Legos Club is back for the fall!
Every other Saturday beginning TOMORROW, October 1, from 9:30-11:00am, in the children’s program room of the main library, children between the ages of 4 and 12 can come play with the largest collection of Legos this side of Legoland.
Be amazed as the only sound that comes out of these children is the soft shuffle of Legos!
More details here.
Many thanks to the Friends.
(Image: Lego, a Creative Commons Attribution 2.0 Generic image from Phil Whitehouse’s photostream.)
For some of us, the prospect of free books is dangerous. If you are one of us, you may not want to read any further.
Ben Franklin Bookstore is giving away [all its] books today through Saturday from 10am-6pm.
If someone goes (and does not have a blog), please take pictures. This is a really depressing end of an era.
Someone needs to tell this person that we’re supposed to keep Worcester’s firewood in Worcester. It oughtn’t be travelling the region as a replacement bumper.
If he/she were truly as “bad ass” as they claim to be, they’d have bolted a steel girder back there instead of a log. Worcester’s got a lot of spare girders piling up on Worcester Center Boulevard, and they’re ALB-proof.
There are folks with day-glo vests and binoculars tree-gazing on Rattlesnake Hill today. If they find any Asian Longhorned Beetles, I’m blaming the jamoke in the log-mobile.
If you’re going to add text to a campaign sign, don’t print it using an inkjet printer. The inks are water-soluble.
A vessel in distress at sea may fly its flag upside down to let you know. Someone in District 5 seems to be in distress of some sort as well.
Regular readers of this blog know my personal (and official) concern for The Dead. To that end…
Graham, Putnam, and Mahoney Funeral Parlor is seeking nice men’s suits and ladies’ dresses in which to dress less fortunate clients for their wakes and funerals.
This funeral home takes care of the funeral arrangements for many homeless and indigent folks. They want to ensure that all of their clients have the opportunity to be buried in decent clothes.
Please contact Graham, Putnam, and Mahoney Funeral Parlor at 508-754-1717 if you have items of clothing you think would be suitable (or to ask what they might need in particular). They’re located at 838 Main Street, near the intersection of May Street.
Please keep this in mind the next time you’re cleaning your closet or organizing a yard sale or swap, and please pass this information along to your friends & family.
I know that some of you (well, perhaps just one) are interested in reading more about the funeral ‘industry’ and modern burial practices. I try to read as much as I can about both the rural cemetery movement in particular and funerals and cemeteries in general.
I recently acquired a copy of Grave Matters by Mark Harris; it’s a good (‘though obviously biased towards ‘green’ burial practices) overview of modern funeral options.
Curtains: Adventures of an Undertaker-in-training by Tom Jokinen was an interesting look from the (somewhat) inside of a modern, small family-owned funeral home. Much more biased towards ‘traditional’ (or, at least, common practice for the last 50-100 years) forms of funeral practice. Highly recommended.
My notes from the last Hope Cemetery Commission meeting will be posted soon.