• Mason County is a perfect getaway!

    Come visit Mason County and Hood Canal. We are a fabulous destination
    for singles, couples and weekend getaway fun! Check out www.explorehoodcanal.com to learn more.
    571 Views
  • Oysters Tasting: Hama Hamas

    Left Coast, Hama Hama Oysters from Hood Canal, Washington
    816 Views
  • "Taste of Mason County" Seeks Vendors

    An upcoming event in Mason County will offer music, art, food and more... and organizers are looking for restaurants and caterers interested in participating.

    A "Taste of Mason County" will be held between 5 and 9pm on February 6, as part of the Ludington and Scottville Winter Thaw Out. The event is open to all area restaurants, grocers, caterers and individuals with local food products; the goal of the event is to generate traffic in the Ludington and Scottville areas.

    The "Taste Of Mason County" event will feature music and local art as well as restaurants and food; 200 tickets will be available to the event.

    For anyone interested in setting up a booth or just learning more about the event, you can call Megan Payment at 845-0324.
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  • The adventure begins in Mason County!

    Come visit Mason County and Hood Canal. We are a recreation destination
    and Seattle's first choice for "staycations" and weekend getaway fun! Check out www.explorehoodcanal.com to learn more.
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  • Mason County, Washington State....A hidden gem!

    Thinking of moving to Mason County? I specialize in this Hidden Gem area of the Great Northwest. Contact Debbie Black for your real estate interest in Mason County.
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  • URRACO COFFEE, SHELTON WA

    Segment from show Local Masters Shelton
    187 Views
  • Oyster Fest - Mason County Realtors Association: Rockfeller Oysters Part 2

    Live performance on Saturday, Oct 3 2009
    69 Views
  • Washington Farmer's Market - Sept. 17 & 24

    SAVE THE DATES:
    Saturday, September 17th @ Huber's Gasthaus
    2312 Friendly Grove Rd. NE, Olympia, WA

    Saturday, September 24th @ Hoodsport Mason County
    Enjoy a scenic drive down Hwy 101
    to our spectacular water front venue.

    For more information find us on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002635084286

    www.sonshineo.com


    Camera work: TheRockinTW
    Music by: Michael Coucoules http://www.facebook.com/mrcoucoules
    Special Guest: Steve Elliott - www.tokeofthetown.com
    Editing and Production: JustintimeHD & TheRockinTW
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  • Sideways Reign

    When The Water Comes at the Robin Hood Restaurant in Union, WA
    500 Views
  • Oyster Fest - Mason County Realtors Association Booth: Rockfeller Oysters Part 1

    Live performance on Saturday Oct 3, 2009
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  • Belfair Real Estate Video - Bluffton, SC

    http://www.blufftonrealestates.com/belfair/home.asp

    About Belfair Plantation
    Belfair Plantation stretches over a thousand acres. It's a private golfing neighborhood with 24-hour security gates and two 18-hole golf championship courses designed by Tom Fazio. A short drive from the Hilton Head Island bridge, Belfair has its own commercial complex—the Belfair Towne Village—next door, with a grocery store, fast food and sit-down restaurants, video rentals, a salon, several banks, a hotel and doctors' offices. Belfair properties share marsh views, forest views, fairway views, river views. Community amenities include a clubhouse, indoor and outdoor swimming pools, a health club, tennis, a playground, and more.



    Security Features
    The gatehouse located at the front security gate is manned 24 hours a day.



    Belfair Plantation: History
    In 1811 William Telfair purchased the land, married a woman named Betsey Bellinger, and named their new estate home "Belfair." The entrance's Avenue of Oaks were planted in the 1920s by a subsequent owner named William Swain. Belfair Plantation LLC bought the land in the fall of 1994 to develop a community on the site of the old Belfair estate and plantation, with the help of Reed Development. Plans were approved in July of 1995, after which Atlanta-based NCG Architects, Inc., began the classic design of the clubhouse, gatehouse, golf learning facility, activity facility, and cottage housing scattered around the clubhouse.

    Foundation Realty is a real estate brokerage in Bluffton, South Carolina. To request additional information about real estate opportunities in Belfair Plantation or Bluffton, please call us at 843.686.4002 or visit us on the web
    http://www.BlufftonRealEstateS.com
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  • Board of County Commissioners: Regular Meeting - 04.17.19

    Welcome to the Board of County Commissioners: Regular Meeting - 04.17.19

    Click "SHOW MORE" to view the agenda as well as other information.

