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- John Thomas MURRAY 1905 - 1981NEW ZEALAND 2nd ECHELON 7th ANTI TANK REGIMENT.No. 25703STALAG XVIIIAKRIEGSGEFANGENER "Prisoner of War" REMEMBERED WITH HONOUR They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old: Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn. At the going down of the sun and in the morning We will remember them. The Europe Star, The Africa Star, Victory Medal, The New Zealand Defence Medal. To be taken prisoner in war must be a devastating experience. The wonder is that the morale of all servicemen in Prisoner of War camps reached and maintained such heights. The stories of hardships and frustration are outshone by the discipline, self-control and generous collaboration, which helped so many to survive and to keep alive the determination never to give in. It was also thanks to that comradeship in adversity that there were so many attempts to escape. Prisoners had a very hard time, but the life of a prison guard was never allowed to be easy. For those of us who were fortunate enough to avoid capture, it is almost impossible to imagine what it must have been like. We can read about it and watch films about it, but it is only others with that experience, who can begin to understand what it meant to be caged in a Prisoner of War camp. It seems to me that one of the great values of the National Ex-Prisoner of War Association must be its unique ability to fully comprehend the problems and the needs of its members. The knowledge that there is an organisation 'out there' which can offer the right kind of help at the right time as they get older and more vulnerable must be a great comfort for its members. His Royal Highness The Duke of Edinburgh. 2nd February 2001. Excerpt: German Field Orders on the use of Firearms against Prisoners of War: "THE SERVICE REGULATIONS FOR PRISONER OF WAR AFFAIRS DO NOT PROVIDE FOR ANY WARNING SHOTS. SHOULD THE OCCASION FOR THE USE OF FIREARMS ARISE, THEY MUST BE FIRED WITH THE INTENT TO HIT". CAPTURED IN GREECE The Battle of Kalamata which took place on 28th April, 1941, in the southern Peloponnese in Greece although almost unknown by most New Zealanders, was the scene of the final and fiercest clash during the battle for Greece in 1941. It would seem that many veterans of this campaign were incarcerated at Stalag XVIII. It also appears that when the evacuation of Greece by Allied troops became inevitable, organised fighting troops were given priority in the evacuation. Ultimately around 10,000 troops, made up from administrative and support servicemen, together with isolated fighting groups were left on the beaches at Kalamata, Mount Olympus, and Corinth Canal to become prisoners of war. There were British, Australian, New Zealand and Greek men within this group. After many adventures, it seems that most of these passed the rest of the war in Stalag XVIIIA or one of its satellite camps. It seems that some allied prisoners taken at the fall of Crete were also interned at Stalag 18. Crete was the scene of the first major parachute invasion of the War. Although it was ultimately successful, so many German parachute troops died in the attack that Hitler decided against using such tactics for the rest of the War. The British, however, did not learn from this and many British parachute troops were to suffer at Arnhem towards the end of the War). A British man Mr. Horlington who is the secretary of The Brotherhood of Veterans of the Greek Campaign 1940-41, and friends have been responsible for the erection of a marble and bronze memorial at Kalamata.It would seem that many veterans of this campaign were incarcerated at Stalag XVIII. The inscription reads: IN MEMORY OF THE ALLIED FORCES AND GREEKS WHO FELL AT THE BATTLE OF KALAMATA, 28 April 1941, OR WHO WERE TAKEN PRISONER OR ESCAPED TO FIGHT AGAIN THAT THE WORLD MIGHT BE FREE. Artillery of the New Zealand Second Echelon comprised. The 5th FIELD, 31st BATTERY, 32nd BATTERY and 7th ANTI-TANK. Since 2-pounder anti-tank guns were difficult to come by in England, the anti-tank gunners trained with 18-pounders and French 75-mm left over from World War 1. They held their first anti-tank shoot at Waiouru at end of Feb 1940. They left Wellington 2 May 1940 on the Aquitania with Maj RC Queree temporarily commanding. Commanding Officer: LtCol CSJ Duff Oct 1940 - May 1941. Main engagements: Greece, Libya, CRUSADER, Syria, Minqar Qaim, Alamein, SUPERCHARGE, Tripoli, Tunisia, Italy. The Regiment took part in every campaign in which the 2nd NZ Division was involved except Crete.The bulk of the Regiment was evacuated direct from Greece to Egypt. The Regiment was disbanded in Italy on 15 December 1945. Men of the 7th Anti-tank used: 2-pounder anti-tank guns 6-pounder anti-tank guns 17-pounder anti-tank guns 18-pounder field guns 4.5-inch howitzers 75-mm French field guns 4.2-inch heavy mortars M10 self-propelled guns They also lifted mines, laid smoke