once again the versatility of the Wood family, their youngest, Mallory, 13,
inspired by a school discussion, had the great idea to have a Kismet Caucus
(actually a Primary) for which dad Sam built a voting booth.
were asked to register, then signed a secret ballot in the privacy of the booth
and insert it into a box. No hanging chads here!
said “I voted for the wrong person, can I go back?” Of course not! Another,
when encouraged to “vote your conscience”, replied “That means nobody”.
the turnout was small on a hot busy day the results were surprising.
170 votes: Obama 77, McCain 35 and write-ins for John
Gorman, Shaggy, Rusty, the Pope and Jesus. I was asked to run but demurred.
reflect the nation? Interesting question. Find out in November.
Bake, Book ‘n Blossom
From Pat V:
The committee is Phyllis, Pam M. Fran and me
The flowers: Chris Jenks, Dawn L, Rose L and Michele
Other help: Sherri Roth, Alyssa and Linda Schneiderman, Alice, Elaine Freda and others too numerous
to mention. And of course we would love to thank everyone for their time
and support and generous contributions!
A lot of work! It took weeks to do the prep work,
requests for donations, printing flyers etc, and then collecting all of the
books. A LOT of them came for the mainland and were boated over, or
picked up even in Manahatten! We spent all day
Thursday, all day and night Friday and, of course, again at 6am Saturday
morning to complete the set-up. It took us the afternoon and early
evening Saturday as well as all day Sunday and we are still in boxes, and will
finish up within the next week but not so all encompassing!
We had allot of cakes and they sold
The flowers were more than normal (thank you A. Perri Farms
The bill of fare
Donations keep coming – Look what I Made!!!
Free coffee to go with the cake
Jack helped with the pricing
This looks right
Before the onslaught…so pretty
Some very creative offerings
Sand castle cake by Joe &Karen Kelly
By Andy & Sandy
For Chiros By Taryn Phelan
Who will read all these books?
Tony …looking for inspiration?
A musical send-off/out by part of the Manion band
KISMET ART 5th ANNUAL HOUSE
The day was hot and many flocked to the
beach but attendance was up and all the artists sold. Once again it was a
all purpose tour guide: sucking candy, sun block, parasol, paper & pencil, Purell, genuine Spanish fan
Poindexter – event organizer and artist extraordinaire: frogs, turtles,
bees in new, ever evolving style, 28 new pieces
Phillisols by Geri, gorgeous Parasols, customized beach umbrellas
Sean Toth (the saner of the 2 brothers) Abstract DaDa-istic “a
nonsensical sensual style” (per brother Johnny)
Thunder “an extension of Kismet Expressionism, a romantic style called Sexy
Dahl – Acrylic, Oil, endearing animal and local themes have found their
way into many Fire Island homes
Maryann Parisi, an amateur who gets emotionally attached to her
beautiful atmospheric oils (a sale generally produces tears)
Carolyn Durso, photography: “just an ordinary person who wants to
share my visions of beauty” (not true, gorgeous prints)
Adams, acrylic & Oil
Schmidt; “glimpses of beauty on our plane” Swamponline.com (Scenic Waters And Mountain
Andrea Wikso tends to her “baby” while exhibiting her photographs,
a keen eye for and appreciation of nature.
Decker: “abstract psychodelic” Spray paint, acrylic,
pastels, water color, wearing Thai fishing pants, www.myspace.com/greyvortex
Bob Negrin, a number of new paintings of
beautiful landscapes artfully exhibited in the sublime ambience of Blue View
Terrace’s rooftop with a view of his inspiration
PANCAKE BREAKFAST 08
A SELL OUT
Photos by Jeannie & Bradlee
Message from Joan McKeehan:
Typically we serve 240-250 breakfasts; this year it was a whopping 304. No
doubt due to great promo headed by Krysia who had
flyers printed up and organized a door-to-door effort with block captains Sat
AM. Also, special mention to Victor Liotta who
surprised us with that huge banner we hung up at the July 4th parade. He had it
made for us - his donation. It hung in everyone's face all week,
Huge committee participation this year from set-up
thru the event and clean up too.
As always most special kudos to Tommy Field and Bobby Rush - could not do it
without them. So many to name - Cooks Rose L, Pam R, Barbara L, and new great
addition Dennis Sommeso (he'll be stuck with that job
for awhile). The other usual Auxilliary suspects
always there for me - Phyllis B, Fran S, Elaine F, Sheri R, Lisa S, Linda B.
Chris Boeke Jenks was tireless. Patti
R and Alice at the door greeting all those people. Dusty new to the crew
and Captain Mike was a great busboy and bouncer too. Rudy, Cody Baker and Don Tepper helped Joe with so much of the grunt work.
A huge amount of work but so much fun too and everyone seemed to like the food.
They came…and came…and came
Don & Helen – first time trhius couple seen together in daylight – like Clark Kent & Superman
Time for a kitchen laugh as Dennis keeps pumping them out
OMG – look at that line!
Dennis watches Linda B and Fran serve up his handiwork
Fruit, coffee, juice with those cakes???
So busy everywhere
They kept coming as others kept eating……
Someone’s gotta clean up for the
next wave of people……gotta keep’em moving, wow, this is a lot of work!
It was a great event – people had fun both in the
kitchen and at the tables – same time next year?