Turns out thunderstorms affect cats, too
Had a call after the paper came out last week from Helen Baker, one of our church members we know who also reads my column. She said they have a “rescued” cat called Allie, and whenever it storms and rains, the cat runs upstairs and hides under the bed. I believe she also said it kinda howls also when the thunder hits around during the storms.
So, now we know that not only our pet Yorkie “Maggie” is scared of the thunder storms, but cats are also.
I’ll have to ask our next-door neighbor, Kim, about her cats, I know she has several in her house.
••• BROUGHT BACK MEMORIES
Another faithful reader was in touch last week. We received a letter from Fran Wilmer, who now lives in Annapolis, who sent along a clipping of a picture that was in the Record-Observer some time ago depicting the cast of the 1940 Centerville High School operetta that filled the entire stage of the Little Theatre back then with some 70 students.
The caption said the photo was probably taken by Woody Woodford, who was a member of my class in CHS and was working part-time in the photo studio of Myron Latshaw on Commerce Street, who was also the town’s jeweler. It noted that the play was being held in the Little Theatre, that stood hat the entrance to Belvedere Avenue and Chesterfield at the time because the high school was having an addition built that included a stage and a gym.
Fran wondered how many were still around. I can’t tell you that, but Ruth and I found ourselves in the photo, and then we identified a dozen or more others, many in costume for the operetta.
I thank Fran for thinking of me and to let her know it certainly brought back a lot of great memories.
I hope the picture with the column is clear enough to see our cast members from 76 years ago. You might even notice this writer kneeling behind John Clough in the white suit seated in the center with a beautiful lady who I believe was Peggy Selby after her marriage to John Selby. And that is Ruth just over the lady’s right shoulder. How many more can you identify?
• • • PRS GUITARS CELEBRATES
Queen Anne’s County is fortunate indeed to have the Paul Reed Smith guitar factory on Kent Island and the 250 employees are also a happy group as they were treated to their 16th annual health fair recently according to the paper. The story said PRS Guitars is the largest full-time private employer in the county and is even now employing more.
The Lions Club has been the recipient of one of their world-renown guitars every year for some time that we can raffle off at the Music Festival. Paul Reed Smith has been more than kind to the Lions Club as I am sure he has done for other service groups here.
We are more than happy to salute one of the county’s major employers and wish it much more success.
• • • ANOTHER CHICKEN BARBECUE
Now that our Goodwill Fire Company Chicken Barbecue has ended on Wednesday, please look forward next month to the Methodist Men of the Centerville Untied Methodist Church to hold their fall barbecue has become the custom over the years. Yes, I will be selling tickets to this barbecue also, so look for me to be around again.
This photo of the 1940 CHS Operetta was probably taken by CHS Junior Woody Woodford who was working part-time in the photographic studio of Myron Latshow on Commerce Street. It was snapped on stage at the Little theatre, as the high school was having an addition built which included a stage and gym that opened in 1941, or later in 1940. How many of these youngsters can you identify?