Sunday, April 22, 2018

Tough Week...

...to be a daffodil...or anything else seeking spring weather for that matter.

But give Mother Nature her due...
same flowers, one week later...
...she's a tough old bird...the lovely flowers are still standing.

Went to a luncheon at the Meijer Gardens this past week...
 ...and besides seeing "Aht"...
 ...some of which I did not understand...
...and some of which I did...

I enjoyed a good presentation by Forgotten Man Ministries...
..a great outreach ministry to those serving time in jail here in Michigan.  If you're looking for a cause to help support, please consider this one.  These are dedicated servants of Christ working hard to share the light of His love in a very dark place..

Watched a fun movie from 1952, The Greatest Show On Earth, starring Charlton Heston, James Stewart, Betty Hutton, and the actual 1951 troupe of the Ringling Brothers, Barnum and Bailey circus performers and personnel...more than 1400 of them.
What I found most interesting about the movie was all the information it gave about the actual Ringling Brothers Barnum and Bailey circus.  It's astounding to think of all the effort that was involved to move all that equipment and all those people from city to city, town to town, day after day.

And back then it still was The Greatest Show On Earth, with top notch performers bringing amazing acts to life twice a day, over and over and over again.

TV changed all that of course, bringing world class entertainment into people's living rooms...but back in the 40's and 50's, it was an amazing combination of talent and logistics that is perhaps unrivaled to this day.

No CGI magic; actual people with actual talent performing actual routines, some of them truly death defying.

Do yourself a favor and watch this movie...you'll be amazed at Cecil B Demille's extravaganza.

Today turned into a spectacularly warm and sunny spring day so of course...
...I had to get out on the links...unfortunately, everyone else in the world had the exact same idea, so the place was packed, which greatly reduced my enjoyment...well, that and my truly pathetic play.

However, while the first three holes were horrendous and the 2nd three holes were bad, the last three actually showed a few glimmers of hope.
By the time I walked off the 9th green I was feeling like this might be worth doing again...but at my usual, early morning hour to avoid all the congestion and waiting.

Ah, hope springs eternal, yes?

later, mcm fans...

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