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Whidbey Giving Circle

Gwen was joined this week by Larry Lowry and Jody Watts of the Whidbey Giving Circle

Listen to Jody and Larry share with Gwen just what the Giving Circle is, what they do, and how you can get involved with this powerfully generous group of island residents.  People who do good work and have a good time doing it.

Re-broadcast of interview can be heard on

Thursday – April 7th at 9am

Friday – April 8th at 4pm

and Saturday April 9th at 7pm.

Tune in to 96.9fm around the Penn Cove of Whidbey

OR

stream from anywhere you can connect to the internet at KWPA’s listen page.

The Whidbey Giving Circle is a community of Island County citizens who pool resources to support LGBTQ equality and young people on the island. Membership is open all who make a financial contribution of any size.  Annual gifts range from $15 to $5,000.  Every gift is powerful and earns the donor opportunities to vote on key Whidbey Giving Circle grants and scholarships.  Members are encouraged to help guide the annual grant and scholarship cycles by reviewing applications and working with a committee to determine annual awards.  Affiliated with Pride Foundation, the Whidbey Giving Circle began in 2007 and has since grown to nearly 70 members, providing approximately $20,000 of annual support to organizations, community leaders and students.

From September to January, the Whidbey Giving Circle hosts houseparties and educational sessions on the island to link community members and provide key opportunities to learn, socialize and make an annual membership commitment.  From February to June, both grants and scholarships are determined.  The group celebrates their investments and enjoys the sunshine together through an annual summer picnic.

Prior grantees include: Citizens Against Domestic & Sexual Abuse for their work to support LGBTQ youth across Whidbey Island and the Whidbey Children’s Theater for productions that address LGBT related issues and spur thoughtful conversation and learning within the community.  The Whidbey Giving Circle has provided 8 scholarships to student leaders.

Pride Foundation has invested over $20,000 in eleven organizations that serve Island counties LGBTQ community. Much of this funding comes from the Whidbey Giving Circle, a group of Island residents that come together every year to raise and distribute funds on Whidbey. In addition, numerous Pride Foundation scholars hail from this area.

Currently, grants to nonprofits (besides those made by the Whidbey Giving Circle) are made from Pride Foundation’s Cascadia cycle, which is administered in Seattle, WA. A key goal of Pride Foundation’s is to have an active Pride Regional Community established in this area, so all funding decisions are made at the local level. We have begun working towards this goal and will continue to update the community as we progress.

If you would like to learn more about getting involved with the Pride Foundation please send us an email or call us at 1-800-735-7287.

Available Grant: Whidbey Giving Circle
The Whidbey Giving Circle is accepting grant applications for organizations and programs on Whidbey Island that benefit LGBT youth or raise awareness.
Grant application must be postmarked by April 5, 2011. – Download the application
Unavailable Grant: Cascadia Grants – Grant application will be available in Summer 2011.

A Day on the Radio in 1946

A presentation of KWPA Radio – Whidbey Island’s Community Radio Station

North, Central or South Whidbey – there’s a performance for you!

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May 21st, 2011 – 7pm

South Whidbey High School Auditorium

5675 Maxwelton Road, Langley – Whidbey Island

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May 28th, 2011 – 7pm

Oak Harbor High School Auditorium

350 South Oak St. Oak Harbor – Whidbey Island

KWPA has brought back, by popular demand, their Old Time Radio – Live on Stages Shows.

Only 2 performances – Tickets go on sale April 1st

Don’t miss this one of a kind production benefiting Whidbey Island’s community radio KWPA

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Come enjoy 4 wonderfully performed LIVE radio programs

from days gone by

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“BOSTON BLACKIE”

The Boston Blacke radio series began on June 23, 1944, on NBC as a summer replacement for Amos ‘n’ Andy.

