Gone with the hogshead cask and demijohn, gone with the sugar barrel, pickle barrel, milk pan, gone with the tub and
the pail and the fierce"
--"Rock Island" from The Music Man
Okay, I wish this house thang would move more quickly--I must admit though, with Merryfish's dedication, the main floor of this house is actually coming together. It looks like a hotel--so many of the things that I valued at one point I've let go or packed away. To quote The Music Man, "Gone, gone." Mixed blessing to be sure--Xing Fu & others have commented that it must be nice to have room (especially in the kitchen) to do things--that one can breathe easier with all the stuff gone--I do admit in some ways it is nice but in others, well, I liked my stuff...But Merryfish pointed out that many of those things were from a different life (why do I feel like I'm a blushing bride moving out of her folks' home?) & I'm getting ready to embark on a new one--time to let the baggage go. So gone are the Spongebob, head, & fake flower frond. Gone with the candles, & vases, & potpourri....
Yup, got The Music Man on the brain--my son is in this musical--so funny 'cuz I was in it too about 26 years ago. It was very thrilling to see my kid on stage--Xing Fu, one of his kids, & I went to see the production--I thought it to be quite well done for a high school staging--the 2 leads had good voices. And, even the barbershop quartet kept in tune. The music is difficult in that musical--my hat goes off to the cast & crew. My kid has 3 more performances & then he's decided to take on Shakespeare's Twelfth Night. Auditions are 3 days after the close of The Music Man. I figure, since his grades are good, if he wants to try his hand at it, so be it--a great experience for him if he makes it.
Ok, time to close--got to go into work to sell baked goods for 2 hours during the city elections...nice to have a day off.