canisters, went into action with small arms and maintained beacons to guide night bombers. Between 1940 and 1945, 6068 New Zealanders died on active service in Europe and 513 died in captivity. EMBARCATION FROM NEW ZEALAND.By Ivan Dominikovich On the 15th of May 1940 my Uncle Jack Murray enlisted in the 10th Reinforcements Royal New Zealand Artillery. On the 15 Mar 1941 L/Bdr Jack Murray arrived in Suez Egypt a member of the 7th Anti Tank Regiment, a few weeks at Maadi Camp and he was on his way to Greece. When Greece capitulated in late April the order to evacuate all Allied troops was given. We then had terrible news, Jack was missing in action. He was fighting with his unit in the Corinth Canal area which is a waterway that runs through a dramatic gorge, that divides the Peloponnese from the Greek mainland. There was only one road bridge crossing this formidable natural obstacle. It could not be crossed by any other means because of the sheer sides of the cliffs. In the early hours of the 26th April 1941, gliders and JU-52 transport aircraft left airfields in occupied Greece and Albania for the short journey to Corinth. At daybreak, several DFS-230 light assault gliders landed on the approaches to the bridge. On the afternoon of the 27th, the German 3rd Battalion, 2nd Regiment jumped in to secure the area surrounding Corinth and mop up any resistance still left. The Germans lost 63 killed, 16 missing and 174 wounded in the operation. Various points along the coast were attacked and bombed by the Germans pursuing the ANZAC troop withdrawal. The British themselves bombed the Corinth Canal and blew up the remaining bridges in their retreat. The New Zealanders set up machineguns at Thermopylae in an attempt to cover the ANZAC retreat and were bombed, and then captured, by the German advance. New Zealand lost 300 killed in Greece and a further 1800 troops were taken prisoner. Everyone at home of course thought the worst about Uncle Jack, and not a word was heard until the 28th of June 1941 when a cable from Red Cross in Geneva Switzerland annouced that he was interned in a Prison Camp in Austria. They also broadcast over the neutral Vatican Radio with information supplied from the German Red Cross, we heard the news over the radio one Sunday morning, which confirmed that John T Murray No 25703 of New Zealand was a prisoner of war in a Stalag in Austria. Members of his unit were left behind in the retreat and were on the run in the Greek hills in the Corinth Canal area from the Germans for nearly a month. Jack and his mate found an abandoned vehicle which contained army pay, they carefully hid the money before they realised it was occupation money and valueless. Eventually about 50 allied soldiers were in a loose group hiding in the hills, food was supplied by Greek peasants and farmers, when they awoke one morning they were surrounded by armed troops and were rounded up. A horrific slow journey by train, fifty men to a cattle wagon, up through Greece and Yugoslavia to Austria followed, with some of them dying on the way. They suffered cold, hunger, and lack of sleep as the train made its way up through Yugoslavia to Marburg in Austria and the final destination of Stalag 18A at Wolfsberg. The Camp Commandants, name was Hauptmann Steiner. It was on Hitlers orders that the German troops capture prisoners of war in Greece, so that they could get the benefit of the propaganda and publicity. It appears most of the British and Commonwealth POW's were housed in an old stable, divided into two with an ablution area in the middle, the other prisoners were in wooden huts, each holding about thirty men. As the numbers of prisoners increased more huts were supplied, each hut was filled with three-tier bunks and a stove in the middle. Russian POW's began to arrive at Stalag XVIIIA soon after Germany invaded Russia in 1941. These men were in a very poor state, most having traveled more than a thousand miles with very little food. Unfortunately they brought typhus into the camp and many prisoners died of the disease before it could be brought under control by the British doctors. Russia was not a signatory to the Geneva Convention and so these prisoners received no Red Cross parcels or gifts from home. Every day a sack would be circulated around the British compound for any food that could be spared but this was far too little for so many. Jack was to be a prisoner for 4 and half long years, escaping for a brief period on one occasion. Prisoners did not usually stay long in Stalag 18A, at this time as it was a clearing camp for the scores of working camps throughout Austria. Within a few days of arrival he was sent on a Work Party known as Arbeitskommando to a farming area as labour for the farmers. He sometimes worked on farms to bring in the Grape harvest, they used to sneak bottles of grape leavings at the botton of the barrels back to camp and water it down to a drinkable wine. Really the work in its s...