The original Boston Blackie, by Jack Boyle, his only book, was written in 1919. The character “Boston Blackie”, real name Horatio Black*, was a young, handsome, well educated, gentleman that loves women and children. However, he is also a hardened criminal, a jewel thief and safe cracker, who’d served time in a California prison. His wife, Mary, is “his best loved pal,” and his collaborator on all his capers. This can be better understood when you realize that the Mary in the Boston Blackie stories has an underworld crook for a father.

Come see Boston Blackie fight crime live on stage – on Whidbey Island.

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FIBBER MCGEE AND MOLLY

Whidbey’s own Carolyn and Rich Tambler

return as the funny duo!

Fibber McGee and Molly was a radio show that played a major role in determining the full form of what became classic, old-time radio. The series was a pinnacle of American popular culture from its 1935 premiere until its end in 1959. One of the longest-running comedies in the history of classic radio in the United States, Fibber McGee and Molly has stood the test of time in many ways, transcending the actual or alleged limitations of its medium, form and concurrent culture.  The program struggled in the ratings until 1940, when it became a national sensation. Within three years, it was the top-rated program in America.

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CAPTAIN MIDNIGHT

The series had its beginnings in 1938 on Chicago radio station, WGN. Created by Robert M. Burtt and Willfred G. Moore, the creators of The Air Adventures of Jimmie Allen, the series was sponsored by the Skelly Oil Company. The program was syndicated, recorded on 16″ glass discs at a studio in an office building at LaSalle St and Wacker Drive at the ad agency of Blackett, Sample and Hummert.

In the beginning, “Captain Midnight” was simply an undercover name for Jim “Red” Albright, who regularly piloted cargo and passengers. As an undercover agent, Albright was trying to gather information on a gang of criminals. Captain Midnight was constantly trying to stop the plans of the evil Ivan Shark and his daughter Fury. Shark remained as Midnight’s evil nemesis throughout the length of the radio run.

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THE ROMANCE OF HELEN TRENT

The Romance of Helen Trent was one of the most beloved of all the old time radio shows, and its loyal fans faithfully followed, year after year, the unending triumphs and heartbreaks of their glamorous star-crossed friend, Hollywood dress designer Helen Trent. Like a good friend, Helen was there for them, sharing her innermost secrets in heartbreaking fifteen-minute slices, for nearly three decades. The grand romance finally ended after over 7, 200 episodes in 1960. In fact, Helen outlived most of network radio!

 

Tickets go on sale on April 1, 2011 at http://www.kwparadio.org

Support you Whidbey Island Community Radio

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DON’T MISS THIS WONDERFUL ISLAND ENTERTAINMENT

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May 21st, 2011 – 7pm

South Whidbey High School Auditorium

5675 Maxwelton Road, Langley – Whidbey Island

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May 28th, 2011 – 7pm

Oak Harbor High School Auditorium

350 South Oak St. Oak Harbor – Whidbey Island

 

August 29, 2010

CHEERS AROUND YOUR EARS

for KWPA’s Old Time Radio Players, producers, director, cast and crew!

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KWPA’s Old Time Radio Show – Live on Stage – encore performance at South Whidbey High School, last night, was ANOTHER smashing success!   Kudos go out to Executive Producers William Bell and Harry Anderson, Producer/Director Elizabeth Herbert, and the entire cast and crew – for a wonderful night of high quality entertainment on Whidbey Island!

Musical accompaniment for the evening performed by South Whidbey’s premier dance band, Locomotion

Foley Artist Group (Sound affect makers) for all acts of the KWPA Old Time Radio Live on Stage – Joe Fackler, Kyle Lancaster, and Chole Karl

Keyboard and Saxophone accompaniment performed by George Konopik

Applause and Laughter Sign performed by Casey Patterson

KWPA’s volunteer Ushers, Judy Lynn, Ron Wilkenson and Gwen Sam handed out programs and guided guests into the auditorium.

