2011-05-05 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

By Jim Munro

A s Beej warms up the Jamestown Community Chorus for its weekend presentation “Spring Fling: Our Salute to Broadway,” he offers a bit of nostalgia.

”You’re the Top” comes from the 1934 musical “Anything Goes” by Cole Porter. Which famous band leader had a top 10 hit with it that year?

The chorus will present performances on Saturday, May 7, at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, May 8, at 3 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church.

Sing on!

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The sun didn’t come out at the right time at Mackerel Cove, but friends of the ducks did as 1,000 of the rubber birds bobbled to shore in the first Great Duck Derby Saturday to benefit the Lawn Avenue School’s eighth grade class trip to Washington D.C.

There is still a month to go, so if you missed the chance to contribute and compete at the beach, you can still help out a student by making out a check to the Jamestown school and sending it to Susan Baccari, 10 Weatherly Court, Jamestown, RI 02835.

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Ed Sylvia and Kath O’Neill say that last week’s poser, “Don’t You (Forget About Me),” was introduced by the Scottish rock group Simple Minds. Carol Baldwin said it was also sung by The Breakfast Club. The most recent offering was probably by David Cook.

As to Beej’s question, Kath O’Neill correctly replied, “Zero Mostel was cast as Tevye in the Broadway poduction of ‘Fiddler on the Roof’ and Topol played that role in the film version of the show. To life!” Jane Murray, who plays oboe and English horn, writes, “Theodore Bikel played Tevye on the national tour which stopped in Providence in the 80s. I played in the pit orchestra.”

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Kathleen Golini would like to spend Mother’s Day at lunch with her family at the Bay Voyage Inn.

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Poser: You tell me mistakes

Are part of being young

But that don’t right the wrong that’s been done

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We received an e-mail from Cynthia Smith concerning a new scheme of carjacking that police are warning drivers about. We thought it important to share it with you.

You walk across the parking lot, unlock your car and get inside. You start the engine and shift into reverse. When you look into the rearview mirror to back out of your parking space, you notice a piece of paper stuck to the middle of the rear window. So, you shift into park, unlock your doors, and jump out of your car to remove that paper that is obstructing your view. When you reach the back of your car, that is when the carjackers appear out of nowhere, jumps into your car and takes off.

And guess what, ladies? I bet your purse is still in the car. So now the carjacker has your car, your home address, your money and your keys. Your home and your whole identity are now compromised. And, what if there was a child in the car?

Stay Alert!

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Laura Smith said she would like the day off work and hang out with her son Alex on Mother’s Day.

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Kath O’Neil writes “with dismay” about the deer carcass just off the road at the corner of East Shore Road and Carr Lane. “Sadly, it has been there for quite some time. Certainly it is not adding to the health and safety of our residents.”

Hang in; we’ll call and find out if someone is studying the problem.

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It’s really true: Jamestown Hardware can order you anything.

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“Out to dinner with my family and grandkids” is where Maxine Clark is spending Mother’s Day.

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Hope Darigan would like to embark on a round-the-world cruise on that day. But first she must stop at 3 p.m. at the Central Baptist Church to sing in concert with the Jamestown Community Chorus.

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Happy Mother’s Day

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Be true!

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

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