Thursday, November 29, 2007
Wednesday, November 28, 2007
By the way, MV, it is a pink grapefruit tree and, fortunately, the fruit seems a lot sweeter than I remember - although still not quite as I would like - although now edible out of hand.
The photograph was taken on the back porch on the seat of the exercycle.
Monday, November 26, 2007
Saturday, November 24, 2007
- Faulkner -- on #3
- Patrick O'Brian's Master & Commander Series -- on #4
- Guardians of Ga'Hoole - a youth animal fantasy series -- on #5
- Terry Pratchett's Discworld series
- an occasional adult non-fiction -- just finished a biography called Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat about Haiti, very moving
- an online youth fantasy book discussion group
Friday, November 23, 2007
Thursday, November 22, 2007
Pat is coming over about noon with a salad and then shortly thereafter, Catherine and Gerry and we leave for Ken's family's house.
Wednesday, November 21, 2007
Tuesday, November 20, 2007
Being a lover of fruit, as well as anything related to the WPA, this caught my eye today. Hope you all will be eating fruit as well as turkey on Thursday! Here's a blurb about the poster:
According to Fruit From Washington:
The Federal Art Project sponsored by the Work Projects Administration produced color silkscreened prints on posterboard which have been collected by the Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division."
War genre, patriotic posters have an important place in our cultural and social history. Here are a few examples on an agricultural theme that FruitFromWashington has gleaned from the National Archives.
Sunday, November 18, 2007
- Our reunion in 2004 (?) in Newark to see Kate in the Nutcracker
- The successes and occasional meltdowns of Thanksgiving dinner preparations
- The parade of guests through the New Vienna dining room -- Eloise Simpkins, and Miss Letty being two I remember well. Help me think of others....
- Grandma & Granddad's leaving for Florida right after Thanksgiving (or did they go before that?) I know they often came home on/around Easter.
Friday, November 16, 2007
Tuesday, November 13, 2007
Monday, November 12, 2007
Sunday, November 11, 2007
Roberta (this cost me 2 euro for one hour on slow computer down the street from hotel. At the hotel it is 2 euro for 20 minutes.)
Above is slightly edited version. Below is Roberta's original:
dID THIS WORK? i CAN'T SEEM TO GET THE CAPS RIGHT. mORE LATER. wILL HOPE TO CHECK TOMORROW.....i AM FINE, NO RAIN YET. i WANT TO KEEP CARRYING MY UMBRELLA THAT i GOT WHEN gRANDMA AND \I DID THE mISSISSIPPI RIVER TRIP IN 1980 SOMETHING. rOBERTA (THIS COST ME TWO EURO FOR ONE HOUR ON SLOW COMPUTER DOWN THE STREET FORM HOTEL. THERE IS WAS 2 EURO FOR 20 MINUTES.
edit added much later: According to Google,
2 Euros = 2.9396 U.S. dollars
Tuesday, November 06, 2007
Harold H. Uible, left, was presented a plaque by Roger Bennett, right, former executive chair of the Clinton County Republican Party. Larry Droesch, current party chair, is in center.
A long-time pillar of the Clinton County Republican Party, Harold H. Uible, was honored at the Central Committee’s annual beef roast Monday night at the Wilmington Savings Bank/Clinton County Senior Center.
“We want to take the opportunity to thank you and those individuals in the county who have made contributions over their lifetime and made an impact on the Clinton County Republican Party,” said Larry Droesch, executive chair of the party.
Clinton County Republicans have had some tough times and have had ups and downs, Droesch said. “We’re still powerful and we still make a difference. We’re well-known all over the state for being a very good and powerful Republican county.”
Roger Bennett, immediate past executive chairman of the party, presented Uible with a plaque. “It is an honor to have Harold H. Uible here,” Bennett said. “I’ve worked with him. He’s been a first-class individual.”
After the presentation, Uible said it was some 50 years ago when he became a Central Committee member. “That was one of the best things I ever did. The party has done much more for me than I will ever be able to do for the party.”
He called the Central Committee “the key to a grassroots organization.”
Also attending the dinner was Uible’s wife Jean, and two of their five children, John Uible and his wife Julie of Newark, and Mary Uible Crowson of Dublin, Ga. Their other children are Catherine Morgan of Glendale, Ariz., and Roberta King and Serena Uible, both of Sun City West, Ariz. Also seated at the family table was GG Walker who has worked for Uible for many years.
WILMINGTON — Thirty members of the CMH Foundation Auxiliary were recognized for 10 years of service or more and new officers were sworn in when the CMH Foundation Auxiliary held its fall general dinner meeting recently at the Wilmington Presbyterian Church.
Auxiliary membership co-chair Joanne Chamberlin named the 30 members who had earned service awards and helped recognize those in attendance with a pin and flower with the assistance of Betty Rice and Janet Perkins. Those with 25 or more years of service are Margaret Briggs, Georgia Chaney, Helen Conner, Virginia McGuire, Mary Jean Patton, Thelma Settlemyre, Rosalie Smith, Jean Uible, and Barbara Vance.
Those with 15 to 25 years of service are Lois Allen, Esther Combs, Doris Conley, Marie Cowman, Wilma Croghan, Grace Fite, Bertha Hadley, Dorothy J. Hayes, Ruth MacDonald, Jo Miller and Betty Rice.Kruszka presented Rice with a special gift from the auxiliary in appreciation of her dedication and leadership to the organization during her presidency.
Sunday, November 04, 2007
Our three days in Memphis included tours of music studios where Elvis (and many others) first recorded, and listening to some good music in the evenings in places with names like the Rum Boogie Cafe, Club 152, and BB King's Blues Cafe. We did NOT go to Graceland. We walked along the river and saw the ducks at theh Peabody Hotel.Other than raining the whole time we were in Tennessee and during our accidental side trip to Arkansas which resulted from trying to follow internet directions to get to our hotel, the music/tourist scene seemed "hopping". Beale Street reminded us of New Orleans.
The highlight in Birmingham was unexpectedly the Alabama Jazz Hall of Fame where we paid a dollar extra ($3 instead of $2) for a personalized tour. Our tour guide was himself a member of the Jazz Hall of Fame, Frank "Doc" Adams, who told personal stories about the music scene in the south during the 30s and 40s and the impact of his High School music teacher, Professor "Fess" Whatley at the then all black high school in Birmingham, who instilled a sense of perfection and professionalism in his students and had I don't know how many go on to musical careers. "Doc" (he got his doctorate in music) played with the Duke Ellington band. He played clarinet for us. In this picture he is playing for the Ambassador from Hungary with a picture of "Fess" Whatley in the background.