Wednesday, May 27, 2009

almost time!

Friday, May 15, 2009

t-minus 2 weeks

just a reminder, you are supposed to be bringing the following things (if you can't, post here or email me or Lona). this is the same list Lona emailed a few weeks ago.

Quick - slide show - bring toaster, slide projector, slides, Fireside book of folksongs, work on puppet show script

Dottie - old logs, sheet (for screen)

Lona - teeshirts, Fireside book of folksongs, movie camera

Piri - veggie grilling ingredients for Sat. evening, charcoal, puppet stage

Lynnis - bagel brunch for Saturday

Dorn - drinks for Friday evening (Jim will bring beer)

Kathleen - non grilled dinner contribution for Saturday, puppet show judge

Tara - puppet making supplies, Fireside book of folksongs, published zine

Jim - non veggie grilling for Saturday evening, charcoal, beer

Andelle - paper dining supplies

Haven - pasta salad for Saturday lunch, work on puppet show script

Torren - plastic cutlery

Innes - secure boat house, Fireside book of folksongs, Ukelele, CD playerChris - puppet show judge

Hallie - Friday evening cake, frisbee, typewriter, family tree, movie camera

Ysa - pasta salad for Saturday lunch, CD of songs from 1949, work on puppet show script

Roal - Drinks for Saturday (Jim will bring beer), puppet show Judge

Elise - Dessert for Saturday

Lynn - supplies for making background scenery for the puppet show

Everybody who wants to - an award for the puppet show

Everybody who wants to - games, musical instruments

Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Lona's effort

They are supposed to remind you of someone!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

I just thought I'd write a quick post to say that there will probably be about 40 people at the 60th, so take that into consideration for whatever you're bringing

Monday, April 27, 2009

Puppet Making Party?

I bought materials for my puppet last week - I feel so accomplished!  Does anyone want to have a puppet making party before the big event?

Saturday, April 11, 2009


Does anyone want to volunteer to...
-coordinate meals? (we have access to grills)
-plan some activities?
-plan how this puppet thing is going to work?
-do the t-shirts?
-anything else that someone thinks needs to be done?

Saturday, April 4, 2009

sock puppets

We'll probably end up bringing our stash of mismatched socks and some decorating supplies (everyone is encouraged to do the same) so that whoever didn't get a chance to make a puppet before can make one there. From what I've heard, Gangang is the only one who has started her puppets so far (correct me if I'm wrong about that).

Thursday, March 12, 2009


When I was young, I was attached to a stuffed animal named Tigey. I took Tigey to the zoo once to show him the real tigers. He and his wife, Skinny Kitty, and thier son, Tiny Teddy went on many adventures that were chronicalled in books Soren and I wrote. Soren was jealous of my Tigey and Skinny Kitty, so he got his own. Nanny made the original Skinny Kitty for me out of an old t-shirt. Lona made Soren's for him, and I found an organic cotton one that I bought for Linnea before she was born. Innes crocheted Tiny Teddy. Soren's Tigey got lost out the window of our car when his leash broke on the Beltway. My Tiny Teddy fell down a deep narrow hole when his leash broke. After that we stopped putting our stuffed animals on leashes. Because I was so fond of Tigey and Tigers, Gangang made me this handsome sock puppet.
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Thursday, March 5, 2009

so, i'm thinking that

maybe i should just bring a rag doll and pretend its a puppet?
white cloth face and black yarn hair
ooh actually, that gives me an idea!

p.s. click on the image to see the whole thing. blogger is being lame and cutting off part of it.