2009-07-09 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

By Jim Munro
The Jamestown Community Theatre needs your creative assistance.

Artistic Director Mary Wright reports, “We have five musicals that are options for our November production. We are asking for you, our potential cast, crew members, and our community audience to help us make a choice.

The plays the JCT is interested in performing will involve children, teens, and adults. They are: “Fiddler on the Roof,” “The Sound of Music,” “Mame,” “Little Shop of Horrors” and “Nunsense.” Please e-mail Mary at ms.wright@ cox.net with your vote as soon as possible but no later than Friday, July 17. Mary added, “We will put the names of everyone who emails his/her choice into a raffle, and pull out three lucky winners. Each of the first two names pulled will receive two free tickets to any performance of our fall play. The third name pulled will win four free tickets to any performance of the play. It doesn’t matter which play you voted for in order to win. So, you have nothing to lose; please help us make our November 2009 musical a success.”

Mary will be directing the production.

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Happy birthday to all the Bastille Day babies.

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Our apology to Linda Albaugh for allowing her reply to go right over our head. She wrote: “I was not stumped. I said that Mack Storey moved into the state garage that was between Jean Conent’s house and Campo’s on Clinton Avenue. That was where he manufactured his wood stoves.”

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Peter C. Pemantell notes, “In all fairness to Linda Albaugh, she did answer the question about Mack Storey’s Heat O Vector shop. I was trying to trick everyone with a two part question that answered itself. The RI state barn I was referring to was on Clinton Avenue right where she said it was and if you look at her answer she says that Mack Storey moved in after the state moved out. I think the only question I may have got Linda on was Minnie Young’s store at the West Ferry on Narragansett Avenue.

“And, this one is for Linda: Who was the best mechanic at Skippy Sylvia’s garage?”

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John Doty called to say Mack Storey’s shop was in the old state barn on Clinton Avenue and it later became a pottery shop.

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From Paul “Mike” Balzer, “If my memory serves me right, the shop was in an old garage just before the Campo’s house on the east side of Clinton Avenue. Say hello to Peter Pemantell for me.”

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Anna Templeton-Cotill called and said in the 40s in the summer a man pushed his cart up and down Narragansett Avenue. What was he selling?

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Bob Kinder nailed the poser. “They’re not painting the sky as blue this year, wish you were here. Eddie Fisher sang it.”

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We wonder how many legitimate news stories never made it on air because of all the overhype on Michael Jackson. It says it all about America’s ridiculous celebrity worship.

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Joe Campo, who identified himself as class of ‘64, e-mailed, “Stephanie Gilman’s comments about riding the ferry to school brought memories flooding back. Who can remember what the initiation was for Jamestown students who rode the ferry to high school. I remember Tommy Vietri and I got ours earlier than most of our classmates because we went to Rogers first, while most of the others went to Thompson Jr. High. The girl’s initiation was different from the boys. A hint – singing was involved for the girls.”

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Kudos to the latest contributors to the Fireworks Fund: Nancy Mason, John and Joan McCauley, John and Teddy Leyon, Tim Baker, Suzanne and Mark Grosby, James and Helen Haas, John Sugrue, Carol and James Lake, Jacquie and Bill Perrett, Anonymous, Robert and Susan Vincent, Charlotte and John Zarlengo, Patience Chrisler, The von Hohenleiten Family, Linda and George Warner, John and Shawn Mayers, Nicholas and Mary Biddle, Eleanor Chase and Kathleen Clute, Anne Barrett, Deborah and Mark Swistak, Roy and Lisa Geigen, Rochelle Carnevale in memory of Peter, Alexis and Charles Pyle, Marguerite and Walter Bopp, Junior Women’s Club of Jamestown, Isabel Coyle, John Recca and Cathy Ruth Squires, The Narragansett Café, Wes Yando and Lorri Spooner, Fritz and Pem Attaway, Priscilla Rabbett and David Center, Sue Kelley, and finally, Peter Swenton and Irene Roditakis, who say, “Blow it sky high!”

Head ‘hog Gregg Charest said, “Special thanks to everyone who purchased T-shirts and made cash donations in the island stores and on Saturday mornings and everyone who I shook down for cash on the beach. We look forward to seeing everyone again next year!”

KA-BOOM!

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A Snapple Cap moment: When thirsty, a camel can drink 25 gallons of water in less than three minutes.

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The full moon on Tuesday was the Thunder Moon or Hay Moon.

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Call in your stuff to 423-0383 or 829-2760 or e-mail us at jtnwalrus@ hotmail.com.

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