2011-11-17 / The Walrus Says

The Walrus Says

BY JIM MUNRO

With Thanksgiving a week away, we asked islanders what they have to be thankful for:

Shelley Campbell said she is grateful for her granddaughter, 2-year-old Lilyanna Chase. “I’m thankful for every minute I have with her.”

John Williamson said he’s thankful for everything he has and living on Jamestown. “I’m thankful I’m not a turkey.”

Sherri Messenger replied, “Freedom.”

Kathleen Golini said she’s thankful for “my health, my job, my family and friends, and all my patients.”

Norma Willis said she’s grateful for a wonderful family and living on Jamestown.

Laura Smith is thankful for her health, her job and her son.

Cynthia Flagg is thankful for “my wonderful family who have bought homes on Jamestown and live here with me.”

Cathryn Jamieson is grateful to be an American and to have had the parents she had.

Kim Taylor replied, “My health.”

Alice Dunn, who turned 60 yest erday, said she’s thankful for life.

Laura Trainer said she is thankful she “can afford to go to college and live in a country where women are treated equal to men.”

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Driving down Narragansett Avenue and seeing the magnificent display of American flags at East Ferry on Veterans Day choked me up. *** The Jamestown Community Theatre’s “The Wizard of Oz” opened to a sold-out audience last Friday night. Laura Smith, who plays the Mayor of Munchkin City, a Jitterbug and the Emerald City hairdresser, said a couple of kids in the audience were so scared when the Wicked Witch of the West, played by Hayley Carlisle, came on stage that they left the building.

Laura’s vocation as a hair stylist made her the perfect choice as the hairdresser who prepares the mane of the Cowardly Lion for his appearance in the Emerald City. In her third appearance in a JCT play, Laura also stands out in her role as a scary Jitterbug with her perfect Munchkin voice. She said the play is wonderful and she’s having fun. “Mary Wright is amazing,” she said.

“The Wizard of Oz” ends its run this coming weekend with performances tomorrow and Saturday at 7 p.m., and Sunday at 4 p.m. at the rec center.

Ding Dong! The Witch is dead. Which old Witch? The Wicked Witch!

Ding Dong! The Wicked Witch is dead.

Wake up, sleepy head, rub your eyes, get out of bed.

Wake up the Wicked Witch is dead.

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The Jamestown Country Club last weekend had an impressive display of American flags on its fence next to the first tee.

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Kudos to Joshua Gray, 8, a third-grade student at the Melrose Avenue School for his promotion to blue belt in karate on Oct. 28. On the same day, his father, Chris, better known as “Papa,” was promoted to orange belt and selected as the adult student for the month of November at Ichiban Karate in Wakefield. Ichiban Karate practices in the style of Shorin-Ryu Shidokan from Okinawa.

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Poser:

Grateful for each hand we hold,

Gathered round this table,

From far and near we travel home,

Blessed that we are able.

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Kudos to Jamestown Wine & Spirits for giving discounts to veterans on Veterans Day.

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The Jamestown School Warrior reports that the PLO will host a free family movie night tomorrow, Nov. 18, at 6 in the Melrose multipurpose room. The feature will be “Cars 2.” Pizza, popcorn and drinks will be available for purchase.

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Next week is National Family Week.

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Be true!

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Call in your stuff to 829-2760 or 423-0383, or email me at jtnwal rus@hotmail.com. Thank you.

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