Archive for July, 2010

Two New England Churches

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Last weekend (July 24 and 25) we were, uncharacteristically, in two picture-postcard type New England churches. Being Jewish, of course I don’t go to church as such. Synagogue now and then, but not church; but when I was in college, I went to chapel services at the college enough to become comfortable with Protestant services. […]

Arbor

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

I’ve been working on a garden arbor for our place in Maine. It’s one of those gateway arches with trellis sides and benches on the inside of the gates, so you can sit down under the vines that are supposed to grow up and around the thing, if you want to and there aren’t insects […]

Greenhouse

Tuesday, July 27th, 2010

Our favorite place to buy garden plants in Maine recently has been Reinhart’s garden center in Naples. They’re not on a main road, so it took us a while to find them. I guess Arlene saw their ad in the local newspaper once and wanted to check them out. At any rate, they have a […]

Werido?

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

About a week ago I noticed that the rear window of our new car sported some graffiti. It must have been done by someone who spends less time on gravel roads than I do and doesn’t appreciate the futility of keeping a car washed if you do travel on gravel roads. As best I could […]

Klezmer Jam

Wednesday, July 21st, 2010

Last week Tobie invited the klezmer band and other friends who play klezmer music over to her condo for a jam session. Well, with sheet music that she had. I got there (which is to say, just over the Watertown line, in a 5-year-old condo complex) a little early. The driver who parked behind my […]

Concert report – SideCar Heroes

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

Last Saturday evening we went to hear SideCar Heroes at Music on the Hill in Windham. They’re a six man a capella group. Most of the six have formal college-level training in music; several are secondary school music teachers. They have an amazingly full big sound for six people. There are music and video links […]

Quicken Tip

Tuesday, July 20th, 2010

I’ve been keeping a checkbook on Quicken for years, and it’s great. The problem is with keeping a paper checkbook, which is necessary if you’re going to write checks when you’re away from the computer, synchronized with the Quicken checkbook. Once they get out of step, it can be very confusing to know what’s not […]

Art in the Park

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Today was the Bridgton art co-operative’s annual outdoor crafts fair. We went over but didn’t buy anything except a couple of cookies, which the Lakes Environmental Association was selling. It seemed as though there were fewer booths than last time we went, which was two years ago. Iron Man wasn’t there, nor was woodworker Eve […]

Fishing with grandnephews

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

Last Sunday (July 11) we went fishing with, now wait, can it be, all five of the little boys who were staying here. That’s Gena’s three kids and David & Rachel’s two, Millie’s five grandsons, my grandnephews. Arlene is good about putting worms on hooks but refuses to touch the fish if any are caught, […]

Movie review shorts

Saturday, July 17th, 2010

On July 3 we went to a double feature at the Bridgton Drive-In,Toy Story 3 and Grownups. The Bridgton Drive-in is sort of an outdoor event. People bring lawn chairs and watch from next to their car, or put blankets on the roof of the car and have kids sit up there. Or of course you […]