Today we are going to Muse about catching up.   If this is your first visit, welcome to Musings. If you have been here before, welcome back. Over time we are going to talk about many things: the past, the present, perhaps the future, travel, art, society and more. Wherever my musing takes me. I hope you will come along with me.

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Miss Beatrice

Miss Beatrice

A friend sent me the following.  I thought would share it with you.  The topic is serious, but this might bring a smile just the same.

Better than a Flu Shot

Miss Beatrice, the church organist, was in her eighties and had never been married.  She was adored for her sweetness and kindness to all.

One afternoon the pastor came to call on her and she showed him into her quaint sitting room.  She invited him to have a seat while she prepared tea.  As he sat facing her old Hammond organ, the young minister noticed a cut glass bowl sitting on top of it.  The bowl was filled with water, and in the water floated of all things, a condom!

When she returned with tea and scones, they began to chat.  The pastor tried to stifle his curiosity about the bowl of water and its strange floater, but soon it got the better of him and he could no longer resist.

Miss Beatrice, he said, ” I wonder if you would tell me about this?”, pointing to the bowl.

Oh, yes,” she replied, “Isn’t it wonderful?  I was walking through the park a few months ago and I found this little package on the ground.  The directions said to place it on the organ, keep it wet and it would prevent the spread of disease.

Do you know I haven’t had the flu all winter!”

A Nice Game For Two or More

A Nice Game For Two or More

Beach Club Invitational Croquet Tournament

This week The Beach Club hosted its 44th annual Invitational Croquet Tournament.  This year I am committee Chair, so much of my attention these past couple of months has been focused on the preparations for and ultimate staging of the event.

This is one of the largest croquet tournaments held in the United States, drawing players from around the country and internationally.  This year we had seventy-one entered to play. This is more players  than we can handle on the three Beach Club courts so the tournament is played in two venues:  The Beach Club in Palm Beach and the National Croquet Center in West Palm Beach.  The games started Wednesday and concluded Sunday. We used eight of the NCC courts.  We are fortunate to have them close by.

The weather forecast predicted wind and rain during the week.  That is not much fun.  Croquet is played in the rain unless there is standing water on the courts.  But good, good, there was no rain.  Wind, Yes.  Rain, No.

One of our committee members hosted a party at her home during the event.  With so many people, the party was largely held out-of-doors.  And it WAS windy!  At the Awards function I thanked her for her generosity and said everyone enjoyed themselves.  “They were just blown away!”

More to come

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Books by Thomas L. Tribby Available
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Works on Paper

On The Waterfront

Impressions of Florida



Fine Art America, a Pixel.com company

Pixel.com is now offering Throw Pillows, Bath Towels, Hand Towels, Shower Curtains, Duvet Covers and more with reproductions of my artwork.  If you want to check them out, here are the steps:
1.  Click on this link: thomas-tribby.pixels.com
2.  Click on one of the galleries to open up the page of images.
3.  Click on an image you like.  It will open up a side bar with a number of options.
4.  Click on “HOME DECOR“.  It will open up a menu of products.
5.  Click on the product and it will open up a sizing slide so you can adjust the image.

Have fun.

My work is available as traditional prints on canvas, paper or metal, but it also available on greeting cards, phone covers, tote bags, shower curtains,  t-shirts and more.  It makes for some very personalized gifts.  Below is the link to the site.  When you click on an image in the site,  a menu of products will appear.  I hope you like it.

           CLICK ON:  thomas-tribby.pixels.com


 Works available

Along North County Road

Along North County Road

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Society of Four Arts

Society of Four Arts

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About Thomas L. Tribby

Professional artist: painter, sculptor, print maker. Maintains a studio in West Palm Beach, Florida
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