Thursday, July 23, 2015

Wednesday, November 3, 2010


Dr. Kingsley used to joke, in his own inimitable way, that if you were ever doing Shakespeare and forgot your line, you could get away with saying: "There will be more of this anon."
One time, jamming with my cover band, Fish Relics as we were about to take a band break, I actually said "There will be more Fish Relics anon."

Brian Jr. is playing his tenor sax in the orchestra in a community theater production of "Hello, Dolly!" that's now running. Ecch, I forgot how hellish tech week was for musicals!!! A five-hour tech rehearsal on a Sunday was followed by 7-10 p.m. on three consecutive school nights. It's a miracle he didn't fall asleep on the bus going to school.

I don't know what's gotten into me in my old age. I find myself feeling great disdain toward the lead actors in this show. People, why the primadonna standoffish act? It's friggin' community theater! Get a grip!!

Sunday, January 3, 2010

Pages from a forgotten sketchbook

Once upon a time, I fancied myself quite the renaissance man. Here are a few sketches I made in 1988-89 of Catherine, Lara&John preparing for the Broadway themed Homecoming, and Jon Perini in his Stage Manager costume from "Skin of Our Teeth" (that's me in the corner, making fun of something he said in his lobby display bio: "Kinda looks emaciated and tired, doesn't he?")
Hopefully, you recognize yourselves.

Thursday, December 24, 2009

Merry Christmas Masquers

Masquers always knew that the true worth in Christmas wasn't about money, how we came together with craziness and love. I have fond memories of Christmas gatherings and "caroling" from Ship.

Merry Christmas to all!

Here is a picture of my husband getting a tree...

Saturday, November 28, 2009

Dr. Colley at 70.

Doran - via Catherine - put out the word from Susan Colley that Big T.C. had completed his seventh decade of life, and was marking the occasion by soliciting as many birthday cards as humanly possible.
Here he is with 65 cards! Got this photo, along with a very nice thank-you note.
Part of it said: "I mentioned your name to my golf buddies, Bob Eggleston and Jack Magaro, and they both remember you. Susan and I are doing well and enjoying life."

Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Perry County

I was in Perry County this weekend and thought of you all. Would it be fun to camp at Fowler's Hollow next June? The creek photo was taken there on Sunday. If you'd be interested I'd send you information.

Saturday, October 24, 2009

How Did You Spend Your Summer Vacation?

I'm really just posting this to annoy Lara. I've been promising to get her copies of these photos since July. Tee Hee.

This summer Maizie, David & I spent a week with the Lutz Scott's at their cabin on the Pennsylvania-Maryland border. Insert banjo music here. There is indoor plumbing, but other than that, it's pretty dang rural. No inter-web, cable tv or telly phone. It was heaven.

Master of his domain.

If you look closely, you can count three kids in this slide.

Liam, I remember when he was just a baby, now he's just a babe.

Gretchen and her shadow, Maizie.

Water fights in the crick were a serious problem, mainly because it was the parents who started throwing the rocks.

Our Monty, the lab, and John & Lara's Tasha. This was Tasha's last visit to the cabin. She passed away a few weeks after this was taken.

How else do you expect to eat when you are in the middle of nowhere. Sadly, it was a vegetarian week, since it was only an air rifle.