angelfire.com/nd/domneal/powar.htmlUltimately around 10,000 troops, made up from administrative and support servicemen, together with isolated fighting groups were left on the beaches at Kalamata, Mount Olympus, and Corinth Canal to become prisoners of war. They also broadcast over the neutr..
- What one thing do you wish you had known about life when you were in your 20s? This question is for those who are older than 20 who would like to share their mistakes and insights with a younger person than themselves.
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- 4 Things Every Parent Of A Child With Autism Should Include In Their WillAlthough everyone should have a will, as parents of special needs children, we need wills to ensure that our kids are well cared for and have a good quality of life after we pass.My son has a dual diagnosis of Autism and Williams Syndrome. Here are four things I recommend all parents of children with Autism - or any special needs - include in their wills or estate plans.1) A Special Needs Trust - A will is a basic legal document that details your last wishes and is often used to distribute your property or assets.However, a basic will does not include provisions that are needed to protect and provide for your special needs child. This is where a Special Needs Trust comes into play. A Special Needs Trust can be a part of your will or it can be a stand-alone document. It allows you to designate and qualify your assets in a way that doesn't penalize your child when it comes to his or her public benefits.Eligibility for many government benefits is determined based on the resources your child or adult ward holds in his or her name. If your special needs child has too many resources, even by just one dollar, he or she may not qualify for, or may even lose, benefits such as Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Medicaid. Even if your child does not currently receive government assistance, he or she may need it in the future.A special needs trust is a way to protect your loved one's current resources and future benefits. Through a special needs trust you can leave assets to your child or ward without negatively impacting his or her government benefits.2) Designated Guardian - We often assume that a member of our family - maybe a sister or our own mother - will automatically be given custody of our children if something happens to us. However, this is not true unless you have a will, trust or estate plan in place that specifically names them as guardians.Without a legal plan in place, anyone can request custody and a judge will decide with whom your child/children will live with. Choosing a guardian is perhaps one of the most difficult decisions to make. It's important to choose someone you trust and who will respect your wishes for your child(ren).Things to consider when selecting any child's guardian are the guardian's age, his or her family values, parenting style, character, willingness to serve as guardian and whether he or she already has an established relationship with your child.With a special needs child there are even more considerations. Think about the traits that you, as a special needs parent, need to raise your child and does the guardian have these traits? My top three traits for special needs guardians are 1) Energy; 2) Patience; and 3) The ability to advocate for my child. (See Related Post: 10 Tips On Choosing The Right Guardian)3) Guardianship Letter & Instructions - Once you've selected a guardian, you need to put them in a position to succeed if they are forced to step into your shoes. You should write instructions to the guardian about things they will need to know on how to parent your child.Include things like your child's routines, medicines, information about his or her medical providers, how to deal with sensory meltdowns, what is the best way to get them to eat or sleep. Simple things like their favorite stuffed animal that they need to go to sleep with at night or