Sunday, February 08, 2009

Up Dates

Thanks to Tony Thomas we learn that Paul Patton is doing well following recent surgery that kept him in the hospital for eight days.

Paul says he's doing fine, but will need another month of recovery before he's up to rejoining the "LDL" group.

-By Jerry Gaudet

Ellouise (Diggle) Scholettler is getting more and more famous as a storyteller. Her latest "local" appearance will be on February 15th. If you live nearby or if you're going to be traveling up this way, don't miss it!

Storyteller - Ellouise Schoettler

Sunday February 15, 2009

2:00 PM $10


8940 Jones Mill Road

Chevy Chase, MD 20815

Free Parking

Reservations: 301-951-1213

You also might want to check out her website

Speaking of her website, she took a great picture of a blue bird that "reminded her of a story...." which reminded ME that every February (around the second week) I start hearing the calls of what I always thought were the "first birds of Spring." Thanks to the internet, though I learned that the first birds of spring don't arrive in the southeastern part of the U.S. until sometime in March. The sounds I'm hearing out my window these days are from the same old birds who've been here all winter! It's just that something in nature wakes up a chemical in their system that causes them to send out the bird equivalent of an invitation to the prom. -By Ed Myers