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Ok, so this post isn’t exactly a weekly wrap-up. It’s more like a monthly wrap-up (or so…). Things have been a bit chaotic over here, off and on, and in the mundane times I’ve had to try and catch up on “normal” tasks. Allow me to throw out a few highlights from our last several weeks:
In September Rooster & Bird were privileged to attend a free lunchtime concert during a local Chamber Music Festival. In the beautiful, historic local theater, we were treated to works composed by Mozart, Beethoven, and Schumann (love Schumann!), as well as Carl Maria von Weber whose music we were introduced to for the first time. Weber’s Quartet performance was definitely my favorite, although Schumann’s Märchenbilder (Fairy Tale Pictures) was a very close second. We each had a different favorite “fairy tale” movement.
Last Saturday was my maternal grandmother’s 75th birthday. My mother, brother, and other family gathered from near & far for Granny’s party. We began the day at the family cemetery, and Granny recounted tales of our relatives there. What a treasure to hear those stories firsthand! Later that day we played miniature golf, and then we all gathered for Granny’s party together. It felt somewhat like a way-too-short-with-not-enough-quality-time-with-each-loved-one type of visit (everyone else had festivities on Friday as well, but we only drove over for the day Saturday), but nonetheless it is always nice to squeeze in a quick visit whenever you can! :)
Seriously, though, if you ever do a unit study on the Civil War era, the music produced by the 2nd South Carolina String band is a top-notch must-have!
Well, that's not exactly a weekly wrap-up, but it's a decent abridged catch-up, at least! :)