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Driving over glass It was Graduation week this week, 3 graduations in 3 days here at Hope. Some big, 4000+ people on Tuesday, Some smaller, 3000+ people on Thursday. As usual, people were insecure so they liked being told where to park. And as usual, people with handicap stickers came 5 minutes before the service started and wanted to know where the handicapped places were. Of course, all of the handicapped places had been filled 2 hours before the graduation started. Handicap means you get t... Read More
Posted by Shelley Baltz at Sunday, May 28, 2023

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Is something moving? All of downtown has smelled like BBQ since Tuesday. It's a great smell. We went to the Memphis in May BBQ contest Thursday night. As soon as we got there we found 4 friends, walked 100 yards and lost them. No idea where they went? So we kept going, I knew I had some friends in one of the booths, just had to find it. As soon as we walked up to the booth there were 5 more people we knew. And so it went all night. Thursday is the best night to go. It's the friends and famil... Read More
Posted by Shelley Baltz at Saturday, May 20, 2023

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A little more to the left. PK and I went to see the Sistine Chapel exhibit at the Renasant Convention Center downtown. It was not what I expected, but I'm not sure what I expected. It was a bunch of very large pictures, I think lifesize, of the different paintings on the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel. Some aprox 8ft x 8ft. Some are much larger. It took Michelangelo 4 years to do it, most of the time laying on his back on top of scaffolding. One amazing thing was that some paintings were done ... Read More
Posted by Shelley Baltz at Saturday, May 13, 2023

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Parking Where?  They are setting up right now for a concert tonight at 7p. I'll start putting out cones around 4p. Then the ConeHeads will be in the parking lot at 6p. I could park the whole thing by myself except I need people to go up the hill to what is perceived as a bad place. You would think that we were asking them to drive off a cliff. But what I'm trying to do tonight is get people parked as quickly as possible so they can get in for the show. This is what I'm always trying to d... Read More
Posted by Shelley Baltz at Thursday, May 4, 2023