Rainy Day notes

November 18, 2015


tumblr_nx6quuDrNG1uj2gogo1_500It’s a rainy day along the Gulf Coast, so it’s the perfect time to catch up on a few things I’ve been wanting to share.

Dole Newsletter - Fairhope Supply Co.
In my never ending quest to make the world a prettier place, I want to let you know about Dole’s awesome web site – Dole Nutrition News.  By clicking on their little green “subscribe” button in the top right corner of their page, you’ll receive a monthly newsletter full of healthy, delicious recipes and nutrition information, and if we all eat better, we’ll all look (and feel) better, right? It really does have great ideas and has become one of my favorite newsletters. (HERE). I’m not being compensated, tricked or forced by Dole to tell you about this, I just really like it and thought you may as well.


Fairhope Film Festival 2015

Next on my list, I’m happy to report, the Fairhope Film Festival was a huge success!

Here you see the “Path to Pixar” panel which was presented by Mobile native, Catherine Hicks. Catherine told of her love of art as a child, which led her to the dream job of working for Pixar! So many great films, discussions and parties. It was a fun weekend, and you need to make plans now to attend next year’s festival.


Fairhope Founder's Day 2015, Donnie Barrett. Fairhope AlabamaIn the midst of the film festival, Fairhope celebrated Founder’s Day with a play in the Colony Cemetery. Why not? Local citizens dressed in costumes and sat near the graves of the founder they portrayed. All took turns standing and telling about their role in establishing our unique Single Tax Colony that is still working today!


Fairhope Founder's Day, Filming for Documentary A film crew captured this year’s play and my son was fortunate to be asked to assist with the background footage. We hope to see the finished documentary on television someday. (Of course I’ll let you know!).


Gaye Lindsey, Fairhope Alabama Veteran's Day Ceremony 2015And the final word on our amazing Poppy Project . . . wow. Several hundred people showed up at sunset on Veteran’s Day for a moving and beautiful ceremony. Gaye Lindsey, who conceived the idea and flawlessly executed her plan with a loyal team of volunteers addressed the crowd.


Fairhope Alabama Veteran's Day Service 2015The flag folding ceremony was quite beautiful. I had never heard of this before, so I looked it up and found there’s really no official script, but this ceremony used similar wording found on the U.S. History site. (HERE).


Fairhope Alabama Veteran's Poppy Project 2015Just as the sun dipped below the horizon of the bay, everyone chose a poppy to take home. There are still poppies available for purchase at the Eastern Shore Art Center. Each is $20 or 3 poppies for $50. The proceeds benefit local Veteran’s causes, and so far, the poppies have brought in over $30,000! Don’t you think these would make great Christmas gifts?


Fairhope Supply Co. And lastly, in the “Poor-Pitiful-Me” category, look how I’ve been forced to type for the last two days! Q and W aren’t a big deal, but the E is killing me!

My sweet son plopped down next to me, sending his cup of coffee splashing onto my laptop. He sprang into action, grabbing the computer and mopping it up with a towel. Then, to make sure it was dry, he turned on his hair dryer and .  .  . melted some of the keys. Before I even knew what happened, he had already gone on-line, and with his own money, ordered me a new keyboard, which he knows how to install. All is good with a resourceful, responsible son.

And yes, that is beautiful Beagle fur next to the computer. Lois is never far away.


What are you doing on your rainy day?


  • That must be some hairdryer! Lucky you he can fix it~ I’m off to check out the Dole info, thanks for the tip~

    • Leslie Anne says:

      You’ll love the Dole site. It always inspires me to eat something green.

  • I learn so much from your blog. You should be Fairhope’s official ambassador or PR Queen. Please let us know when that documentary will be shown so we can set our DVRs. Glad to know the FFF was a success! Hope you get your “E” back soon!

    • Leslie Anne says:

      My E was actually fixed late last night. Works like a dreeeeeeeam!

  • Hey, Little Bitty Pretty One! Wow, another fun packed post! Now I’ve visited the Dole pineapple plantation in Hawaii and ate some of the wonderful fruit. There are always wonderful things going on in your town and I appreciate it that you take us along! Oh, your poor poor little puter. So glad to know you have such a tech savvy son! Thanks for popping in to see me.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia 😉

  • I love catching up with the doings in Fairhope. And I hope you get your computer back in order soon. I would be careful drying my hair with that hair dryer. I spent a quiet day at home and I am looking forward to lunch with the BFFs tomorrow.

    • Leslie Anne says:

      Lunch out with friends is always a fun thing to look forward to, and as for the hair dryer . . . good point. I’m surprised my son’s hair isn’t singed!!!

  • Fairhope never disappoints…I have spent the last year without a ctrl and alt key…luckily I don’t use that often. That E must be a killer.

    • Leslie Anne says:

      I know a teenager who can fix your keyboard for cheap! (food).

  • That’s a super-duper powerful hair-dryer! And a super-duper son. Sounds like you’ve raised him right 🙂 Every time I read about the goings-on in Fairhope, it makes me want to move there. It’s idyllic.

    • Leslie Anne says:

      He’s a good kid with really dry hair.

  • Rainy days are always catch-up days for me. Taking a break now, getting the house fluffed and ready for my family for Thanksgiving, can’t wait! Your youngest is very responsible and sweet. Love that poppy project!

    • Leslie Anne says:

      Thanks Emily. I know you’ll have a great time with your family, and they are in for a treat with your table setting, I’m positive!

  • You Fairhope people have entirely too much fun! I love Catherine Hicks. Was she nice? Enjoy your week.

    • Leslie Anne says:

      She was adorable!

  • Keys melt!? Yikes. My daughter copied your poppy idea for her art class and they made them last week. Such a great idea!

    • Leslie Anne says:

      How exciting! If you can get a photo, please send it to me. I’ll be sure to show everyone at the Art Center.

  • Your sweet, oh so capable son, brought tears to my eyes. I know you are so proud of him, so talented at such a young age.
    And yes, I think poppies would be a great Christmas gift.

    • Leslie Anne says:

      He’s super motivated and independent which makes him the perfect candidate for homeschooling – and other “adventures!” And yes, I’m very proud of both my boys.

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