Friday, September 24, 2010

Meet face 26........

I really love this town that I live in now.  There are so many activities going on every month.  This month the Joshua Hyde Library had a guest at the town common for the kids (and adults too, I loved it).  The guest was Two-time Freestyle Frisbee Champion, Todd Brodeur!   My kids loved it even my 12 year old son, who first thought it was just for little kids and stood next to a tree for the first 2 minutes before he realized it wasn't just for kids.

 I didn't get to ask him all my fun questions because I didn't want to take away any time that he was spending with the kids who all had millions of questions for him.  I did email him to see if he could answer a few questions for my project.  I hope to be updating this soon!

 If you want to find out about him visit his website

So here he is face 26.............. Todd Brodeur. 


What is the hardest Frisbee trick/move? They say the hardest Frisbee trick once you start playing and have been bitten by the bug, is to put the Frisbee down. I believe the sky is the limit, the hardest trick or move has not been invented yet. There are thousands of combinations of moves that have been done and new ways to combind them are always being thought up and attempted.

Do you have a favorite Frisbee? I do not have one favorite Frisbee. I like them all, as long as they fly well. I really like old Frisbees that have character. Ones with many srcatches and are well used. Every old Frisbee has a story, and has flown many thousands and sometimes millians of miles.

What is one thing that you would like to share about Frisbee tricks/moves that would help someone with no Frisbee skills (like me)? The one thing anyone can do to get better is get out and throw. The original instructions on the back of an old Frisbee say "Play catch, invent games. Flat flip flies straight, experiment." That is it in a nutshell, snap your wrist to put some good spin on it, use your imagination and have fun.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

meet Gloria face 25.....


While visiting Old Sturbridge Village, in Sturbridge, Massachusetts we met a wonderful lady named Gloria in the Asa Knight Store.  Gloria, who has worked at OSV for 10 years, is one of the costumed historians.  She taught us a lot about what people would buy at a general store in the 1830's.

 When she found out my daughter was 4 year old she pointed out a tiny thimble and told us that back in the 1830's women would teach their 4 year old daughters how to sew.  This way by the time they reached 11 they would be mending torn clothing and making their own clothing.   She showed us all the hats that where in fashion back then and told us how they decorated the ladies hats with ribbons and flowers.  Gloria also pointed out pocket knifes and informed us that the men would teach their sons how to widdle wood into things like clothes pins.

 I asked her if she always works in the Asa Knight Store, since my kids and I make a visit every month to OSV I thought we would stop by and say hi to her in there again, but she said they are trained to work in all the buildings.

Thank you so much Gloria for sharing your wonderful knowledge on the 1830's and letting me use your photo and a bit about you for my 100 faces project.

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Meet face 24!

face24, originally uploaded by Olivia Williams Photography.

Never knew how different it would be to move to Massachusetts. I found out shortly after moving here that you can't just run into a Walmart or a Grocery store and get beer or liquor. You have to get it at either a gas station or a liquor store.
So lucky me I found New England's Largest Liquor store right down the road, Yankee Spirits! This is where I met face # 24 , my first New England face! Her name is Annette and she moved to Massachusetts from New Hampshire during the summer. She started working at the liquor store in November(the same time my family moved here). I didn't ask her as much as I should have, but I have to get back into the flow of asking questions for this. I did find out that she misses New Hampshire. Oh and the best part....she asked to see my ID.