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We just stopped by the Ferry Pass fire station on a saturday morning to see the fire trucks.
Listen closely to the end of the video to hear Henry burp.
I find it interesting that in Pensacola, Methodist Churches have the monopoly on pumpkin sales. Why is that?
Miles went to the pumpkin patch with his dad to pick out the gourd, and now when he sees a pumpkin he calls it a “punkin chatch” instead of just a pumpkin.
I hope Charlie Brown’s special about the Great Pumpkin is on tv this week.
Here is a photo of my father, Mike, when he was a kiddo.
Here is a couple of photos taken of Miles in January.
Speaking of kiddos, today there will be born a new Martin. We are praying for you Beth.
Jonathan introduced me to Woody Allen’s films, some of which I think are the best comedies in a world that needs better comedies. I watched Sweet and Lowdown which “tells the story of an arrogant, obnoxious, alcoholic jazz guitarist named Emmet Ray who may just be the best guitarist in the world. (Or second, if you count his idol, Django Reinhardt.)” Django’s music can be heard at our house about 5 of 7 days of the week. I love it. So the movie was a delight. I realized that Woody Allen has the best soundtracks for his movies.
Along these musical lines, Jonathan has been treating us all to Andrew Bird‘s music. He is a jazz violinist who was with the Squirrel Nut Zippers (a favorite). Jazz violin is not all he does. In fact, he is like a one man band singing, stringing, guitaring, whistling… and the resulting sound is full and lovely.
What would you say if someone asked what skill you would trade for all of your current skills? I would say, jazz violin.
Good movies that have been viewed at our house lately:
Bright Young Things directed by Stephen Fry; based on Evelyn Waugh’s Vile Bodies
Being There starring Peter Sellers
Punch Drunk Love I like it better every time I watch it.
A Night at the Opera with the Marx Brothers
StompOutLoud a dvd version of the stage production. Miles loved it.
And Henry has learned to sit up. I think he likes it.
Thanks Theresa, Andy, Beth, Liam, Toby, Jenny, River, Felicity, Joffre, Renata, and Joffre Jr. for being great friends.
We visited Erskine Seminary, enjoyed great food and conversation with the Sumters and the Martins, and worshipped at Holy Trinity.
Here is Jon at the Erskine Seminary chapel.