Thursday, October 21, 2021

Movie palaces - the perfect name for them

 THE HEYDAY OF MOVIE PALACES - found the below theater on the Internet


Horace Trumbauer was the architect.

He may also have designed the Horsham Clinic.

Insta Carte accidentally delivered EIGHT DOLLARS worth of Tavern Ham. Just made a sandwich with tomatoes and mayo.

Mmmm good!

When I would attend the theater I would park way far out at the WON TEMPLE tho later I discovered another place to park.


If you're late you've gotta wait
and then the usher - remember that word? -
will show you to your seat.
Egads, the legs I had to crawl across
like turnstiles aboard a stormy sea
till finally finally I made it home
and saw they were drinking beer
like at a baseball game
but sadly not to be.

Wednesday, October 20, 2021

History of the Crusades


Archaeologists in Israel Unearth Only Known Crusader Encampment

Frankish soldiers camped at the site before the 1187 Battle of Hattin, which ended in a decisive victory for Muslim sultan Saladin

Crusader Coin
A Crusader coin found at the excavation site bears the name of Baldwin III, who served as king of Jerusalem from 1143 to 1163. Clara Amit / Israel Antiquities Authority

On the eve of combat, Frankish Crusader knights broke camp near a spring in what is now Israel before moving into position to meet the Muslim armies of Saladin. The next day, July 4, 1187, the legendary sultan’s soldiers crushed these men and their European allies at the Battle of Hattin, paving the way for the end of Christian occupation of the Holy Land—and the eventual outbreak of the Third Crusade in 1189.

Now, archaeologists say they’ve located remnants of that Crusader camp—the first of its kind ever unearthed in the Middle East. As the Jerusalem Post’s Rossella Tercatin reports, the researchers also found a trove of artifacts that shows how Christian armies lived while they were in the field.

Published in the book Settlement and Crusade in the Thirteenth Century, the new findings shed light on the medieval encampment, which was discovered at the Zippori springs in Galilee during expansion of a local highway. Archaeologists Nimrod Getzov and Ianir Milevski of the Israel Antiquities Authority (IAA) conducted the excavation with assistance from Rafael Lewis, an archaeologist at the University of Haifa.


I loved history in high school. One of my teachers said, Look at the word, 'history.'

His story.

And sure, men indeed have made much of our history.

FINALLY FINALLY I am reading a good book. Sat out on Scott's porch reading LITTLE AND OFTEN by Trent Preszler. We follow his troubled relationship with his father. I am 40 pages in. 

While getting ready to go home I heard voices. School kids arriving home, cutting thru Scott and my yard.

Trent, born in 1977. 

Tuesday, October 19, 2021

Everyone is coming home now

 Wikimedia Foundation, Inc.

PO Box 98204

Washington, DC 20090-8204 USA

Jus put a $20 donation in the mailbox. 

Returned every single book to the Upper Moreland Library and checked out many more.

Before I left I made three scrambled eggs with ketchup, a favorite of Jackie Onassis. 

All he talked about, she said, was Money. 


The first book I wanna start reading is...

I am dipping my hand in the lovely bag with print of watermelon slices, hand made by a friend of Sarah's

LITTLE AND OFTEN: A Memoir by Trent Preszler

Dunno who the guy is on the right.


Huntingdon Dales is the development I live in.

Received an ad from them today showing all the BIG SALES they have made.


Do YOU have a plan? Perhaps we can discuss that at 7 pm when we zoon.

I try to look nice when we zoom. I am wearing a shirt with TREES on it I bought on a day trip to NYC. 

Am wearing long lavendar shorts I bought at Macy's and my great beige shoes from Flaherty's.

My hip is killing me from carrying all those books into the house.

This is a YA book, young adult. I read the first few pages and if they are good, I check out the book.

You know, I could write a novel about Gloria, who was in jr high with us 

She had polio and walked with a limp.

Finally they discovered the Salk and the Sabin vaccines. 

When people went swimming in the summer, they seemed to get polio.

That's it for now,

Monday, October 18, 2021

Nancy Guenst to the rescue

 PROBLEM  In the mail I received a notice to get a new PHOTO ID for my PA driver's license. Due to my kidney transplant in 2011 I am at big risk for  Covid 19.

Received a phone call from Nancy Guenst of the PA House of Reps. She is just finishing out her first term and loves the work and her many successes.

Nancy - You will need a printer.  Do you have one at home? Yes, it is upstairs. 



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Nancy Guenst (She/Her/Hers)

Pennsylvania House of Representatives

Member – 152nd District



Phone: 717-210-8679


19 S. York Road, Hatboro, PA 19040

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 So the PA Department of Motor Vehicles had made a mistake.

