Saturday, August 11, 2012

Chautauqua week 3

 Final Graduation of the Chautauqua Literary and Scientific Circle reading program....that's 110 books.

 These men lead the parade and are the keepers of the gate.

 Dawn graduated at the beginning  level....and must wear white for the ceremony.

 Don't we look happy....Dawn for starting and me for finishing the reading program.

 I arranged a luncheon at the Athenaeum Hotel for a few friends that also graduated final level..... we have been reading together for years. We let the new grad join us too.

 Dawn and I at a reception at the CLSC Alumni Hall. I am wearing my class tee shirt...again Dawn was required to wear white.

Speaking of  white......

For years I've heard about the rare white squirrel of Chautauqua. This week I finally got to see him/her for myself. These are the best of about 20 photos...I was so excited many of the photos are blurry but you get the idea.

And finally ...huge chocolate chip cookies by the lake as a final treat to end the season.

Chautauqua week 1

 Back for another season at Chautauqua.....
Every year National Geographic puts up billboards. Usually they are photos of all over the world. These year it was entirely whale photos. 

 Here is a surprise.......Rev. Jim Peck

 My favorite author Roger Rosenblatt .

 I love these old fashioned newspaper boys.

 Good Advice !

 Poet Billy Collins...always fun.

 Children book authors Dame Julie Andrews and  her daughter with  Roger .

 Art sculpture made of cereal boxes....actually beautiful.  Two art galleries on the grounds and both are wonderful.

The annual animal blessing.

And here is the real Rev. Jim Peck from Ca.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Finally a doll !

 I was  determined to teach myself how to make the dolls we send to children around the world for Knitting 4 Peace.  Look how serious I am ..concentrating on every stitch.

 My finished flat piece of knitting.....

                 Next my stuffed little girl doll. I may have to keep her as my teaching doll as I made so many mistakes on her.  But she is sweet for a first time !

Friday, July 20, 2012

Patti and family

 Patti and family came for dinner and a visit to the Fishing Club.  Patti loved the quiet time spent in nature. Then we went to the French chocolate shop for ice cream which she loved even more.

 Jim trying to talk about fish ...two very uninterested boys.

Saturday, July 7, 2012

We Celebrate....We Remember

                               Eileen Ann

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Jim visits a B29

 Jim went to see a visiting B29 Super Fortress from WW2 at the Buffalo airport. ( He is also reading Unbroken now.)

Monday, May 7, 2012

Knitting Blessing Service

 After 5 months of knitting....this is my basket of 25 scarves.

 Off to the U.C.C church where we knit for the Blessing Service.
Our local group is just one of many from across the country of "Women Who Knit For Peace."

 This poster shows some of the children around the world with their scarves and dolls . Also a photo of the Girl Scout Troop here that helped sew  and stuff the dolls.

 This is just part of the church filled with our knitted items.

 Shirley and I with the dolls...65 of them.

 You have to love this little guy !

 Rev.  Thomas introduces us and tells a little about our group and project.

 Here we have the actual Blessing service.

A lovely day.....