KWPA volunteer board members, Che Gilliland, Sarah Richards, Judy Feldman, Charles Arndt, Harry Anderson and Marty Behr maned the ticket table, and greeted and informed guests about KWPA memberships and sponsor packages.

kwparadio.org

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ACT ONE

Carolyn and Rich Tamler as Fibber McGee and Molly

The night began with The Johnson Wax Program, Fibber McGee and Molly.  Originally broadcast in March of 1940, the episode, Cleaning the Hall Closet, had the South Whidbey audience in stitches!    Actors and foley artists (sound makers) transported the audience to Fibber and Molly’s home, and the hall closet that threatened to crush them when they opened the door.  Hilariously, lead actors Rich and Carolyn Tamler performed the piece with great timing and convincing portrayals of the original actors, James “Jim” Jordan and Marian Driscoll, the husband and wife team who starred in the original show.  One of the longest-running comedy shows in radio history, beginning in 1935 and running to 1959, Fibber McGee and Molly, still entertains – with KWPA at the helm.  While Molly could often be heard telling Fibber “T’ain’t funny, McGee!”, KWPA’s South Whidbey audience couldn’t disagree more!

KWPA Cast -Fibber McGee & Molly

Fibber………………. Rich Tamler

Molly……………….. Carolyn Tamler

Announcer……………….. Jim Dunn

Man………………. Michael Monson

Little Girl (Teeny)…… Julia Beumer

Gildersleeve…………….. Jim Otruba

Produced/Directed by Elizabeth Herbert

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ACT TWO

Fibber McGee and Molly was followed by The New Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.  Originally broadcast in April of 1947 the episode called, The Adventure of the Tolling Bell is the story of a quiet holiday in the countryside, cut short when Holmes agrees to search for a runaway boy. At the same time, he must uncover the secret of the town’s haunting church bells… which never stop ringing.  Ed Walker as Holmes and David Eccles as Watson, along with the rest of the cast and the foley artists (sound makers) had the KWPA audience riveted with anticipation, awaiting the conclusion of the mystery.

KWPA Cast of Sherlock Holmes

Holmes………………………..  Ed Walker

Watson…………………….. David Eccles

Mr. Bell………………. Michael Monson

Mrs. Michol……………. Sandra Pollard

Mary…………………. Joyce Napoletano

Gillian……………………….. Jim Otruba

Mrs. Lakland…………… Donna Meyers

Tom………………………. Dell Lawrence

Produced/Directed by Elizabeth Herbert

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During a 20 min. intermission audience members could be heard chatting up the first half of the show, with compliments about the actors, sound makers and musical accompaniment, and recollections of favorite moments.  KWPA had delicious cookies, generously donated by Tree Top Bakers of Clinton, and bottled water for the audience to enjoy during the intermission.  The concession stand was operated by KWPA volunteers, Michael Ferry, Jim Sherman and Terry Bible

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As LocoMotion played old swing time and sentimental favorites of the era, audience members were ushered back into the auditorium for the second half of the KWPA Old Time Radio Show Live on Stage, excited to hear what was to come next.

ACT THREE

Joyce Napoletano and Dell Lawrence in The Whistler

Beyond Reasonable Doubt, a 1947 episode of The Whistler, opened up the second half of the KWPA show to a rapt audience.   An american radio program running for a total of 13 years from May 16, 1942 until September 22, 1955, The Whistler, was one of the most popular mystery drama’s of its’ time.  Likewise it was one of the most popular pieces performed by the all volunteer cast for the KWPA Old Time Radio Show.

Opening with the Whistler saying – “I am the Whistler, and I know many things, for I walk by night. I know many strange tales, many secrets hidden in the hearts of men and women who have stepped into the shadows. I know the nameless terrors of which they dare not speak,” KWPA actor Terry Rose played the part to the hilt.

