"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Friday, August 28, 2015

Waterloo in Miniature, Stairs and Dylan

My Slow Takes

1. In June, I wrote about the 200th anniversary of the Battle of Waterloo. My gaming buddies in Buffalo, New York put together a miniature battle and played it over the weekend. This time Napoleon and the French won. Here is an eyewitness account from the host, Richard.

“Yes, Napoleon has marched on to Brussels.
The French were victorious over the weekend, with a massive drive up the middle. Tim and Gary made a great turn around and pressed the attack home. Dutch and Brits were flying back as the guard opened a hole of about 3 feet across the center.
The Prussian’s are retiring in good order. Ed and I were not able to dent those French columns.
But Hougoumont held under Burk’s command, and Grouchy is still, ...."lost in Space"
It was a good time by one and all. Many thanks to Jill, Gary’s wife, for the food and Chuck’s wife also.”

The "Center"
2. I found photos of some of the “gaming guys.”

Historicon 1998 Me, Gary, Phil and Bob
The Host for the weekend, Rich. Date unknown.
Historicon 1983 Russ, Ed and Bob
3. On August 26, 1939 station W2XBS televised the first Major league baseball game. The teams were the Cincinnati Reds and the Brooklyn Dodgers. The announcer was Red Barber.

4. Dee and I watched Jesse Stone: “Benefit of the Doubt,” the other evening. It is not the first time we have watched it as we enjoy the TV series which stars Tom Selleck. ( I love the dog, Reggie.) So I did some research to see what other episodes may be available. The good news is that “Hallmark Movies & Mysteries” is getting the new production of “Lost in Paradise.” This should be airing sometime this fall.  
Reggie and Jessee
5. Our loving friend, Carolyn, had heart surgery on Tuesday. Please keep her and her husband Gerry in your prayers.

6. My favorite “stairs” are from Ottawa, Canada.”

“Abandoning the flat canvas of buildings, some street artists take to the stairs, transforming them into magnificent works of urban art.  It doesn't matter whether it’s with paint, plants, mosaics or wallpapers – the end goal is beauty, shared and enjoyed by all. This phenomenon is happening all around the world.  These are 20 of the world’s most stunning stairs.”

7. Bob Dylan - “Like A Rolling Stone.” This brings back memories of a summer at Sherkston Beach, Ontario, Canada.

Go over to "This Ain't the Lyceum,” where Kelly is hosting more takes.

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