Sunday, October 10, 2010

Tea, Doss Reception, TOTS Production

Sunday, October 10, 2010
I cook all week in preparation for a fun day with Jamie Bodiford who chairs "Discover Parker County", an activity associated with the Parker County Women's and Newcomers' Club.

First, we all try on hats in my Red Hat room. Doug is busy taking pictures as we each choose a hat to wear to the tea party.

On the menu is strawberry nut bread, apricot scones with Devonshire Cream and homemade apricot jam, chocolate/orange loaf cake, pecan tuna crunch sandwiches, apple-almond chicken sandwiches and strawberry tea sandwiches. Each enjoys several varieties of tea and great conversation.

After the tea party, Doug and I get ready and attend the Doss Cultural Center 's "The Power of Music" Reception.

The exhibit it celebrates is made up of photographic portraits of Americans and their musical instruments, 1860-1915, accompanied by displays of period instruments, old radios, and so forth. Often, after a hard days work, homemade music was the chosen, I dare say, the only source of relaxation for these people. The photos, collected over a twenty-five year period by musician Mark L. Gardner, form a remarkable revelation of life and music during this fifty-five year span. The great majority of these photos have never been published and this is the first time these images have been assembled for public view. Weatherford, Texas is indeed most fortunate to have this marvelous organization in their midst.

As we walk around the gallery viewing the portraits, a duo plays all those lovely songs from "way back when." I know the words to a lot of them and find it almost impossible not to sing along.

Friday, October 8, 2010 I attend the PCWNC monthly luncheon and how wonderful that C. B. Williams from the Doss Center is the program presenter. She is the chief of exhibits there. This lady is deeply enthusiastic about her work with the Doss and it just bubbles out of her as she talks. As usual, I wind up buying another handbag from our little gift shop. They have beautiful, inexpensive items for sale every month. I tell myself it's for a good cause as I make one more purchase!

Friday evening, Doug and I get all gussied up and attend the Southwest Premier of "The Red Velvet Cake War" at the Theater Off the Square (TOTS) here in Weatherford. Playwrights Jessie Jones, Nicholas Hope and Jamie Wooten are the creators of this marvelously funny presentation. TOTS is most fortunate to have a cadre of talented actors to call on. The first photo is of me with Ray Shannon who expertly plays the role of Newt Blaylock in the production. The Bakery & Sandwich Shoppe of Weatherford provides red velvet cupcakes for all in attendance. The rest of the photos are of the actors lined up at the entrance after the show enabling attendees the opportunity to comment on the production and their acting expertise. TOTS is such an asset to Weatherford and one you should appreciate by supporting with your attendance.

This is all I have to say for now.

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