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September Thanks

September thank-yous are in the mail! This latest batch was particularly exciting because it had two birthday cards in it. Happy birthday, September babies! There are quite a few of you apparently according to recent news: 54 more words


Calder at the Gardens

Alexander Calder (1898-1976), the artist/originator of the mobile (Wiki), though all but one of the 9 exhibit pieces are stabiles.

At the Denver Botanic Gardens, 28 April – 24 Sept. 167 more words


'Gather at the River' (Burl Ives)

I can never hear this beloved, old-fashioned hymn without thinking of my Uncle Bernie, a wonderful, big-hearted man who late in life finally achieved his dream of being ordained as a minister in the Methodist Church. 31 more words

Memory Lane: An Innocent Little Song

This is one of those innocent little songs that children used to sing–and maybe still do, somewhere–although I never knew anybody who could sing it as fast as Burl Ives does. 113 more words

'Bringing in the Sheaves' (Burl Ives)

Another hymn I’ve always loved, since I heard it first in Sunday school–Bringing in the Sheaves. Sung here by Burl ives, one of the great voices of the 1950s and 60s–and follow the lyrics. 14 more words

1958 somewhat revisionist western, "The Big Country"

I like both Gregory Peck and Jean Simmons a lot, so was inclined to like William Wyler’s “The Big Country” (which I saw on tv many decades ago). 903 more words

ON THIS DAY: June 14, 2017

June 14th is

International Bath Day *

National Bourbon Day

Strawberry Shortcake Day

World Blood Donor Day *


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