Posted in Five Friday Happy Bringers

Five Friday Happy Bringers 6/3/22

1. Attending friends Pat and Mary Prokop’s annual Memorial Day Garden Party, featuring Pat’s incredible backyard garden. Pat was the long-term but now retired chief meteorologist for WTOC here in Savannah.

Here’s HR giving me a lengthy lecture, something about heat resistant blossoms (it was too hot to pay much attention), before I finally had all I could take of him and joined Mary on the porch for mimosas.

2. Robert’s amazing and tenderly delicious Steak Pizzaiola.

3. The joy, and yes sometimes sorrow, of being able to FEEL. Emotionally, physically, politically, etc.

4. Driving around Savannah and seeing grandson Daniel plastered on electronic billboards advertising the musical, “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat.” D is Joseph in the play, which closes this weekend after a three-week run.

5. I’ve been going through some pretty intensive allergy testing this week to try to get to the root of some health issues I’ve been having. WARNING: Not pretty pics like the garden party ones above. Scroll through quickly!

Have you ever had to go through this?!

WHY on earth am I including such a thing as a Happy Bringer? Simple: my back is now TAPE FREE!

Here’s another garden party photo, to get your mind off allergy testing.

May you be taped to joy this weekend.

Posted in Monday Moaning or Monday Marveling?

Monday Moaning or Monday Marveling?

Definitely marveling. This past Friday, Grandson Daniel opened for a three-weekend run as Joseph in “Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat” production at the Savannah Children’s Theater.

This is a great experience for Daniel. The play is the theatre’s 2022 MainStage production, meaning there are adult, teen and child actors involved. Daniel just turned 15, and some of his adult costars in “Joseph” are professionals, brought in for the show, so he has really been learning from their expertise.

Belting it out at ractice
Prison scene solo: “Close Every Door”

“Close every door to me,
Hide all the world from me
Bar all the windows
And shut out the light…”

Happier times


I look handsome, I look smart
I am a walking work of art
Such a dazzling coat of many colors
How I love my coat of many colors

Narrator and All:

It was red and yellow and green and brown
And scarlet and black and ochre and peach
And ruby and olive and violet and fawn
And lilac and gold and chocolate and mauve
And cream and crimson and silver and rose
And azure and lemon and russet and grey
And purple and white and pink and orange
And red and yellow and green and brown and blue!

Hamming it up
HR and me with a tired Daniel after last Saturday’s matinee

Great colorful and MARVELous fun!