2010-07-08 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

By Jim Munro
Super kudos to the Jamestown Rocket ‘hogs. A job well done once again!

Boss ‘hog Gregg Charest reports that the following is the latest list of donations received in the ‘hogs’ mailbox and from individuals stopping at the T-shirt table in front of Jamestown Hardware the day of the shoot.

Gregg said donations came in from: “Jackie and Bill Perrett, Bob and Andrea Dolan, Bob Fuller, John and Teddy Leyon, Serena Berretta, Jo Ellen Quaglietta and Arthur Fiorenzano, Peter Swenton and Irene Roditakis, Marie and Bob Greco, Tom and Anne Tighe, Anne Bernath, Christa and Richard Casey, Dr. Anne Zartler, Anny Cain, Alexis and Charles Pyle, Kristin and Philip Zhivago, Carleen and John O’Brien, Suzanne and Mark Grosby, Judith and John Heelan, David Booth and Jane Garret, Dr. Sue Kelly, Charlie and Karan Osenton, Isabel Coyle, Stephen and Tammy Fasano, Raymond and Cynthia Smith, David Cain, Paul Dicenso, Robert Fravy, David and Tricia Evangelista, the Bresnan Shipping Company, Jamestown Early Learning Center, and a VERY special thanks to the Junior Women’s Club of Jamestown.

“We squeaked it out this year, and we hope everyone enjoyed the show,” Gregg said, “Thanks to Bob Bailey and Kerry Sheehan, my two Rocket ‘hogs cohorts, without whom everything could not come together. We have a blast doing this, and will definitely be back next year! See you then.”

KABOOM!

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And, more kudos to Conanicut Marine Services for flying its spectacular Old Glory last weekend at East Ferry.

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Jamestown students and school employees, plus their parents, siblings and grandparents, are invited to a special viewing of the Bayside Garden Railroad on Saturday, July 17, from noon to 4 p.m. The rain date is July 18.

School bus monitors Veronika and Monty Neronha, the railroad’s engineers, say that all youngsters must be accompanied by an adult.

The Bayside Garden Railroad is located at 98 East Shore Rd. It has over 500 feet of track with five running trains, miniature bridges and 22 buildings. The plantings are all dwarf, Bonsai or miniature shrubs. The ground cover matches the scale of the buildings and bridges.

The railroad has been recognized by New England Cable News TV as one of the outstanding garden railroads in New England. It was also a featured garden in the Quononoquott Garden Club’s tour of island gardens. The railroad has been the subject of feature articles in the Providence Journal, the North East Garden Railway News and The Jamestown Press.

Questions? Call 423-1391.

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Peter Pemantell and Bob Kinder remember Joe Palooka as a cartoon heavyweight boxer in the 1940s or 50s. Peter commented, “I loved that comic strip when I was a kid!”

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Both Bob and Peter know that James Cagney portrayed George M. Cohan in “Yankee Doodle Dandy.” Cohan was, indeed, born on the Fourth of July. Peter remembered, “When I was a kid, my brother Joe and I would deliver newspapers to the yachts moored at Ft. Getty and James Cagney had his boat there one weekend and we delivered his paper. We were young and did not know she was Cagney’s boat until we got back to the dock and Charlie Cabral of Dutch Harbor Shipyard told us.”

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If you think the beginning of the week is tough now, wait until you try to get your body into the ProJo’s new Monday morning Yoga pose of the week.

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John A. Murphy says this is more of a test of reasoning ability than a trivia question: “Identify the ‘smilin’ faces’ referenced in the great hit, ‘I’ll Take You There’ by The Staple Singers.”

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Here is the first of summer posers from B.J.: “Blowing through the jasmine in my mind.”

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We always learn something when our three young granddaughters come to visit. They were on an extended stay last week while their mom was on a business trip. This visit’s lessons are: There are no places left in the house to hide my cookies, and there’s a whole batch of TV programming out there that we didn’t know existed.

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Feel like getting away for a while? How about an Ezulwini South Aftican Photo Safari for two or six days? Or, if you want to hang around, Blackstone Caterers will create an exciting menu for your next dinner party. And, last, if you want to put your pet really above the Joneses, John Grosvenor will design a special palace or piece of furniture for your pet, and Joe Sabatino will build it for the quadruped.

The Potter League for Animals July raffle goes off Sunday. Tickets are $100 each. Visit www.PotterLeague. org.

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Did you know you must have a permit from the DEM to sell tadpoles? What’s next?

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A sign on the side of a Scituate Portable Restrooms truck reads, “19,500 pounds of very gross weight.”

*** Be true!

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

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