Today I shall add personal thoughts to the already addressed Christmas cards.
Hard to believe I actually started this project Thanksgiving weekend.
But then making seven different cookies to share plus the Chocolate Microwave
Cake to give out did take time.
I am not complaining I have enjoyed it all.
All of the gifts are wrapped, tee hee I speak about the ones that are wrap able.
The traditional OFFICE PARTY is over, man I had a great time.
The College Bowl games have begun and all bets have been placed.
I usually spear head this venture, but this year I yielded to my Sweetie to be the
HEAD Bean Counter.
Time to kick back and listen to Christmas music…
Mannheim Steamroller - ‘Joy To The World’How Mannheim Steamroller got its name: Chip Davis decided to call his band "Mannheim Steamroller," an amusing, "colloquial joke name" for an 18th-century musical technique known as the "Mannheim crescendo." The orchestral crescendo was pioneered by Johann Stamitz and the Mannheim Orchestra. The Mannheim sound built intensity by adding layers of sound, color, texture, other instruments—and, especially, volume. To Davis, it was like a steamroller. Hence, the name.
I want to tell the WORLD my Sister in law totally ROCKS!
She sure surprised me with this fabulous gift!
YUP I got to see Mannheim in concert…WOW and days after WOW
Life is GOOD!
The shopping she and I did was FAB as well, tee hee
Some time ago a Person donated these animals to WVU. The Long Horn was an aside as the story goes…still one awesome animal for sure.
Did you hear that? We are not forgotten…we continue to TEACH!
Did you catch that odor? Ummmmmmmm wonder what it is, be back soon I am going to check it out.
UMM think it is dinner, let’s GO
Check my eyelashes, do they not look attractive?
DANG there is some dead bug on me ewwie!
Hold still I will Get it HONK HONK
My eyes are lovely don’t you agree?
ICK my tongue feels ODD…tastes like dirty socks yuk
Heyya It looks like my antlers are CLAPPING, Totally KEWL
MOOVING to be sure
Let’s see the dimensions for curtains should be about this wide
Wonderful information… I learned lots…and even felt good I knew lots! Always a good thing…
Learning is Wonderful.
So far all 4 session have been fabulous… people in their fields sharing their knowledge is SUPER!
Topic this session was Wildlife Habitat Improvement
William N. Grafton
He is the gentleman on the plaid shirt.
Extension Specialist and Associate Professor
He was our Instructor.
William N. Grafton, son of a West Virginia logger, was born in
Fayette County, W.Va., November 20, 1938. He attended West Virginia University (WVU), earning a B.S. in forestry and wildlife management. After serving with the U.S. Army, he earned a M.S. in forest management at WVU.
Mr. Grafton then joined the WVU
Extension Service as a forestry specialist in Beckley, W.Va.; later serving as director for an 11-county area in southern West Virginia.
He worked closely with forest and wood industries, concentrating on forest fire prevention and helping produce “Time Is Running Out,” an award-winning film on fire prevention.
While in Beckley, he discovered the location in West Virginia of the endangered plant, “running buffalo clover.” He has become a recognized authority on the flora of West Virginia, especially in the New River Gorge area.
Throughout his Extension career, Mr. Grafton has given of his time to promote forest management education to all citizens in the state. He has been a major contributor to youth education in West Virginia, helping to organize the Youth Science Camp in Wyoming and Raleigh Counties. He has been an annual instructor at the Forest Industries Camp for high school students.
Since his return to Morgantown as a wildlife specialist in the 1980s, he has worked extensively on deer herd management. He has worked with farmers, foresters and politicians, trying to find reasonable and sustainable recommendations on deer herd management in West Virginia.
Mr. Grafton has held leadership positions with the Society of American Foresters, and has been recognized by many organizations for his contributions to forest management in West Virginia. In 1993, he was enshrined as an honorary member of the West Virginia FFA. In 1994, he was honored with a faculty award by Gamma Sigma Delta, the Honors Society for Agriculture.
He has been an officer and leader in the Nature Conservancy, which promotes the protection of unique ecological sites. He has also been an officer and leader in the West Virginia Plant Society. For over 20 years, he has been a
forest management instructor at the Conservation Education Camp for teachers in Webster County. He also provides information and organizational input for a similar camp held each summer at Blackwater Falls State Park.
"The bluebird carries the sky on his back." -Henry David Thoreau journal