Winter 2015 Happy New Year! (Brr-rr) Fall Forum Recap Welcome to the Winter 2015 Senior Forum News! If you have something you’d like to contribute to a newsletter, send it to [email protected], or call me at 419-422-3560. Summer 2015 article deadline is June 1. Besides being cold, winter offers some beautiful scenes! Nancy Leatherman (rt.) registers Marilyn Meyers for the fall forum. Winter sunset Geese puddle play Planning Committee The Planning Committee consists of Cliff Biddinger, Phyllis Smith, Miriam Vance, and Beth Wilkins. It meets twice a year, in June and in January. Contact me if you’d like to join us. We could use a few more members! 419-422-3560 or [email protected] Poetry Corner Spellbound by Emily Brontë The night is darkening round me, The wild winds coldly blow; But a tyrant spell has bound me And I cannot, cannot go. The giant trees are bending Their bare boughs weighed with snow. And the storm is fast descending, And yet I cannot go. Clouds beyond clouds above me, Wastes beyond wastes below; But nothing drear can move me; I will not, cannot go. Untitled Winter Poem by Dorothea Grossman This winter feels colder than ever, or maybe I'm just more sensitive these days, when the wind is a fire engine and the moon is sinister and blue. I’m all bundled up for it, stamping my feet, drinking rum, counting the days until the yellow flowers. Spring dates are March 25, April 1, 8, 15. Note that we are planning only four sessions. Spring attendance usually has been less than fall, so this is an experiment to see if we can get better attendance. Charlene Hankinson and Jim Houdeshell review UF’s last 25 years as a university! Tiny Library A tiny replica of Old Main, part of the international Little Free Library Movement, is located on the north side of Frazer Street to the west of Main Street. It is the seventh such library to be installed in Findlay, two being at the homes of Education faculty Alison Baer and Education Dean Julie McIntosh. Jim Musser built the University’s tiny book home and College of Education faculty and staff monitor it and ensure that a decent reading selection is maintained. Visitors welcome and encouraged! Wendene Shoupe and Debra Niswander offer “Two pianos, Twice the Fun!” Senior Smarts Story: We went to breakfast at a restaurant where the “seniors’ special” was two eggs, bacon, hash browns and toast for $2.99. “Sounds good,” my wife said to the waitress. “But I don’t want the eggs”. “Then I’ll have to charge you $3.49 because you’re ordering a la carte” the waitress warned her. “You mean I’d have to pay for not taking the eggs?” my wife asked incredulously. “YES” stated the waitress. “I’ll take the special then,” my wife said. “How do you want your eggs?” the waitress asked. “Raw and in the shell”, my wife replied. She took the two eggs home and baked a cake! George Washington ( Ken Hammontree) recalls how women spies helped win the Revolution! Jeff Ede is a good sport helping story teller Judy White illustrate “There was an Old Lady”! Mazza Museum The Mazza Museum at UF is the largest museum of original artwork by children’s book illustrators in the world. The museum’s goal is to promote literacy and enrich the lives of all people through the art of children’s literature. Original book art by Steven Kellogg Commodore Perry (Jeremy Meier) speaks of his role in the Battle of Lake Erie (War of 1812) Jim Bailey congratulates UF professor Dr. Song-Chong Lee on his comparison of Islam and Christianity Line dancers demonstrate their moves to the beat of the East of Cheyenne Country Band! . Bruce Boguski, dynamic motivational speaker, presents “Keeping the Brain Alive!” To learn more about the Mazza Museum and view more works by its artists, go to www.mazzamuseum.org. The site has this (and more) to say about Steven Kellogg: “An early childhood interest in making up stories and drawing pictures to go with them to entertain his sisters, has blended together with Steven Kellogg’s love of animals in a very successful combination. After graduation from the Rhode Island School of Design in 1962, Mr. Kellogg became fascinated with the picture book as an art form, and immediately turned his illustrative talent in that direction. It cannot be a secret that this gifted artist finds his work of designing picture books exciting and challenging, for the pages of his stories fairly overflow with his freshness of spirit, originality of story line, and the charm and humor of his characters. Children immediately take his endearing characters to heart, especially the animals, for their appeal is irresistible.” Facts About “HOMES” (Great Lakes) Huron: Below Lake Huron, there are 9,000-year-old animalherding structures used by prehistoric people when the water levels were significantly lower. Partly underneath Lake Huron, Goderich Mine is the largest salt mine in the world, 500 meters underground. Ontario: In 1990 wreck hunter Ed Burtt found His Majesty's Ship Speedy, sunk in 1804. But he can’t recover artifacts until an officially approved exhibit site is found. Babe Ruth hit his first major league home run at Hanlan's Point Stadium in Toronto. It landed in Lake Ontario and is believed to still be there! Michigan: Lake Michigan is the only Great Lake that is entirely within the borders of the United States. Because water enters and exits Lake Michigan through the same path, it takes 77 years longer for the water to replace itself than in Huron, similar in size and depth. Erie: Water in Lake Erie, because of its shallowness, replaces itself in only 2.6 years. The water in Lake Superior takes two centuries to replace. There is alleged to be a 30- to 40-foot-long "monster" in Lake Erie named Bessie. The earliest recorded sighting goes back to 1793. Superior: There is enough water in Lake Superior to submerge all of North and South America in 1 foot of water. Contained within Lake Superior is a whopping 10% of the world's fresh surface water. There are an estimated 100 million lake trout in Lake Superior. Thanks to Marilyn Weber for this information!
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