2009-04-02 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

By Jim Munro

Alice Dunn wrote to say her beloved dog, Rocket, had been put down Saturday. "Dr. Civic said he was just in too much pain. I am writing because I can't talk about it. Could you please put a blurb in so that the many people that knew Rocket will know he has passed on? Rocket was 20 years old and he was the best beagle ever!" R.I.P. Rocket.

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Some 150 former students of the Carr and Clarke schools have signed on for the July 25 reunion at Ft. Getty. Organizer Jim Pemantell said, "I know there are still many more out there who want to attend but have not contacted me. Because of numbers for the caterer, I have extended the cutoff date to this Saturday, April 4. The footdraggers can't just show up, so unless they contact me by that date they will have to just read about it in the July 30 Press."

Jim can be reached at 401-423- 1294 or by e-mail at Mandojim@ cox.net.

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We're watching the best of America as volunteers from all over pour into Fargo to help those residents save their homes from the flooding Red River.

R.I.P. Rocket. R.I.P. Rocket. *** What was the name of the bar at East Ferry that was the first stop for many passengers coming home on the boat from work in Newport?

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Georgia Wright, 14, will appear as Amy, one of the March sisters in the Jamestown Community Theatre's presentation of "Little Women" next month at the Recreation Center. The North Kingstown High School freshman has been in five musical JCT productions and in "The Anatomy of Gray" at the high school. Georgia said that Amy is the youngest sister and thinks of herself as the family pet. "Jo and her clash a lot. She thinks very highly of herself and often speaks before she thinks. As the play proceeds, events prompt her to become more mature. It's really a great play and the actors play well off each other. Anyone who comes from a large family will relate to it. I'm really enjoying it. Lisa is a great director," Georgia said.

And, three sisters are part of an ensemble of actors who will present during the play portions of fables written by Louisa May Alcott, the playwright of "Little Women." Julia Hirsch, 12, a sixth grader at the Rocky Hill School plays Tilly in "Tilly's Christmas." It's about a girl with three sisters but she has no money and therefore there'll be no presents. Julia said Tilly is "selfless and has a good Christmas even though she's poor." Julia's sisters, Madeleine, 10, and Abigail, 8, go to Melrose Avenue School and are in the fourth and second grades respectively. They appear as Suzy and Kate in the fable "A Doll's Journey," about a doll's trip from Minnissota to Maine. The three sisters also appeared in the JCT's "Song Man, Dance Man."

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Martha Morgan, Bob Fleming of Braintree, Mass. and Sarah Young know that Pyewacket is the name of the cat in "Bell, Book and Candle." Sarah wrote, "My parents had just returned from the theater in celebration of an anniversary and found a shivering little kitten on the doorstep of the house. She (the kitty) was immediately dubbed Pyewacket who lived a long and cosseted life. She loved the family dog, ate corn on the cob when it was placed on the floor and favored the oblong fruit bowl on top of the refrigerator for observing her domain. She was a beloved family member - tho' she never demonstrated her namesake's attributes."

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No takers on last week's poser. "You can ponder perpetual motion, fix your mind on a crystal day" is from "Up Around the Bend" by Creedence Clearwater Revival.

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This poser is from one of the classics that will be sung next month at the Jamestown Communbity Chorus concerts. "Tell old Pharaoh, let my people go!" What is it from?

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A Snapple cap moment: "Q" is the only letter in the alphabet not appearing in the name of an U.S. state.

*** Be true!

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