KWPA Cast of The Whistler

The Whistler………… Terry Rose

Announcer…….Michael Monson

Gina Crane……Joyce Napoletano

Floyd Durant……. Dell Lawrence

Isabel…………….. Donna Meyers

Clinton………….Erik Christensen

Barbara Arnold..Joanna Roomes

Dist. Attorney… Dick Snowberger

Clarke…………………. Jim Otruba

Jackson…………. Harry Anderson

Judge………………. Walter Meyers

Court Clerk…………. Kathleen Fox

Mrs. Adamson……. Carole Shipley

Store Clerk/Juror..Mary Rose Anderson

Elevator Operator…. Andy Walker

Director/Producer Elizabeth Herbert

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ACT FOUR

Eve Arden as Connie Brooks

KWPA closed the evening with a production of the wonderful old radio show Our Miss Brooks.  Originally broadcast in 1953, this episode, A Plaque for Mr. Conklin left the KWPA audience enjoying Miss Brooks and her endearing, if not sardonic personality.  Originated by Eve Arden, Our Miss Brooks ran on radio from 1948 to 1957 and then launched into the new media of TV from 1952 to 1956.  Nicole Bouvion proved the perfect casting for the lovely and exacting Miss Brooks.  Accompanied by a stellar cast, Ms. Bouvion pulled off the episode just as well as Eve Arden ever could, and the KWPA audience could relate to the clever, sarcastic, kindhearted teacher.

Cast of Our Miss Brooks

Announcer……….. Jim Dunn

Connie Brooks…… Nicole Bouvion

Mrs. Davis……….. Kathleen Fox

Walter Denton…… Andy Walker

Osgood Conklin…. Walter Meyers

Mr. Boynton……… Jim Otruba

Harriet Conklin…. Reilly Richards

Mr. Stone…………. Michael Monson

Mr. Turner………… Joe Fackler

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CHEERS AROUND YOUR EARS

KWPA – for a great night showing Whidbey Island great radio !

KWPA is Whidbey Island’s member supported community public radio station.   The station operates with an all volunteer board of directors, volunteer hosts, technical support and actors.  Support your local radio station by going to kwparadio.org.

THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!

KWPA added 3 Whidbey Chat Farm Tour for Your Ears interviews to their site!

Visit & Listen, often, as more get loaded.

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Listen to Peg Tennant – Farmer’s Market Manager – Oak Harbor and Coupeville

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Listen to Wilbur and Julianna Purdue at Prairie Bottom Farm

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Listen to Sarah Richards at Lavender Wind Farm

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Thank you for your support of KWPA

July 19, 2010

Attention KWPA’s Whidbey Chat with Gwen Sam

shopper – listener

Thank you – EVERYONE – for your patience….  The hot weather is causing one of our switches to behave like wild child…  All hands are on deck for a fix – but it’s not like we can go to Ace and buy a switch.   Please – hang in there with us – KWPA – the community public radio station – that could!

Today Gwen will be interviewing Peg Tennant – Market manager for Oak Harbor and Coupeville Farmer’s Markets – we will do that interview out of the studio, to air later this week.

Will let everyone know as soon as the techno switch is behaving properly and Whidbey Chat is back to a live formate.

PRAIRIE BOTTOM FARM’s Wilbur and Julianna Purdue will be airing today – 11am!!!!  today.  Great time with great Whidbey Farmers!   Tune in!

Wilbur and Julianna Purdue of Prairie Bottom Farm on Ebey's Prairie

IN ADDITION – please forgive lack of updates on this site….  It’s been a long week.  We will update the photo gallery and recap, for Prairie Bottom Farm’s interview, in the next couple of days.  Guess “Island Time” is at play this week.

Thanks again!

July 12, 2010

The Little Station That Could – KWPA

Over the next shortest period of days possible KWPA will be only airing recorded shows while the transmitter and studio are maintained.

Please tune in to 96.9fm around Penn Cove or stream over the internet anywhere on the island or world to hear KWPA – Whidbey Island’s Public Community Radio station.

KWPA’s show Whidbey Chat, and Gwen Sam, would like to thank the Whidbey Island communities, all of our listener’s, our board of director’s and volunteers for sticking with KWPA.

Over the next couple of weeks – hopefully less – Whidbey Chat with Gwen Sam will be aired as a recorded show – stay tuned for day and time….