where they like to hide their favorite sippy cup or the name of their favorite YouTube videos are small details - but they are of big importance to our children.We've had years to learn these things about our kids. Help your child's guardian avoid having to learn from experience by documenting what you already know! (See Related Post: How To Create A Successful Care Plan For Your Child's Guardians)By painstakingly detailing your routines and including details about what makes your child comfortable or happy in your care plan, you are setting your guardians up for success and for a smooth transition in case something were to suddenly happen to you and your spouse.4) Conservator or Trustee - A conservator or trustee is someone to handle all financial decisions related to your child. A conservator helps ensure that money left to your special needs child is used for your child in ways that best benefit your child.Often times families ask me if their child's designated guardian should also be the conservator or trustee. It depends. Your guardian can serve as both, but sometimes families prefer set up some up checks and balances by selecting different guardians and conservators. It's important to select someone you trust and who will make smart financial decisions on your child's behalf. The guardian and the conservator work together in the best interest of your child.Getting StartedAs a parent of a special needs child and an estate planning attorney, I understand the challenges of adding one more thing to your plate. However, putting into place a will to protect your child with special needs is something we all need to do sooner rather than later - just in case.We'll walk you through the will planning process step-by-step. Initial consults are free. We want to help you create a legal plan that best protects your child with special needs as well as your final wishes for your entire family. I can be reached at DJ@JeyLaw.com or... - Jeyaram & Associates: Guardianships, Wills & Special Needs Trusts | Facebook
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- Old Postcards Of North Adams, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Links North Adams Historical Society The North Adams Public Library Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts Anthony Talarico's Web Page North Adams Schools: Pictures,Reunions,More North Adams State Teachers College Alumni 1951 Paramount Theater Photos 1936-1937(by The Betourneys) The Plastron and Carapace at Woolworth's Store in North Adams List of North Adams Web Pages History of the Provencher House, N. Adams RUDE CIDER INTERVIEW Ice Cards and Little Flags Postcards of Jacobs Ladder Trail,Route 20,MA Vintage Postcards(from all over!) One of My Genealogy Pages Album of Pictures of the CCC at Mt. Greylock Just the Berkshires You are my [an error occurred while processing this directive] visitor -- starting April, 2000 --thanks for stopping by! Copyright(c)Shirley Bruso 1999/2006 Vintage Postcards of North Adams,Berkshire County, Massachusetts Cards: Hope that you enjoy the selection! | Balloon Center||Balloon- St. Paul Commandery| |Birds Eye View and Streets of North Adams| |Business and Industry| |Churches, Hospital, Hotels, Library, Schools and More| |Bridges,Lakes,Parks,The Ledge ,and Mt Greylock| |Railroad Travel- Depot and Hoosac Tunnel |Mohawk Trail Search this Postcard Site! Shirley Ann Phelps Bruso, Passed away on January 23rd 2008 in Puyallup Washington. Shirley was born in North Adams Massachusetts a town that she loved dearly. Proceeded in death by her husband Walter Edward Bruso, sisters Nancy Eva Phelps Hunt, Ruth Jean Phelps Gardzina, Brother, Clifton Homer Phelps and parents Clifton Homer Phelps Sr. and Ruth Arnott Hyde. Her children Susan Ruth Bruso Campbell (Ken Campbell), Wayne Peter Bruso, Walter Edward Bruso Jr., Mary Ellen Bruso Aguayo (Emilio Aguayo), James Alan Bruso, and grand children: David Campbell, Brian Campbell (Heather R), Jason Campbell, Erlinda Aguayo Siwulec (Chris Siwulec), Chacoy Aguayo, Emilio Jr. Aguayo, Joseph Aguayo, Anthony, Savannah, Dawn, Christopher, Todd Valentine (Brionne) and great grand children Tyler Campbell, Braden Campbell, Tyse Aguayo, Latisha, Esperansa, Isabel, Emma, Lorena, Carson Siwulec, Cameron Abby Siwulec, Orion Valentine survive her. Shirley was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. Shirley will be missed by all that know her, she was the kind of person that would do anything for her friends and family and is an inspiration/role model for many people. Shirley was an avid genealogist a hobby that she loved to do. Shirley was also an avid Webmaster logging many hours on the computer often times in the wee hours of the morning working on her pages as she called them, sharing her knowledge, photographs, post cards and genealogy information on the web. There are no services planned and the family wishes in lieu of Cards and Flowers for you to make a donation to a charity of your choice in Shirley's honor. Sign the Guestbook, Read the Guestbook, Archive Entries Every effort will be made to keep this website up and running and to monitor the e-mail. Feel free to contact me at email@example.com Jason Campbell, Shirley's Grandson Shirley's E-mail address is no longer in use any e-mails directed to that address will get bounced back. CHECK IT OUT CHESTER ON TRACK COMING SOON!!!! Fred Provencher in front of Mohawk Theater, 1950's A New Page! Welcome to North Adams Massachusetts Monument Square, a new webpage by Gray Locke New Web Site By Joe Manning: MORNINGS ON MAPLE STREET; this has a collection of his articles about North Adams and pictures. Much to EXPLORE! For more information about the North Adams Historical Society exhibits and news please visit their homepage at http://www.geocities.com/northadamshistory/ Carole Hilderbrand, Alumni Foundation Coordinator of the North Adams School System along with alumni and members of the Historical Society, have put together an exhibit featuring Drury High School Memorbilia to run from May through August. (North Adams Historical Society New Letter June 2006) Papyri Books Buy our books safely online at http://www.papyribooks.com, 49 Main Street - North Adams MA 01247 - USA - 413-662-2099 firstname.lastname@example.org - www.papyribooks.com Hoosac Tunnel Then and Now .....Web Page by Gerald Kelley! Great links also. From Newsletter of Elizabeth Winthrop, Author.May 2005 Dear Friends, I'm a writer in what I call the "creative valley." Sometimes people call it writer's block, but I happen not to believe in the whole idea of a block. What's happening to me now is that I'm resting and refilling, building up the energy and ideas and growing new characters who will soon start whispering their stories into my ear. I recently finished the last rewrite of my latest novel, COUNTING ON GRACE (Wendy Lamb Books, Random House, Spring, 2006) and I'm hunting around for the next book. Will it finally be the third CASTLE book? Very possibly. But in the meantime I want to tell you about my latest picture book, out this month with Henry Holt. I grew up squashed in the middle of five brothers (two older, three younger) so it will be no surprise to my family and fans to hear that my latest work is called SQUASHED IN THE MIDDLE. It tells the story of Daisy who has to shout to be heard over the din of her noisy, well- meaning family. Whenever I speak to kids at schools and book fairs, I tell them that by the time they reach the age of twelve, they'll have enough ideas to write fifty books...as long as they catch their experiences in a journal... as long as they live a noticing life. SQUASHED IN THE MIDDLE proves that even after more than fifty published books, I'm still plumbing my own childhood for stories. I am often blessed with gifted illustrators who with strokes of pen and brush bring my characters to life. Pat Cummings is no exception. With energy and a sparkling palette and her own unique eye, this award-winning illustrator has