Friday, February 10, 2017

~~ Friday’s Hunt v.3.06 -- "F" is for ...

Friday's Hunt for February 10,  2017: (1) Starts with "F"; (2) Week's Favorite; and (3) Heart

 
Mrs. Jim and the sisters, my grandchildren.  BP is holding KP
[Taken at the Tombs Restaurant in Georgetown, Washington D.C. before the play]

( 1) Starts with "F":  "F" is for 'Fantabulous "F"'.  These are three of my Fantabulous Four Friends .  Mrs. Jim, Karen (missing here), KP, and BP

Adjective Definition, fantabulous: 1.Definition: very good; of the highest quality
Related Adjective(s):excellent, ripping, splendid http://adjectivesstarting.com/definition_of/?adjective=fantabulous

(2) Week's Favorite: Washington, D.C, beckoned us. We went to attend the Georgetown University's production of "The Phantom Tollbooth" which was produced by our granddaughter, BPBP is now a sophomore at Georgetown.  Of course we had front row seats.
 
A framed Billboard poster for the play -- A couple of lines from the play
[click picture for larger size - click again for larger still]
At the right is one of the four theatres at Georgetown University.  BP's production was a part of the ________ Building.

If you haven't read the book, I think that you will like it. A little like each of Alice in Wonderland and of The Wizard of Oz. Here is as synopsis of that book.  Written by Norton Juster with illustrations by Jules Feiffer, it was published in 1961. "Though the book is on its face an adventure story, a major theme is the need for a love of education.
 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Phantom_Tollbooth

On Saturday Morning BP lead us with a group of others on a Campus Tour.  One of her part time jobs is with the Admissions Office who is responsible for Campus tours.  We had the best campus tour I can remember having.
At left is a classroom and ahead is the Admissions Office where our tour started.
One might say "No help is needed" but KP was ready, willing, and able to offer BP a hand.
 


(3)  Heart :  I have always admired Peter Max.  He paints many Statue of Liberty, American Patriotic emblems, Angels, and Hearts.  He has donated his painting, "Angel with Heart" to the Heart Institute housed in St. Luke's Hospital, Houston Medical Center.  

Max also sells a poster sized print of this picture.  One of his "Angel with Heart" poster pictures is on my Bucket list.

You can read more of Peter Max and his painting and this one at my 2007 blog posting, "My very own Peter Max" (link).
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More Georgetown pictures:

 
Our tour guide said the Secret Service was not happy with this cannon as no weapons are allowed this close to the Capital buildings.  Finally a compromise was arranged and now this is the closest piece of artillery to the Capital area.

 
The Georgetown University Chapel.  When the Pope comes to Washington D.C. he attends worship services here.  Former Vice President Bidden also attended here, most every Sunday.  When KP was standing in front of these I was thinking of her when we went to Dubrovnik (Croatia).  She would name the chapels there by the number of bells they had.  This would be a "One Bell Chapel."  (link)

 
At right, on entrance to the classroom building below.  On the left is the front entrance to the campus.  It is also one of the places the cabs and Ubers take on passengers or drop them off.  On the left is the building containing student apartments.  Four students will share each unit.  To the right are a row of apartments for seniors. Senior citizens, or senior class students? 


...........................We walked through this building, ground floor. 
 The classrooms are nice.

 
This is our little group.  20+?) You may have to click on the right side picture to see good, but in the middle, slightly green area, is the old, old, cemetery.


 
That is the Potomac River below
 
 
 
On the left is a student apartment with really good views, the Potomac and across.
This steeple has a reputation of having its clock stolen.
 
 
Aha, a second gun for the Secret Service to worry about.
That's the Potomac River down below.
 

 
Snack time in the Student Center

 
 
Georgetown does have a football team. 
And behind the stadium is a telescope for astronomy students.

 
This was our group, minus a few taking pictures and messing back behind
 





















..................We ended our tour at the Bookstore, just like they end up at the gift shop on the commercial tour.  Each of the girls were rewarded by Bill with a new water bottle with the Georgetown University logo. 

It was at the book store that I found out from a phone call from my sister that my cousin, John, had died.  John stayed at home in Nebraska.  We were nine cousins, all grandchildren from my dad and his three brothers.  Don, Bud,  Lois, Ione, and I all moved away to Missouri, Colorado, Iowa, Arkansas, and me in Texas.

We did not get up to the funeral but do plan on going to the midlands in the summer.  My sister comes to Texas regularly to visit her daughter and family, a husband, three grandchildren, in-laws, and a great-grandchild, and ME, her brother.
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The Fine Print: - Teresa of Eden Hills, (click) is running this meme, Friday's Hunt.  Her rules are: "Welcome to linkup for Friday’s Hunt. It’s very simple. Anyone can participate. The link opens at 7pm Friday Central time and will close Sunday at 7pm." 
.http://www.inlinkz.com/new/view.php?id=696679 
 
 

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Comments:
...and here I thought that "F"antabulous was a Jim word! Glad to hear that you had a "F"antabulous time in DC. Peter Max rocks.
 
what a wonderful tour you were taken on and I love ethe shot of your family. great Heart painting. Have a maarvellous weekend
 
I would have loved taking the campus tour. Way beautiful.

Have a fabulous day, Jim. ☺
 
Wow Jim, what a wonderful post today. So much information! I laughed about the secret service and the cannon - doesn't look like it will be doing any damage! I certainly have a deep love for education - that would explain why I spent more than 14 years in University. Maybe a bit too much! I enjoyed the campus tour! Condolences on the loss of your cousin. By the way, in response to your comment on my blog, we do feed the birds here because it is really difficult for some of them to find enough food to get them through the cold winter when there is so much snow cover. I guess the majority fly south, but for the ones who stick around, we help them stay healthy to get them through to spring.
 
This was a lovely photo tour, complimented by the photo of most of your favorite girls! What a wonderful adventure this was for KP, I bet she's ready to enroll in college now! :-) I love that you are a Peter Max aficionado, Angel with Heart is wonderful! I am sorry about the loss of your cousin, as we all grow older family members begin departing, I remember my grandmother who lived to 97 as the last of her immediate family to remain. She felt left behind and was so ready when her time came. I am glad your sister comes to visit, I'm sure she loves the beauty of your area, you must take her to Galveston! I'll look forward to your photos from a trip back to Nebraska later this year. While you're there, wave at South Dakota for me! :-)
 
Georgetown seems to be a very beautiful town ! BTW my husband NEVER did a barbecue, he hates that and I had to do it until my son was old enough to take it over, lol !
 

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