Amongst the papers, grant writing and comprehensive exams now is the “official” time for thanks. This year my family will be joining us in Murray for Thanksgiving. I am truly grateful for them coming to visit. Now to the cleaning, while my husband does the cooking. Wishing you all a very happy Thanksgiving! May you all count your blessings.
Garrison Keillor and his crew Prairie Home Companion graced our presence yesterday in the little metropolis of Murray, Kentucky. My husband and I took the opportunity to see the live broadcast of the NPR show. The CSFB center, our basketball arena, was packed with people and families of all ages. We were a little worried when we made it to the entrance that we wouldn’t make it in, there was a huge line of people waiting. Finally we made it through security and the next two hours were filled with delightful blue-grass-music (celebrating Kentuckian Bill Monroe’s music), skits (my favorite Guy Noir Private – Eye), along words from their infamous sponsors: Guy Shoe’s, Catup, Buttermilk biscuits and Duct tape.
Prairie Home Companion was a radio show my family frequently listened to on long car rides. Keillor’s voice is one of comfort, a soothing, lively Grandfather voice telling good wholesome tales. I especially liked how this broadcast embellished upon life in Murray. Local restaurants and ideologies were mentioned along with local lore of pickup trucks, shotguns & coon dogs. The sound effects man truly was a highlight of the evening- who knew one man could produce so many sounds?
Overall a very fun show! Below are a few links to their website and podcasts.
I have taken on the responsibility of making banners for my church, after they seemed to have liked the first one I made. This time I am making a banner for a baby boy so I decided to change up a few colors and designs from the previous baptismal banner I made (see post). I first started with a digital sketch of sorts, purchased materials and then the banner making commenced! I changed quite a bit from my original design, but that happens when you can’t find a certain color of material or fringe. Below is a photograph of the finished banner. Enjoy!