KWPA's little cabin studio is under the little roof jutting out from the wharf building. Shared with the Harbor Master - KWPA's studio is in a small island world with big island dreams. Stay tuned! http://www.kwparadio.org ~ 96.9fm around Penn Cove now - and headed for Clinton to Deception Pass as soon as possible. Station can be heard - over an internet connection anywhere in the world. Thank you for your support.

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KWPA will be doing maintainance on the transmitter and only airing recorded shows over the next couple of weeks. Show schedules will vary.

We will be LIVE again – as soon as possible.

Thank you for your support and keep listening

July 3, 2010

Photo courtesy of the Muzzall family Ron Muzzall’s father Bob Muzzall makes hay while the sun shines in the 1960s

Headed toward their Quasquicentennial (125yrs) the Muzzall family and their farm are celebrating their Centennial farming Whidbey ~ July 17th ~ at a big farm bash.  KWPA will be live at the bash so mark your calendar.

Update on big event: Today, Gwen will be out at the farm recording pre-bash interviews with the family.  Rain or shine ~ we’re out to get as much history about this touchstone farm, as, public radio, possible.

WHIDBEY ISLAND GET READY FOR THE BEEF!

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Ron and Shelly Muzzall are the fourth generation on the family farm on Whidbey Island. In 2010 the farm will become a centennial Washington farm.  They have three daughters. That is where the 3 Sisters Cattle Company name was derived from. The farm consists of 600 acres mostly hay and pasture but they also raise Cabbage for seed and barley for their layer flock and hogs They currently run about 150 mother cows using all the offspring to supply grocery stores, internet and farm stand sales. They belong to Island Grown Farmers Cooperative where they have their grass fed beef and all natural hogs processed under USDA inspection.

Three Sisters Cattle Company is named for Shelly and Ron's 3 daughters ~ Jennifer, Jessica, and Roshel

The Muzzall family has long been recognized for their conservation and sustainable practices. It is really just a way of life from what we eat to how we heat our home. This has really not changed for many generations. The biggest problem on any farm is really just cash, from generating it to keeping it. So conserving is a way of life, from used wire to used equipment. We utilize the manure from our animals for fertilizer in the form of dry manure and liquid manure from our lagoons. Most of our seed down consists of either Alfalfa and grass or Clover and grass. The compliment of legumes and grass provide for each other. With 95 percent of our land in sod or timber you can only imagine the carbon sequestration that exists. We use a integrated pest management system and realistically the 95 percent of our land that is in sod never sees any pesticides. Our biggest weed control challenge is our fencerows and our timber and agricultural land interface. Pesticides and commercial fetilizer cost cash and we use as little as possible in order to remain sustainable. Ron and Shelly have been involved with farmer cooperatives, their church and served on various county committees. Our goal is to continue the family legacy of sustainable farming on Whidbey Island.

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June 14, 2010 – Whidbey Chat with Gwen Sam

Whidbey artist Perry Woodfin strolled down the Coupeville wharf this morning to join Gwen in the KWPA studio for a little conversation.

Painting what surrounds him, Perry Woodfin says, 'I feel each piece of my art is like a word (or sentence), and when all is said and done I would hope people would say I had something interesting to say.' Pictured here - Coupeville Wharf, 2004. 10.5"x16.5" - Watercolor. Original Available. ~ About the Coupville wharf, home of KWPA's studio, Perry Woodfin says, "An elderly man told me about being a child in Coupeville in the 1930s. His parents wouldn't let him go out on the wharf without an adult present, so he and his friends would sneak out and hide in an outhouse situated on it's deck. They fished through the hole in it's floor.

A Pacific Northwest native, Perry Woodfin makes a full-time job out of selling his paintings.  With an impressive track record in the corporate working world, this Whidbey Island resident can now be found selling his watercolor paintings in local galleries, at the Greenbank and Coupeville Farmer’s Market’s, and from his website.  A world traveler, new technology student and easy-going gentleman Perry Woodfin is a Whidbey artist with plum.

