The Wind in the Willows

Long ago - in a land far, far away - I blogged every day. The content of the blog was basically a diary/travelogue. I shared photos and outings and reflections. It wasn't fancy. But it was a record of life. I miss that style of blogging and use of the Internet.

I'm going to experiment a bit and see if a return to a more "scrapbook style" of blogging feels good.

Let me tell you about yesterday (Saturday). My husband, Justin, has one brother, Brian. Brian is married to Mandie, and they have three kids. Their oldest was in a musical over the weekend in Iowa, and we were able to drive down for the day to see it (and celebrate two family birthdays).

The musical was "The Wind in the Willows."

Here's a summary.  The novel was originally published in 1908. It was first adapted for the stage in 1929. It was first animated in 1949. A second adaption for the stage was completed in 2016, and that's the version we saw yesterday produced by Bell Tower Theater. Prior to seeing yesterday's production, I had not read or heard "The Wind in the Willows" before.

The main characters are Mole, Rat, Mr. Toad and Badger.

Here were my favorite songs:

  • Messing About in a Boat (link)
  • The Hedgehog's Nightmare (link)
  • A Friend is Still a Friend (link) - This song basically sums up the essence of the musical.  
We got back about 11:30PM last night. We were so glad to get to see our nephew on stage and also thankful to celebrate family birthdays. On the way home we stopped at the Culver's in Decorah for a sweet treat. Magnificent!

Uncle Justy and Max

Way to go to this whole cast - entirely made up of youth! So cool! 

Sophia (age 5): "Please take a picture of my blanket." 

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