Sir David Wynne
Swans In FlightThe Elijah concert was a hit. We heard from many in the community about how wonderful the performance was' as well as how beautiful the building was. It was truly a moving experience to be a part of such a great work, in such an awe inspiring place. We all wore white and a man from California provided even more drama with stage lighting. When the "fire descended from heaven" we were lit up in glowing and flickering red and yellow and when it was a "still small voice" we had a calming blue. It just added that much more to the drama of the story of Elijah.
Probably the most fun we had was in taking a group of friends to Toby Keith's I Love This Bar and Grill and for a walk around Bricktown in Oklahoma City. There are nicer restaurants in the area, but none that say "Oklahoma!" in quite the same way. This group of friends was made up of 10 from the Republic of Trinidad and Tobago, a lady from Houston, and the three of us. Most of them had never been to any place like Toby Keith's. They were amazed by its size not to mention the size of the portions. We ordered calf fries, but only got one of them to try them. I have to admit that in all my *COUGH* 40 years, I had never tried them either. Well I went for it. Okay, if you can get past the mental part of it, they are good. Only two of our Trinidad friends would try them, but they all got a good laugh at each other's expense. Whether is was for the faces made or a lack of adventurous spirit, everyone was included in the teasing.
Elijah (not the one the oratorio is about), Jeff, and Thomas
The wedding we attended was just beautiful. All the decorating needed was a couple of white flower arrangements. The hall is truly that beautiful. Their reception was held on the grand mall in front of our newly unveiled sculpture. Other than the Oklahoma wind, it was a great reception ending with all the guests sending them off through a tunnel of sparklers.
The only bad part about this weekend was sending friends back home. Our newest friend from Trinidad stayed with us for the weekend. He was a great joy to have with us. We can't wait to see them all again in a couple of weeks! I also took Jessica to the airport this morning. It has been two months since she arrived and she had become even more like one of our own children while she was here. She is an extremely hard worker and the landscape crew will miss her. For one thing, I believe she is only one of three full time landscapers and there is still a lot to finish around the auditorium. I have a feeling she may be back soon.
Tabitha and Jessica
Well, that's the long of it. No sales, no rodeo, but a lot of awe and a lot of fun! Now back to the grind.