Monthly Archives: September 2012

Singing when the evening comes…

My dear friend, Jeffrey Carter, posted a quote from his niece on his Facebook status: “Whatever may pass and whatever lies before me, let me be singing when the evening comes.” I took several favorite photos and applied this text. gfyjg

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End of the season beauty…

The flowers and plants are in their seasonal transition. The impatiens that were planted Mother’s Day weekend are now on their final journey.  They held up remarkably well through this summer’s drought, and are now beginning to lose their fullness … Continue reading

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Closing the month with SEPTEMBER SONG

Many years ago, I learned this was a favorite of Mr. Joshua Logan, and it has become my favorite each September.  SEPTEMBER SONG, composed by  Kurt Weill, with lyric by Maxwell Anderson, was introduced in 1938 in the Broadway musical, KNICKERBOCKER’S HOLIDAY, directed … Continue reading

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Birthday week…

I was unbelievably blessed this week with many greetings, cards, and gifts.  Two of my middle school students tallied the Facebook greetings on my time line and counted 791 deliveries.  My cell phone, which only contains 102 contacts boasted 517 … Continue reading

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48 Down…

At 6:03pm this evening, the exact time of my birth 48 years ago, I will officially commence my 49th year.  At 6:03pm, Mother will call, as she has every year since I left for college in 1983, to make it … Continue reading

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THE MIRACLE WORKER ~ An Experience

“The best and most beautiful things in the world cannot be seen or even touched – they must be felt with the heart.” Theatre professor, Debra Bruch, in her chapter, “The Experience of Theatre” from the essay A Guide to Studying the Relationship Between … Continue reading

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A Saturday at the Sea

This Saturday morning had a nice little twist to it.  We were up, showered, dressed, and out of the house by 9:45am, and eating breakfast at Panera in downtown Centerville where we were joined by Amy Kress, and her youngest … Continue reading

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Sally Field as Mary Todd Lincoln

Now that the trailer for Spielberg’s LINCOLN has been released, a civil war has broken in the ranks of many Lincoln devotees.  Two Facebook groups to which I belong have already begun snipping away at the barely three second snippet … Continue reading

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Music, Music, Music…

Saturday at Noon, Quintin was already over at the high school for marching band practice.  I took the time to complete some errands around the house, and yard, and then headed North to Tipp City for the first marching band … Continue reading

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Toasting a Great Aunt… with an Onion

Tonight, I am quite certain there is a good deal of laughter in heaven now that my great-aunt, Shirley Richardson Humphrey, has arrived.  If there seems to be a shift in celestial activity, it is probably because all the guardian … Continue reading

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O, say can you see…

About this time (7:00am), 198 years ago, Francis Scott Key saw the flag flying over Fort McHenry in Baltimore’s harbor. This moment became the inspiration for “The Star Spangled Banner” which became our National Anthem. On September 14, 1814, U.S. … Continue reading

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Last hints of summer…

The weather could not have been more beautiful this past weekend, and this week.  Sunny skies, cooler temperatures, some hint of life returning in lawns, and the plants look a little perkier. The back yard has been neglected, so I … Continue reading

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A Day With Wonderful Friends…

Ahhh… A fantastic day it was! Breakfasted with Debbie McCutcheon before attending the funeral of our friend, and fellow music teacher, Susan Cook.  Susan was a bright spirit, had a loving nature, and a passion for teaching clarinet and saxophone … Continue reading

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Labor Day Weekend has arrived…

One of my favorite weekends of the year is upon us: the Labor Day weekend. This morning I went out front to hang the banners, given me by my neighbor lady, Kay Moore.  And keeping with tradition, Flyer had her … Continue reading

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