Thursday, March 5, 2009
Close to Nowhere
“Cats” & quilts
• This past Saturday, my daughter and I took Meredith, Remy and Grace to Northwest Community College drama department’s production of “Cats.”
We’d not been to any type of production or program at NWCC since Dana graduated from nursing school there.
My youngest granddaughter Remy about half the time thinks she is a cat. The other half of the time she’s pretending to be a cat. She is a cat magnet and loves them beyond reason.
“Cats” is not one of the Broadway musicals I thought I’d care anything about. But, the Grem loves cats. And this was an opportunity for her to see other people pretending to be cats.
I was way wrong! And, I was totally surprised that I knew about half the music. In fact, Barbra Streisand’s rendition of “Memories” is one of my all-time favorite songs.
The performer who sang “Memories” and played the part of Grizabella, the aging, once-glamorous cat, sang “Memories” beautifully. Several other “cats” sang choruses of the song and every single cat in the cast was very good.
As we arrived at the Fine Arts auditorium on the campus, several of the “cats” were on the balcony, meowing and pawing toward the gathering audience. The girls (and I) were very impressed!
The costumes were stunning, the actors were very good and the entire performance was just wonderful.
Grem is going around singing “Rum tum tom is a...” Not me --
• Response to Christine’s and the Big Star Bagger’s Relay for Life quilt has been very good. We are very appreciative. And, we still have more blocks, so “keep those cards and letters coming!”
Construction of the 120-block quilt is going quite well. I hope to have it all pieced and ready to show off at my quilt guild meeting on March 14. And Reba, who will be hand-quilting it, says she needs at least six weeks to hand quilt.
For the measly sum of $5, you can put a loved one’s name on this quilt -- in honor or in memory. That same measly sum gets your name in the hat for the drawing to win the actual quilt.
And the total sum of the $5 and other donations, that we are quite happy to accept, will all go to the Marshall County Relay for Life in June.
What a bang for your buck!
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