We went to Bethlehem, PA for a Christmas walk tour last night, through the historical part of this small city.Some of the highlights were this city was founded on Christmas Eve, in 1741 by the Moravian Church. At one of the founders home, is a widows walk on top of the roof. During the 1700’s the church’s Trombone Band (the oldest in this country) played for George Washington and his men as they went through the town. In the 1800’s they built a gazebo on top of the Central Morvarian Church which is across the street from the founders home. Last night they were playing Christmas Carols for everyone as we walked the streets and we could also hear the horses clopping while giving carriage rides. The Morvarian Bookstore is the oldest continuous running bookstore in the world, built in 1745. One other fact that was neat. Was for years they boasted that in their grave yard. Laid the last Mochian Indian. But eventually that fact was proved wrong. It was a neat night, with the snow on the ground. Most everyone I have talked to does not remember this much snow before Christmas in this area.
So, should you ever be in this area, during Christmas or Easter, check out Bethelehem PA, to hear the Trombone Orchestra
Post by janetcatbird on Dec 14, 2005 16:14:34 GMT -5
Hee, Trisha! Love the images! Mods, the snowflakes are great!
North Carolina is quite cold and they are calling for possible "winter mix" (read sleet, ice, a couple flurries). I am not going near a grocery store if I can help it, we got plenty of bread and milk.
School and all the finals went well, I got my first "B" but considering how I despise Marx/Nietzsche/Freud and how hard that material was I am quite content. Home on break now, hooray! Family invades on Saturday, because Mom is doing the church play and we can't go out of town to join everybody else.
I spent all semester missing my cats, I get home to cuddle, and now they hate me because I'm the one taking them to the vet and giving medicine! Emma's skin allergies are acting up, so she scratches and now BOTH eyes are infected and gunked up. I have to force a pill down her throat and put medicine in her very sore eyes. She has been hiding under beds for three straight days. Cleo, my older cat, threw up 7 times in 12 hours last night/this morning, so I had to run her to the vet today. We don't think it's a bowel blockage--she had one of those three years ago--so bloodwork results come tomorrow. Now I have to give her anti-vomiting syrup. I know I'm growing up when I get stuck with the unpleasant duties like this.
Sigh. At least I get to babysit some buddies over break, and family and all will be good to see. If only I could quit messing with the kitties so I could wrap presents!
Later all, take care and stay warm!
PS: Speaking of last Mohicans, my family are baseball fans and we stopped in Cooperstown NY some time ago for the hall of fame. Anyways, for those of you who aren't sports people Cooperstown was founded by one of James Fennimore Cooper's ancestors, and in addition to the baseball stuff it also holds his house/museum. We didn't visit it--I wasn't a big fan at the time, I am now--but the streetcars have names like "Hawkeye", "Deerslayer", "Pathfinder", etc. Tres neat, huh?
"If it's dangerous to talk to yourself it's probably even dicier to listen." --Jim Hightower
I’m so sorry to hear about John Spencer’s death. I only recently began watching the West Wing, and his character is one of the few I really like on the series. Mr. Spencer had a very appealing face – one that makes me believe that the tributes in the article you linked to are not exaggerations, but genuine descriptions of the man. May his spirit be blessed and his family and friends be comforted.
Post by BegToDiffer on Dec 20, 2005 23:22:06 GMT -5
Catbird--Get a pill crusher from the drug store. They work wonders. Put the crushed pill in some baby food. (Its harder for the cats to smell the pill.) Mine love the chicken baby food. Hope they feel better soon. They probably just need your TLC.