Every summer, Regal Cinemas sponsors free family films at their theaters throughout the country. The movies begin at 10:00 AM on Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Here is this summer’s local schedule:
Today I attended a … I was going to say funeral, but I don’t think it was the actual funeral. It wasn’t a service either, although it took place in a church. The obituary said only that the family would be receiving visitors. My friend’s mother had died, so I went to pay my respects.
I don’t do death very well. I don’t understand the etiquette. I had to ask my manager at work — who, unfortunately, has been attending quite a few funerals lately — what I should do, what was expected. Do I bring flowers? Do I send flowers? Isn’t there some flora involved in this somehow?
There are regional differences and cultural expectations and I just don’t know what they are. I need a Dummie’s Guide to Death…
Yesterday afternoon we pitched our camping tent on the front lawn, and last night Arthur and Marina decided to sleep out there. It was a clear, cool night, and as they settled in I asked if they wanted the tent cover, but they insisted that they would be warm enough.
Somewhere around 4 AM, I was awoken by a thunder clap and realized that it was raining. I wish I could say that I bolted out of bed, but that is a near impossibilty for me. Instead, I moaned and turned over, at which point Sharon informed me that our wet kids were already inside.
Thank goodness that one of us was a light sleeper last night, although it is usually me…
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June 11 2006 was Young Eagles Day in Charlottesville. I took the kids (plus their friend Kyra) to the local airport and they all got to fly around the city courtesy of EAA Chapter 1257.
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Marina gets a trophy!
We all attended a Piedmont Little League picnic on Saturday. The kids got to play in inflatable slides and rooms, and Marina got a trophy!
Arthur and Marina in the moon bounce. Arthur gets caught in the act of bring a little brother…!
Maxine gracefully glides down the slide…(“womp!”)
Marina gets her Little League trophy.