Homemade Chalk Paint!, Avoiding Car Prowls, Mallard Ice Cream, Radio Free Fl!p Correction, Poem To A House, More

CONTENTS 5/26/2020
Homemade Chalk Paint!
Sidewalk Polls
Avoiding Car Prowls
Mallard Ice Cream Scoops Are Back!
Ideal Tenant?
Radio Free Fl!p Correction
  Inch By Inch
  I Knew This Place
Love Sonnet To A House

HOMEMADE CHALK PAINT!

Sidewalk chalk paint is a great option for folks who want to participate in the chalk art festival but can’t find any chalk. The paint is easy to make—it’s just cornstarch, water, and food coloring or a little tempera paint—and it’s a lot of fun to use! You can find a recipe for it here: 

https://www.makeandtakes.com/sidewalk-chalk-paint

Théa Rosenburg, Park Street

[Many households have muffin tins. And one paint-brush per artist would do if there was also a bucket of water to rinse it in. Whew!  Love/Fl!p]

SIDEWALK POLLS

Early Bird/Night Owl?
Apples/Bananas?
Chocolate/Caramel/Both?

We could write on the sidewalk in chalk and let people mark their answers…

AVOIDING CAR PROWLS

Keep all valuables out of your vehicle, and leave nothing visible. We all get busy and can forget that we left things in our cars, but it’s important to get into the habit of taking items with us as we gather up bags, purses, jackets, etc… to take inside when we get home. When this becomes a habit, there’s less to pique the interest of a prowler. Harbor Freight has moving blankets cheaply priced, and coupons to further reduce the price are easily found. They are great to throw in the back of your vehicle, and effectively cover things that may entice a potential prowler to want to break in. These blankets are good to cover your purchases when you are out running errands. If your items are covered, prowlers are less likely to want to break in. These prowls are crimes of convenience: unlocked vehicles with visible content are chosen over vehicles locked and nothing visible inside. ~ Cathy Barron, Eldridge Avenue

MALLARD ICE CREAM SCOOPS ARE BACK!

Walk up service for scoops, 12 – 7 Monday – Saturday, plus pints & half gallons, tubs, ice cream sandwiches & more. They also have some gelato for a limited time.

https://www.mallardicecream.com/

ARE YOU LOOKING FOR AN IDEAL TENANT?

(landlords have told me this often)
Hi, my name is Wenty Hill and I am a loving mature single professional woman with a radio show in town.

I LOVE the Columbia neighborhood (!!) and am looking for a cottage or small home for $700/month including utilities. Being responsible, clean, caring and friendly is important to me. I don’t drink, don’t smoke, son’t do recreational drugs, don’t party and do not have any pets. I am quiet and private and enjoy living alone. Have great references!

Please call me, Wenty, at: (928) 301-3360 (B’ham) (Please leave a message. Thank you). ~ Wenty Hill  yes@OneWithYou.com

RADIO FREE FL!P

CORRECTION + I KNEW THIS PLACE

The version of Inch By Inch that I posted yesterday had the composer, David Mallet, singing. I meant to post Pete Seeger! Here’s a corrected link, and a bonus of another of David Mallet song, I Knew This Place, with David singing. I don’t actually listen to the radio, and haven’t listened to albums for years except sometimes in the car. I’ve been thinking of songs I’d like to share with you all, and then hunting for the song online, seeking a great version. It’s been interesting research. Most of the songs I know I’ve learned directly from a singer, in person. Our house tends to be quiet, leaving room for either of us to invent live music.
Pete: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u90qRE2F7CM
David Mallet: I Knew This Place
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bPA63L1vF7Y

LOVE POEM TO A HOUSE

That song reminded me of a sonnet Zeke wrote for our dear Cherry Street home:

Good house, to me you were but a device
To keep the rain outside, a shelter where
I could change clothes unseen, dodge winter’s ice,
And sometimes hang the hat I seldom wear
And also harbor bugs and molds and mice
Pyromaniac wiring and shortcuts rash
Remodelings whose lack we could not bear
A bottomless pit wherein to throw our cash
But living there with love, as love doth grow
Our house and home, thou growest too on me
We shape thee to our ends, and come to know
A good part of our lives are shaped to thee
I did not know before that builders’ art
Could really make a dwelling for the heart

all my love//Zeke Hoskin
June 17, 2003

Love/Fl!p 360-671-4511 cell/text  flip@columbianeighborhood.org

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