Monday, March 24, 2008
Hollywood has descended on Crown Town. The movie "Public Enemies" is currently filming. It's a little flick about a crime wave in the 1930s that included bank robberies by John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson, and Pretty Boy Floyd. It turns out that John Dillinger robbed a bank in East Chicago, IN and ended up in the county lockup in Crown Point. The jail was supposedly escape-proof, but our guy John busted out, stole the sheriff's car and drove off to Illinois.
Of course, stories like that always translate into great movies. Johnny Depp has been cast to play John Dillinger, Christain Bale is Melvin Purvis. To add to the authenticity, the part about Dillinger busting out of prison was filmed on location at the old Lake County jail in little ol' Crown Point.
Filming took 3 days and suddenly life in our town stood still. There were people that waited outside the jail from 6 in the morning to 10 at night. We don't have that kind of time, so we just wandered down to the set to gawk at the gawkers. Here's what we saw:
And 10 minutes after we went home, guess who showed up for work:
Sunday, March 23, 2008
After church, we did the obligatory family picture.
Anna modeled her Easter outfit (as best she could).
After naps (and everybody took a nap), Anna got her Easter basket and a couch that is just her size. We think she loved the eggs the best.
Later, we changed clothes and she tried her first Peep. She ate the ears just fine (and why shouldn't she, it's pure sugar), but when she got down to the head, things got a little sticky and she decided she had enough. I finished it for her. Mmmm, sugar.
Then it was time just to chill and take in the day.
Wednesday, March 19, 2008
Anna's been itching for some furniture that's her size. For Christmas her Aunt Devonna and Uncle Luke got a folding table and chairs for her, so I got a chair out for her the other day. She really liked it, but it's still a tiny bit too big. But it was fun trying to climb onto it.
Well, maybe climbing off was a little easier than climbing on.
Tuesday, March 18, 2008
Cousin Caleb's touring choir came within an hour of our house, so we went to see him; well, it was an hour from home before Chicago rush hour traffic. We got there in the nick of time - the choir was lining up to go in to the church.
The concert was beautiful. It made me a little sad; I don't believe I ever attended a single A Cappella concert while I attended Concordia. But it was good to see Caleb perform with them.
We had a fun time visiting afterwards. Sadly, Caleb couldn't stay with us - it would have been too hard to get him back to Forest Park the next morning in time for his departure (remember the rush hour traffic?). Maybe things will work out better next time.
The highlight of the night was definitely during intermission. Someone got up and asked how many alumni from Concordia were in attendance. A majority of us raised our hands. Then we were asked how many were alumni of the A Cappella choir. Many of the hands went down, but Anna's went up! Who knew?