Creating Life at the Villa Coro di Rane

This blog is about being in the moment - creating life one instant at a time, whether in the flesh or on paper.

Monday, November 8, 2010


For years, Judy and I marched as majorettes with the Oddfellows band in the church's annual summer parade from the Sharpstreet Methodist Church to the mill and back, ending with a fish fry at the church. The mill is no longer there, nor is the Oddfellows' band, and the Sandy Spring Civic Association sponsors the annual parade. Now it starts at the high school and ends at the church.

The fish fry tradition carries on, though the sandwiches are not as tasty as when Uncle George was donating his fresh catch and frying them up. "Aw, that you!", my mother would say to him, indicating that she thought he was a "fish fryin' trick!" My cousin Joy, in center photo above, is holding a placard with his picture with the word, "Service." Her husband, Larry, is at upper right, holding the Civic Association banner.

The majorettes are different now, too, and have a lot of moves that Judy & I would never have dreamed of doing.

Saturday, November 6, 2010


Over the long Labor Day weekend we took a trip out to Colorado to visit my sister and her family. I hadn't seen them in several years and I wanted to introduce them to Ken. It was great to hang out and catch up with what they have been doing and to spend time with the "kids". Ann made yummy food and gave me a great top with a sunflower on it. We have adopted the sunflower as the icon of our mother. My sister, Ann, and her husband, Teo, at right.

The "kids" - Damian, Rod, and Dawn Marie. We strolled around the "Taste of Denver" and stopped into a Karaoke bar so Dawn Marie could sing for us. What a voice! Click on the photo below to get to the video.

Ann & Teo in garden

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