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star performers at the Park in Columbia

In In Columbia, Opinions, People, Treasures on August 7, 2011 at 12:28 pm

 by Mary Ellen Graybill  

A few sprinkles of rain didn’t stop Janet Wood’s adapted production of Alice in Wonderland in the park this past weekend! A charming and colorful parade of famed characters portrayed by talented Columbia High students, under the direction of costumer, Janet Wood, created a magical show.

Photographs by Mary Ellen Graybill

The classic children’s production, universally recognized as a whimsical Walt Disney musical animation film, captured the audience in the park, on the green grass with the towering trees providing an umbrella for the audience sitting on lawn chairs and Read the rest of this entry »

today’s news … Sunday, August 7

In Uncategorized on August 7, 2011 at 6:00 am

today’s news and information gleanings from here and there! Today’s Weather!   Today in History!

Quote for today… “Content makes poor men rich; discontent makes rich men poor.” – Benjamin Franklin

today is the first day of farmer’s market week

In Everyday Living on August 7, 2011 at 5:59 am

Today marks the first day of Farmers Market Week.

California’s central valley – thoughts of Steinbeck – windshield vistas

In History and Heritage, Opinions on August 7, 2011 at 5:09 am

Road trip, continued.

Descending from mountains into the great central valley, you cannot help but think about the writings of Steinbeck (even though his writings focused on the SalinasValley). These quotes (below) are taken from the Grapes of Wrath and are stark reminders of the changes that have not yet taken place.

  • “I know this… a man got to do what he got to do.”
  • “How can you frighten a man whose hunger is not only in his own cramped stomach but in the wretched bellies of his children? You can’t scare him–he has known a fear beyond every other.”
  • “Whenever they’s a fight so hungry people can eat, I’ll be there. Whenever they’s a cop beatin’ up a guy, I’ll be there… I’ll be in the way guys yell when they’re mad an’-I’ll be in the way kids laugh when they’re hungry an’ they know supper’s ready. An’ when our folks eat the stuff they raise an’ live in the houses they build-why, I’ll be there.” 

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