    RECOGNITION -2019 Theodore Roosevelt Hillsborough Forever Conservation Award
    PROCLAMATION-April is Child Abuse Prevention Month
    COMMENDATION-2019 Hillsborough County Women's Hall of Fame
    COMMENDATION-Tampa Bay Technical HS Girls Basketball Team
    Changes to Agenda
    Public Comments
    Consent Agenda Approval
    Item D-1: To Amend the Animal Services Fee Schedule Policy
    Item D-2: Animal Control Ordinance
    Item D-3: Creek Preserve Subdivision
    Item D-4: Belmont Townhomes Parcel C Subdivision
    Item F-10: Tampa Bay Estuary Program Director Ed Sherwood
    Item F-4: Hillsborough County's State Legislative Program
    Item F-6: 6th % Tourist Development Tax
    Item F-2: Authorize a pilot cat rescue sterilization program
    Item F-9: Pilot Awareness Training Program by the US Institute Against Human Trafficking
    Item F-5: Institute of Applied Engineering
    Item E-1: Martine Collier, Executive Director, Arts Council of Hillsborough County
    Item F-11: Little Manatee South area
    Item F-12: New Interstate 75 interchange affecting the Little Manatee South Community
    Item B-1: Approve a Funding Agreement with Florida Housing Coalition, Inc
    Item B-2: Approve Board of County Commissioners' Rules of Order
    Item B-3: Hillsborough County Budget Development Process Study Report
    Item B-4: Approve the East 131st Avenue Improvements Project
    Item B-5: Allocating up to $75,000 to Housing First Steps Forward, Inc
    Item B-6: Realign Public Utilities Department FY 2019 Capital Improvement Program
    Item C-1: Presentation on the Reorganization of the County Administrator's Office FY 2019
    Item C-2: Presentation to the BOCC on the FY 20 - 21 Budget Process.
    Item F-1: Arts Council of Hillsborough County
    Item F-3: Policy for BOCC consideration
    Item F-7: Zero Tolerance for Human Trafficking
    Item F-8: Health in All Policies Resolution
    Item G-1: To address hourly lodging rentals in an effort to curtail human trafficking
    Item G-2: Report from the Department of Head Start/Early Head Start
    Item G-3: Naming a playground at All People's Life Center for Becki Forsell
    Item G-4: Receive a report on residential solid waste collection services
    Future Items
    Public Comments
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  • Health Matters: Farm to Table Cooking

    Providence Sacred Heart Medical Center Executive Chef David McCampbell is known for his innovated recipes that reflect his farm-to-table roots. He will be in the KSPS kitchen serving up great tasting food that’s good for you. This isn’t hospital fare! Joining him is Mark Oswalt, Registered dietician who teaches courses for chefs at the Inland NW Culinary Academy at SCC.
    110 Views
  • WHO: Human papillomavirus vaccination in Brazil

    The human papillomavirus (HPV) can cause cervical cancer, one of the most common cancers in women. Two vaccines which protect against HPV are available, and are being introduced by national immunization programmes in many countries. This video gathers some questions asked in a school in Sao Paulo, Brazil, during HPV vaccination for adolescent girls.
    3593 Views
  • GTÜ - Leidenschaft trifft Vielfalt

    An alle, die bei 1968 an Oldtimer denke, für die ein Donut nach qualmenden Reifen schmeckt. An alle, die Freiheit am Sound erkennen.
    Der Job des Prüfingenieurs bietet Vielfalt im Umgang mit Fahrzeugen und Menschen, vom Zweirad bis zum Lkw, von Privatkunden bis Werkstätten. Der Prüfingenieur führt die 2-jährlich stattfindende Hauptuntersuchung durch, Abgasuntersuchung und auch Änderungsabnahmen an getunten Fahrzeugen.
    Bei der GTÜ wird Servicebereitschaft gelebt.

    http://www.gtue.de/tv
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  • The Great Gildersleeve: Fish Fry / Gildy Stays Home Sick / The Green Thumb Club

    Premiering on August 31, 1941, The Great Gildersleeve moved the title character from the McGees' Wistful Vista to Summerfield, where Gildersleeve now oversaw his late brother-in-law's estate and took on the rearing of his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie (originally played by Lurene Tuttle and followed by Louise Erickson and Mary Lee Robb) and Leroy Forester (Walter Tetley). The household also included a cook named Birdie. Curiously, while Gildersleeve had occasionally spoken of his (never-present) wife in some Fibber episodes, in his own series the character was a confirmed bachelor.

