11 a.m. —
After breakfast of an English muffin and some fresh Panamanian pineapple, followed by Morning Prayer, I have this morning completed a number of little tasks here at home. And I feel like I’ve accomplished a few check-offs.
The grill is prepped for this evening’s barbecue. I didn’t winterize the grill, so elbow grease, not to mention a good oiling, were in order.
Samson and I had a couple of tender moments today. He also enjoyed sunning himself in the back yard while I was working outdoors.
Sun tea is made. Some laundry is in the works.
At Costco in Independence yesterday, I ran into Judge Lewis from Lee’s Summit. Bill Lewis was for more than three decades the municipal judge in my hometown. He’s also a gifted singer. He and I spoke briefly yesterday about his role as the King of Siam in The King and I at Blue Springs City Theatre, a show that went up over 20 years ago. I don’t recall if I music-directed that one, but I do remember that Janice Welch was Miss Anna, Brad Cairns was Chulalongkorn, and Carol Bahmueller was Lady Thiang. (How’s that for a good memory?)
Judge Lewis’ son, Matt, is an Elvis impersonator of high regard. Matt was married for a while to one of my very first voice students, a lovely soprano named Tiffany.