Stan Rogers’ son Free Wheelin’

News Sep 25, 2009 Ancaster News

My dance card was full this week, Faithful Reader. A great deal of time was spent scrubbing my grimy hands. The hands of a potter, gardener and everyday housekeeper are not presentable in polite society. Once upon a time, one could disguise roughened working hands in a pair of white gloves.

Alas, those days are gone. Gloves are a winter item for keeping hands warm. Mittens are better pity. Of course I could wear those gardening gloves some dear soul presented to me. I have a large collection of gloves for the left hand. Those for the right hand are scattered widely in a trail behind me, some in parking lots, having fallen there when they slipped off my lap as I got out of the car.

No gloves to be concerned with when I went to the first of three Free Wheelin’ concerts at the Carnegie Gallery last Saturday evening.

It was a capacity audience for Suzie Vinnick, the first entertainer in the series. She sings her own songs and accompanies herself on two guitars. No, F. R., one at a time. She is a true Canadian entertainer, travelling coast to coast, with an easy friendly patter as she tunes a guitar.

Suzie has the easy on-stage presence and assurance of an Ella Fitzgerald. Singing is what she loves to do and that is why we are all here. It is effortless. Long auburn hair, an ample figure and enough personal tales to let us know she genuinely likes to sing to an audience. I bought two of her CDs and they are very good company as I work in he studio.

The next performer will be Nathan Rogers, a home-town lad. If you haven’t got your ticket, you may be out of luck, F. R.

Nov. 14 is close enough to my birthday that I blew the budget. The last time I heard Nathan play was in my living room and he was still living at home in Dundas. How time flies.

Valdy is coming Jan. 23 and The Laws close the series on April 10. I do hope you were among those who bought the series. Or those even more clever who persuaded relatives it would make a grand birthday/Christmas gift and “just because” gift.

Did you, by chance, find a series of postcards in your mail box/basket?

Each with a one-cent stamp and King George’s picture? Each with a friendly note from Carolyn, Stan, Lisa, Clare, Sandra or Maggie, age 10.

A very clever promotion of the Dundas Museum. These are real folks connected to the museum in one capacity or another. They hand-delivered the cards in their neighbourhoods. Carolyn’s has a picture of the Dundas train station with a train puffing to a stop.

If your have not yet made your way to our perfect little Dundas museum, why not? The wedding-gown exhibition was exceptional and took the best part of two years to put together.

It was stunning and deserves a 21-gun salute. It prompted me to take my mother’s and my own wedding gown out of their layers of tissue for a moment of display.

My mother’s dress was a 1920s high fashion knee length, V-neck sleeveless shocker. She suggested she had kept it hoping a daughter might wear it. My own trailing white satin received a similar reception from my daughter. Museum items anyone?

The museum also has a tiny, perfect gift shop worth a visit. Postcards and greeting cards are available and your purchases help to support the museum.

Stan Rogers’ son Free Wheelin’

News Sep 25, 2009 Ancaster News

My dance card was full this week, Faithful Reader. A great deal of time was spent scrubbing my grimy hands. The hands of a potter, gardener and everyday housekeeper are not presentable in polite society. Once upon a time, one could disguise roughened working hands in a pair of white gloves.

Alas, those days are gone. Gloves are a winter item for keeping hands warm. Mittens are better pity. Of course I could wear those gardening gloves some dear soul presented to me. I have a large collection of gloves for the left hand. Those for the right hand are scattered widely in a trail behind me, some in parking lots, having fallen there when they slipped off my lap as I got out of the car.

No gloves to be concerned with when I went to the first of three Free Wheelin’ concerts at the Carnegie Gallery last Saturday evening.

It was a capacity audience for Suzie Vinnick, the first entertainer in the series. She sings her own songs and accompanies herself on two guitars. No, F. R., one at a time. She is a true Canadian entertainer, travelling coast to coast, with an easy friendly patter as she tunes a guitar.

Suzie has the easy on-stage presence and assurance of an Ella Fitzgerald. Singing is what she loves to do and that is why we are all here. It is effortless. Long auburn hair, an ample figure and enough personal tales to let us know she genuinely likes to sing to an audience. I bought two of her CDs and they are very good company as I work in he studio.

The next performer will be Nathan Rogers, a home-town lad. If you haven’t got your ticket, you may be out of luck, F. R.