    In a striking forerunner to such later television hits as Bachelor Father and Family Affair, both of which are centered on well-to-do uncles taking in their deceased siblings' children, Gildersleeve was a bachelor raising two children while, at first, administering a girdle manufacturing company ("If you want a better corset, of course, it's a Gildersleeve") and then for the bulk of the show's run, serving as Summerfield's water commissioner, between time with the ladies and nights with the boys. The Great Gildersleeve may have been the first broadcast show to be centered on a single parent balancing child-rearing, work, and a social life, done with taste and genuine wit, often at the expense of Gildersleeve's now slightly understated pomposity.

    Many of the original episodes were co-written by John Whedon, father of Tom Whedon (who wrote The Golden Girls), and grandfather of Deadwood scripter Zack Whedon and Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog).

    The key to the show was Peary, whose booming voice and facility with moans, groans, laughs, shudders and inflection was as close to body language and facial suggestion as a voice could get. Peary was so effective, and Gildersleeve became so familiar a character, that he was referenced and satirized periodically in other comedies and in a few cartoons.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Gildersleeve
    93245 Views
  • Dragnet: Big Cab / Big Slip / Big Try / Big Little Mother

    Dragnet is a radio and television crime drama about the cases of a dedicated Los Angeles police detective, Sergeant Joe Friday, and his partners. The show takes its name from an actual police term, a "dragnet", meaning a system of coordinated measures for apprehending criminals or suspects.

    Scripts tackled a number of topics, ranging from the thrilling (murders, missing persons and armed robbery) to the mundane (check fraud and shoplifting), yet "Dragnet" made them all interesting due to fast-moving plots and behind-the-scenes realism. In "The Garbage Chute" (December 15, 1949), they even had a locked room mystery.

    Though rather tame by modern standards, Dragnet—especially on the radio—handled controversial subjects such as sex crimes and drug addiction with unprecedented and even startling realism. In one such example, Dragnet broke one of the unspoken (and still rarely broached) taboos of popular entertainment in the episode ".22 Rifle for Christmas" which aired December 22, 1949 and was repeated at Christmastime for the next three years. The episode followed the search for two young boys, Stanley Johnstone and Stevie Morheim, only to discover Stevie had been accidentally killed while playing with a rifle that belonged to Stanley—who'd be receiving it as a Christmas present but opened the box early; Stanley finally told Friday that Stevie was running while holding the rifle when he tripped and fell, causing the gun to discharge, fatally wounding Morheim. NBC received thousands of complaint letters, including a formal protest by the National Rifle Association. Webb forwarded many of the letters to police chief Parker who promised "ten more shows illustrating the folly of giving rifles to children". (Dunning, 211)

    Another episode dealt with high school girls who, rather than finding Hollywood stardom, fall in with fraudulent talent scouts and end up in pornography and prostitution. Both this episode and ".22 Rifle for Christmas" were adapted for television, with very few script changes, when Dragnet moved to that medium. Another episode, "The Big Trio" (July 3, 1952), detailed three cases in one episode, including reckless and dangerous (in this case, fatal) driving by unlicensed juveniles. With regard to drugs, Webb's strident anti-drug statements, continued into the TV run, would be derided as camp by later audiences; yet his character also showed genuine concern and sympathy for addicts as victims, especially in the case of juveniles.

    The tone was usually serious, but there were moments of comic relief: Romero was something of a hypochondriac and often seemed henpecked; Frank Smith continually complained about his brother-in-law Armand; though Friday dated, he usually dodged women who tried to set him up with marriage-minded dates.

    Due in part to Webb's fondness for radio drama, Dragnet persisted on radio until 1957 (the last two seasons were repeats) as one of the last old time radio shows to give way to television's increasing popularity. In fact, the TV show would prove to be effectively a visual version of the radio show, as the style was virtually the same [including the scripts, as the majority of them were adapted from radio]. The TV show could be listened to without watching it, with no loss of understanding of the storyline.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dragnet_%28series%29
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  • The Great Gildersleeve: Leroy's Toothache / New Man in Water Dept. / Adeline's Hat Shop

    Premiering on August 31, 1941, The Great Gildersleeve moved the title character from the McGees' Wistful Vista to Summerfield, where Gildersleeve now oversaw his late brother-in-law's estate and took on the rearing of his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie (originally played by Lurene Tuttle and followed by Louise Erickson and Mary Lee Robb) and Leroy Forester (Walter Tetley). The household also included a cook named Birdie. Curiously, while Gildersleeve had occasionally spoken of his (never-present) wife in some Fibber episodes, in his own series the character was a confirmed bachelor.

