Monthly Archives: September 2006

new photos

Hello, hello.

I’ve finally added the photos I promised a couple weeks ago from the alumni reunion weekend. They are posted under the photo archives. You’ll see I’m not generally one for portraits so if anyone has photos of actual people from the weekend, or anytime really, I’d love to post them if you’re willing to share. Also, I didn’t seem to get any photos of those great gowns on display in Teal, so if anyone can help out with that I’d appreciate it.

Thanks! Larken

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Alumni Weekend Success

We carpooled with Spaz and her family up to Kilowan yesterday afternoon for the alumni reunion weekend. We met up with a lot of you and had a good time. We also did the cabin loop hike and the kids canoed and swam in the lake. We stayed for the potluck dinner and enjoyed catching up with everyone. Thanks for welcoming us! Also, I’m still shooting photos on film, so as soon as I’ve developed my pictures from yesterday I’ll share them here. If anyone has digital photos to share, I’d love to add them to the photo page.

I know we missed the hike to Luta and the camp songs at the covered rec. What else did we miss? Post comments about this weekend’s events on the guestbook for everyone who wasn’t able to make it.

-Larken

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Five Hundred Miles

If you miss the train I’m on, you will know that I am gone
You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles,
a hundred miles, a hundred miles, a hundred miles, a hundred miles,
You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles.

Lord I’m one, Lord I’m two, Lord I’m three, Lord I’m four,
Lord I’m 500 miles from my home.
500 miles, 500 miles, 500 miles, 500 miles
Lord I’m five hundred miles from my home.

Not a shirt on my back, not a penny to my name
Lord I can’t go a-home this a-way
This a-away, this a-way, this a-way, this a-way,
Lord I can’t go a-home this a-way.

If you miss the train I’m on you will know that I am gone
You can hear the whistle blow a hundred miles.

– This song reminds me of a friend I spent several years at Kilowan with.  We worked as kitchen rats together and hiked to the pools once.  She taught me to draw what I saw and to believe in things I could not see.  – Larken  

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Skeeters and the Bed Bugs

I woke up Sunday morning
And looked up on the wall
The skeeters and the bedbugs
Were playing a game of ball

The score was ten to nothing
The skeeters were a head
The bed bugs hit a home run
And knocked me out of bed

Singing eenie meenie and a miney moe
Catch a whipper whopper by his toe
And if he hollers, hollers, hollers
Don’t let him go
Singing eenie, meenie and a miney moe.


* On a personal note, I remember singing this song on the way to camp many summers as a camper. I don’t remember all of the words to the other verses, but this song will always remind me of the anticipation in the last moments before a week at camp. -Larken

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