It’s a grey day here at The Havens. The gold finches are turning yellow, the robins are building nests, the daffodils are in full display and a light mist is drizzling.
As I worked on sewing strips together on the quilt, laying them out on the dining room table, I saw the opportunity to feature two of my passions in life together in one photo. Fabric and Daffodils. Is there any better combination?
Okay, maybe coffee and chocolate.
An example of the magic of the internet. I was running over to the place where you can purchase terrible things like donuts, which seemed to be the breakfast of choice this morning. As I went past the freeway interchange, I saw a semi truck pulling onto I-44 heading east. Emblazoned proudly on both sides, it advertised the San Marcos High School Marching Band from Santa Barbara, California. Smaller, but no less proud, lettering let you know that this was carrying the equipment for the marching band, flag drill team and percussion performance art department.
My first reaction was, “Wow! They have a semi truck!” Our local marching band is the proud possessor of an enclosed utility trailer which can be towed by a large pickup truck. The high school I attended in Colorado was lucky to have a band at all, let alone a marching band. I looked at pictures in the yearbook from 1970 and our band had about two dozen members. Since many of them were also members of the various sporting teams and the Pep club, even a small marching contingent would be hard to gather together.
Anyway, the next thought that crossed my mind (yes, I admit I was driving distracted, but at least I wasn’t texting) was “What in the world is the San Marcos High School Band of Santa Barbara, California doing in Lebanon, Missouri?”
When I got home I marched straight to the iPad and Googled the San Marcos High School. There, on their website, under the Performing Arts department, I found the answer. There, announced prominently, was the news that the Drum Line had earned a place in the WGI World Championships to be held in Dayton, Ohio, and soliciting contributions to get them there. (I then looked up WGI, which stands for Winter Guard International, a group dedicated to drill teams, flag teams and drum lines. Who knew.)
I guess they got enough money, because the equipment is quite obviously on its way to Ohio, and I imagine the members of the drum line are not far away.
And so, the magic of the internet answers random questions once again.