Saturday, September 22, 2012

Nice Autumn Weather for Biking

Biked to the store and to the market, where I bought carrots.

Friday, September 21, 2012

Quiet Visit To The Puyallup Fair Exhibits

Because I had checked the lists of Exhibits Wednesday before I set out Thursday morning to visit the Puyallup Fair, I got to the Cooking Demonstration by Kathleen Merryman, which was listed as a News Tribune event although the columnist has left The News Tribune.

Kathleen Merryman intoned in a flourish that today the audience would be eating the demonstration. I had to recall another time when I viewed Kathleen Merryman at the pie judging, in which the large audience was forced to watch four judges as they ate pie for what seemed over an hour. I had a nice portion of the earliest dish, Mexican PopOver – was it one cup of flour with two cups of milk and two eggs? With cheese on it, then salsa. They started the Mexican PopOver on the stove top, then it went into the oven while Ms Merryman, her daughter on a visit from Hawaii, and her assistant friend in a blue apron clowned around.

Mexican PopOver / Rissotto / Eggplant / Corn with Milk and Cheese / Bread Pudding with Nectarines

My schedule checking got me to the Expo Building from the Draft Horse Demo. Interesting to me that for a half hour I was alone on my side of the arena. At last more audience started to arrive. I think the approach to Gate 6 was harder to recognize because of a car display. When I was leaving Gate 7 a truck larger than I had ever seen blocked my exit, it was moving slightly. This felt so dischordant. As I made my way out, I saw three very large trucks, they seemed to be trucks that carried cars from the car display.

An Almond Roca Exhibit at the History Museum provided a free Almond Roca Sample earlier and before that a News Tribune stand provided a free paper. I also got a granola bar, a piece of candy, a bracelet, a smootie sample, and dip samples with pretzel sticks.  The counter worker liked my Hillary Supporters for Obama Biden pin, so there might have been an extra pretzel stick there.

I had watched a Four H riders exhibit in the arena and had walked through some 4 H Horses and beautiful Poultry in the barns.  When I visited the Rainforest Exhibit the very beautiful animals I had never seen before were rested, they seemed so sensitive and ready to meet a new day. It was just after ten o’clock. I walked past the New Construction on Roller Coaster and to the Sky Ride It was brought to Puyallup after the 1962 World’s Fair, so this year was its 50th anniversary. I wish to include two of my own snapshots from my childhood camera which include the World’s Fair Sky Ride.

Thursday, September 13, 2012

Nasturtiums During the Summer

Flowers came out on the nasturtiums.  As September continues, I think there will still be a few more.  This has been really nice.  

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Elegy By Richard Brautigan

At the event for Books at Twelve Ten at noon today, September 11, 2012 there was to discuss a poem, an elegy for his uncle, by Richard Brautigan.  The Autumn Selections and the Autumn Plan for 2012 has not been determined.


Piano tree, play

in the dark concert halls

of my uncle,

twenty-six years old, dead

and homeward bound

on a ship from Sitka,

his coffin travels

like the fingers

of Beethoven

over a glass

of wine.

Piano tree, play

in the dark concert halls

of my uncle,

a legend of my childhood, dead,

they send him back

to Tacoma.

At night his coffin

travels like the birds

that fly beneath the sea,

never touching the sky.

Piano tree, play

in the dark concert halls

of my uncle,

take his heart

for a lover

and take his death

for a bed,

and send him homeward bound

on a ship from Sitka

to bury him

where I was born.

Sunday, September 2, 2012

Celebrated Nicholai Grundtvig at Church This A.M.

At church this morning, at the early service in the fifty-year-old Futurist Chapel,  I found we were to sing hymns by Nicholai Grundtvig.  I see a connection to the Folk Schools initiated by Grundtvig and the Highlander Folk School in the United States.  I think Grundtvig must have written a favorite hymn of mine on the Pendant Ocarina, because Bright and Glorious Is The Sky can be played on the Pendant Ocarina.   Maybe there is some parallel between the pendant ocarina and the church steps with the large speakers outside for Listen Live At Lunch, over now of course now that it is September.

Saturday, September 1, 2012

Link To A Blog from South Carolina History Museum about An Exhibit About its State Mental Hospital

A link to a blog from South Carolina History Museum about an exhibit about its state Mental Hospital.

Created a Poster for the Upcoming Books At Twelve Ten September Event

Everyone Is Welcome to Join

Books At Twelve-Ten

A Discussion Group with Ten Years Background at Tacoma Public Library

At A First Meeting of 2012-2013

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 12:10 Olympia Room, Main Library

At this First Meeting We Will Choose Titles For Autumn

And Discuss

Richard Brautigan’s Poem titled 1942, (Published in 1968 in The Pill Versus The Springhill Mine Disaster)

And chosen excerpts from

William Hjortsberg’s

Jubilee Hitchhiker: The Life and Times of Richard Brautigan

Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 12:10 Olympic Room, Main Library