Terrace, Summer 1997
This is Terrace Mill. Population 6 or so. Is this cool or what? There's
a restaurant with a gallery upstairs and a mill pond beside it. Besides
Heritage Days in June (when the kids perform), there's a fiddler contest
in the fall. We really amaze me.
Cross as crabs after rehearsing in the hot sun at Terrace (bless the Mill
folks for giving them something to drink), the kids cheered up enough when
I brought out the dog to pose on the end of my dock. Guess where I am.
Brrrr. Clockwise from the dog (Daisy) are Doris Espelien, Krista Kremin,
Erin Paulson, Rebecca Chapman, David Boll, Josh Chapman, Sondra Paulson,
Beth Chapman. J. is behind Doris.
Every time we teach "Mild Midwest" to a new group of kids, it goes faster!
In addition to "Hard Knock Life" we did a take-off on "Tomorrow" with
references to various Pope County businesses. "We could rob Tom's Food
Pride! The Lowry Hatchery! Bredesen's Variety! The Store Company
Restaurant! Then we could REALLY give something back to the community!
[Pause] [Pause] Oh. [Giggle] Never mind. 'When I'm stuck with a
"Mission Impossible," our second interpretive dance number, was edgier
than "Community Effort...."
... which we did again, of course. Some day we'll have a "Community
Effort" reunion with all the folks who know how to do it.
"Mild Midwest." Here Krista is just on vocals. By winter she could do
the choreography, too.