Friday, July 1, 2022
Last evening I had the opportunity to spend some time watching Hawaiin dance by The Barefeet Hawaiian Inc. Time well spent I must say. Steve did a good job of anchoring the show using the right words at the right time. short video. The first two minutes of the video is Kaluva Pepe, the song featuring Hula from Hawaii, Otea from Tahiti, Haka from New Zealand and Sasa from Samoan. As Steve mentioned, he was giving us a taste of Polynesian dance and music. Polynesian means many islands. I just looked it up on the internet and learned that the largest country in Polynesia is New Zealand. Here is a picture from Wikipedia.
Wednesday, June 29, 2022
This morning while cycling down Bode road, I saw these guys playing Bocce ball. The fact is, I didn't even know the name of the game until I looked it up on the internet. under the boules family. This game can be conducted between two players or two teams. The small white ball known as the Pallino (also known as Jack) is thrown first. history of this game is interesting. Bocce Ball spread throughout Palestine and into Asia Minor. . . . . . In 600 B.C., Bocce was picked up by the Greeks and passed to the Romans. It was played everywhere, from the churches and castles to the city streets. People from all walks of life could play the game; young or old, man or woman. In 1319 A.D., Bocce Ball was actually prohibited to people of lesser nobility because it was felt that it diverted attention from more important tasks, such as archery and war training. As of today, it is an event in the Special Olympics, and is being proposed to be in the Olympics. . Made a short video from what I captured. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . On the way back, I saw this bird. I presume it is a young one of a Northern Cardinal (or is it a Rose Finch?)
Sunday, June 19, 2022
They say that if you want to know the history of a place then have a look at the cemetery first. So one morning I pedaled down to the cemetery and found the origin of the name Schaumburg in Illinois. The original 1842 township survey, names the grove as Sarah's Grove. Three families lived near a grove of woods on the northwest end of the township, and each family had a woman named Sarah (Sarah McChesney, Sarah Frisbe, and Sarah Smith). At a township meeting in 1850, citizens debated new names for the town. A wealthy landowner named Friedrich Heinrich Nerge, at one point during the meeting, slammed his fist on the table and said in German, "Schaumburg schall et heiten!" ( "It will be called Schaumburg!"). At that point, the township became officially called Schaumburg Duane Rapp ..... German was the first language of the majority of households until the 1950s. ..... The cemetery, with 2600 total grave sites, continues to receive burials today. short video of all that I could capture in the morning. The squirrel at the cemetery lawn was eyeing me suspiciously "should I share my breakfast with this guy on a bicycle?"
Monday, June 6, 2022
Was cycling down Bode Rd when I saw this Church and liked the edifice. video of the car wash with all that I captured. Later I attended the 10 am Mass. Short and sweet with a meaningful sermon. I was particularly impressed by the Choir. I must admit that most of the members were senior citizens and they did a swell job (which means a lot of practice has gone in there) small video of it. Heard that a Family Fest is being held in the church premises from June 22nd to June 26th. Considering the enthusiasm of the Parishioners, I am sure it is going to be a grand success.