Our neighbors Kathleen and Herrick invited us over for dinner Saturday evening. However, this was just any dinner, but a celebration of the life and work of Edgar Allen Poe. We were given literary assignments, and awaited the appointed time.
Laura and I walked over to our neighbor’s house. We were poured glasses of champagne and met our fellow guests. Kathleen’s friend Tammy was there, and their friend Mike had been designated to portray Poe during the evening.
Kathleen had decorated with marvelous and appropriately macabre items. There were quite a few ravens and black netting. The decorations were outstanding.
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I did it. Somehow I’ve managed to survive for half a century. I’ve only gotten this far with lots and lots of help, and for that I am truly thankful.
Laura managed to pull off a surprise party for me this past Saturday after my concert in Hendersonville. I arrived at home (still in my concert tuxedo) to find lots of friends and family at the house. We had a great time. Continue reading “Reflections on a Half Century”
It’s been a busy weekend. First there was the dedication for the new Townes Science Center at Furman on Friday, then there was a birthday party for my mother’s 80th birthday on Saturday. The Townes Science Center is named for Charles Hard Townes, Nobel Prize winner for his pioneering work on maser and laser technology. … Continue reading Dedications and Birthdays
Warner Brothers shows its first color newsreel. NBC begins its first nightly newscast. Ceylon, later Sri Lanka, gains its independence. Hell’s Angels is founded. Arturo Tosconini makes his television debut with the NBC Orchestra. Land Rover makes its first appearance. The World Health Organization was founded. Julia Child enrolled in the Cordon Bleu Cooking School … Continue reading In 1948…
This weekend was the big wedding for our good friends Karen Buchmueller and Herman Holt. The wedding was up in Asheville at the Crest Center, with beautiful views out across the city and across the valleys to the west. This was to be an outdoor wedding, and as we drove northward was watched ominous clouds … Continue reading Congratulations Karen and Herman!
Now that the new cul-de-sac has been finished on our street, our neighbors decided to throw a party down there. About twenty adults and around ten children showed up to eat fried chicken and potluck side dishes. It was great seeing our neighbors. This neighborhood has been good to have regular get-togethers. Of course, there … Continue reading Cul-de-sac Party