caught all of Daisy's emotional ups and downs with her bossy older sister and her annoying younger brother. I'm hoping that middle children everywhere will rejoice that their tale has finally been told! An added bonus is a teaching tips page with ideas (LINK) for bringing the trials and tribulations of Daisy right home to kids in the classroom. Hopefully this book will spark class discussion about how to navigate life in the daily scramble we call family. Please be sure to visit my brand new school visit page (http://elizabethwinthrop.com/schoolguide.htm) to learn about my programs in classrooms and at conferences. I'm also really excited about COUNTING ON GRACE, my middle grade historical novel about a French Canadian girl working in a New England mill. But since it won't be available for a year, I'm going to wait a while to tell you more about that. I have three books scheduled for 2006 so stay tuned! More soon, Elizabeth Winthrop List Owner Pictures Taken in North Adams Area, Berkshire County, Massachusetts Gate of Arnold Print Works, North Adams , Mass. Postcard- Drury High School Band 1924 , North Adams , Massachusetts (Band was formed in 1923) Postcard of Franklin Mountain, North Adams , Massachusetts.... and it's Location and Pictures of the Mountain NOW!..... by Jim Moore Postcard:MT Franklin *On the Deerfield River* HERE is the web site with pictures and information about the movie DOWNSIDE UP!! Windsor Lake Road , North Asams , Mass. Here's a few photos of the 1948 flood in North Adams and some trains! North Adams Photo Album Main Street Scene , North Adams ,Mass. 1939. Postcard and some Historical information on Crooked Lake House (Hotel), Averill Park , New York First time ever- a review of this very North Adams postcard web page! The Flying Garbanzos a Berkshire music group have a new web page, THE FLYING GARBANZOS and have a new CD,Third Friday Contra....Check their web page for information! Read Joe Manning's article from the Asvocate about this Berkshire group and information about the CD WINDSOR LAKEpage! The Flying Garbanzos have a dance at the St. Johns Episcopal Church Parish Hall on Summer Street in North Adams on the third Friday each month. A friend gave me a PEEKIN' ZEKE-Here is the web page with information....mine is yellow and sits on my monitor. The Hoosac Tunnel Road, No. Adams , Mass. MULLEN BROTHERS, INC., North Adams, Mass. Cuttings Corner and Richmond Hotel, North Adams, Mass. North Adams National & Savings Banks Buildings, No. Adams, Mass. Boston Store, North Adams, Mass. (Postmarked 1906) The Appalachian Bean (The Bean)is in the left part of the store. A postcard of Public Library, North Adams, Massachusetts Please check The North Adams Library to read about their Building Project and Capital Campaign There is an article about Joe in the October 2001 Yankee Magazine!The Bard of North Adams by Edie Clark. *Joe Manning, author of Steeples, announces his new book: For information about the book and to order check here DISAPPEARING INTO NORTH ADAMS. To read what the folks who live in North Adams say about their lives check out Steeples: Sketches Of North Adams by Joe Manning. Elizabeth Winthrop has information on her web page about her new book, "DEAR PRESIDENT ROOSEVELT, Letters from a Mill Town Girl." She said "It's the story of Emma Bartoletti, a 12 year old North Adams girl who writes FDR during the Great Depression. I think it will be of great interest to young readers in North Adams." To view her web site please check here: ELIZABETH WINTHROP. **A great place to visit while in North Adams is the North Adams Museum of History and Science. They have expanded to a three story 8,000 square foot building in the Weste...
homepages.rootsweb.com/~shirleyb/postcardsShirley was born in North Adams Massachusetts a town that she loved dearly. Shirley was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend. I'm also really excited about COUNTING ON GRACE, my middle grade historical novel about a French Can..
