicia, Makyah, Marley, Micah  with  Landen in back.  Six grandies with my youngest daughter.

Nana’s seven babies. Lara, Sky, Felicia, Makyah, Marley, Micah with Landen in back. Six grandies with my youngest daughter.

Skyler and Michah.

Skyler and Michah.

The sweet M&M girls. Proud nana.

The sweet M&M girls. Proud nana.

Mom and Bro

My '57 bro with Mom. Note Fatheads, which he transfers their designs by painting walls at Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Portland restaurants and  breweries.

My ’57 bro with Mom. Note Fatheads, which he transfers their designs by painting walls at Pittsburgh, Cleveland and Portland restaurants and breweries.

Mom and me on Fourth of July.

Mom and me on Fourth of July.

Cool sights

Indians game 7/5/14.

Indians game 7/5/14.

I have a portfolio of more than 100 of N 3 books I illustrated in rough drafts.

I have a portfolio of more than 100 of N 3 books I illustrated in rough drafts.

Attention Evil Squirrel's Nest. (My editorial comment here. Robin said I could insert into a post about a walk with Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle, but I think Bill's blog should get a hold of this one.)

Attention Evil Squirrel’s Nest. (My editorial comment here. Robin said I could insert into a post about a walk with Ellie B aka Dogamous Pyle, but I think Bill’s blog should get a look at the tail on this one.)

Mom and Dad.  She used to remind of Bette Davis with greenish-blue eyes. Dad was like Ricky Ricardo.  The were fun together. Gotta go!

Mom and Dad. She used to remind me of Bette Davis with greenish-blue eyes. Dad was like Ricky Ricardo. They were fun together. Gotta go!

Thank you, Robin, for sharing the photographs of your life here on markbialczak.com. It’s an honor to serve as the home of your WordPress scrapbook.

Fish of Gold

Please take your comments to Robin’s blog. The link I provided up top will bring you to her Friday post about this collection of photographs.

57 thoughts on “Guest Photo Post for Robin O. Cochran

  1. Thank you for a beautiful introduction into the world of Robin.
    Robin always presents a beautiful informative post, and entertaining.
    Its lovely to see the face behind the writer, a lovely girl with a lovely family.
    Commendations to you for recognizing Robin for us.
    Regards.
    Emu

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    • You’re welcome, Shel. I think our next task collective task should be figuring out a way to get Robin the technology to post pictures are postable. She obviously had the ability to text them to me! I think if we all put our heads together, we can do it.

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    • Shel, thank you for taking the time to see my family photos. I am glad Mark did this, since I am often asked why I don’t include them on my posts. I am sure that I could download them on the library computer but I guess this is not really my interest.
      I really like to write, I do take lots of time to print out photos to put in my grandies’ photo albums. I guess my posts are meant to express like a newspaper article, my thoughts. I also feel I read less picture books, as I grow older. Silly to most, but I would like to become more adept at ‘drawing pictures’ with my words.
      Practice makes perfect. Thanks for telling Mark you appreciated this, since he did me this lovely favor, Shel.

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    • Jill, thank you for checking Mark’s blog and looking at the photos he included here. Thanks also for saying such great things here and on my blog posts regularly. Your comments are always appreciated by me. I feel you are an awesome friend!

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    • I am always compressing the six grandies into a photo, since they change so much and I have six stacks of individual photo albums for them to look at, individually.
      Believe it or not, in six months’ time, I have had 700 photographs developed. Yikes! I have more to sort in the winter, will slowly do this on ‘rainy days.’ Smiles for JunkChuck and all those who read the comments section!
      Thanks for your mentioning I am on your daily check list!

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  2. Reblogged this on witlessdatingafterfifty and commented:
    Family times are so special and make us who we are. I hope you may take the time to enjoy this “guest post” with photographs attached. I have felt encouraged to reblog this post from my friend, Mark’s blog.
    Thank you so much to:
    http://markbialczak.com

    I have had a few people recently following me who may have never checked this post on my friend, Mark’s blog out.
    I wished you to ‘see’ and ‘share’ important parts of my life, family and one example of my artwork. I use pen and ink watercolors to make baby name pictures, along with having illustrated four children’s story books, which none are published. . . yet!
    I will say I have three children, only one is interested in allowing her photograph to be shown. My oldest daughter is named Carrie (Caroline Marie). Carrie’s two boys are named Micah and Skyler.

    My middle son is named Jamie (James Matthew) and his wife is named Trista. Their combined family, since Trista was a single mother of two when he met her, are Lara, Landen, Marley and Makyah.
    This picture name was for a little baby named, “Elliot.” Her “Aunt Jami” is my dental hygienist and was talking about how difficult it will be to find her name in print.
    Hope you enjoy the sights and let me know about the fun time you had while visiting over at Mark’s place, too. He is a journalist, who recently is focusing on his past and these photographs show his writing ‘roots’ and experiences. His wife, Karen, his daughter and boyfriend are featured in stories also. He is an accomplished, published journalist writing for newspapers and his blog covers sports, popular culture, issues and more. . .

