Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Francisco Paz -- posted by Momma



Kids,

This is Recordandote ("Remembering You", I think?), the piece Francisco played as a farewell to your Aunt Mary when he was leaving St. Louis.  I love to hear her tell of how he lifted her off her feet after playing this for her.

They met when he was in St. Louis attending the music conservatory.  He was playing at Union Station at the center of the grand salon on the 9 ft concert grand piano.  They bonded like mother and son.

 http://www.stlouisunionstation.com/info/photoGallery.cfm

 

And, by the way, it is not his father Papio's composition.  I confused it with something else.

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

A Post! -- posted by Mom

Wow, it's been ages since we posted anything.  I had no idea it's been that long.  Of course, autumn is a busy time with hunkering down on studies once the summer gardens are harvested and pulled up for replanting.

The winter gardens are now planted (save another row of mustard greens and some more carrots) thanks to Sarah "Hardy" Grace and her compost-and-manure-shoveling sidekick, Johnny "Laurel" Allen.  What a pair they are!  I've laughed myself silly listening to their lighthearted banter whenever something goes wrong.  Tongue-In-Cheek Sarah automatically blames John for everything, and John automatically takes the blame for everything.  You should hear his mea maxima culpa for something like... too much rain.

Anyway, I'm here to post a link for Spencer (mostly) to an op-ed regarding last night's presidential debate:

http://www.forbes.com/sites/johntamny/2012/10/17/romney-v-obama-was-a-nauseating-draw-and-both-deserve-to-lose/
 
Hopefully now that we're seated at our desks in earnest, we'll have more to share on this here family cork board.