Posted in May 2012

Lunch on the Lawn with Oscar and Anna

You are cordially invited to  Lunch on the Lawn with Oscar and Anna A Rogers and Hammerstein Sing-Along Social with Jessie Barth, Carol Lindsay, and Carolyn Williams as part of the Doylestown Bicentennial Celebration. Highland Farm B&B – 70 East Road, Doylestown, PA – Christine Cole, Owner and Innkeeper Saturday, June 2nd – 11:00 to … Continue reading

Oscar’s Legacy

What is Oscar’s legacy?  If a picture is worth a thousand words, then here it is.  This is the Bellefonte Area School District (PA) cast of A Funny Thing Happened On The Way To The Forum.  Our show opened and closed respectively on September 16th and 18th, 1982.  This was our second Faculty/Staff musical production and … Continue reading

A Mother’s Day Ode to Oscar

The late Steve Jobs said, “You can’t connect the dots looking forward.  You can only connect them looking backwards.  So you have to trust that someday they’ll connect in your future.  You have to trust in something – your gut, destiny, life, karma, whatever.  This approach has never let me down, and it has made … Continue reading

Hexie’s Favorite Things

 Last Tuesday, May 9th, I had the most delightful evening with Lynda Elizabeth Jeffrey and her husband Curt Plott.  We met at Highland Farm and then went out to eat and talked and talked.  It was Hexie that brought us together through this Oscar and I blog.  So, as a final Ode to Hexie a … Continue reading

Hexie Hammerstein … Living A Magical Life, Part II

Hexie’s “Sky Island” house (old sketch done in 1967) After our lunchtime snack had ended with a cup of tea (and yes, Hexie insisted on reading our tea leaves!), my mother then pulled out her trusty little 3-ring notebook and started the “formal interview.”  Of course, the first question she asked Hexie was…  “So tell me … Continue reading

Hexie Hammerstein … Living A Magical Life, Part I

Photo by James Milligan (1967)  Hexie brought Lynda Elizabeth Jeffrey and me together several weeks ago.  Lynda had googled Reggie Hammerstein and the recent post: Oscar, Reggie, and the Recipe appeared.  She then emailed me and we have become fast friends.  In fact, we’ll be meeting each other for the first time at Highland Farm … Continue reading