    I am blessed with friends in this blogging community who interweave their lives with mine. I feel like I ‘know’ so many of you.
    Hope these photographs help you to feel closer to me, as your photos, stories, poems and news articles help me to feel closer to you.
    Smiles and blessings sent your way.

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    • I had a strange thought, one which cannot be explained. I had a weird time warp feeling of guilty feelings washing over me, where I felt bad since I didn’t check out this post after November 22. In my defense, I went up to my Mom’s in Cleveland for Thanksgiving, had a busy pre-holiday season of Christmas with many things going on, so I am ashamed of not checking back and finding the comments here. I am so glad we are already connected so you may or may not know I blog at the library. I try my best to keep on other’s blogs but did not think of going backwards to check comments on Mark’s blog. I appreciated all of the wonderful people who commented and thank you very much, Junk Chuck!

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    • Thank you, Judy. I appreciate your checking these photos out so much. In a weird time warp sense of guilty feelings washing over me, I realized that Nov. 22 was the last time I checked on these comments. It is strange, but this led into a trip to Cleveland to see my Mom and brothers, then the holiday season which is always a hectic time for me,… excuses but really sorry I didn’t read this kind and sweet comment and now, will say, thank you for being here for me, Judy. I blog at the library and am not familiar with putting photos on the desktop and how to transfer them to my blog. I had the gravatar put on my blog over 2 years ago by my youngest daughter on her cell phone! Smiles! Mark received these on his cell phone and transferred them to the blog. Anyway, this is a long comment thanking you and hoping you will think, “better late than never!”

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    • Brenda, this is so strange. In a dream with a time warp feeling involved, one of guilt being placed on my heart and mind, I realized that after Nov. 22 I went up to my Mom’s for Thanksgiving, leading into the holiday busy blogging season, I did not ‘look back’ after 11/22/14 at Mark’s post to check on comments. I am so thankful you looked at the photos, which help me to feel you know me better. Also, thanks for the sweet comment about the family looking like movie stars, Brenda! I also appreciate your enjoying the photo of my parents. Thank you for taking the time last November to read this and see my photo album, Mark was so kind to share with all. Hugs, Robin

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    • I feel Mark is a wonderful and caring friend, Rachel. The strangest thing happened and I realized I did not really respond to those who wrote comments past the day of Nov. 22, I may say this post led to a trip to Cleveland and Thanksgiving. But the weird time warp guilty feelings came over me last night so I am taking the time to respond. Hoping ‘better late than never’ is okay with most and most may have forgotten this post, but will somehow realize how this is important to me to go back and thank everyone… smiles!

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    • This was nice of you to say, Paul. Last night, in a weird time warp moment, I had concerns that I didn’t really respond to those who took the time to look at my picture of my family and me. Thank you, Paul, for this and hoping ‘better late than never’ will suffice… smiles!

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    • So happy you liked the photos. I had a stunning and weird revelation, that I may have not replied to all those who visited here. I am not sure why last night I suddenly felt regretful and am just saying, “Thank you, Liz” belatedly for your comment and looking at the post that Mark did on me.

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  3. GO BUCKS!!!! O-H- !!!!!

    Nice to see some pictures of Robin and her gorgeous family. Love the one of her and her mom on the 4th. What happy faces they all have.

    And tip of the hat to you Mark. You are ever the gentleman my friend.

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    • I had a funny thought last night, did I check on this Nov. 2014 post; enough days in a row to respond to who may have looked at me? No, I missed some wonderful comments on Mark’s post with my photos, Colleen. My busy fall life went into Thanksgiving and a trip to Mom’s after Mark posting this! So glad we are connected and you probably didn’t wonder what was wrong with me for not writing comment back about your lovely “Go Bucks” and liking my July 4th photo of Mom and me. Thank you and better late than never…

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      • Robin I can barely (and I truly mean barely) keep up with my posts and comments and other peoples posts. So I don’t ever feel bad or wonder about others trying to keep up either. You are amazing at keeping up. I do love these pictures though. πŸ™‚

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    • Colleen, thanks for this great comment. I am not sure if you know but I had gone off for Thanksgiving, came back and forgot to read the wonderful comments everyone after awhile made. Thanks for always being ‘there’ on my blog and always read and enjoy your comments ‘here’ on Mark’s too.
      Since it is not fall anymore, I will still not hesitate to say a returning “I- O!!”

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    • Beth, you were ‘here’ already and I appreciate this wonderful comment. It does help people to ‘picture’ my family by Mark’s sharing the photos. What a great place this is to be, with Mark and all of his friends.

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  4. Mark!! Thanks so much! You did me a most wonderful favor and gave such a treasured tribute here. I have no real words of wisdom to impart since I am both teary eyed and speechless with such kindness and generosity shown by you, Mark. I appreciate this very much. We will always be ‘in touch,’ since you are a special friend. This made my month of November extra, extra special! hugs and hi to Karen, too. Ellie B. you are welcome to walk over here in our Delaware paths and visit our dog park, too.

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    • Thanks for those kind words, “good looking family!” I am proud of my son who married a woman with Lara and Landen, part of a package deal. They were only 4 and 2 when they were the flower girl and ring bearer, then together Trista and Jamie had Marley and Makyah….
      I am looking forward to getting to know these nice people Mark has connected to my blog!

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