We Have Stars In Our Family....
Thirty years has past since Paul lived in La Mirada and when he did, the theater was a "theater"... The last time Paul saw a movie in the theater was in 1968 just before Jeanette was born... The movie you ask... He will never tell!
It was a movie theater in the early 1970's
...and years later...
Children's Christmas Play requires courage and we stopped for some liquid courage before the play!
We stopped by Mr. V's to get some courage before the Christmas Play..
We Now Have Courage... To The Play!
"Rudolph... Watch out for the two cute boys with the plaid shirts!"
"Welcome all... Please no cameras because with 100 children and 200 parents
all we would get to see would be flashes going off! Thank you!"
Paul followed Michele's lead.... We were both good tonight!
Amy get's her smile going because there is going to be a lot of smiling tonight!
Attention... The Play begins.... We did however hear the coach
talking to Charlie and Alex.... Listen carefully
After the play we got to meet the stars of the show!
Charlie and Alex had their own build-in audience and cheering section!
L-R: Joe, Amy, Michele, Diane, SUE, Tony, Carri + The Biys
That's one for the scrapbook!
Did You Know? - The idiom, "ham it up" (especially for actors) means when people ham it up they deliberately exaggerate their emotions or movements.
Joe... What did you think about the violin segment?"
A message from Joe before the play... What could it mean?
Did You Know?
- The modern violin has been around for roughly 500 years. It was said to have been designed in the 1500's by Andrea Amati.
- Playing the violin burns approximately 170 calories per hour. Forget about your workout and start practicing harder!
- Violins are typically comprised of spruce or maple wood.
- Violins are very complex. Over 70 different pieces of wood are put together to form the modern violin.
- The word violin comes from the Medieval Latin word vitula, meaning stringed instrument;
- The world record in cycling backwards playing a violin is 60.45 kilometres in 5 hours 8 seconds.
- The most expensive violin in the world was made by Giuseppe Guarneri in 1741. This extravagant violin was appraised with a value of $18 million.
- Violin bows typically contain 150 to 200 hairs. They can be made up of a variety of materials including nylon and horse hair.
- Violin strings were first made of sheep gut (commonly known as catgut), which was stretched, dried, and twisted. Other materials violin strings have been made out of include: solid steel, stranded steel, or various synthetic materials, wound with various metals, and sometimes plated with silver.
"I'm just hanging around..."
Joe decided to take up the "portable violin"...
He promised not to play it this evening... We dodged a bullet!
"Ham? What do you mean ham?"
Wonderful parents indeed!