Friday, April 26, 2013


Jeanette and I went to Oklahoma and really enjoyed it!
In color 'Red', the State of Oklahoma.....
Well, no, it wasn't the State of Oklahoma, it was The Musical.
The live Musical was fantastic.
Friends, Lorne and Mariette, called a few weeks back and offered to have us join them to see this 1st class musical.  We were in for that. It was a fun night out.  Thanks for the dinner and the show tickets!

We met for dinner, this Wednesday evening past, then drove to the the great little city of New Westminster - the very first Provincial Capital City of British Columbia - to view the performance at the Massey Theatre.
The city built on the shores of the mighty Fraser River
New Westminster is a historically important city in the Lower Mainland region of British Columbia, Canada, and is a member municipality of the Greater Vancouver Regional District. It was founded as the capital of the Colony of British Columbia (1858–1866).
New Westminster is located on the Burrard Peninsula, on the north bank of the Fraser River. It is 19 kilometres (12 mi) southeast of the City of Vancouver proper, adjacent to Burnaby and Coquitlam and across the Fraser River from Surrey. A portion of New Westminster called Queensborough is located on the eastern tip of Lulu Island, adjacent to Richmond. The total land area is 15.3 square kilometres (5.9 sq mi).

Cast of characters....
Many will recall that the music was by Richard Rodgers and the book and lyrics were written by Oscar Hammerstein II.

Set in a a western territory just after the turn of the century, the high spirited rivalry between the local farmers and cowboys provides the colorful background against which a handsome cowboy and a winsome farm girl play out their love story.

The show was based on the 1931 play Green Grow The Lilacs, and was the first fully integrated musical play.

Oklahoma is a timeless story with unforgettable music

The theatre company put together a great cast of principals and extras. 

The musical director conducted a large group of professional musicians.

The garden is showing signs of life...
It is truly spring like weather we've experienced these past few days.  It has been sunny and quite warm.  It feels good to, once again, be able to wear short pants.

Jeanette and I have busier than 'one armed paper hangers'. It is self inflicted.  But today calls for a break in the busy business I am precoccupied with.  An invite to golf got me in the mood to play.  This will be my first golf game since our return from Palm Springs, CA.  Truly looking forward to that.
This past week has been busy for Jeanette too.  She met with her retired (and non-retired) nursing friends, for lunch.  She has spent a bit of time looking after Easton.  She played in her flower garden to remove all unsightly stems and limbs.  She attended to routine medical and dental appointments...intermixed with shopping and stuff....and will be focused on some sewing stuff today.  She's not lacking for projects and activities! 

So, all is well and fine here.  We trust all is well with you and yours too!

And that concludes this blog.   Thanks for dropping by.


  1. nice history lesson with regards to New Westminister, considering the fact that we both go there every day of the week for work..learn something new every day!

  2. It's a busy time of year for sure but Glad you were able to take some time out for a musical and some golf.

    Oklahoma brought back a lot of memories for me. I remember way back in the 50's that my Dad and Mom had that album on a couple of LP's. I think I've heard those songs a million times!!

  3. I can't read the word Oklahoma without singing in my head. I was in a high school choir that performed that play. I would love to go and see the professionals do it. Glad you enjoyed and hopefully you didn't find the water in your golf game. Judy

  4. So busy but time for fun too. Always something to do.