Friday, November 16, 2018

Back in Time - Sisters

Marilyn & Evelyn
approximately 1948 or 1949

I love my sisters' silhouettes on the car in this old photo. If the photo was taken in 1948, Marilyn would have been three years old, and Evelyn (Sis) would have been seven years old.

Don't you love the matching posing stances and their outfits - right down to the shoes and anklets.

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Clever Idea

Goodwill Store
Laramie, WY
November 2018
 One of the employees at the local Goodwill transformed the wire dress forms into clever holiday decorations. The forms have been in the store since late summer, but suddenly they came to life.

I like the red "dress" better than the purple one. Which one appeals to you?

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

Fabric Donation

patriotic panel
November 2018
Remember the Quilts of Valor (QOV) that I made from the patriotic napkins, purchased at a silent auction?
     Clean Sweep
    American Spirit
    Super Moon
    Morning Star
    Shoo Fly

I was recently given some yardage with the same panel with six eagle squares. These squares will be used to make more Quilts of Valor.

Tuesday, November 13, 2018

Rhinoceritis is a Real Threat

play program and knitting
November 2018
Last week, I attended a play at the University of Wyoming. Rhinoceros was first performed in 1959, yet its message is still as relevant today as it was 59 years ago. The actors did a wonderful job with the script and the staging, and the playwright's message was clearly presented.

It was not an entertaining play, and at times, it was very uncomfortable to watch; however, that was the playwright's intent. According to Wikipedia, The play is often read as a response and criticism to the sudden upsurge of Fascism and Nazism during the events preceding World War II, and explores the themes of conformity, culture, fascism, responsibility, logic, mass movements, mob mentality, philosophy and morality. 

The director's note in the program stated. ". . . it is not the unapologetically evil that must be feared, but rather the indifference that allows them to grow, the refusal of the average person to make a stand and say, 'this is not us.'"

The message of the play has lingered in my mind . . .

I refuse to become a Rhinoceros!

Monday, November 12, 2018

Fun with Cub Scouts

Mexican Train group teaches Tiger Cub Scouts how to play
November 2018
On Saturday, five players from the senior Mexican Train Domino group taught five Tiger Cub Scouts, their leaders/parents/siblings how to play the game. The boys lead those gathered in the Pledge of Allegiance and the Scouting Pledge, and before the games began, everyone took advantage of the treats the Scouts brought to share.
We played for two hours and had a lot of fun.

(Faces of the children have been obscured in the photos because of their age)

Thursday, November 8, 2018

Caught in the Act

deer caught raiding pumpkins on display
Parker, CO
October 2018
Brenda snapped this photo of a deer munching on her neighbor's pumpkins. He looks surprised to have been caught in the act.

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