Saturday, April 26, 2014

Ref. - past things; Not just whistlin' Dixie; A rainy morning; Potatoes in; Wm's bi-plane; Angel; Grandfathers great

Forgot to mention this last Saturday:

Note that Wis signed his name squiggly
to pick up on the worm-eaten theme.
He hasn't told me this
but I noticed it and I think he meant it....


A missed picture from the Pancake Supper

The Radtkes were there.
I didn't mean to leave this picture out.
One of the best likenesses I got!


A K. Redding bulletin board Easter original

An Easter bunny, sans ears, came this year to the Odd Fellows.
We saw basket grass he/she made on our paper shredder - in green and pink.
Candy delicacies pretty sure from Allo Chocolat.


Before church
I slipped two pews back in the Galleria Peanut
 and snapped this one.
Imagine me on his right, and next to me
the other book-end, William. *(see asterisk below.)
The church was packed moments later.

The Easter music rocked on the anthem
with the choir under direction of Mark Schmidt
swayed left and right in unison
right out of a storefront What'shappninnow church,
prompting this Email afterwards:

"Mark Mark Mark
What hast thou wrought?

Did I see our suburban choristers
Swaying left to right
Negro-wise during the anthem?

Did my old eyes deceive me
Or was I sitting too far back
In the peanut gallery?

The Congo twice-visiting Chreasters
Must have thought
Has it come to this?

Answer, (LOUD and clear)
Rootin-tootin “Hi-yell YAY’-uh!”
This IS  what’s happenin’ now

Come and see
Hear the rocking keyboards
The zesty voices

In bodies going left
Going right - fingers poppin’
Eyes flashing in glee

And afterwards in the sanctuary
As awestruck Chreasters filed out,
A pick-up round-the-piano group

Singing the Beatles “Let It Be”
(Thank you Jesus)

Made MY day
I’ll tell you that!
More of that for sure

This gallerista’s sword is unsheathed!

And I ain’t just whistlin’


I could have seen this happening outside my OF window
and have:

A Rainy Morning

A young woman in a wheelchair,
wearing a black nylon poncho spattered with rain,
is pushing herself through the morning.
You have seen how pianists
sometimes bend forward to strike the keys,
then lift their hands, draw back to rest,
then lean again to strike just as the chord fades.
Such is the way this woman
strikes at the wheels, then lifts her long white fingers,
letting them float, then bends again to strike
just as the chair slows, as if into a silence.
So expertly she plays the chords
of this difficult music she has mastered,
her wet face beautiful in its concentration,
while the wind turns the pages of rain.

"A Rainy Morning" by Ted Kooser from Delights & Shadows. © Copper Canyon Press, 2004.


From Dee's sister out in Pleasant Valley Maryland last night:

Dear Dee  and David,
      We planted potatoes this evening.  We only planned 100 lb instead of 150 lb. Using the antique planter that Lucas borrowed from Chris, it took us less than 1 hour.  Then I planted peas, onions and some lettuce.  I know that we can buy the stuff at the store, but there is something special about growing your own.  Dad was happy we planted it and talked about the other things to plant.  He gets upset that he can not do it, but then talks that he is glad we paid attention.  It was breezy, but sunny today.  He has been on the porch on these warm days.
      I printed off the last raccoon news, so Mom and Dad could see Erin's apartment.  Mom really enjoyed it. 
               Take Care!
                            Lots of Love,

Dee gardening in Maryland herself
some few years ago...


Speaking of William:

Wm shows me his Leggo Sopwith bi-plane
last Sunday.

His Leggo work area over a stairwell.


Son of Jose,

Owner and chief cook at Dave's Restaurant
at the Five Points Waukesha,

>Angel Suarez<

Angel waited on the Rev. Leroy and me early today (Fri.)
with his cheerful countenance
and swift service.

He said it would be OK to shoot his picture
at booth-side taking our order
and then came back and said he was going
to cook himself a Denver Omelet
if I wanted that...

He joked about how his dad, Jose,
was slowing down cooking and needed help.
Jose smiled.

Angel is studying business at WCTC
and is a good kid.
He works at the restaurant to earn money
and to help his dad out...


>A grandfather and a great-grandfather<

David Dix, son of David Zep Dix (pictured)
and Emmalee
this week at the Odd Fellows

Big finish