Daily Archives: July 28, 2004

Picnic Week – I am coloring T-Shirts…

Weather: hot, Partly Sunny
I am coloring t-shirts so it must be Wed. For the super Staff awards instead of plaques we are taking 24 of the t-shirts and adding color to the back by coloring the leaves on the grape vine, Purple on the words La Vigna and Blue on the words Picnic 2004. Sitting listening to the Rolling Stones and watching my uncle make the rest of the placqes… It’s been a long day just working on the little things..of course I went to bed last night at 2am and up by 7:30. So I am dragging a little.

Tomorrow it looks like the sound system is going to go in and then it will really be picnic week. Avery has been helping Clora and doing a great job.

Ira and I hit Triangle Art and got a cool looking Tie Dye kit and am planing to tie dye a our shirts….It just seems right for me to do it since I am always wearing a tie dye shirt so wearing a white shirt would be wrong….As you can see I am dragging and rambling pretty much now………..

As Dean searches for his photo paper that is right in front of him so I am going to get some dinner and go home to sleep soon……..

Picnic Week – Loyal Supporter

Weather: Still Hot and Humid
I am sitting here listening to a conversation between Dean, Angelica, Clora, Fran, Ira, and myself about the awards for the people who should get them from all 20 years. Who should get an award and what should it be called? Angelica thinks that everyone is a contributor, Clora thinks we shouldn’t have any award for the staff. I think the editors of the last 20 years should get something (and I am not saying that because I was one of them). I also think Dean should get an award for all his hard work. But the conversation is moving to hold off on the award or recognition of all the people who have written articles or helped produce the paper. I have left the meeting about 4 times to get out of the house and when I come back they are on the same topic. Dean feels that, because it’s the 20th Anniversary of the paper we should recognize all those who have contributed because this is a special year and that the people who come to the picnic should leave with the feeling that this is something special and not your daily backyard BBQ. He wants to put the award up there so the person who gets it can feel a great worth of family and special feeling about the picnic……

It seems that people are amazed that I bought 250 t-shirts…My dad’s uncle Bob thinks I should raffle them off because nobody likes to get free stuff. I laugh at that because everybody wants free t-shirts… and others think I went over the top. I am thinking that they should just have a good time and wear the shirt and enjoy the picnic and

It’s Picnic Week..Wed

Weather: 80 Hot, Humid and Rainy

Stated the day bright and early by going to bed at 2am and getting woken up at 7:30am by a phone call to pick up my Uncle Fran for breakfast and talk. After a quick ride to Hamilton Twp to pick him up , my youngest cousin Lou joined us and we headed to the Crystal diner for a a good breakfast and a lot of coffee. Clora and Dean showed up and we worked on the game rules for Sat and the awards that we hand out. We headed back to Eggerts Crossing Rd. and started working on the CD-Rom covers and other things inside sine the weather is kind of crappy outside. Dean has done a great job on the cover art. Ira and he did a lot of printing and putting together last night before dinner at the Indian Restaurant. We are trying to just take it easy this morning and hit the ground running when the weather breaks.

We are listening to Deans nephews band Audiot. A very tight band and very professional sounding. The lead singer has a real good voice. Check out the sight and download there MP3’s from there current album “The Do It Yourself Lobotomy Kit”.