- FLASH: *J** This page last updated today, 09-24-11. FLASH: Our latest innovation is The Great WOMEN's LARGE Band! With an event at 11 p.m. on October 6th of this year, Thursday, at Desmond's Tavern, Park Avenue between 29th and 30th Streets, Manhattan, U.S.A.! The EVENT: Genesis Prepared! Our own selection of non-original but GR8888 tunes from throughout the ages, presented through the Red Light District (what better place for the CREATION?) poem 42nd Street by Robert Patrick, GENESIS from the bible, and our own STREET SCENE. WOMEN's LARGE is currently composed of Albert Solomon, Richard Gross,* and Orin Buck.* *Currently of The Great FIST OF KINDNESS band-- Affiliation for indentification purposes only. Note: The flyer above is for another event. The text below refers to this event and our previous incarnation as the Disaster Wisdom Follies . . . We are in mid-fall (by my system, which counts August-September-October as fall) and still not developing much momentum in our video-editing ambitions. The SHOW will resume, hopefully, in early 2006. ALBERT SOLOMON person Presents . . . The famous. . . PRINCIPALITY OF STAUNCH AND EVERLASTING IRRESOLUTION a.k.a. The DISASTER WISDOM FOLLIES, EVERLASTING GLORIOUS GENERIC GENETIC GERIATRIC DIXY PIXY FAMILY EMPORIUM AND BENEFIT FUND. Yes folks, for the first time the Principality will bring you staunch and everlasting irresolution (er, some of the time for some of the players . . .). The real question will be to see if it makes any difference? Lower East Side At: COLLECTIVE : UNCONSCIOUS 10 p.m. SATURDAY, hopefully some time in EARLY 2006. Company welcome at REHEARSAL 3-6 p.m. $7 or Any Donation. You may bring your own food or liquor. Reservations: email@example.com or 718-768-9079. 279 CHURCH STREET at White Street, TWO BLOCKS BELOW CANAL. A or any other train that stops at Canal Street (C/E/N/R/Q/W/6/J/M/Z), or 1/9 Train to Franklin Street. Located at COLLECTIVE: UNCONSCIOUS, the Principality is New York's premier underground theater show at New York's premier underground theater site. Hopefully sometime in EARLY 2006, we will have had six shows a year for well over three years. Sometimes hilarious, sometimes tedious, sometimes risque, but always in good taste, The Disaster Wisdom Follies targets the forms of theater themselves. It is a slow and gentle, inevitable and even ineluctable . . . disaster! The REGULAR CREW consists of noncomedian John King, primal therapy paraprofessional Walter Gambine, bandleader, host and universal wit Shante Jones, raconteur, piano teacher and musician Richard Tschudy and our always meticulous videographer and Speaker of Truth, Peter Thomas. And welcoming our newest (ahem!) member, the Honorable Jonathan Fenster, Chazzan. And you, the audience, are part of the show in mysterious ways that not even we understand. In fact, it is YOUR show even though we are the performers. And always, always, Awful Albert is there wearing his mop, showing his good legs (HE thinks they are good), singing old Hank Snow ditties and drawing from his extensive repertoire of sensuous anecdotes and noncomedy routines, and telling people what to do and what not to do. Many thanks, and please acknowledge this post. Thanks, ---- :) ------ Albert B. Solomon - Message tape 718-768-9079. We should tell you about the June 18th show but we are too lazy. Suffice it to say that there was general betrayal all around--you might even call it a revolt! Even so, some people believe it was our best show yet! If that isn't a disaster, what is? The March 12th show was - um - disastrous, but isn't that what it's supposed to be? There was no encouragement for the nudity, no curtain at the back of the theatre, no robes were brought for flashing as suggested, and most tellingly, I forgot the flipflops and even MY OWN FANCY SHOES! Nudity is not to be taken lightly or without preparation. And I entirely forgot the idea about John and me changing shirts . . . ! STILL, it was a lively show, with a lot of new music (I Enjoy Being a Girl, and I'm Just a Girl Who Can't Say "No," for example, plus a lovely melody by possibly Schumann that I remembered from my piano-lesson days, to sing my Ball a Lady song to). And the music this time was played by MOI instead of the absent and disgruntled RICHARD TSCHUDY - but we hope he will be back! Altogether, five hours of video taken though. Except for a musical interlude by "Dr. Jones" which made my belly roll like jelly. But Nudity or No, maybe it somehow gave us an edge because it was a fun show anyway. Special thanks to all the solicitous ministrations of TOM our Doorperson and a new member of the Collective, who among his many acts of charity gave me a tuna salad sandwich imported