    In a striking forerunner to such later television hits as Bachelor Father and Family Affair, both of which are centered on well-to-do uncles taking in their deceased siblings' children, Gildersleeve was a bachelor raising two children while, at first, administering a girdle manufacturing company ("If you want a better corset, of course, it's a Gildersleeve") and then for the bulk of the show's run, serving as Summerfield's water commissioner, between time with the ladies and nights with the boys. The Great Gildersleeve may have been the first broadcast show to be centered on a single parent balancing child-rearing, work, and a social life, done with taste and genuine wit, often at the expense of Gildersleeve's now slightly understated pomposity.

    Many of the original episodes were co-written by John Whedon, father of Tom Whedon (who wrote The Golden Girls), and grandfather of Deadwood scripter Zack Whedon and Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog).

    The key to the show was Peary, whose booming voice and facility with moans, groans, laughs, shudders and inflection was as close to body language and facial suggestion as a voice could get. Peary was so effective, and Gildersleeve became so familiar a character, that he was referenced and satirized periodically in other comedies and in a few cartoons.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Gildersleeve
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  • The Great Gildersleeve: Bronco's Aunt Victoria / New Secretary / Gildy the Pianist

    Premiering on August 31, 1941, The Great Gildersleeve moved the title character from the McGees' Wistful Vista to Summerfield, where Gildersleeve now oversaw his late brother-in-law's estate and took on the rearing of his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie (originally played by Lurene Tuttle and followed by Louise Erickson and Mary Lee Robb) and Leroy Forester (Walter Tetley). The household also included a cook named Birdie. Curiously, while Gildersleeve had occasionally spoken of his (never-present) wife in some Fibber episodes, in his own series the character was a confirmed bachelor.

    In a striking forerunner to such later television hits as Bachelor Father and Family Affair, both of which are centered on well-to-do uncles taking in their deceased siblings' children, Gildersleeve was a bachelor raising two children while, at first, administering a girdle manufacturing company ("If you want a better corset, of course, it's a Gildersleeve") and then for the bulk of the show's run, serving as Summerfield's water commissioner, between time with the ladies and nights with the boys. The Great Gildersleeve may have been the first broadcast show to be centered on a single parent balancing child-rearing, work, and a social life, done with taste and genuine wit, often at the expense of Gildersleeve's now slightly understated pomposity.

    Many of the original episodes were co-written by John Whedon, father of Tom Whedon (who wrote The Golden Girls), and grandfather of Deadwood scripter Zack Whedon and Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog).

    The key to the show was Peary, whose booming voice and facility with moans, groans, laughs, shudders and inflection was as close to body language and facial suggestion as a voice could get. Peary was so effective, and Gildersleeve became so familiar a character, that he was referenced and satirized periodically in other comedies and in a few cartoons.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Gildersleeve
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  • The Great Gildersleeve: Leroy Smokes a Cigar / Canary Won't Sing / Cousin Octavia Visits

    The Great Gildersleeve (1941--1957), initially written by Leonard Lewis Levinson, was one of broadcast history's earliest spin-off programs. Built around Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve, a character who had been a staple on the classic radio situation comedy Fibber McGee and Molly, first introduced on Oct. 3, 1939, ep. #216. The Great Gildersleeve enjoyed its greatest success in the 1940s. Actor Harold Peary played the character during its transition from the parent show into the spin-off and later in a quartet of feature films released at the height of the show's popularity.

    On Fibber McGee and Molly, Peary's Gildersleeve was a pompous windbag who became a consistent McGee nemesis. "You're a haa-aa-aa-aard man, McGee!" became a Gildersleeve catchphrase. The character was given several conflicting first names on Fibber McGee and Molly, and on one episode his middle name was revealed as Philharmonic. Gildy admits as much at the end of "Gildersleeve's Diary" on the Fibber McGee and Molly series (Oct. 22, 1940).