Telling Gwen and listeners about his grand and great grand parents westward migration to the Pacific Northwest, settlement in Palouse and stage-coach service they ran, Perry is the product of pioneers, and a father who owned a large chicken farm in Palouse, where he grew up and was laden with farm chores.

Bringing up an image from every American child’s memory, Perry described the little red wagon that is his earliest memory of making art.   While sitting on his mother’s lap, Perry said, she drew a little red wagon, then handed him the pencil and paper and asked him to draw one too.  That little drawing by a four year old, the American icon we all know and love, would be Perry Woodfin’s first original piece of art.

Years later, as a young teen, after his parent’s divorce and his father’s remarrage, another woman, his step-mother, Jananne (Nan) Goltz, would play a pivotal role in pointing him towards art again.   In a dramatic story, he tells how on the eve of his departure to a world-class animal husbandry program at a foreign university well-known for its veterinary medicine department, his step-mother told him she believed he was headed into veterinary medicine not because he loved it; but because he wanted to make his father proud, by following in his farming footsteps.  Nan challenged Perry to take a few art courses at a Pacific Northwest university before he embarked to faraway lands and studied to become a vetrinarian.   Just out of high school, Perry conceded and signed up for classes at Washington State University.  It was those classes that would change his life’s course forever.  Now, 45 years later, Perry Woodfin is the artist he was meant to be, since first drawing that little red wagon.

Perry’s spoke to Gwen, and listener’s, about his realist work, how he balances the need to make a living as an artist, by producing what will sell and be collected, and his need to express himself in more abstract or metaphorical works, not easy to sell or heavily collected.

One of Perry's pieces the couple was considering - To Aid One, 1991. 13.5"x18.25" Watercolor NFS

The other piece the couple considered - Anacortes Fuel, 2001. 11"x16" Watercolor. NFS

Perry recounted witnessing the difficult decision a couple were having at the Greenbank Market this past weekend, trying to decide which of his images to purchase.  The couple were headed to a foriegn county on an educational mission and wanted something that would help them describe where they were from in America. To hear more about this decision making process, and the lengths that couple went to to come to a final decision – listen to the interview.  But until then, you choose from the two Perry Woodfin pieces pictured here.  The two the couple were weighing the balance of.  Which one would you choose?  

Perry Woodfin’s interview exposes some of the history and inner thoughts of a man, and artist, many people on the island, and in the world, know and collect.   From that moment on his mother’s knee, to today, Perry’s story of becoming and being a full time artist is interesting, intuitive and humorous.

Ironically, on the heels of KWPA’s smash hit “OLD TIME RADIO LIVE ON STAGE” shows at Fort Casey yesterday, Perry also talked about how radio played a part in is life as a young boy.  Born in the 1940’s, the hey day of radio comedies and drama’s, Perry shared some of his favorite old-time radio shows of the era, and how those shows kept him company as a young boy, like they did so many of us.

Perry Woodfin

THANK YOU PERRY ! – for taking the time to come down to KWPA and visit with Gwen and Whidbey Chat listeners!  We’ll be looking to hear you again!  Safe travels.

Listen to the recordings of this interview on Thursday, June 17th, at 9am and or Friday, June 18th at 4pm.  The show airs on 96.9fm in the Coupeville area of Whidbey Island, and streams worldwide on the internet from the KWPA website.

POSTSCRIPT: PERRY WOODFIN is also a poet.   Some other time, on Whidbey Chat with Gwen Sam, Perry Woodfin will share his thoughts and inspirations on poetry.

The poem below is an obvious strand from Perry’s life growing up on his father’s large chicken farm in Palouse.  A tribute to the beloved writer Betty McDonald (1908-1958), a Vason Island writer who was a friend of his father’s and lived on a farm near them.  Though Perry only met her once – she inspired something in Perry he still carry’s with him today.  An egg…

The Egg and Me

Copyright by Perry Woodfin

When her name comes up, as it has on occasion,

I reminisce about our only meeting.

We had climbed the long flight to the ferry boat cabin.

