Soiree ’22 (Part 2)

August 9

We live in a society exquisitely dependent on science and technology, in which hardly anyone knows anything about science and technology. ~ Carl Sagan

He was observed wandering the premises. It was not clear as to whether there was any point to this. He is generally considered to be rather harmless. He has never been reported as being dangerous unless you consider a PBS tote bag full of milkweek pods to have weapon potential. He ultimately slunk away under the cover of darkness . . .

You’re only as good as your last haircut. ~ Fran Lebowitz

We’re fools whether we dance or not, so we might as well dance. ~ Japanese Proverb

[We then turned that portion of the evening for pledges and auction items. Rush Benson, whose wife Renee Guittar (red dress) led off the dance sequences in Part 1, played a similar role at last year’s soiree . . . ]

In ceremonies of the horsemen, even the pawn must hold a grudge. ~ Bob Dylan

The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket. ~ Andrew Carnegie

[Glen Fladeboe of Fladeboe Companies was once again the auctioneer host . . . ]

Giving is not just about making a donation. It is about making a difference. ~ Kathy Calvin

The most effective way to do it, is to do it. ~ Amelia Earhart

You’re only given a little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it. ~ Robin Williams

Do a loony goony dance cross the kitchen floor, put something silly in the world that ain’t been there before. ~ Shel Silverstein

[Puck . . . ]

Music is a moral law. It gives soul to the universe, wings to the mind, flight to the imagination, and charm and gaiety to life and to everything. ~ Plato

You miss 100% of the chances you don’t take. ~ Wayne Gretzky

[A long time friend of TLHD expressed her appreciation for the theatre . . . ]

If all the economists were laid end to end, they’d never reach a conclusion. ~ George Bernard Shaw

If you call yourself Save the Whales, every once in a while you have to save a whale. ~ Tom Ahern

If music be the food of love, play on. ~ William Shakespeare

If you can dream it, you can do it. ~ Walt Disney

Talent hits a target no one else can hit; Genius hits a target no one else can see. ~ Arthur Schopenhauer

After silence, that which comes nearest to expressing the inexpressible is music. ~ Aldous Huxley

Dance, even if you have nowhere to do it but your living room. ~ Kurt Vonnegut

When I dance, people think I’m looking for my keys. ~ Ray Romano

No one dances sober, unless he is insane. ~ Cicero

[Ruthie finally chased down Rush . . . ]

Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t. ~ Bill Nye

One good thing about music, when it hits you, you feel no pain. ~ Bob Marley

[If we were Table No. 2, this must have been Table No. 1?]

Don’t ever tell anybody anything. If you do, you start missing everybody. ~ J.D. Salinger

Some cause happiness wherever they go, others whenever they go. ~ Oscar Wilde

We’ll meet again, Don’t know where, don’t know when, But I know we’ll meet again, Some sunny day. ~ Vera Lynn

[Thor presided over the stage . . . ]

I’ll see you in another life. When we are both cats. ~ Tom Cruise

[Ceremonies completed, it’s time for the parting glass . . . ]

Always remember that you are absolutely unique. Just like everyone else. ~ Margaret Mead

[New board member Brian Nelson discusses things theatrical with the aforementioned Mr. Berg . . . ]

Volunteers do not necessarily have the time; they just have the heart. ~ Elizabeth Andrew

[See the photo at the bottom . . . ]

Volunteers will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no volunteers. ~ Ken Wyman

So long, and thanks for all the fish! ~ Douglas Adams

[The parting shot . . . ]

I look up so much to those movies, ‘Airplane!’ and ‘Naked Gun.’ I think that stuff is so funny. I grew up just loving all that stuff and sort of idolizing Leslie Nielsen. ~ Ron Huebel

Say good night, Ruthie (a Leslie Nielsen fan)! [Photo credit for this and the one at the beginning to Janet Baker, the ultimate volunteer.]

Don’t cry because it’s over. Smile because it happened. ~ Dr. Seuss

Under capitalism, man exploits man. Under communism, it’s just the opposite. ~ John Kenneth Galbraith

It is so hard to leave until you leave and then it is the easiest goddamned thing in the world. ~ John Green

Up Next: Camp . . .

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