    Premiering on August 31, 1941, The Great Gildersleeve moved the title character from the McGees' Wistful Vista to Summerfield, where Gildersleeve now oversaw his late brother-in-law's estate and took on the rearing of his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie (originally played by Lurene Tuttle and followed by Louise Erickson and Mary Lee Robb) and Leroy Forester (Walter Tetley). The household also included a cook named Birdie. Curiously, while Gildersleeve had occasionally spoken of his (never-present) wife in some Fibber episodes, in his own series the character was a confirmed bachelor.

    In a striking forerunner to such later television hits as Bachelor Father and Family Affair, both of which are centered on well-to-do uncles taking in their deceased siblings' children, Gildersleeve was a bachelor raising two children while, at first, administering a girdle manufacturing company ("If you want a better corset, of course, it's a Gildersleeve") and then for the bulk of the show's run, serving as Summerfield's water commissioner, between time with the ladies and nights with the boys. The Great Gildersleeve may have been the first broadcast show to be centered on a single parent balancing child-rearing, work, and a social life, done with taste and genuine wit, often at the expense of Gildersleeve's now slightly understated pomposity.

    Many of the original episodes were co-written by John Whedon, father of Tom Whedon (who wrote The Golden Girls), and grandfather of Deadwood scripter Zack Whedon and Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog).

    The key to the show was Peary, whose booming voice and facility with moans, groans, laughs, shudders and inflection was as close to body language and facial suggestion as a voice could get. Peary was so effective, and Gildersleeve became so familiar a character, that he was referenced and satirized periodically in other comedies and in a few cartoons.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Gildersleeve
    82628 Views
  • Kürten aus der Vogelperspektive

    www.skyvisitor.de

    Track 1:
    The Thunderstorm by Karstenholymoly (c) copyright 2013 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Karstenholymoly/41792 Ft: morgantj

    Track 2:
    Undercover by Karstenholymoly (c) copyright 2012 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/Karstenholymoly/40639
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  • Damenti's Restaurant After The Fire URBEX - Drums, Pa

    Serving food for 60 years came to an abrupt end on March 17, 2014
    Ritzy dining and ice sculptures were their trademarks.
    Located on rte 309 in Drums, Pa
    UPDATE April 19, 2018 - Damenti's will be open again at a new location not far from the original location. At the intersections of I-80 & I-81.. We are looking forward to it !
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  • Food n' Beverage SF - EP001 - CatHead's BBQ

    For our first episode we head over to the SOMA area to try out our first BBQ establishment in San Francisco. Check out our review on the restaurant and try to compare your palates to ours.

    Take a closer look at CatHead's BBQ
    http://www.catheadsbbq.com/

    Try out the first beverage we had. Nero's Appechio Red Ale
    http://www.birraamarcord.it/

    Try out the second beverage we had. Boatswain Double I.P.A.
    http://www.minhasbrewery.com/

    Check out our website at
    http://www.foodnbeveragesf.com/

    Production by: Common Giants
    http://www.commongiants.com/

    Like us on Facebook
    http://www.facebook.com/foodnbeveragesf

    Send recommendations to
    recommendations@foodnbeveragesf.com

    Interested in sponsoring us? Inquires at
    contact@foodnbeveragesf.com
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  • LIVE High School Football - Notre Dame vs Aquinas

    Live from Jurupa Valley High School In Riverside, CA
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  • The Great Gildersleeve: Marjorie's Boy Troubles / Meet Craig Bullard / Investing a Windfall

    The Great Gildersleeve (1941--1957), initially written by Leonard Lewis Levinson, was one of broadcast history's earliest spin-off programs. Built around Throckmorton Philharmonic Gildersleeve, a character who had been a staple on the classic radio situation comedy Fibber McGee and Molly, first introduced on Oct. 3, 1939, ep. #216. The Great Gildersleeve enjoyed its greatest success in the 1940s. Actor Harold Peary played the character during its transition from the parent show into the spin-off and later in a quartet of feature films released at the height of the show's popularity.

    On Fibber McGee and Molly, Peary's Gildersleeve was a pompous windbag who became a consistent McGee nemesis. "You're a haa-aa-aa-aard man, McGee!" became a Gildersleeve catchphrase. The character was given several conflicting first names on Fibber McGee and Molly, and on one episode his middle name was revealed as Philharmonic. Gildy admits as much at the end of "Gildersleeve's Diary" on the Fibber McGee and Molly series (Oct. 22, 1940).

