Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Saturday, May 6, 2017
Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Some of the events of August 2017
I saw a car pass over a raccoon. This was among some diary entries in August 2002, fifteen years ago, it was dark, or not dark but still early morning. I had delivered papers every morning since spring of 1999 so raccoons were out when I was. The raccoon was on the road, lying down and trying to raise up.
The Raccoon had the car pass right over him, then he got up and went to the other side from me, without a limp, and headed to a yard between houses where he could recuperate and then go home, probably to the gulch.
It was on a Thursday. Relatives arrived from California at the weekend, there was a picnic on Vashon Island at Dockton County Park, there is a photograph with two or three tiers of relatives lined up with some trees behind.
Two weekends later, on a Saturday and Sunday I locate the sessions I found time for with the stereo and the tape recorder, to play the 1960 records by the Tacoma Runeberg Chorus really loud and make a recording of them.
Then I began a yearly Swedish hymn translation of pieces I am convinced were familiar to the original Swedish people at the early versions of First Lutheran Church. At the end of August 2017, I brought in a first hymn.
And it was years later that a tape got transferred to the computer. And recently I located a site on the internet that would turn it into the version that the slideshow app could use as audio.
So the 1962 Runeberg Lodge record become shared has had a slow background. I was able to share one of the songs on a slideshow on Earth Day 2017.
Thursday, April 13, 2017
MUSICAL FEAST PROMISED CITY
Order of Runeberg Singing Society Will Meet Here Saturday and Sunday
Next Saturday morning at 9 o'clock, the 10th annual convention of the Order of Runeberg Singing Society will open with registration of the singers and visitors at the Scottish Rite cathedral. The entire morning and most of the afternoon will be spent in rehearsal of the combined choruses. The women of the Tacoma Order of Runeberg have charge of the luncheon to be served for the singers at the Valhalla Temple.
At 9 o'clock Saturday evening the Scottish Rite cathedral will be the scene of the grand ball. Scandinavian dances will be featured, and musci will be furnished by the Gord Orchestra. Mayor Smitley will be present and will give a short address.
Friday, March 24, 2017
I have followed my own advice and re-read another volume in this series, Body Work. Elements of the plot were in harmony with the Pierce County Reads new selection, Grunt, about the supplies countries provide for military. I read Louise's Lies by Sarah Shaber, a volume from the Louise Pearlie mysteries - Louise works for a government office, the OSS, which accumulates sensitive and useful data for the use of the war department. The character show the reader Washington D.C. during World War Two. Central to the scene in Louise's Lies is the unoccupied German Embassy.