Friday, June 23, 2017

BEWARE! No Humans Allowed

Okay, we saw this on our family walk yesterday evening.  Nothing is misspelled, and the English is good.  

Sooooooooooo, here are my questions.  

1.  If no humans are allowed, then who wrote this? 

2.  So, assuming that it wasn't a human slave that the animals forced to write this, did an animal write this? 

3.  Okay honestly, assuming that this was written by an animal who is tired of humans, do the local animals have better spelling and grammar than the humans?  

4.  And, assuming that our assumptions are correct, does it take two paws to hold the chalk, or does the animal hold it like with one paw kinda between the pads, or is it like in its mouth? 


Thursday, June 22, 2017

Earth Without Art = EH

This appeared on Jeff's chalkboard at Shalom after some of his students from Terre Hill Mennonite High were over there using the ovens in his room.  (The music room is also the art room and 
the kitchen.)  
For months Jeff and the students at Shalom admired it and wondered who the artists were.   Finally, they revealed 
themselves.  Thank you N.N. and B.N. -- well said (drawn)! 

Burger King Gives Tips on Dating

This lovely specimen comes to us from Virginia.  

1.  I suppose this was supposed to be "wanna", slang for "want to"?  Tacky.

2.  How does one treat someone?  One treats them well.  "Well" should be used as it is an adverb modifying the word "treat".

3.  If one does indeed want to treat her well, he should buy her 
an ICEE.  "An" should be used instead of "a" before nouns which begin with a vowel.  

To see more misspelled signs, click HERE.  

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Oasis Chorale, Here We Come!

We spent an hour today with several students from Shalom Mennonite School rehearsing Lyle Stutzman's arrangement of "Give to Our God, Immortal Praise".  Twenty-seven of them will be singing this piece with Oasis Chorale at Barshinger Center in Lancaster on July 15th.  

I Was Singin' with My Sisters, I Was Singin' with My Friends

These four amazing sisters have been a part of the 
Anabaptist Orchestra since the very first year. 

Joanna Sommers Hostetler, violin and concertmaster; 
Sarah Sommers, violin and AOC committee member; 
Kristen Sommers, viola; and Kaitlyn Sommers Kuhns, cello

Monday, June 19, 2017

Oasis Chorale 2017 Eternal Mercies Tour Dates

Thursday, July 6, 2017  

Cornerstone Mennonite Fellowship 

7:00 PM  EDT  

240 S. Oak St.

Ephrata, PA  17522

Friday, July 7, 2017

Emanual Lutheran Church

7:00 PM
311 Capitol Ave
Hartford, CT 06106

Sunday, July 9, 2017

Community Evangel Temple Assembly of God 
Time TBD
124 River Rd
Lincoln, ME 04457

Sunday, July 9, 2017 
 7:00 PM EDT
 Stetson Meeting House 
7 Wolfboro Rd, Stetson, ME 04488 

Monday, July 10, 2017
Littlefield Memorial Baptist Church
Time TBD
1 Waldo Ave
Rockland, ME 04841

Tuesday, July 11, 2017
7:00 PM
The White Church of Blandford
4 North Street,
Blandford MA 01008

Thursday, July 13, 2017
Recording at Barshinger Center at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA

Friday, July 14, 2017
Recording at Barshinger Center at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA

Saturday, July 15, 2017
Recording at Barshinger Center at Franklin & Marshall College in Lancaster, PA

Saturday, July 15, 2017*

Barshinger Center, Franklin & Marshall College

7 PM

College Ave

Lancaster, PA 17603

*Donation Concert - Tickets are required to reserve a seat with donations 

accepted to help cover costs of recording at this venue. Obtain tickets at

Sunday, July 16

4:00 PM EDT
St. Paul United Methodist Church 
750 Norland Ave
Chambersburg, PA 17201

Bruton Parish, Williamsburg, VA 2016
OC Basses 2015
OC Altos 2015
The basses do not share their gummy bears.  

Hello, Mr. Biv!

For the last art project of the year, Jeff likes to choose one that stays up in the art room or all-purpose room so that the students can see it when they visit in years to come.  This year he again chose a rainbow-themed collage of blended colors.  The students were very motivated.  They had two goals:  seamless fades between colors, and to make a bigger one than the students had made the year before.  They succeeded at both.  The students had fun working on it, and the APR won't look quite so abandoned this summer.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Somewhere . . . .

On the last day of school, the teachers at Shalom Mennonite School celebrated at September Farms.  If you haven't enjoyed their fried cheese curds, you need to try them.  But before we left the school, we took a staff picture in front of the 7th and 8th grade art elective's final collaborative project.  Look closely and you'll figure out why we were standing in that order.  
Where's Jeff?  
He was already in the car ready to go to September Farms.  :-)  

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

Music Camp: Enter the Real Mannequin and the Fake Mannequin

This lovely mannequin greeted us at lunch one day.
    And the next day, there was a fake mannequin, or a real human if you like to think of it that way.  And Cave Woman was there, too.   

Monday, June 12, 2017

Gloria in Excelsis Deo

One of the most delightful aspects of music camp (and there are many) is the people.  Meeting new people and catching up with old friends while making music together praising God is such a precious gift.  Jeff was blessed with a gregarious group of enthusiastic singers this weekend, and we sincerely enjoyed our time with them.  
Gloria in excelsis Deo!  

Saturday, June 10, 2017