November and December are looking to be a couple of our busiest months ever. One reason is I purchased two Metropolitan Arts Cards which is good for the remainder of this year and all of next year. With the card we can buy one/get one ticket free at 8 different places including the symphony, ballet and four theaters. Some we won’t use so I am making them available to friends. In addition to the plays mentioned below I have at least 15 more plays, concerts, a tea party, wine tasting and fine dining events scheduled for the rest of Nov. and Dec. There will also be time in Charleston and Hilton Head so lots going on. I’m not complaining. It is really exciting.
Bob and I are still making chairs and working on Christmas gifts from the workshop. We enjoy working together on these projects and he is so proud of me that I know how to use some of the equipment. He has been busy ordering equipment to use for his new marquetry projects and has his first box picked out that he wants to make. He is so excited. I have a very cool new pen to make.
If any of you are looking for gifts for the holidays don’t forget about us and our pens and tipsy wine bottle holders. Good inexpensive gifts that work for almost anyone. We have these in oak, maple, mahogany and spalted maple
On Thursday in our “In Conversation” class we heard from the political science chair who talked about the election. She makes things so much easier to understand. We also heard from two students one a democrat and one a republician.
Friday night we went to the Furman play “The Children’s Hour” which was a very intense drama. Written the early 1930’s it is the story of a spoiled girl in boarding school who gets mad at two of her women teachers and accuses them of having a love affair. Pretty heavy stuff in 1930. It was really well done.
Sunday we went to a Newcomer wine and cheese party and then had a Chautauqua performance of the life of Francis Perkins who was the first female cabinet member under FDR and was responsible for the legislation for social security, minimum wage, 8 hr work day and much more. An amazing woman and one I never read about in my history books.
Monday four of us from Newcomers went to tour the Boys School of the South, one of the charities we are supporting this year. There slogan is Mending Boys, Building Men. A very impressive program and one I am very glad we are supporting.
Then there was the monthly Newcomers board meeting, a dentist appointment, swimming and our HOA annual meeting which was very tense. “In Conversation” this Friday was an interview with a well known timpanist. I never knew there was so much to music! The drum playing demonstration was so much fun.
Today I took 24 OLLI members for a tour of the Humane Society. The kittens and puppies are so cute. It was really hard to walk out empty handed. There was this little black kitten named Mary who was so sweet.
Tonight we have a play at North Greenville University. The play is “Cotton Patch Gospel” a bluegrass musical about the life of Jesus when he lived in Georgia, USA. Sounds really fun. We are looking forward to it.
We are going to go for a walk around Paris Mountain’s Lake Placid tomorrow and enjoy the fall colors and a picnic lunch. The weather is beautiful, in the high 60’s for the next week or so, and we still have lots of leaves on the trees.
I think I better go take my nap now so I am ready for all this entertainment and fun.