Be careful what clothing you wish for, daughter
Updated: April 10, 2012 11:08PM
Here’s Judy’s pick of coming community activities in the Northbrook area, spiced with a little commentary.
A harsh response. The North Suburban Genealogy Society will hold a meeting at 1 p.m. April 14 at the Northbrook History Museum, 1776 Walters Ave. The meeting will feature Ellie Carlson, curator of costume for the Winnetka Historical Society, and will focus on dating family photos through clothing. Guests are welcome. For more information call Linda Dooley at (847) 602-1120.
“Dating family photos through clothing” — it’s impossible to date any of our family photos by looking at me, because I always end up wearing my favorite suit (or as my daughter calls it, “Mom’s-uniform-again”) for snapshots. To me, it’s classically designed in a soft shade of beige. To her, it’s classically decrepit in a soft shade of blah. So, on Easter, when we posed for a family photo before going into church, I suddenly ripped off my beige suit and was resplendent in a faux-leopard jumpsuit with pink-sequin trim. It certainly shut my daughter up; however, I was excommunicated.
Can you see her now? The film “Pillow Talk” will be shown at 1 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. April 25 at the Northbrook Public Library, 1201 Cedar Lane. This lighthearted comedy stars Rock Hudson and Doris Day. Admission is free. For more information call (847) 272-6224.
I love to watch old Doris Day movies because the older Ms. Day gets, the more filters they put on the camera when filming close-ups on her face. She is quite an attractive lady, but towards the end of her movie career she is just a blur with teeth. Very funny film, though — made when she was in mid-blur. You won’t hear me now.
You won’t hear me now.The Melodeers, an a capella group and six-time International Champions, are having a guest night for women who enjoy singing a cappella harmony from 7:30 to 10:30 p.m. April 18 at Mart Mariam Chaldean Catholic Church at 2700 Willow Road in Northbrook. For more information, visit www.melodeers.org.
I adore singing a cappella, which is a good thing because no musician will accompany me — there must be a musician’s union called If She Asks, Say No; In Fact, Run Away, Local 43. Of course, I know everyone hates my voice, but I’ve solved that by just lip-syncing — which is what I promised the Melodeers I will do on this guest night. Actually, I had to take a solemn oath. In writing. With my hand on a Bible. Not a peep. But I’ll be there — look for me — I’ll mime hello.
I love the story of “The Princess and the Pea,” in which the princess is so delicate that a pea under many mattresses bothers her so much she can’t sleep. However, how about a play titled “The Princess and the Pug,” in which the princess reclines on only one mattress, but never sleeps because the pug constantly pushes her out of bed, because the princess’ hero insists the pug gets lonely when it sleeps in its crate; however, because hero is such a lump, the pug leaves him alone. And they both snore. I’ll star.
Gee, I didn’t realize the Mayflower landed in all those places listed above. Especially Opryland. I bet the Pilgrims enjoyed the hootin’ and hollerin’, and … what am I talking about? Well, it says, “The Mayflower tour includes stops in … what? They don’t mean the original Mayflower ship went to those places – Mayflower is just the name of the tour company? Oh, of course, but I hope a few people come back with a teensy replica of Plymouth Rock besides a CD of Patsy Cline’s greatest hits. Our forefathers would like that.