Sunday, October 26, 2014

Free Army Field Band concert

Free Army Field Band Concert
What’s not to like about that headline. Thank your Port Arthur News, because they’re the sponsors. The free concert of The Volunteers, The United States Army Field Band, will be at 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 2, at the Robert A. “Bob” Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive.
Let’s pack the house and hear them perform. Here’s the scoop:
Since 1981, The Volunteers has been bringing the Army story to life through rock, pop, country and patriotic music. The U.S. Army Field Band is the Army’s official touring musical organization featuring: the Concert Band, the Soldiers’ Chorus, the Jazz Ambassadors and The Volunteers. Each component tours annually throughout the United States and travels abroad as directed by the Secretary of the Army. The Army Field Band’s components tour a combined total of more than 400 days each year, appearing before live audiences of over 2 million people and broadcast to more than 2 billion.

Women are survivors
Beaumont gets a mention in “Women and the Texas Revolution,” a University of North Texas Press book that Mary L. Scheer edited. In a section called “Up Buck! Up Ball! Do Your Duty!” there’s writing of caravans crossing rivers by fashioning very large pine tree bridges. Here’s one recollection: “The road from Nacogdoches to the Sabine is one unbroken line of women and children, on foot, with nothing but their clothes on their back.”
It seems children would fall from wagons and the next wagon would pick them up.
“Mothers in this manner have been separated from their children for days, and some for weeks, as the wagons would often take a different course; all seemed to look out for themselves alone, the fountain of benevolence seemed dried up,” is a quote.
William Fairfax passed through Beaumont and came upon a family that had found a small, unattended infant. He was able to carry it a distance.

Karma Gifts
Would Karma give you a washed jute bag that’s traffic-stopping cool with a secret message on the inside? Karma so would. This company has a give back program so you feel good about bohemian styles of everyting from headbands to scarves that reflect the colors, textures and spirit of global creativity. I’m talking hippie stuff. Protect yourself from wintry blasts with Karma scarves. This bag I’m talking about is in a relaxing teal with what looks to me like a Victorian-style bird in a cage. It puts my husband in the mind of Edgar Allen Poe and The Raven. To each his/her own. I’ll go ahead and tell you the secret message on the inner lining: “Be Free.” That’s the spiritual message. The actual bag will cost you a little, but not too terribly much.

Earthly cares
Earth’s Care Dry & Cracked Skin Balm will carry you through our Southeast Texas winter and into sandal season of 2015. Shea butter, amica and cajeput oil  go deep to nourish hands, elbows and feet. It’s creamy and has a natural aroma of healing and moving on. Allergy tested and paraben free, this product fits in with Earth’s Care’s mission of good stuff for your body from good stuff of the earth.

Other pretty  things or things for being pretty
If you haven’t heard of Bio-Oil from Cape Town South Africa, then you probably will, soon. If you’re the kind of pregnant woman who wears clothes to highlight your baby bump, then you may be thinking about stretch marks and scars. People are loving how Purcellin Oil is what’s making vitamins A & E and plant extracts of calendula, chamomile, lavender and rosemary absorb to treat dehydrated skin of any age. I love the smell and the feel of this oil that also helps with sunburn and dry lips, cracked heels, cuticles, scratchy scalp and a more even skin tone.
Did you ever think some oil would be nice on your legs but you’re thinking ahead to how oily you might feel? This is a different kind of rub down. I love it.

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