My Driver's License expires in 2025. I do not need to travel there.

I printed out the necessary paperwork and put it in my glove compartment. The glove compartment does not work properly so I kept slamming it until it did work.

But - and yes there is always a but - I did not see my all important GLUCOSE TABS, which are all over my house just in case.

Just in case.

I am heartened that I still have feeling in my feet. All 11 toes!!!

Nancy was wearing comfortable shoes and I showed her mine. Ours looked quite similar. 

Told her to check Faherty's in Southampton.

And now a poem:


We have so many children on our street

What shall I give them that's healthy to eat?


Acorns that fall off the oak trees?

A hot cup of Trader Joe's Cinnamon Tea?

Mommy, where are you when I need an answer?

Max's favorite are Reese Cups.

So be it.

Half for the trick or treaters

And half for me. 

Important news for WG-Horsham residents

 UPPER MORELAND, PA — Fencing has been erected around a former township school building that is being prepared for demolition as local officials announced they had purchased the property.

Upper Moreland Township commissioners recently announced that the township had bought the Woodlawn School Building for $750,000, while at the same time approving the purchase of a tax exempt bond, or bonds, to find the improvements to the property, according to a social media post announcing the move.

The post by Upper Moreland Ward 1 Commissioner Nick Scull was shared by community members on a Facebook page for neighboring Horsham Township. It was shared just last week, but the original post appeared to be from late September, as Scull said settlement on the property had been scheduled for Sept. 30.

In the shared post, Scull stated that the former Woodlawn School building would be demolished and that the property would be regraded and have a grassy surface restored.

Scull said the bonds that were approved would be repaid during a 30-year period, which would raise township taxes by about $13 to $15 per household.

WHY, wondered Ruth Z Deming, would the taxes be raised? 

Her mother wondered the same thing.

Her mother wondered the same thing!

General Colin Powell dead of complications of COVID-19

 Colin Powell, the first Black U.S. Secretary of State, has died from complications of COVID-19, his family announced on Monday. He was 84.

General Colin L. Powell, former U.S. Secretary of State and Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, passed away this morning due to complications from Covid 19," a statement on the Powell family wrote in a statement on his Facebook page, noting that "he was fully vaccinated."

Continued the statement, "We want to thank the medical staff at Walter Reed National Medical Center for their caring treatment. We have lost a remarkable and loving husband, father, grandfather and a great American."

Powell served in former President George W. Bush's Cabinet from 2001 to 2005. Prior to his White House tenure, Powell — a four-star general — was the 12th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff.

Colin Powell
Colin Powell

Bachrach/Getty Images Colin Powell

A New York native, Powell joined the City College of New York's Army ROTC program and was commissioned as an Army second lieutenant when he graduated in 1958. He served 35 years in the Army, receiving the Purple Heart, Defense Distinguished Service Medal, and the Legion of Merit, among other honors.

Powell also served under President Ronald Reagan as National Security Advisor from 1987 to 1989 before transitioning to Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff — making him the first Black person to hold the position.

He is survived by his wife, Alma Johnson Powell, and their three children, as well as grandchildren.

Former President Bush issued a statement on Powell's death early Monday, writing, "Laura and I are deeply saddened by the death of Colin Powell."

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Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Pfizer Booster Shot at Sam's Club in Willow Grove PA


Got my Pfizer Booster Shot for Covid 19

Scott drove me to Sam's Club.

He used to belong so he could buy dog food.

So far there is no pain, but we shall see.

Ate a hearty lunch of beer battered fish and frozen veggies, carrots, broccoli, cauliflower.

The fish was not cooked through and through.

Not good!

Me too lazy to put it back on the skillet.


Was lying in bed now reading Sue Miller's Monogamy. Trying to finish so I could return it to library tho it isn't due yet.

Scott came over and loaded the photos. Told me again, They can only be loaded on downstairs computer.

Scott took his computer to Joe Sabach at Classic Computers. The hard drive is kaput.

He'll pay $360 for a new hard drive.  

Lying in bed reading, I missed my mom. Dead since April 21. 2020. 


No one to call up and talk about the booster shot.
Nah, it didn't hurt.
That store was sure big. Sam's Club.
Scott and I walked straight down to the Pharmacy.
My legs going faster and faster.
Miss America on the runway.
You should see the junk people buy.
You taught us to eat well.
Sitting there at the head of the table
Smiling, commanding and relishing
your long lived monarchy at the
head of the table. 

Sarah Lynn tree-climber.