2009-08-06 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

By Jim Munro
The Kathy Brownell Follies, which has appeared in every Jamestown Community Chorus talent show except its first, is in rehearsals for this year’s 20th annual talent show to be staged Thursday, Aug. 20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Center.

The incomparable follies theme for this year is “Music, Movement and Memories” and will include remembrances from the 1950s to the present. Regular members of the group are, in addition to Kathy, Marilyn Polleson, Caroline Jaques and Laney Furtado, who will be joined by guest performers.

Auditions will be held Monday, Aug. 17, and Tuesday, Aug. 18, at 7 p.m. at the center. An accompanist will be available.

The talent show is the chorus’ biggest fundraiser and proceeds benefit chorus programs, which include its two yearly concerts, the music scholarship award, donations of music and movies to the Jamestown library, and more.

Questions? Call 423-1574 or visit the chorus website at www. jamestownri.com/chorus.

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Ron Storey writes, “Thanks to my co-worker Laurie Dutra, who places a copy of the Jamestown Press on my desk every week, I’ve been following the articles in the ‘Walrus’ section of your paper regarding my father’s (Mack Storey) welding shop. The shop was originally called Jamestown Welding, but the name was later changed to ‘Heat-O-Vector’ to refl ect the fireplace insert business, which later became our primary product. The business, located on Clinton Avenue, manufactured over 5,000 wood stoves and fireplace inserts during the fuel crisis of the 1970s. The fuel shortage of the 1970s many times caused gasoline customers to form a long waiting line up Clinton Avenue. People often waited for over an hour to purchase a few gallons of gasoline from Harold Richardson’s Central Garage, which was located around the corner.”

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The NFL teams are in training camps, all’s well with the world.

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Tomorrow is National Lighthouse Day. The Beavertail Lighthouse Museum Association will celebrate the occasion by offering a 10 percent discount on any one item purchased by visitors to the museum gift shop that day.

The gift shop is open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the Beavertail Lighthouse.

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So, what was Lloyd Wright’s sister’s first name? Edith, said Marilyn Dutton, adding that Edith lived with her brother, Lloyd, on Antham Street. She told us that Lloyd was a great fan of the Drum & Bugle Corp. and although he did not play an instrument he attended all the competitions. “We all loved him,” Marilyn added. She wondered how many people remember their old phone numbers. She said hers was 216M on a three-party line that would ring twice in her house.

Bet Furtado wrote that Edith was her neighbor when Bet lived on Clarke Street.

John Wright e-mailed, “Lloyd Wright was my cousin. His sister’s name was Edith. His mother’s name was Emily and his dad was named George, but was called Herb.”

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Bob Umbenhauer writes, “The person who says it cannot be done should not interrupt the person doing it.” (Chinese proverb)

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Peter C. Pemantell’s question of the week: Who were the owners of the Narragansett Cafe in the 1950s?

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...it goes with your hair, you certainly know the right things to wear

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Debra Vierra Murphy has last week’s poser. “Cause he’s kinda big and he’s awful strong” is from “My Boyfriend’s Back” by The Angels.

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Where was the Red Cross building on Narragansett Avenue? Linda Albaugh says it was where Jamestown Designs is now.

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Congratulations to Jan Whitford and Jim McLoughlin, who are in their 20th year in the guard shack at Ft. Getty.

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Can’t get away on vacation this year? Don’t fret, the Jamestown library will bring the Pacific islands to you. On Tuesday, Aug. 11, at 7 p.m., the dance troupe, Napua O Polynesia, will perform in the library’s meeting hall. The group will take youngsters four to 12 years of age and their families to the islands of Hawaii, Tahiti, New Zealand and the Marquesas in song and dance.

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Did everyone correctly answer the questions from the 1895 Salina, Kan., eighth-grade final exam?

Here are a few more:

Define verse, stanza and paragraph.

What are the principal parts of a verb? Give principal parts of ‘lie,’ ‘play,’ and ‘run.’

District No.33 has a valuation of $35,000. What is the necessary levy to carry on a school seven months at $50 per month, and have $104 for incidentals?

Give two uses of silent letters in spelling. Illustrate each.

Describe the mountains of North America.

Name and locate the principle trade centers of the U.S. Name all the republics of Europe and give the capital of each.

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Tonight’s full moon is the Green Corn Moon and the Grain Moon.

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A Snapple cap moment: Some dinosaurs were as small as chickens.

*** Be true!

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

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