Celebrating Eagles


Yesterday was the official celebration of our friend Ian making Eagle Scout!   Here he is with two very proud parents, at St. Hugo’s in Bloomfield Hills.

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Here Ian talks about what becoming an Eagle Scout means, and thanks all those who helped.   You might note something on this picture if you know anything about Eagle Scouts.   You might know that to become an Eagle, you need 21 merit badges, and it looks like perhaps Ian has a few extra.   Well, yes, he does have a few extra.   Ian has earned 79 merit badges.   He a bit of an overachiever.


I can’t imagine anything that would make Angela prouder.   Congratulations!!

Vince's wreath

Every year, my friend Vince make me a wreath.   He just drops it off on the porch, never rings the bell or looks for us.   We refer to it as our yearly “wreathing.”   This year’s wreath was the prettiest, small enough that I could still hang it over the fireplace, and just amazing, with sooo much going on.   Birds and feathers, I didn’t really even get the peacock feathers in the pictures, they hung out too far.wreathbird in wreathcorner of wreathsilver flowr wreath


Last night Lynn and her mother opened their house to all the art club members, and we all had a great time.

I think Dooley is a stuffed toy, he’s too cute and well behaved to be a real dog.

Kate and Mary are definitely cute, but maybe not so well behaved.

After this party, Mark and I went on to Jim’s party, where I forgot to bring my camera.   I was bummed I’d forgotten my camera, but by the time the blow-up doll and, well, other things made their appearance, I was glad I left the camera home.

Sharon's stuff


This is our good friend Sharon.   We hadn’t seen Sharon in quite a while, until Thursday night when she called with David Sedaris tickets.   Sharon is an antiques dealer.   She has two houses, one in Lansing and one in Canton.   She needs to sell the beautiful old Canton house.   But first, she needs to sell the many things she has stored in the house in Canton.   Mark and I went on a tour of the house yesterday.   These are some of the wonderful things Sharon has.   We don’t know yet when the sale will be, I will keep you posted.

Oh, and I have to let you know I’ve been immortalized!   Pattie has done a charcoal portrait of me and Leslyn, from one of the photos my friend Greg Baise took!   See her post about it here.

Beauty shop..

Of all the people you know, I would be the last person you think of when the word “beautician” is thrown around. None the less, today I died Chelsea’s hair. Blue, of course. Chelsea is a tenant who was ready to make her hair a wild color when I happened along, weeding the lawn. She asked if I would help, of course, I think everyone should have blue hair. That’s Chelsea’s daughter, a sweetheart and very good child, looking on in amazement.