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Saturday, December 16, 2006

Beethoven Day and a Plug for an Online Benefit Auction

Today is the official celebration of Beethoven's (the composer, not the dog) birthday.

Wikki says: Beethoven was baptized on December 17, but his family and later teacher Johann Albrechtsberger celebrated his birthday on December 16. Happy Birthday, Ludwig.

Anyhow, here is a greeting card for you. It's supposed to be playing a small part of the 6th (Pastoral) Symphony but I'm not sure if you can hear it. I could hear it on the Amer. Greetings site but not when I sent it to myself. Strange. Maybe you'll have better luck.

The last time I looked, I had seven little girls in the living room watching Over the Hedge and moving on to the new Pirates of The Caribbean (Dead Man's Chest). We (Elcie and Rebecca) went to Blockbuster today, then a little shopping, to Barnes & Noble for lunch, and then back home. They're doing fine; I need a nap.

I didn't abandon Rochelle; she chose to hang out at her friends' house (same girls who are now here) until I returned.

Elcie was given a free video rental by one of the school cafeteria workers. She (Elcie) helps with a special day class and one of her jobs is to escort them to lunch. She takes it very seriously.

First time I've been in the store in ages. They had to put my card back in their system because we do online rental.

I'll get over to see Ray a little later when I have someone to stay with the girls. Last I heard, he was doing okay and I've talked to Carol twice since I saw her yesterday. I'll get back there probably on Tuesday.

And now I need to make sure they're not shaving eyebrows in the bathroom.

I've been intending to link to this site for days now and keep forgetting to go back and find it.

Briefly, it's an online auction to benefit Muscular Dystrophy. I won't try to paraphrase it. It's absolutely legitimate and quite personal to the sponsors who have a young family member who has contracted one of the most serious forms of MD.



Take care everyone.

7 comments:

Tammy said...

I know the girls just have to enjoy Pirates...I did!!
There is a copy under my tree wrapped up for my son...my daughter sent it by mail...it is very, very, tempting to me...lol!!
:-D

Her Bad Mother said...

Thanks, Granny, for spreading the word about the auction. Every word counts!

xo

Sue said...

Too funny! We have the grandsons over and they are also watching POTC. Gotta love Cap'n Jack!
Sounds like it was a fun day for the girls and maybe a bit relaxing for you??
Prayers continuing for you and yours...
((hugs))

Janice said...

Hi Ann,

We just bought Pirates 2 as well, I think it the best movie of the year! And my daughter likes it because of Orlando Bloom is in it.

I hope all the girls enjoy it as much as we did.

Janice~

Janice said...

Hi Ann,

We just bought Pirates 2 as well, I think it the best movie of the year! And my daughter likes it because of Orlando Bloom is in it.

I hope all the girls enjoy it as much as we did.

Janice~

spadoman said...

Granny Ann..... I'll be over, make some popcorn. Did you know I was a Pirate in a former life? Yep,

"Avast Ye, ye scallywags. A keg o' rum a time or two"

Love Pirate movies of all kinds. I was reading about Anne Bonney to my Granddaughter, Anna B.( her real name), just yesterday.

I've a wooden peg for a leg and a hook for me arm. I collect workman's comp on both these injuries because I lost me arm and me leg in th' line o' duty, you know, rapin' and pillagin' an other piratin' stuff. They wouldn't do me right about th' eye patch though, bein' it was from the seagull that pooped in me eye and it bein' the first day wit' me hook!

Ahoy, enjoy the children.

Kendra Lynn said...

Sounds like you've been busy!
How's Carol doing?

Kendra