Thu, Jul 21, 2011 11:34 AM
It's like everyone is given seeds that are capable of growing
into the garden of their dreams, but no one has been told they even
have them. Then, when they see their neighbor's garden growing,
whether it's because their neighbor actually found their seeds or
accidentally spilled them, there is a rush to see what's happening.
In fact, whole industries are built around the buying, selling, and
trading of other people's gardens. Agents are hired, sales teams
assembled, and sometimes stocks and bonds are issued. Vendors
compete, lawyers are hired, and accountants are sued. There are
mergers and acquisitions, buyouts and takeovers, and of course
401k's, company picnics, and vacation days. There are seeds that
grow into private gardens. Seeds that grow into best sellers. And
seeds that grow into happy families. It's quite a riot, and often
good fun, but would you believe that one of the biggest impediments
one has discovering their own seeds, these days, is their
fascination with the gardens of others? Hoe, Hoe, Hoe!
Speaking of seeds, every book at the Pittsfield Library takes on
journeys to places and people you never knew existed. Before the
summer has the kids thinking about school, how about stopping by
the library for some vacation reading to while away a summer
afternoon on the village green. The library suggests some of their
series books which include but are not limited to: Orson Scott
Card's Ender's Game, Harry Potter, Marcy Watson (the pig who loves
toast with a great deal of butter), Canterwood Crest, Ivy &
Bean or Secrets of Droon. Come early, stay late.
A reminder that the Earth camp and Stockbridge Central School camps
continue on July 2 with Eco-Art. Call Ms. Wheeler or more
information at 234-9248.
The Rochester Recreation Committee presents its annual summer
concert series on the park in Rochester village on Sunday evenings
at 6:30 pm. On July 24, Jimmy Goodman and Jake Wildwood share the
stage in a concert by local musicians dedicated to Danny McIntyre,
the singing selectman, who usually played this weekend. The
Rochester Recreation Committee encourages you to bring your dancing
shoes, a lawn chair or blanket, and a picnic basket packed with
There will be Contra Dance on Thursday, July 21 from 7:30 to 10 pm
at Pierce Hall on Main Street in Rochester. The dance will feature
calling by the Mad Robin Callers Collective. No experience is
necessary, since all dances are taught, and no partner is required.
Musicians are welcome to bring instruments and sit in behind the
band. For more information call Aaron Marcus at 617-721-6743.
The Vermont Special Olympics is pleased to announce a 100 Mile
Motorcycle Freedom Ride to benefit the Special Olympics. The ride
will take place on Saturday, July 23 beginning at the Valley Bowl
on Prince Street in Randolph. Registration is at 9 am and bikes
will be pulling out at 10:30 sharp. There is a $25 fee per rider or
$30 rider/passenger, which includes food, soda, and a dance after
the ride. Non-riders are invited to the post-ride event for food,
soda and dancing for $15. Call Tammy Philbrick at 802-565-8115 or
Karen Warner at 802-728-4958 with you any questions. The dance is
open to the public with music by Karen Warner and friends with a
Chinese auction, rip tickets, food for sale and a cash bar. Bowling
will be available as well. Pass the word and bring the family and
friends for this great cause.
The Mothers Report: Part 2 - all answers came from 2nd grade
students. Why did God give you your mother and not some other mom?
We're related. God knew she likes me a lot more than other people's
moms like me. Yes, and what kind of little girl was your mom? My
mom has always been my mom and none of that other stuff. I don't
know because I wasn't there, but my guess would be pretty bossy.
They say she used to be nice. Hmmm, and what did your mom need to
know about your dad before she married him? His last name. She had
to know his background. Like is he a crook? Does he get drunk on
beer? Does he make at least $800 a year? Did he say NO to drugs and
YES to chores?
Thought for the Week: "Develop interest in life as you see it; in
people, things, literature, music - the world is so rich, simply
throbbing with rich treasures, beautiful souls and interesting
people. Forget yourself." - Henry Miller, (American novelist and
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