Nov. 14 is close enough to my birthday that I blew the budget. The last time I heard Nathan play was in my living room and he was still living at home in Dundas. How time flies.

Valdy is coming Jan. 23 and The Laws close the series on April 10. I do hope you were among those who bought the series. Or those even more clever who persuaded relatives it would make a grand birthday/Christmas gift and “just because” gift.

Did you, by chance, find a series of postcards in your mail box/basket?

Each with a one-cent stamp and King George’s picture? Each with a friendly note from Carolyn, Stan, Lisa, Clare, Sandra or Maggie, age 10.

A very clever promotion of the Dundas Museum. These are real folks connected to the museum in one capacity or another. They hand-delivered the cards in their neighbourhoods. Carolyn’s has a picture of the Dundas train station with a train puffing to a stop.

If your have not yet made your way to our perfect little Dundas museum, why not? The wedding-gown exhibition was exceptional and took the best part of two years to put together.

It was stunning and deserves a 21-gun salute. It prompted me to take my mother’s and my own wedding gown out of their layers of tissue for a moment of display.

My mother’s dress was a 1920s high fashion knee length, V-neck sleeveless shocker. She suggested she had kept it hoping a daughter might wear it. My own trailing white satin received a similar reception from my daughter. Museum items anyone?

The museum also has a tiny, perfect gift shop worth a visit. Postcards and greeting cards are available and your purchases help to support the museum.

Stan Rogers’ son Free Wheelin’

News Sep 25, 2009 Ancaster News

My dance card was full this week, Faithful Reader. A great deal of time was spent scrubbing my grimy hands. The hands of a potter, gardener and everyday housekeeper are not presentable in polite society. Once upon a time, one could disguise roughened working hands in a pair of white gloves.

Alas, those days are gone. Gloves are a winter item for keeping hands warm. Mittens are better pity. Of course I could wear those gardening gloves some dear soul presented to me. I have a large collection of gloves for the left hand. Those for the right hand are scattered widely in a trail behind me, some in parking lots, having fallen there when they slipped off my lap as I got out of the car.

No gloves to be concerned with when I went to the first of three Free Wheelin’ concerts at the Carnegie Gallery last Saturday evening.

It was a capacity audience for Suzie Vinnick, the first entertainer in the series. She sings her own songs and accompanies herself on two guitars. No, F. R., one at a time. She is a true Canadian entertainer, travelling coast to coast, with an easy friendly patter as she tunes a guitar.

Suzie has the easy on-stage presence and assurance of an Ella Fitzgerald. Singing is what she loves to do and that is why we are all here. It is effortless. Long auburn hair, an ample figure and enough personal tales to let us know she genuinely likes to sing to an audience. I bought two of her CDs and they are very good company as I work in he studio.

The next performer will be Nathan Rogers, a home-town lad. If you haven’t got your ticket, you may be out of luck, F. R.

Nov. 14 is close enough to my birthday that I blew the budget. The last time I heard Nathan play was in my living room and he was still living at home in Dundas. How time flies.

Valdy is coming Jan. 23 and The Laws close the series on April 10. I do hope you were among those who bought the series. Or those even more clever who persuaded relatives it would make a grand birthday/Christmas gift and “just because” gift.

Did you, by chance, find a series of postcards in your mail box/basket?

Each with a one-cent stamp and King George’s picture? Each with a friendly note from Carolyn, Stan, Lisa, Clare, Sandra or Maggie, age 10.

A very clever promotion of the Dundas Museum. These are real folks connected to the museum in one capacity or another. They hand-delivered the cards in their neighbourhoods. Carolyn’s has a picture of the Dundas train station with a train puffing to a stop.

If your have not yet made your way to our perfect little Dundas museum, why not? The wedding-gown exhibition was exceptional and took the best part of two years to put together.

It was stunning and deserves a 21-gun salute. It prompted me to take my mother’s and my own wedding gown out of their layers of tissue for a moment of display.

My mother’s dress was a 1920s high fashion knee length, V-neck sleeveless shocker. She suggested she had kept it hoping a daughter might wear it. My own trailing white satin received a similar reception from my daughter. Museum items anyone?

The museum also has a tiny, perfect gift shop worth a visit. Postcards and greeting cards are available and your purchases help to support the museum.