Monday, October 12, 2015

2015 continued

The year has progressed fairly well!

Very nice well attended Birthday Party for Nick Ban at the Yogurt Shoppe on Main Street Feb 20th

Very cold sub zero weather with a lot if snow. Worst Feb ever.
Winter continued into March with many school delays and cancelations.

BCSO concerts went very well. Rachmaninov 2nd was very well played, also Bruck Violin and Nielsen Maskarade
The the March 7th Broadway concert was very well received also.
Vocalists were outstanding.Spring trip 2015

Left for 10 day trip April 16th stop at Gaithersburg overnight at Washingtonian Center Courtyard. Then on to Annapolis for a short walk, a drive to Berlin and overnight with Damien and Katie. Sienna and Aria are growing and cute as we expected. Stayed until Sunday morning. Then off to Williamsburg and a four night stay a The Historic Pawahatan Resort. Did a presentation Monday, then historic Williamsburg. Good food stops Tuesday was a shopping day, and Wednesday a Va Historic Home and Garden tour in Newport News. Thursday we drove to Montecello, did the tour and stayed overnight in Winchester. Friday we drove to State College for Bruno’s Soccer and overnight. Saturday morning helped Mike with mulch the a BD Party for Bruno . He is seven! We drove home tired but happy to be able to visit our family. Arrived Saturday night about 7 PM

Nice Mother’s day dinner at Christina’s with a cookout, then trip to Chicago May 14 to visit with Hayley and Megan. Bryan and Pam in new digs in Winfield, very nice, certainly filling their needs. Visited Coligny Park and Botanical Gardens. A quick stop to look over Megan’s new school. Elmhurst. Stopped at Ellen Lou on the way home for an overnight. All seems well with them. Drove to Butler on the 18th of May.

Played three MCB Concerts in June and July, with good attendance at all .

Visited Ellen and Lou Sept. 3 and 4 with a stop in Amish country.

August 28th was the 61st year of our HS reunion at Tanglewood. Sat with Pintels and Judy Diehl.

Airmen of Note concert was terrific at IHS Aud. August the last.

September 8 left for Niagara on the Lake for two night stay. Lunch at Trius, breakfast at Shaw club. Shopping at large Mall near Niagara. Nice drive through the Finger Lakes overnight in Seneca Falls. Then on to Syracuse to visit Maria on Friday. Claudette cooked dinner for Maria and friends. Nice pre-game program Saturday morning on the Quad. Stop at. state College for supper with Mike and Dawn.

"Echos of the Past" Concert was great, could have been more patrons, featured Purvis, Pugh, and Heyde. Nice evening
Ethel plays a few hands

Boy and his puppy

A Bird, no a plane.......

The gangs all here

Life is a beach!

Let's eat!

Granddaughters six, beautiful!

Is this how Leai Started?

Good old 'Cuse!

Maria strikes -up the Band.
Nicely played Oct 3rd concert by the BCSO . Mozart, Rossini, and Shostakovich.

Great PSO Concert Oct 11. Rodrigo, Ravel, and Stravinsky

Monday, April 13, 2015

A Visit with Jim Anderson

Aah Easter Bread

Family dinner at Jimmy Wan's

Vincent and Jessica

Playing with the BCSO

An Obituary printed in the London Times.....Absolutely Dead Brilliant!

Today we mourn the passing of a beloved old friend, Common Sense, who
has been with us for many years. No one knows for sure how old he was,
since his birth records were long ago lost in bureaucratic red tape.
He will be remembered as having cultivated such valuable lessons as:
- Knowing when to come in out of the rain;
- Why the early bird gets the worm;
- Life isn't always fair;
- And maybe it was my fault.

Common Sense lived by simple, sound financial policies (don't spend
more than you can earn) and reliable strategies (adults, not children,
are in charge).

His health began to deteriorate rapidly when well-intentioned but
overbearing regulations were set in place. Reports of a 6-year-old boy
charged with sexual harassment for kissing a classmate; teens
suspended from school for using mouthwash after lunch; and a teacher
fired for reprimanding an unruly student, only worsened his condition.

Common Sense lost ground when parents attacked teachers for doing the
job that they themselves had failed to do in disciplining their unruly

Common Sense lost the will to live as the churches became businesses;
and criminals received better treatment than their victims.

Common Sense took a beating when you couldn't defend yourself from a
burglar in your own home and the burglar could sue you for assault.

Common Sense finally gave up the will to live, after a woman failed to
realize that a steaming cup of coffee was hot. She spilled a little in her lap,
and was promptly awarded a huge settlement.

Common Sense was preceded in death,
-by his parents, Truth and Trust,
-by his wife, Discretion,
-by his daughter, Responsibility,
-and by his son, Reason.

He is survived by his 5 stepbrothers;
- I Know My Rights
- I Want It Now
- Someone Else Is To Blame
- I'm A Victim
- Pay me for Doing Nothing

Not many attended his funeral because so few realized he was gone.