Wednesday, September 30, 2015

In case you missed the Sunday night Singing on the Square at Six!

Photo by Justin Young

I think there are some nights that leave a person speechless, and this was one of them.

On Sunday evening there were over 85 folks gathered on the square for our sing. There was a brand new baby and several elderly folks in wheelchairs with all ages in between.

With chairs curved around the monument we sang for an hour with interludes by WOW (a women's barbershop quartet), and my piper buddy, Mark Gropp. Kent Bowen kept time on his drum and Lynn Syler helped lead the way with her expert directing skills.

We took this photo at the end and sang a couple more songs. (See the video at the end of this post.)

It was an extraordinary event. When we sang "I'll Fly Away" two flocks of geese actually crossed overhead in V-formation heading South. What more could we ask for?

Thanks to everyone for participating and until next time?

Lou Ann

Saturday, September 26, 2015

We’ll be Singing on the Square at Six on Sunday...

Here is the link to this week's column. Please pass it on, and we will
be singing on the square at six on Sunday. I am so excited 
for this opportunity!!
Tell all your friends and neighbors!

The photo was taken by Bill Eyster.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

The calendar says Autumn, but my garden says Summer.

Will there really be a "Morning"?
Is there such a thing as "Day"?
Could I see it from the mountains
If I were as tall as they?

Has it feet like Water lilies?
Has it feathers like a Bird?
Is it brought from famous countries
Of which I have never heard?

Oh some Scholar! Oh some Sailor!
Oh some Wise Men from the skies!
Please to tell a little Pilgrim
Where the place called "Morning" lies! 
Morning glories on my back fence.

Monday, September 21, 2015

Angola Cruise a farewell to summer...

Here is the link to this week's column. Just click on the KPC site. As always, enjoy. The proceeds of the auction will go toward new Christmas decorations and lights for our public square including Miss Columbia! 

Wednesday, September 16, 2015

"You light up my life..."

Today Jonah turns 11. It is a magical age only to be matched with 22, 33 and so forth. I call them the golden years of our lives

I was "there in the room" when he was born. It was probably the first and only time I was speechless. It was a spectacular moment when I absolutely couldn't believe the miracle of life. 

I have been lucky enough to spend all these years with Jonah as we live in the same town. Matthew also lives here. It is sad for me that the two granddaughters live in Phoenix though I try to see them often.

But today is Jonah's birthday, and a happy day for all of us. I am indeed blessed. And yes, he does light up my life.

Sunday, September 13, 2015

You can pick your seat at this unique auction...

Here is the link to this week's column. Just click on the KPC title and you are there.
As always, thank you for reading and enjoy.
See you at the auction!

The Brokaw Theatre in historic downtown Angola.

Friday, September 11, 2015

9/11 Tribute

It was so hard in deciding what to post for today. There are photos and poems everywhere, but I really loved this commercial so I finally chose this.

We are remember that day so well. I was living in my tiny apartment at the time. I had a meeting at school and it was interrupted by the secretary coming in to announce the news. We turned on the TV, and of course that was the end of that day.

I had taken my oldest son, Adam, to the airport in Indianapolis the night before. He had an early morning flight through Philadelphia and then to Tampa, Florida. I was in a state of shock waiting for news of his plane. 

At the end of the day when the skies had become silenced, I remember just sitting in my apartment...really just sitting. I wanted to get to my children. They were all over the country by then and I couldn't get to them. 

The following weekend was the Johnny Appleseed Festival. A meeting was held a few days later determining whether or not to go ahead with the festival. It was determined that families needed this time together and what better way to celebrate life than to go to the park.

It was the right thing to do.

I guess the most important thing to do on this day is to remember...just remember.

Lou Ann

Monday, September 07, 2015

Saturday, September 05, 2015

Summer’s final foray is upon us once again...

Here is the link to this week's column. Just click on the above KPC site and there it is!
This column was written about a wonderful week with guests from all around the country
and the world. It is nice to show off our town to guests!

This is a photo of me, my cousin Melissa, and my sister Jessie.
We had a great reunion and a wonderful time
sharing stories.