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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.
In 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!
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!).
And 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.
The 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).
Just 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?
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?