Tuesday, May 30, 2006

Traditions to Hand Down

In the early years our family moved often and traditions become flexible as settings change. If something happened more than once, it became a family tradition, but could be just as easily dropped from practice. When we quit moving around the Midwest some rituals were repeated more often and firmly established themselves as a Hill family tradition.

Handprints on the wall is one of the newer commemorations. Grandchildren leave an imprint painted on the wall, memorable events of that visit are later written next to the hand pattern. Adam left his first mark this week, he wasn't a willing participant. Griffin is getting to be an old hand at it and each time you can see growth. The text will include the climbing wall and tractors

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Rock Around the Clock

The Yellowstone Harmony barbershop show is history. It went quite well. We featured several songs from the 50's.

The Pink Ladies entertained in their new poodle skirts.

After the show, singers and friends continued with the traditional Afterglow; a cast party where each group is invited to sing again. The Pink Ladies worked up a song just for this time, a special version of "Old McDonald Had a Farm". The inhabitants of
his farm are:

A lisping snake, with a hith, hith here, there, and everywhere
A stuttering cow, with a mmmoo, mmoo
A dyslexic sheep, with a aab, aaab
An asthmatic duck, with a quwheezeack, quwheezeack
A narcoleptic pig, with a oinkzzzz, oinkzzzzz
A whiney horse, with a moaning neigh, whiney neigh

Each of us represented our own creature donning an appropriate costume. Previous animals repeated their sounds with the introduction of each new noise. By the time we presented the dyslexic sheep, the audience was standing and overwhelmed with laughter. We finished to a roaring standing ovation.

We have a concert in the park coming up next month. We will sing it again.

Thursday, May 11, 2006

Cool new way to get hurt.
When my boys were growing up they had the idea that anything worth doing had the threat of serious injury. You didn't just swing in a swing, you stood up and did backflips at the highest point of your arc.
Too bad jump boots were not around when they were younger.

Powerskip boots

Sunday, May 07, 2006

A Wop Bop a Loo Bop

I have been sewing this little poodle on black felt skirts. That is part of the Pink Ladies' costume for our show on Saturday.

  1. We will be singing We Go Together from Grease
  2. Dream
  3. Down in The River To Pray
  4. and Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy

The entire chorus will be doing an Elvis medley and a McGuire Sisters medley and several other songs.