    He soon became so popular that Kraft Foods—looking primarily to promote its Parkay margarine spread — sponsored a new series with Peary's Gildersleeve as the central, slightly softened and slightly befuddled focus of a lively new family.

    Premiering on August 31, 1941, The Great Gildersleeve moved the title character from the McGees' Wistful Vista to Summerfield, where Gildersleeve now oversaw his late brother-in-law's estate and took on the rearing of his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie (originally played by Lurene Tuttle and followed by Louise Erickson and Mary Lee Robb) and Leroy Forester (Walter Tetley). The household also included a cook named Birdie. Curiously, while Gildersleeve had occasionally spoken of his (never-present) wife in some Fibber episodes, in his own series the character was a confirmed bachelor.

    In a striking forerunner to such later television hits as Bachelor Father and Family Affair, both of which are centered on well-to-do uncles taking in their deceased siblings' children, Gildersleeve was a bachelor raising two children while, at first, administering a girdle manufacturing company ("If you want a better corset, of course, it's a Gildersleeve") and then for the bulk of the show's run, serving as Summerfield's water commissioner, between time with the ladies and nights with the boys. The Great Gildersleeve may have been the first broadcast show to be centered on a single parent balancing child-rearing, work, and a social life, done with taste and genuine wit, often at the expense of Gildersleeve's now slightly understated pomposity.

    Many of the original episodes were co-written by John Whedon, father of Tom Whedon (who wrote The Golden Girls), and grandfather of Deadwood scripter Zack Whedon and Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog).

    The key to the show was Peary, whose booming voice and facility with moans, groans, laughs, shudders and inflection was as close to body language and facial suggestion as a voice could get. Peary was so effective, and Gildersleeve became so familiar a character, that he was referenced and satirized periodically in other comedies and in a few cartoons.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Great_Gildersleeve
    55887 Views
  • The Great Gildersleeve: French Visitor / Dinner with Katherine / Dinner with the Thompsons

    Premiering on August 31, 1941, The Great Gildersleeve moved the title character from the McGees' Wistful Vista to Summerfield, where Gildersleeve now oversaw his late brother-in-law's estate and took on the rearing of his orphaned niece and nephew, Marjorie (originally played by Lurene Tuttle and followed by Louise Erickson and Mary Lee Robb) and Leroy Forester (Walter Tetley). The household also included a cook named Birdie. Curiously, while Gildersleeve had occasionally spoken of his (never-present) wife in some Fibber episodes, in his own series the character was a confirmed bachelor.

    In a striking forerunner to such later television hits as Bachelor Father and Family Affair, both of which are centered on well-to-do uncles taking in their deceased siblings' children, Gildersleeve was a bachelor raising two children while, at first, administering a girdle manufacturing company ("If you want a better corset, of course, it's a Gildersleeve") and then for the bulk of the show's run, serving as Summerfield's water commissioner, between time with the ladies and nights with the boys. The Great Gildersleeve may have been the first broadcast show to be centered on a single parent balancing child-rearing, work, and a social life, done with taste and genuine wit, often at the expense of Gildersleeve's now slightly understated pomposity.

    Many of the original episodes were co-written by John Whedon, father of Tom Whedon (who wrote The Golden Girls), and grandfather of Deadwood scripter Zack Whedon and Joss Whedon (creator of Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Firefly and Dr. Horrible's Sing-Along Blog).

    The key to the show was Peary, whose booming voice and facility with moans, groans, laughs, shudders and inflection was as close to body language and facial suggestion as a voice could get. Peary was so effective, and Gildersleeve became so familiar a character, that he was referenced and satirized periodically in other comedies and in a few cartoons.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Great_Gildersleeve
    227380 Views
  • McCleary, Washington Bear Festival ~ 2009

    The McCleary, Washington Bear Festival was dreamed up in 1958 by Norman Porter, then editor of the McCleary Stimulator, the home town newspaper. 2009 marks the 50th Anniversary of the festival.

    Every year, local residents and folks from a long way away enjoy an old fashioned small town festival with food, fun, softball, dances, music, arts & crafts, and entertainment.

    Although the Bear Stew is the big attraction to the festival, there is also a kiddies parade, grand parade, royal court ceremony, bands, dances, slow-pitch baseball, and many other events spread out over all three days of the festival each year.
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