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Please save the date! Come celebrate David's 50th Birthday with a party at the Big Blue House

Saturday, May 10, 2014

4 pm-whenever

at the Big Blue House, 11 Wayne Road, Milford, MA 01757

Only caveat is if David gets a paying gig for that weekend, the party will be postponed.

More details closer to the date.
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Ack!

It occurs to me that this is coming up REAL SOON NOW, and I should give some details.

Persis, Talis, Spencer and David invite you to celebrate Persis's birthday

Saturday, November 30, 2013

4pm-whenever
The Big Blue House
11 Wayne Road, Milford, MA 01757

Potluck; please bring something to share. Please send e-mail to persis at thorndike dot name, or call or text at 508-282-0089 if you have questions or want to coordinate. I will provide plates, flatware, napkins, cups, some hot hors d'oeuvres, maybe a turkey.

There will be cake, and perhaps ice cream.

Winnie the Dog is in residence and turns TWO on December 1 (he shares the day with my Dad and several other friends); please medicate appropriately. We also have three guinea pigs who live upstairs. These ones do not hang out on the couches as Oreo and Coconut did. (I will vacuum as best I can, but Winnie does shed indiscriminately. He goes to the groomer on November 16, so it won't be quite as bad.)

NO hot tub this year.
persis: Big Blue House, Summer (BBH Summer)
It occurs to me that this is coming up REAL SOON NOW, and I should give some details.

Persis, Talis, Spencer and David invite you to celebrate Persis's birthday

Saturday, November 24, 2012

4pm-whenever
The Big Blue House
11 Wayne Road, Milford, MA 01757

Potluck, please bring something to share. Please send e-mail to persis at thorndike dot name, or call or text at 508-282-0089 if you have questions or want to coordinate,
I will provide plates, flatware, napkins, cups, some hot hors d'oeuvres,

There will be cake, and perhaps ice cream.

There is now a dog in the house; please medicate appropriately. (I will vacuum as best I can, but he does shed indiscriminately.)

NO hot tub this year.

If you want to stay over, please let me know ahead of time.
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The plan so far, is to have a brief spoken piece, hopefully in tents outside in the back/side yard of the house. Food and drink inside on banquet tables, small tables for some people to sit at, with chairs. Table for guest book, for people to sign, tell stories, etc. Business cards with memorial site and link to some of Mum's recipes which will be posted there.

So, I've been calling around to some rental places, and tents are expensive(!) My pockets are not that deep.

I am looking to borrow the following for use September 16, in Manchester-by-the-Sea, for a memorial Celebration of my Mum's Life.

4-6 pop-up tents (I have promise of 1 or 2 already)
6-8 banquet tables (I have promise of 1 8' and 1 6' table)
4-6 smaller card tables or rounds for general seating (I have two)
100+ folding chairs (12 from the Big Blue House) I think I can afford to rent these...

200 Wine glasses (probably better to rent these; I can get them for 35¢ each and avoid the delivery charge of we pick them up)

I own Mum's catering serving platters, and can buy paper goods and plastic glasses for soft drinks somewhere. I have plastic ware, probably enough.

I may have to amend these numbers, but I think this is good to start.

I still need to go looking for pictures.

On the plus side, the death notice is in Legacy.com for Sunday, Aug 5, and was in the Sunday Globe on page B10.

Downside, not being aware of issues at home. Not horrible, but not ideal.
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Persis, Spencer, Talis and David invite you to celebrate Persis’s Rescheduled Birthday on a hopefully fortuitous day in late January. No explosions please, and hopefully no snow storm ON the day.

Where: The Big Blue House, 11 Wayne Road, Milford, MA 01757

When: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 3 pm-1am

What: Pot Luck; we will provide cake and ice cream, some hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, and paper goods. Please bring something to share.

RSVP: Not necessary, but helpful if you can, so we have an idea of how much food and paper goods to have on hand. e-mail persis@thorndike.name, or call the house at 508-478-4343, or call or text Persis at 508-282-0089.

Directions can be found at http://www.love-song-productions.com/directions/. Street parking is available, but there is an overnight parking ban.

Our driveway can hold 6 cars, but as we have a 15-passenger Van and 3 other resident cars now, space in the driveway is limited.

The hot tub is currently out-of-commission, so don't bother bringing a towel.

