Odds and Ends

By Rosie Moore

I am reading, “Go, Set a Watchman” by Harper Lee. That phrase can be found in the Bible,  the book of Isaiah, chapter 21, verse six. I think I’ll have to read “To Kill A Mockingbird” again to get the sense  of continuity that Ms. Harper is trying to convey in this book.  Or perhaps I’m so attuned to the former book that it’s hard to skip from one era to another. Nevertheless, the civil rights tensions and political turmoil is still felt today in this narrative. Harper Lee can still keep one mesmerized by her mental capacity for finding the right words to make one think.

I got a surprise recently–Tupperware is still around. I used to go to Tupperware parties years ago but hadn’t heard about them lately. It sure is a lot different now then from yesteryear. It is digitalized, electronic, and the lids stay on the bowls when you turn them upside down!

At a little theater called Theatre Knoxville, which is directly across from what used to be Regas Restaurant, a young man, Doug James, who teaches drama at Austin-East High School, is putting on a play, which is a spoof about a Tupperware party.

Doug was interested in meeting Edith Williams who was a very successful Tupperware manager in Knoxville from 1970 to 1990. She won two Caribbean cruises, a grandfather clock, and many items for her home. The  show will be Friday, July 31st- Sunday, August 16th. Tickets are $15 and it  starts at 8 p.m. It will probably be silly, but fun!

Did you know that cats sleep seventeen hours a day? Well, of course, what else can they do? They eat, they play, then they sleep. I have two, a male and a female, they are brother and sister. Mr. Cat is satisfied to sit on the AC vent and calmly watch the antics of the lady cat, who follows me around wherever I go. She could be sleeping but if I get up from my chair or walk around the house, she is immediately there. Mr. Cat will not eat from the food bowl at the same time as the lady cat, he will wait until she is finished. (It’s a double food bowl). They know the meaning of the word, “no.”  They are more obedient than some children are. When I say, “no” they immediately stop whatever they were doing and run under the bed. They are not allowed to go outside so they sit at the windows and watch the birds fluttering in the air–right in front of them!

That’s all for now.

Thought for the day: Cheerfulness is the best promoter of health and is as friendly to the mind as to the body. Jose Addison, English poet an playwright.

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