7/31/12

And Now, August

quin·tes·sen·tial |  Representing the most perfect or typical example of a quality or class: "Clint Eastwood is the quintessential tough guy".


I wanted to use the term on facebook this morning this way: Fountain Park is the quintessential Chautauqua, but seeing as there are only two functioning Chautauqua's in the US, I feel it would be better stated: A twilight golf cart ride circling the Fountain Park cottages captures the essence of a small town quintessential summer evening.


After a quick Tri-Kappa cheeseburger, the cottage residents spill out into the lawn and meander over to the tabernacle type auditorium.  Tonight's entertainment was the best of both worlds; local and flown-in talent. Country girl and singer-songwriter boy, belted out Baggage Claim, When God-fearin' Women Get The Blues, Break-a-way, spirited and inspirational self-written anthems, and closed with Sugarland's "Stand-Up" 


And speaking of locals, we have our Magnificent 7 support crew for 9.22.12.  Families helping families!  Sounds like a non-profit just waiting to be started. Thank-you Don, Denise, Barb, Spider, Susie, Dana, and Darcy!  We want you to sit for a spell at the ceremony and we're saving a spot on the dance floor, too.




I know, I know! Need to update about our Soul Sister and Wedding Family Work-weekend!  We've got our non-quintessential  bride, we got the groom and company, and now we have the gift and guest book table.  


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All the lonely people crying
It could change if we just get started
Lift the darkness, light a fire
For the silent and the broken hearted

Won't you stand up, stand up, stand up?
Won't you stand up, you girls and boys?
Won't you stand up, stand up, stand up?
Won't you stand up and use your voice?

There's a comfort, there's a healing
High above the pain and sorrow
Change is coming, can you feel it
Calling us into a new tomorrow?

When the walls fall all around you
When your hope has turned to dust
Let the sound of love surround you
Beat like a heart in each of us

Won't you stand up, stand up, stand up?
Won't you stand up, you girls and boys?
Won't you stand up, stand up, stand up?
Won't you stand up and use your voice?









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