Sunday, March 30, 2014
Sunday, March 23, 2014
Sunday, March 16, 2014
Eagle Scout Kyle Wilmot of Union Springs constructed a gazebo
next to Mill Pond in downtown Union Springs.
|While driving by this afternoon, Joan and I stopped to admire Kyle’s handiwork.|
|Mill Pond is located on the west side of State Route 90|
north of Green Street.
|This pond was created in 1789 by the|
damming of the underground springs that surfaced in this area.
|The creation of the pond was needed for power|
generation of the mill. The original mill was abandoned, but
subsequent mills were built.
|The mill pond is no longer being used|
for mill operations and has become a haven for waterfowl.
The warmer temperatures of the underground springs that
feed it attract birds, including diving ducks, to the open water
Wednesday, March 12, 2014
Mr. & Mrs. Smith - Loan from Seymour Library
Alfred Hitchcock’s sole screwball comedy, from 1941, reels of erotic horror. The handsome and prosperous Smiths, David (Robert Montgomery) and Ann (Carole Lombard), lock themselves in a bedroom for three days to try to solve a squabble. The sex seems to have gone out of their three-year marriage, but, when David learns that a legal loophole has rendered their union null and void, he becomes aroused by the prospect of reseducing the newly coy and virginal Miss Ann. Instead, she puts him through the hell of another courtship. Latent erotic frenzy emerges in diabolical details --- the phallic neck of a champagne bottle that David points at his prey, hte childless Ann’s new job at a department store’s layette counter. Meanwhile, David spirals downward into degradation as Ann sparks his jealousy by dating his gallant, athletic law partner (Gene Raymond). All ends up artificially well, but the comedy foreshadows the sexual gamesmanship of “Vertigo” as well as the metaphysical terror of “The Wrong Man” and “North by Northwest,” in which a person is expelled from his own life by a hiccup of fate. (The New Yorker, March 3, 2014)