The usual etiquette rules apply. If you do not know all the members of the household, please find us and introduce yourself. The house is not child-proofed, although there is an 16.1 y.o. in residence, as well as two guinea pigs and a turtle, and some smaller-child appropriate toys. We have limited couch/floor space, so please ask ahead if you’ll need to stay over.
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Persis, Spencer, Talis and David invite you to celebrate Persis’s Rescheduled Birthday on a hopefully fortuitous day in late January. No explosions please, and hopefully no snow storm ON the day.

Where: The Big Blue House, 11 Wayne Road, Milford, MA 01757

When: Saturday, January 28, 2012, 3 pm-1am

What: Pot Luck; we will provide cake and ice cream, some hot and cold hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, and paper goods. Please bring something to share.

RSVP: Not necessary, but helpful if you can, so we have an idea of how much food and paper goods to have on hand. e-mail persis@thorndike.name, or call the house at 508-478-4343, or call or text Persis at 508-282-0089.

Directions can be found at http://www.love-song-productions.com/directions/. Street parking is available, but there is an overnight parking ban.

Our driveway can hold 6 cars, but as we have a 15-passenger Van and 3 other resident cars now, space in the driveway is limited.

The hot tub is currently out-of-commission, so don't bother bringing a towel.

The usual etiquette rules apply. If you do not know all the members of the household, please find us and introduce yourself. The house is not child-proofed, although there is an 16.1 y.o. in residence, as well as two guinea pigs and a turtle, and some smaller-child appropriate toys. We have limited couch/floor space, so please ask ahead if you’ll need to stay over.
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With all the stuff that has been going on this month, it is with deep regret that I have to postpone my birthday party (scheduled for Saturday, November 26). I am hoping to reschedule it sometime in late January or early February.

By then, the house should be in much better shape from the basement explosion. The insurance adjuster came on Tuesday, another inspector came on Wednesday to look at the sump pump. His conclusion (nothing proved yet) is that the sump pump sparked and caused some volatile vapor to explode. Since the dumpster the cleaners left had been emptied Tuesday, there is no way of telling exactly what was picked up that might have been evidence. He took the pump away to check it for damage.

However, there is still much cleaning to be done, as the ozone machine caused the soot in the air to adhere to any surface, and I don't think the cleaners have made a huge amount of progress.

I head home today after a mostly restful week visiting my friend M. in Columbia MD, for a partial day of work tomorrow afternoon. I am hoping to head out to San Francisco sometime Tuesday, with Talis, to visit my Mum (who is in an Alzheimer's wing at a nursing home in Petaluma) who has pneumonia. My sister says the Dr's caught it early, started antibiotics on Friday, but I am not leaving anything to chance. I have a friend from grammar school who is giving me airmiles to fly out with T., otherwise I would be hard pressed to afford the flights.

And on top of everything else, the first thing I saw yesterday morning on LJ was news that Chris Croughton (Keris) (British filker for my non-filk friends)had died in a head-on auto crash late late Thursday night.

So, keep an eye out for the rescheduled date.
persis: Big Blue House, Summer (BBH Summer)
Persis, Spencer, Talis and David invite you to celebrate Persis’s
Birthday at The Big Blue House in Milford, MA.

When: Saturday, November 26, 2011
Time: 3 pm onwards
Where: The Big Blue House, 11 Wayne Road, Milford, MA 01757

What: Pot Luck; we will provide cake and ice cream, some hot and cold
hors d’oeuvres, soft drinks, and paper goods. Please bring something
to share.

RSVP: Not necessary, but helpful if you can, so we have an idea of
how much food and paper goods to have on hand. e-mail
persis@thorndike.name, or call the house at 508-478-4343, or
call or text Persis at 508-282-0089.

Directions can be found at
http://www.love-song-productions.com/directions/. Street parking is
available.

Our driveway can hold 6 cars, but as we have a 15-passenger Van
and 3 other resident cars now, space in the driveway is limited.

There is a hot tub, clothing optional. Please bring a towel.

The usual etiquette rules apply. If you do not know all the members
of the household, please find us and introduce yourself. The house is
not child-proofed, although there is an 15.9 y.o. in residence, as
well as two guinea pigs and a turtle, and some smaller child
appropriate toys. We have limited couch/floor space, so please ask
ahead if you’ll need to stay over.

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