Fun Central

I will not linger long here because it’s been a tiring day, but if you do not put Oyster Easter (always the Saturday before Easter) on your calendar for next year you are a fool. Sorry, maybe that’s too harsh. This is the best pay party of the year – it ‘s loose, it’s fun,…

Betsy and her hats

Betsy’s going to kill me, but I was going through some digital photos just now and a recurring theme struck me. Betsy loves hats. Too much, I fear. We have, on occasion at CRC, boxes of donations of new items that must be inventoried. This is Betsy’s happiest moment. Inventory. It requires organization and precision,…

Hear the oysters calling?

I am not much of a party girl, I hate to say. But even I love the kick-off party for Oyster Easter.  Every year, it’s almost as if the weight of winter is lifted at that party. The guests just bust it up. Not literally. It’s way too classy a crowd for that. But they…

Oyster Easter 2010

Is there anything better than normally responsible adults running around selling Tequila shooters and Jello shots to raise money for charity? I just don’t think there is. That is Oyster Easter in a nutshell. Four prominent men and four prominent women doing all manner of silliness to win the coveted title of Oyster King and…

Brain power

The faces of mental illness are many. Confusion. Despair. Loneliness. Alienation. These are the people you cross the street to avoid. They’re the ones who talk to the voices in their heads, sometimes very loudly. They’re the ones who probably haven’t seen a shower in awhile. Right Guard is not on their list of essentials….

A bittersweet donation

Jesse Jones from the Eastview Church of Christ called us the other day. He had some children’s desks he wanted to donate. I agreed to meet him at the church. It turns out that he had the furniture to donate because the church is closing. Mr. Jones told me that he had been going to…

Oyster Easter: The kick-off to silly season

Nashville is a party town and there’s no better party to start off the season than Oyster Easter. Oyster Easter was started 48 years ago by a guy named Dudley Warner who was a Vanderbilt student at the time. Some of his buddies couldn’t get home for Easter so he decided to create a party…