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Filed under: prairie musings, Ellsworth, ECF — Peg Britton @ 3:56 pm


Ellsworth Correctional Facility Right Track Foundation at the Spiritual Life Center Presents: “Regrets Only”

Published By: Big Dog Publishing Directed By: Larry Temple & Dawn Abrahams Written By: L. Don Swartz

The laughs never end when Lottie and Bernice, two cantankerous grannies, crash the wedding reception of an unsuspecting bride and groom so they can eat free food  and steal rolls of toilet paper out of the restrooms.  Audiences will love the zany, unforgettable characters in this side splitting comedy.

Fire hall custodians in charge of the wedding reception find they are no match for these grumpy grannies who heckle wedding guests, criticize everything from the wedding cupcakes to the bridesmaids’ dresses, and complain about their numerous health maladies.

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 6-9 pm
Saturday, April 25, 2015 - 6-9 pm
Saturday, May 2, 2015 - 6-9 pm
Sunday, (Matinee`) May 3, 2015- 1-4 pm

Tickets for front row tables are $25.00 per person.
All other tickets are $20.00 per person. (All seats have great views)
This year’s meal, served before each show, will be a Chicken Alfredo dinner.

Children must be at least 10 years old and accompanied by a parent.

Make your reservation by calling ECF Chaplaincy at 785-472-6212
Or mail check/money order payable to: Right Track Foundation

ECF SLC, P.O. Box 107, Ellsworth, Kansas 67439
Published By: Big Dog Publishing

Directed By: Larry Temple & Dawn Abrahams

Written By: L. Don Swartz



Filed under: prairie musings, Mackenzie — Peg Britton @ 8:30 am


Grandchildren are special…so it is with a lot of love that I send Mackenzie  special birthday wishes today.    Have a wonderful day celebrating with your St. Louis friends. I miss our family birthday gatherings of yore and I know you do too.



Filed under: prairie musings — Peg Britton @ 1:24 pm




Filed under: prairie musings — Peg Britton @ 8:48 am

Yesterday from the comfort of my apartment in the Palace, I viewed and heard a magnificent concert celebrating the glorious grand opening of a spectacular music venue in Paris.  It was magical. I love my gigantic computer monitor.

The day before the concert I became aware of its imminence and wished to be in Paris.  Lo and Behold!  The next day I revisited the same site and found the entire concert at my fingertips.   I couldn’t believe my good fortune.  I had a front row seat in a fabulous new venue to hear one of the greatest musical performances in recent history.  How fortunate is that?

In addition, the program featured one of my favorite Requiems and my favorite pianist, Helen Grimaud, playing Ravel.  In addition, it featured another favorite of mine, Ravel’s Daphnis and Chloé.

If you are on Facebook, you’ll find a link on my page. Or, you can connect here.

Meantime, I’m going to listen to the concert again…and again and again…

Here’s the program:
On 2015-01-14 at 20:30

Philharmonie - Paris

Gala d’ouverture de la Philharmonie de Paris

Orchestre de Paris
Choeur de l’Orchestre de Paris
Paavo Järvi, direction
Renaud Capuçon, violin
Sabine Devieilhe, soprano
Matthias Goerne, baritone
Hélène Grimaud, piano
Lionel Sow, chef de choeur

Henri Dutilleux
Nocturne for Violin and Orchestra

Gabriel Fauré
Requiem, Op 48, Agnus Dei

Maurice Ravel
Concerto for piano, Helene Grimaud

Thierry Escaich
Concerto for orchestre

Maurice Ravel
Daphnis and Chloé Suite #2



Filed under: prairie musings, Presbyterian Manor — Peg Britton @ 12:25 pm

Stan Hayward, Film/TV/Book writer

I am really old, and I know death is imminent
Most of my friends have passed away, and of those remaining, they suffer from health problems in some way
I am myself totally deaf and partially blind. I live by myself

I am writing this at 6am in the morning
Today, if the weather is fine
I will go for a walk
I will chat with friends
I will do my shopping
I will do my laundry
I will feed the cat
I will tidy up what needs to be done
I will put out the garbage

I will do what most people do who are not really old and know that death is imminent
Because there is no feeling of being old

There is a feeling that you can’t do what you used to do
There is a feeling that you might lose your independence, or if you already have, a feeling that you should try and do as much as you can by yourself
There is a feeling that you should spend as much time as possible with those you like to be with

There is a feeling that time is precious. Of course it always was, but one becomes more aware of it
There is a feeling that many things one does will be done for the last time

There are passing thoughts about those who respect you because you are old, and about those that dismiss you because you are old

There is the aspect that life is changing fast with all the new advances that inundate us daily
There is the aspect of life that nothing changes

Mothers still smile at their babies
Children are still enthralled with their first pet
Learning to ride a bike is still as much fun as starting a company
Blowing out your birthday candles is still as satisfying at eighty as it was at eight

It is not that death is imminent that is important, but that when the curtain comes down, the audience leaves with a sense of satisfaction

As someone once said
The World is a stage
You played your part for what it was worth
You take your bow
and leave


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