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Our walking Buddies celebrated our anniversary later as planned.

Saturday, September 28, 2013

As soon as they heard about "PATIENCE"they asked us if DH and I wanted to go to see it performed. We said Yes.
For our Wedding anniversary we only wanted our small dispersed family to be together. Our walking Buddies sent us tickets for today's performance and they accompanied us..

DH and I loved the show. It opened in London England on April 23rd, 1881 it was Gilbert and Sullivan's sixth collaboration and it was the Fifth produced by Richard D'Oyley Carte.
Carte was about to complete Construction of the Savoy Theatre in London's West End.
Six months after it's opening the successful production of "Patience "was transferred to the Savoy where it became the first theatrical production to be lighted by Electricity.

The Theater is in Monmouth Maine is very close to our home and closer still to IMAGINPRO one of my Spark Friends.

The Hall was built in 1900 it was named for Dr,Charles Cumston he was the headmaster of Boston Latin High School, he retired to Monmouth Maine. He decided to give his town a community building, which would house the town offices, a caucus hall, a public library and an Auditorium.

It was revitalized beginning in 2000 and recently finished with monies donated from the community to the tune of $2.9 Million dollars.
It is a gem in Maine.
There are several Shakespeare performances during the year along with plays, performances for children and and the actors come from all over the country as well as local actors.

Over the years we have lived here, we too have seen the changes. When we first took our son's to Summer stock, kids shows there were portable toilets out side. The boys were not impressed.
We still went to see adult theater despite the inconvenience. Now they have "Indoor plumbing" and new seats. There are very few props or scenery and yet it is not really noticeable the actors are the focus of the stage. There are no microphones but the sound just carries thanks to great acoustics.

After the performance our friends took us out to dinner and it was a really nice "friends celebration "of our 50th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY. WE WERE TOASTED WITH WINE AND COFFEE and it was a good evening.

Thanks, I am still taking care of my Peepers. Tomorrow I will use the drops every 2 hours till I see the Dr on Tuesday.
Pat in Maine. emoticon emoticon emoticon

Member Comments About This Blog Post:
IMAGINGPRO 9/30/2013 2:49PM

    Pat, I am very happy that you and DH had such a great time with your walking friends. It was really nice of them to buy the tickets for you and also go with you to see the performance at the wonderful Cumston Hall in Monmouth. It was also very nice of them to takke you out to eat and also include a celebration for your 50th Wedding Anniversary too. It sounds like you had a very good night.

Cumston Hall is such a wonderful historical place in Monmouth. The revitalization was a very good thing that the residents and town officials all agreed upon. They also during the revitalization sold all of the seats to interested members of the public. That was a very terrific fundraiser to get some of the monies needed.

We have gone to some of the plays and also went to see Tim Sample, who is a Comedian here in Main. Living here in Monmouth is really nice. I also love being so close to Cumston Hall and the Library that is also housed in it.

I am very happy that you are still taking good care of your eyes. I hope that all goes well at the doctors on Tuesday.

You are in my thoughts and prayers.

Best wishes

Love Dot
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LITTLEWIND53 9/29/2013 10:58PM

    So glad you enjoyed the performance. Happy, Happy Anniversary........

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DEBBIEANNE1124 9/29/2013 6:37PM

    Aww how sweet that they celebrated your anniversary. I bet that really warmed your heart. I hope all goes well at your Tuesday eye Dr. appointment.

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1CRAZYDOG 9/29/2013 11:32AM

    Glad you had such an awesome day! Cheers! HUGS and smiles. Hope your eyes are doing better.

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CATHYINLA 9/29/2013 11:30AM


Glad your anniversary celebrations are continuing. It is always nice to get a chance to savor the special times. I am heading to my friend in Austin tomorrow to attend the Round Top Antiques Fair. Hope your eyes get back to normal real soon.

Take Care.


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BRENDAGAIL9 9/29/2013 10:36AM

    Pat ,

What good friends you have to take you to the theater for your 50th Wedding Anniversary. Such a great time you all had.

I hope your ordeal with your eyes doesn't last too long. You have certainly had your share of eye troubles.....

