Up Building Photos of McCarthy Building

After lunch today Sarah and I walked down Salina St. in Syracuse so I could capture photos of the old McCarthy store building for my friend Michelle. Michelle is working on an article about the Lincoln store that used to be in this building at one time because it’s where her parents met while working there. And there’s much more to the story than this, but Michelle will tell it best (as she always does, she is a born storyteller). She doesn’t know I was going to take photos for her today, so hopefully when I email her with a link to all of the photos I took, she’ll be surprised!
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Michelle sent me a list of questions and while I sat next to the historian at lunch I didn’t want to make the man work while he was eating lunch! And besides the lunch was a going away lunch for Sarah, the OHA research librarian, who is also my friend. Sarah’s position was eliminated due to budget issues at OHA. So today I am very sad. I drove through a really bad snowstorm so I could work with Sarah one last time and go to Sarah’s lunch.

This is the same building taken from Fayette Street:

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I’m going to miss Sarah very much next week when I go in to work at OHA.

There always seems to be so much change all of the time, people come, people go. Another person in my life that left recently to go to Denver to be with “the love of her life” was my hair dresser Colleen. Argh! Do you know what it’s like to find a new hairdresser who can do your hair so all you have to do is wash, towel dry, brush it straight, and flip it around and it looks great? Im-freakin’-possible. I hired one to give me a bang trim and she didn’t give them the wispy, sexy look that Colleen used to do (‘wispy’ and ‘sexy’ are Colleen’s descriptions, not mine) – she cut them straight across like a child’s bangs. I wasn’t going to let her touch the rest of my hair. As my hair gets longer and longer, I’m figuring out who I will try out next. Again with a bang trim. Hey, I figure if they can’t get my bangs right, they sure aren’t going to be able to handle the rest of my hair.

Looks like I need to retake this photo to get the entire building in the photo!

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And hopefully tomorrow I’ll be checking out some more water birds!


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Mon@rch
    Jan 24, 2007 @ 21:17:40

    such a cool building, hope you have fun tomorrow!


  2. Pam
    Jan 24, 2007 @ 22:04:14

    Thanks Mon@rch – I hope you have fun – and stay warm, too!


  3. Mary
    Jan 24, 2007 @ 22:18:25

    Pam, awww. It’s so sad to lose someone you admire due to “budget issues”. That happened to me once and I was crushed. Those buildings are very elegant. You did a good job!

    Bangs? Hair? I’m never 100% satisfied. I only found one person who knew my head well – a male stylist in his 50’s – in Maryland. Since I moved away from him in 02, I’ve been floating all over the place looking for another like him. Frustrating!


  4. Pam
    Jan 24, 2007 @ 22:27:50

    Mary – it sure is, and Sarah is *so* nice and very smart and quiet like me (ha, can you believe I’m quiet?) and we got along so well. Today she told me it was nice to have someone to talk to when I was there. They’ll find out how much she does when she’s not there. I know I’ll be hurting because I work from home for them and she used to send me stuff I needed!
    It is so hard to find someone who knows your head well and is such a hair artist that you don’t have to do a thing with it and it looks great! There’s a couple of men at the salon and I’m going to try one of them. The woman I didn’t like not only cut my hair yucky, she talked way too much, was way too nosey, and all I could smell was her perfume on me afterwards – which was gross. I miss Colleen. And I miss Sarah. Wah!

    By the way, I go to a Bumble & Bumble salon if that helps you to find a good hair person – they supposedly have people that know how to cut hair in their salons all over the country (except the one bimbo I got).
    I love old building architecture! Back when buildings were built beautifully!
    Oh! And Taylor Hicks sang and “grrr’d” in my ear through the worst of the storm on the way to Syracuse, and through my sadness on the way home! I was thinking about you and your daydream with Taylor – hee hee!


  5. Mary
    Jan 25, 2007 @ 09:23:40

    Pam, I’ve never heard of Bumble & Bumble salons. Sounds like you had a “Fumble and Mumble” time with that bimbo. A good stylist is very hard to find.

    You can work from home? I need to put that on my to-do list – find a job working from home.

    Taylor takes your mind away….to a land of daydreams. My daughter read that post in her cubicle the following morning and I could imagine how red her face blushed, anticipating her Mother’s x-rate ending to my daydream. LOL!

    And, I do not believe you are a quiet person.


  6. Pam
    Jan 25, 2007 @ 09:41:34

    Mary – that’s good Fumble and Mumble – that’s what she was!
    I *love* working from home – I actually give more to my work doing that because I work day and night with my birding, gym, blogging breaks in between, oh and eating, laundry, housecleaning, etc. but that’s all the boring stuff.
    Taylor does take your mind away – I couldn’t believe it. He actually did bring tears to my eyes on the way home because I’m already missing Sarah.
    I was waiting for an x-rated ending – I thought your blog was about to get juicy – ha! I like the way you did it though. It’s like those books you read that don’t give the sex details, they just leave it to your imagination.
    One person told me once that I’m really quiet when I’m getting to know people. Then I open up. But I generally keep my lips zipped and am a good listener.
    My fingers, however, are pretty talkative!


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