Friday, August 27, 2010


Okay, here she is, complete. Now, I have to decide just what I want to do with it.
In the book, she is on the top of a basket. I think I am going to see if I can find a round frame. I am excited she is finished.

Sunday, August 22, 2010


My Indian Squaw is coming along now. I am doing the border around her. If I spent more time stitching it would be finished.
This is one reason I am not stitching, I am addicted to reading. This is the latest book I bought, but I just finished two others and I am half way through one now.
I am also now back to sewing. I have this project to do, then I will be finished. This is a shirt forrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.............
Yep, Zoe. Her birthday was this month, and I sent a card telling her we would have an Ohio birthday party for her when we get there. Her Uncle Bill, Uncle Eric,
Aunt Becky and I will be flying to Arizona the beginning of September. She turned eight and I can't wait to hug her. I finished one skirt and a pair of capri pants.


Sunday, August 15, 2010


The highlight of my visit to Kentucky, was a trip to the Rosemary Clooney house in
Maysville. I called Eric while I was inside and said "Guess where I am"? When I told him, he said "hey, without me?"
I bought him a top hits CD. My son loves the old artist that he grew up listening to.
My kids all knew the words and music to the old songs, and still do. They usually know who they are listening to without the announcer telling them.
These dresses were in the museum. You could buy this DVD, but it was $20. I think I could buy it anyplace cheaper. I could have the CD too, but it helps the upkeep on the house.
The Stephen Foster show was very good, but I have never been so hot and sweaty.
It was almost 100 degrees and it started at 8:30PM. The costumes were very pretty.
The Days Inn we stayed at left much to be desired, and I wrote to them to tell them. The pool was green, and the hot tub was empty and all black. I know Days
Inn is not the top of the line, but the standards are better than this one in Bardstown. At least, the rooms were clean. The owner lived in the unit next to ours and they had a full size stove in the room. They left the door open a lot and you could see right into the not very clean room. Not exactly what you would expect in the center of a Motel unit. Our friends booked it right through the Motel, so you
could not cancel without paying $25 per room. This also is not the Days Inn policy. Hope they check it out now.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010


We are going for a three day trip to Kentucky to see a production of Stephen Foster Music. It is performed outside if the weather permits. It should be a fun
time with our friends and George's brother is going also.
Stephen Collins Foster

Natives of Kentucky as well as visitors to the Bluegrass State share a common twinge of pride when they hear those first notes signaling the playing of "My Old Kentucky Home." Stephen Collins Foster wrote the song that has become Kentucky's anthem more than 100 years ago, capturing the spirit of hospitality that is the trademark of the South.

Born July 4, 1826 in Pittsburgh, Foster wrote more than 200 songs, from spirited minstrel show numbers to beautiful ballads. The ninth child of William Barcley and Eliza Tomlinson Foster, he began writing songs at an early age. He attended Jefferson College in Canonsburg, Pa., briefly, but left because of home sickness. Because the career of a songwriter was not all together acceptable in Foster's day, his parents encouraged him to enter business. Foster worked as a bookkeeper for his brother, Dunning, in Cincinnati for a time, and possibly gained inspiration at the Cincinnati waterfront.

"Oh Susanna," which became the theme song of the Forty-Niners bound for the California gold fields, was published in 1848. Foster returned to Pittsburgh in 1850, and embarked on a prolific, but stormy, career as a songwriter. A cousin of the Rowan family of Bardstown, it is said that Foster was inspired to write "My Old Kentucky Home" when visiting Federal Hill, the Rowan plantation, in 1852.

Although he lived most of his life in Pittsburgh, Foster wrote lovingly and knowingly about the South. It is documented that Foster visited New Orleans in 1852. He is the only songwriter to have two of his works chosen as state songs. In addition to "My Old Kentucky Home," Foster's "Old Folks At Home" is the state song of Florida. Incidentally, he wrote the song about life on the Suwannee River without ever having seen that river.

The years from 1850 to 1855 marked the most successful period in Foster's life. During this time, he produced some of his most famous works and enjoyed worldwide recognition. Foster is buried in the Allegheny Cemetery at Pittsburgh, where his grave is frequently visited by lovers of his songs. There is also a Stephen Foster Memorial at the University of Pittsburgh.

The Stephen Foster Story 52nd Season
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Stephen Foster - The MusicalGo back in time to the 1850's with The Stephen Foster Story. Nestled in My Old Kentucky Home State Park, where music fills the air and lights shimmer from the trees, you will enjoy songs like Oh! Susanna, Camptown Races, Beautiful Dreamer, and My Old Kentucky Home. The Stephen Foster Story will delight the whole family with spectacular period costumes, lively choreography, and more than 50 heartwarming melodies of Stephen Collins Foster, America's first great composer. Come and experience an evening under a blanket of starlight in our new State-of-the-Art amphitheatre with The Stephen Foster Story!





Saturday, August 7, 2010


This is a new author for me. My niece gave me these books to read, and one more I already gave back. I will be getting more, she writes like Debbie Macomber. Easy to read, and very good stories.
Two more from Debbie and both oh so good.
Look Heidi, another one of our series. I wish I could remember where I put all of the other ones I have for you. Hummmmmmmmmmmm. Maybe it is a mystery.
This is one I am reading now, I have read everyone in this series. This is also Nora Roberts. I have many more books waiting for me too.
Yes Heidi, I am still working on my Indian Lady also. I do that when I am watching TV. Not to often. LOL

Wednesday, August 4, 2010


Actually, this Lady Bug is thinking about landing, he already had his flight.
This clown just would not turn around to have his picture taken
This little piggy went to market, well maybe not, just flew away instead.
Happy Birtday 50th, to Stark College. Bill had his first college degree from there.
We lucked out, on the way to breakfast and found the launch sight.
Now, this is really up close and personal
No, it did not fall over, just getting ready to launch
Here they go, this year the weather was great and they launched all five times. This is my favorite part of the Hall of Fame fun. It is still going on full force.