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Sunday, May 18, 2008

Of Cabbages and Kings and Many Things

Well, I haven't posted in a few days and I got an email asking me why. It has been a really busy few days.

My Grandgirls had their Spring String Fling - A Musical Journey on Thursday. It was grades 4 thru 12 from the East Valley Orchestra. Lauralei plays the viola and Kimberlei plays the violin. (I call 'em both fiddles) From the traditional and American Folk songs to This Land is Your Land by Woody Guthrie and Wipe Out by the Safaris, performed by the seventh graders I enjoyed it immensly.

There was also a tribute To Mark Williams who was tragically killed late last year. Mr Williams dedicated his career to teaching, composing, and arranging music in such a manner that it would be accesibile and meaningful to musicians of all ages, especially student musicians. He did his student teaching at the school and the Seniors were superb and flawless in their truibute to him.

The graduating Seniors were also reconized for their talents and talent they did have. The Strolling Strings, as they are called were absolutely stunning in their performance. It was also neat to watch them play with the 4th graders, a song played as first year 4th graders and only if you make it to the 12th grade do you get to go back and play the same song again. And of course 4th graders get to play Twinkle Twinkle Little Star.

Friday was a work day, but it was also the birthday of two very special people in my life. My twin sisters, Mae and Faye celebrated their 58th birthday. I certainly hope I look as good as they do when I get to be 58. I have many happy memories of them. Mae is the quiet reserved one and Faye has always been the prankster.

Happy 58th Birthday Mae and Faye! Remember to take good care of yourselves. Antiques are valuable.

(Pictured here with my brother on his 75th birthday------they are all older than myself).

Time for the Weekend - I can't believe I forgot a party. My friends George and Roberta were having a special anniversary party on Saturday. They celebrate every year. I knew about it ahead of time and it completely slipped my mind until this morning when I finally remembered it was yesterday and I was a day late and a dollar short. Am I losing it or what or is it "Old Timers" setting in??

Today is normal Laundry and Walmart Day. Also Church Day and time to give thanks for the many blessings I recieved in the past few days. The Lord is very good to me and I am thankful.

As I left Walmart today, a couple of sailors in their U.S. Navy attire were passing out poppies for the Veterans of Foreign Wars. Of course I stopped and took one. It reminded me of my father. He loved getting a poppy each Memorial Day and always had a quarter in his pocket to pay for it. He served in World War II and getting a poppy each year was very special to him.

As always , In the words of my Father, "That's it For Today".

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