We stop suddenly at the top.

A woman is coming down.

Dad and Mom talk with her.

Dad, proud, introduces me, his boy.

Then he tells me, “This is Betty MacDonald.

”To me she’s just a another grown up.

I seem to remember all of that.

I think she had on silk stockings, high heels.

There may also have been white gloves, perfume.

I wonder if I’ve invented all this ?

It’s just a memory, a brief moment in time.

As I said, on occasion it has come up.

Then I turn it over, move it around,

gaining nothing except what is here.

Well, maybe a slight scent of sophistication;

maybe a touch of class.

But have I hatched this too ?

Questions remain as questions always seem to do,

just laying there.

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“Whenever I catch a ferry and see that high flight, small memories like this, soar. Hope you enjoy this. I like poetry for its more immediate creative outlet (usually). More immediate than painting, anyway. The poem describes an incident that occurred in, I would guess, about 1950.” – Perry Woodfin

More on Perry’s father Donald A. Woodfin (1920-2004), an interesting and hardworking man, who eventually moved from Vashon to Whidbey Island, where he lived for 26 years before his death.

The Betty MacDonald Farm is a historic farm and takes overnight guests.

 

THE KWPA OLD TIME RADIO LIVE ON STAGE

at Fort Casey, Whidbey Island, Washington

was a

RESOUNDING SUCCESS!

Carolyn and Rich Tamler of Greenbank rehearse as legendary Fibber McGee and Molly as part of “Old Time Radio — Live on Stage” - Courtesy photo

Thanks to all who attended in support of Whidbey Island’s public community radio station KWPA!

The house was full for both the 3pm and the 7pm performances at Fort Casey.  Audience members came out for intermission with big smiles on their faces, and returned eager for more from the second act at afternoon and evening shows!

THANKS to the two ladies who drove all the way from Shoreline to see the show!

Comments from the audience were 100% positive!  The volunteers who took tickets, gave out programs and directed people to their seats heard nothing but compliments about the show, as guests departed after both acts of each performance.  The music was wonderful, the actors, foley artists (sound makers for radio), costumes, hats and hair styles were all spot on!

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CONGRATULATIONS

to

THE KWPA BOARD of DIRECTORS, MEMBERS and VOLUNTEERS,

HARRY ANDERSON and WILLIAM BELL – EXECUTIVE PRODUCERS,

DIRECTOR – ELIZABETH HERBERT

 THE CAST and CREW

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SOUND and RECORDING TECHNICIANS  –  BRIAN OLSEN, TOM LAURENSON and BARRY RIX,

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KWPA’S “OLD TIME RADIO LIVE ON STAGE EVENT”! – IF YOU MISSED IT – SEE YOU AT THE NEXT ONE!  SURE TO BE ANOTHER SMASHING KWPA RADIO SUCCESS!

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Many THANKS to the show ~ SPONSORS

ALLSTATE INSURANCE OF OAK HARBOR AND MATT IVERSON, FRONT STREET REALITY AND JANET BURCHFIELD, THE HONEY BEAR AND KARLA MACKINTOSH,WHIDBEY ISLAND BANK

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Special Thanks to those who supported this event through signage needs, ticket sale venues, food for the cast and crew, and general effort to the benefit to the show and KWPA; Tree-Top Bakers in Clinton, Local Grown in Coupeville, Symbols and Signs in Langley, The Bay Leaf in Coupeville and Oak Harbor, Moonraker Books in Langley, Book Bay in Freeland, Susan Vanderbeek and Joe Frackler.

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Thanks to the Lions Club of Coupeville for providing parking and logistical support to our guests upon arrival and departure.

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Recordings of KWPA’s OLD TIME RADIO LIVE ON STAGE will air on KWPA in the near future.

Best wishes to KWPA!  Here’s to a happy and live future – informing and entertaining Whidbey Island and world beyond!

Listen to KWPA from your FM dial at 96.9 in Central Whidbey or stream from your computer – anywhere on the island and in the world from the KWPA website.

 

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