from the Suburbs! The December 11th show was . . . well, it was something new! And it had some very striking scenes on the videotape-- I feel like Warner Wolf! Other than that, it remains to be seen, but I hope Richard will stay with me long enough to try the collaboration again at least one more time. Sic transit gloria mundi! The October 23rd show was a Blast! The Chorus Line idea was well received by all and we made four hours of videotape--ugh! This was one of our happiest and most magical shows. At The July 17 Show I was rattled, very thoroughly rattled but not intensely or painfully rattled--you know what I mean? Thank you ---- Joe Mocrizima. Q & A 1. Is there nudity? No, but I have, uh, good legs. 2. Do you have a good voice? I think so. 3. Is the Show tasteful? I think so. 4. Would you invite your mother? My mother was one of my biggest fans, and she coined the expression "staunchly irresolute." Through every type of trial and tribulation-- including the transit outage following an explosion at the Con Ed plant-- the execrable and unworthy event has continued. Why? ----- :) ----- Albert (updated 05-05-05.) EMail HOBCES@YAHOO.COM. Thanks again. Sorry--for some time the link to the Microzymian page has been missing from the list of links. Now, 05/10/00-WE/5760, I have restored it I hope. Thanks. More on Microzyma page today, 12/26/00. First message, Early November, 1999 (5760): On another page there is a picture of me with a big toothy grin. I am a really cute and charming 40+ male who has several projects he works on and some others that are just a wish list. I am a Reformer at the Food Co-Op where I buy food. The Government needs to be more democratic. In fact, it is hardly democratic at all. I am a lifelong journal writer. For friends and serious admirers, there are pages with some of my journals. Please send EMail to request URLs. You are probably wondering what the Mighty Microzymas are all about, but this is too big a subject to start a page on right away. I have to wait for a moment of inspiration, maybe on Thanksgiving Day! <11/23/99TU> Okay, I guess I'll start it . . . (see links). 3/26/2000: (This should be on the Microzyma pages but for now I'll put it here): Was on a site today, looks to be excellent--not only about microzymas. See "(1) - Recommended Site" on list of sites. In particular a report on the Rife microscope, designated "(2) - Recommended Site" on the same list. I wish the Doctors at the laboratory where I work could see this! I was a member of NIIN (Natural Immunity Information Network). I am a supporter of the NYSHA (New York State Homoeopathic Association). If this all sounds boring to you it isn't to me. I not so recently returned from a trip to Nicaragua. After ten years of US rule without war the country has again been brought to its knees and there is widespread poverty (80% unemployment) and Nicaragua is now the 126th out of 175 positions in the UNDP Human Development Index 1998; I don't know too much about it but it sounds like poverty to me. It is like Bangladesh or India or The Sahara in Africa or something like that. It is no longer a third world country, it is fourth world. The only thing is the Nicaraguan people will never be brought to their knees, even though there are only four-and-a-half million of them. Angelfire. Please come back and visit again! (Just a plug for ANGELFIRE for being the first free WEBSITE I found that works. No other endorsement intended.) So what else is new? Send me EMail if you want at the address below. Thank you. And if you go to the Hopefully EARLY 2006 show I will be so grateful that I will give you one of my BIG KISSES, which are LEGENDARY!! Even if you are UGLY!!! This page last revised today, October 26th, 2005 (5766) lephanecha == :) Links (Other Pages and Web Sites): Marilynne Robinson Fan Club More Performance stuff, reports of past events, etc. (See HILITES page for more recent dispatches.) Co-Op Journal from June, 2002, the Annual Meeting. Big Toothy Grin, 275KB, May be a bit slow to load. Paganfish - Great graphics from the Far North. Pictures of me in a digital photomontage with a mop on my head. Try pg4 too to see how fat I got. Josh Karpf's Astonishing Satires on General Meetings Since 1992! Yes, the Microzymian page has finally begun! (1) - Recommended site: Cancer Cures and Politics - Mostly Rife. (2) - Recommended site: Rife Microscope - Smithsonian Report. Empirical Medicine for Our Time ! My Newsletter. Marilynne Robinson Fan Club Campaign Literature, Board of Directors election, 2002, and beyond. Get away from here . . . ! Everywhere! Pervasive! More basic than the cell or any other life form.
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