Today is a day for staying home and getting stuff done. Perhaps Harmony will help me. Last night was a day for celebrating at Noel Night.It was a strange Noel Night for me, we never made it to a museum.
We caught a little of William Close and the Earth Harp Collective, with the Earth Harp strung across the newly renovated historic Garden Theater, all the way from the stage to the balcony. We were under the instrument.
After that we ended with a tour of the WDET studios given by Rob Reinhart. You could never see half of what goes on at Noel Night, if you talked to 10 different friends they would probably never cross paths. Noel Night gets bigger every year, it is a truly wonderful Detroit experience.
Katie got herself a chest of drawers for her office, and asked if I would paint it for her. Of course, what fun. The chest is 40″ tall, 19″wide, and 12″ deep, a nice place to keep things. Obviously made by a home handyman, the drawers get smaller as you go down, not bigger. Strange, but truly quite wonderful. I used chalkboard paint on the black areas, that way Katie can divide music into two categories (i.e. good and bad, country and western, loud and louder), and change her mind every day. She can also leave notes on the black piano keys on the sides and on the spaces under the drawers.
It finally happened, they tore down the last wall of the building where the Daisy Air Guns were made. I guess this is the time of year for it, soon the our TV’s will all be showing “A Christmas Story”, the movie that let generation know what a Red Ryder BB Gun was.
They’ve been trying to tear it down since ’08, I blogged about it here.
And now that it has deteriorated for another six years there was, of course, no saving it.
You can see the demolition on the Patch website here.
It certainly had turned into an eyesore over the years, but it bothers me that promises were made, and history suffers. Goodbye, Daisy.