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... br> We finally headed over to the Music Man Square and Meredith Willson's home, which don't open to the public until 1 p.m. We arrived just in time to catch a tour leaving for the musician's boyhood home, and had a great time touring the upstairs and downstairs of the lovely, Queen Anne style home, built in 1896 with electricity and indoor plumbing. I noticed one of the props on the desk in the family parlor: a 1918 ...
... has its beginnings a few years ago, when I found a 1919 "Masonian," the yearbook from Mason City High School. Turns out, it was from the senior year of Meredith Willson, the man made most famous by his creation, The Music Man. The play takes place in River City, Iowa, a barely concealed fictional version of Willson's home town. In the yearbook, there are many small clues to the things Willson brought to ...
... waterslide let out into another pool that was connected to the sprinkler area where the water was about 2 feet deep. Clare had a blast in this area and it was just the perfect depth for her. Kids weren't allowed to wear floaties or life jackets so she had lots of fun practicing swimming in a comfortable environment.
The boys ran back and forth from the diving boards to the waterslide, which ...
... minutes to every place within the rally.
The real pleasure was the good folks one meets at a gathering like this. Harold and his wife from Omaha, Neb. a retired state trooper who was friendly to everyone he met. A nice couple from Pompano Beach looking to move further North up to Jupiter or Tequesta. Nancy, the outgoing official with Winnebago Itasca Travelers (WIT) Florida introduced us to everyone within a country ...
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