We had a huge storm move through yesterday with hurricane like winds. Jody and I ran out the downstairs kitchen door and grabbed the cushions off the covered patio furniture before they got too wet. We got plenty wet ourselves from the blowing rain. We got four inches of rain in about two hours so there was a lot of puddling in the lower streets. We are on a hill but did get puddles out back on the sidewalk along the gardens. I was a little concerned it might come under the door but evidently the door sash is tight. More rain today although not as violent.

Have a good day.

Brenda in Chehalis, WA

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TXGRANDMA 9/29/2013 9:47AM

    So glad that you had a good evening, celebrating your 50th year together yet again! You can't celebrate that too often, my friend! The theatre sounds absolutely wonderful, a real diamond in the countryside! Good friends are the best, aren't they? Sometimes I feel as if our friends are family, we have such a good time when we get together. Good job on continuing to care for your eyes. I was thinking the drops are now every 2 hours? That has to be a little better. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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JUSTYNA7 9/29/2013 9:05AM

    Amazing... 50 years! I'm so glad your walking friends take care of you. They really are family for you. The bit of history was great about the show. I always enjoy remembering how things were. We are so very fortunate. Have a great day today and good for you for staying "quiet".

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EFFIEANNIE 9/29/2013 8:52AM

    Glad you had another special celebration for your 50th. Hope the news is good about your eyes. Enjoy your Sunday.

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LADY_MARIANA 9/29/2013 8:36AM

    I'm so glad to read about this! I love the G & S lyrics and music:

"Let me confess!
A languid love for lilies does not blight me!
Lank limbs and haggard cheeks do not delight me!
I do not care for dirty greens By any means.
I do not long for all one sees That's Japanese.
I am not fond of uttering platitudes In stained-glass attitudes.
In short, my mediaevalism's affectation,
Born of a morbid love of admiration" emoticon

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IOEINC 9/29/2013 7:30AM

    Sounds like you all had a wonderful time!! Take care of those peepers!

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GOANNA2 9/29/2013 7:30AM

    What a wonderful celebration. Sounds like
a great theatre. So happy that you had a great
time with your walking buddies. Well, that will
be a little better to only put drops every 2 hours
now. I hope the eyes get better day by day.
Thinking of you. Have a great Sunday. emoticon

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ROSEWCI 9/29/2013 7:08AM

    Glad you enJOYed the celebration! emoticon

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PICKIE98 9/29/2013 5:59AM

    What fun!!

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NASFKAB 9/29/2013 4:54AM

  glad you enjoyed the show hope the eyes are better soon

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ARTJAC 9/29/2013 2:57AM

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RD03875 9/29/2013 12:28AM

    Sounds like a wonderful time! Glad you got to go!

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JACKSGRAN 9/29/2013 12:17AM

    What a lovely visit. I know the operetta well. Keep up the good work with the peepers.


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1BEACHWALKER 9/28/2013 11:21PM

    That was very nice of them...glad you enjoyed! Nice to have that theatre in town! Glad to hear you are taking care of the peepers! Very important! emoticon

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TERRI289 9/28/2013 11:13PM

    So glad that you and Dh are being celebrated.

Love the background story of the operetta and the theater! emoticon

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MORTICIAADDAMS 9/28/2013 10:37PM

    The day sounded wonderful. I'm so glad your friends did this for you. I hope your eyes are getting better every day.

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GRACEISENUF 9/28/2013 9:32PM

    Sounds like a wonderful evening with dear friends....glad you had so much fun!

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MILLISMA 9/28/2013 9:22PM

    How great that you got to celebrate your anniversary first with family and now with friends. Awesome that the drops now go to two hours apart. Have a great rest of the weekend.

Hugs to you and DH.....Mary Anne

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NEEDSHELP52 9/28/2013 9:18PM

    Pat, that sounded like a really nice evening. HUGS, Terry

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HARROWJET 9/28/2013 9:09PM

    I am glad you had a nice anniversary party with your friends.

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MARITIMER3 9/28/2013 9:06PM

    Sounds like a lovely day, Pat, especially with the"mod cons".
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