Musicals From The Past, Quiz#1

Musicals from the past, quiz#1.  See if you can identify the musical, the song’s title, and the character who sings the song from the 10 excerpts below.

1.  “And a plentiful waste of time of day.  A plentiful waste of time.”

2.  “Gooses!  Geeses!  I want my geese to lay golden eggs for Easter.”

3.  “He said of all his sweeties, I’d the sweetest diabetes, but he never said he loved me.”

4.  “I see the sadness of a thousand goodbyes, when I look into your eyes.”

5.  “She will never say her pride was hurt, should a breeze blow by and lift her skirt.”

6.  “Our lives tick by like pendulum swings.  Poor little things.  Puppets on strings.”

7.  “You need a regiment of men–I’m only one civilian.”

8.  “Maybe Tuesday will be my good news day.”

9.  “I know what my people are thinking tonight.”

10.  “For happiness is anyone and anything at all that’s loved by you.”

Good luck.  Answers will be in next post.

A Dollop Of Humor

A dollop of humor:

1.  The bad news is I’m chronically depressed.  The good news is I’m in denial.

2.  Rock Creek Falls on the North Umpqua should be rated Class 7, because if you navigate the falls successfully, the fishermen will shoot you.

To The Philippines With Love

For the last few years I’ve learned about the Philippines through our family caretaker, Glenn Malapit, a remarkable, highly intelligent fellow from Luzon.  One thing that especially impressed me was the caring network that occurs in some high schools.  He is part of a class of 200, which has established a mutual fund to help friends in need, such as teachers who need medical care and impoverished individuals.  All the members contribute what they can and a classmate with business acumen is selected as treasurer.  I might also say that virtually all of his classmates went to college and many acquired advanced degrees.  This ability to care may come from the extended family, which is common in the Philippines.  Whether the extended family is due to Spanish influence or tribal is difficult to ascertain.  This trait makes people from the Philippines ideal care workers.  Since they learn English, they migrate to the U.S., Canada, the United Kingdom, and Australia.   In hospitals and care facilities throughout the U.S., Philippinos make their presence known through their ability to be sensitive to the needs of others and we are the better for it.

Tubing The Upper Rogue River, Part 2.

The stretch between Gold Hill Park and Riverside Park in Grants Pass include:  Boiler Riffle(just below Gold Hill Park), Patrick Riffle(below Gold Hill Beach), Twin Bridges Rapid(discussed in the previous post, and Clam Bed Riffle(just below Chinook Park).  Only Twin Bridges Rapid poses a real hazard, although there is a large wave at the bottom right of Boiler Riffle.  Savage Rapid has changed into a milder chute with several rocks.  Some older guide books discuss rapids between Riverside Park and Hog Creek, but as the river has flattened out over the years, the rapids have disappeared or changed into bars or mild drops.  A tuber looking for adventure on this stretch won’t find it.  The area from Hog Creek until Grave Creek Boat Landing includes the swirling eddies of Hellgate Canyon, Dunn Riffle, Argo Rapid and Chair Riffle, among others.  This portion of the Rogue has been meticulously researched and described by Michael L. Walker in his wonderful book, Handbook to the Rogue River’s Hog Creek Float.  Below Grave Creek, you need a commercial permit, and you would be bothered by jet boats and water that is too difficult for inner tubing.  Below are a few photos of Riverside Park.IMG_1316