Co-correspondent Flowers' wit, laughter will be sorely missed


November 10, 1996|By Phyllis Lucas | Phyllis Lucas,SPECIAL TO THE SUN

IT WAS VERY LONELY writing the column this week. My very dear friend and co-correspondent, Phyllis Flowers, passed away suddenly last Sunday.

Phyllis died at the young age of 43 and leaves her husband, Houston Flowers, and three children, Houston G., Ebony and Tiffany. Phyllis and I were partners for the past eight years, and I will truly miss her laughter and wit.

To Phyllis, I dedicate these lines from Anna Laetitia Barbauld's "Life" and this column:

Life! I know not what thou art,

But know that thou and I must part;

And when, or how, or where we met,

I own to me's a secret yet!

Life! We have been long together,

Through pleasant and through cloudy weather;

'Tis hard to part when friends are dear;

Perhaps t'will cost a sigh, a tear; --

Then steal away, give little warning.

Choose thine own time:

Say not Good-night, but in some brighter clime

Bid me Good-morning!

Romantic comedy

North County High School Drama Club will present "Never Mind What Happened, How Did it End?" at 7: 30 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday.

This deft and charming comedy is one of David Rogers' most unusual plays. The story investigates the changing attitudes toward young love over three generations: 18-year-old Ann (Teri Rich) and her boyfriend Kevin (Mark Miller); her mother and father Donna (Alanna Clements) and Dr. Mitchell (Keith Jeffcoat); and her grandmother Penny (Kyna Worthington), a former fabulous movie star who had four husbands.

The interplay and counterpoint of the scenes of the three young girls in different times offers an intriguing overview of young people today, yesterday and the day before that.

Tickets to this show are $4 and are available at the door or from any Drama Club member. Refreshments and T-shirts will be sold during intermission.

The school is at 10 E. 1st Ave. For more information, call 222-6970.

Democratic roast

Roland Terrace Democratic Club will sponsor a bull and oyster roast from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. today at the hall, 619 Matthews Ave.

Live music will be presented by Coachmen. Tickets are $22 and can be purchased at the door.

Service of thanks

St. John Lutheran Church, 226 Washburn Ave., will offer only one worship service on Sunday.

A Thankoffering Service, sponsored by the Women of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in American, will be at 8: 30 a.m. Sunday school will follow at 9: 45 a.m.

Christmas goodies

Starting your holiday baking and gift list? The United Methodist Women of Brooklyn Heights United Methodist Church is selling dTC 3-pound Benson boxed fruitcakes for $9. They also are selling 7-ounce bottles of Happy Home vanilla for $2 and 8-ounce containers of Superior Vanilla Butter and Nut Flavor for $3.

The church is at 110 Townsend Ave. Stop in or call the office at 789-3688 to place your order.

Band benefit

Brooklyn Park/Lindale Middle School Student Government Association will sponsor a Burger King Night from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday at the Burger King on Nursery Road. Proceeds will benefit the association.

All students who participated in the magazine fund-raiser by selling three subscriptions are invited to a dance from 2: 30 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday.

Fruit and flowers

North County High School band and bandfront are selling Christmas poinsettias and Florida oranges and grapefruit.

A 40-pound box of navel oranges costs $17.75; a 40-pound box of grapefruit is $15.50. You can also order a half-and-half box for $16.75. Poinsettia prices range from $6 for a single 6-inch plant to $22 for a 10-inch hanging plant.

All orders must be turned in Nov. 18, with delivery of the flowers Dec. 9 and the fruit the week of Dec. 16. Contact a band member to place your order or call the school at 222-6970.

Band Boosters will sponsor a Christmas "House of Lloyds" shopping party at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the band room. Everyone is welcome to attend. Start your holiday gift buying now.

Pub Date: 11/10/96

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