Diva Ranting: Boundaries…

The Crone on setting Boundaries…

The great thing about old age as you learn to set boundaries. Recently I’ve discovered that we have to set them up with everyone. Several of mine are in business. I need a boss who is courteous enough to give me proper time to get the 50 things they demand, done in real time.

I don’t know about you but we need to encourage the young to set proper boundaries early in life. Something we weren’t given permission to do. I’m not saying give them a license to be rude, disrespectful or crass. I suggest we teach them their right to properly prioritize and stick to a plan. They are not subject to running around willy nilly every time an adult gets a bur under their saddle to disrupt those priorities. Learn to ask authority figures to do that and be courteous enough to discuss when and if they need you to change those priorities. Some bosses and adults are just royal pains in the assets of those organized souls who try to keep the chaos out of our time space continuum.

You can set boundaries without being a prat. You can stand up for them without being rude. It’s ok to have boundaries at every age. Learn to set them and stick to them. Your soul will thank you.

Namaste, the Queen Cronista

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Diva Smiling: Murder At Magnolia Manor, Murder Mystery Dinner Theater….

We filmed our ballroom scene on the 9th and all of our students in the cast and crew learned to waltz for the filming. They were brilliant, talented, and very cooperative.  I am so pleased with their efforts this year.  On the 16 we filmed the rest of the scenes.  They are working so hard to bring our ticket buyers the best show possible. 

The entire Show is written, produced, filmed, and Chefed by our cast and crew at Gateway Christian School .  All proceeds go to the Gateway Christian School.  

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER

A MURDER AT MAGNOLIA MANOR

WHEN: Saturday, March 30, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (Save the Date)

WHERE: Magnolia Manor Grand Dining Hall (A/K/A Binghamtown Fellowship Hall/back lower level);

WHAT: Murder Mystery and Dinner for one price. A 4-course dinner with fun and entertainment in the form of a Murder Mystery Theater. Seating is limited so secure your seat and buy your tickets now.

TICKET PRICE: $30.00 Adult Only Pricing

(includes admission and 4 course dinner)

YOU MUST HAVE YOUR TICKET STUB FOR ENTRY AND GREAT DOOR PRIZES

No ONE will be allowed entry without a ticket

Multiple Door Prizes and Grand Prize usually exceed the price of your ticket if you win!!!!!!

Please Call the High School\Judy Suhr for Reservations 714-235-6591

PUTTING THE FUN IN FUN-DRAISER

You can also pay by credit card for tickets at www.binghamtown.org, Click on donations OR Gateway School and the button is in the upper RIGHT hand corner of the page.

Murder Mystery

Dinner Theater

LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS March 15th, 2019

May be a Clue!

Maybe Not???

Add us on Snapchat at: magnolia.manor

Diva Smiling: A MURDER AT MAGNOLIA MANOR…

We filmed our ballroom scene on the 9th and all of our students in the cast and crew learned to waltz for the filming. They were brilliant, talented, and very cooperative.  I am so pleased with their efforts this year.  On the 16 we filmed the rest of the scenes.  They are working so hard to bring our ticket buyers the best show possible.  

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER

A MURDER AT MAGNOLIA MANOR

WHEN: Saturday, March 30, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (Save the Date)

WHERE: Magnolia Manor Grand Dining Hall (A/K/A Binghamtown Fellowship Hall/back lower level);

WHAT: Murder Mystery and Dinner for one price. A 4-course dinner with fun and entertainment in the form of a Murder Mystery Theater. Seating is limited so secure your seat and buy your tickets now.

TICKET PRICE: $30.00 Adult Only Pricing

(includes admission and 4 course dinner)

YOU MUST HAVE YOUR TICKET STUB FOR ENTRY AND GREAT DOOR PRIZES

No ONE will be allowed entry without a ticket

Multiple Door Prizes and Grand Prize usually exceed the price of your ticket if you win!!!!!!

Please Call the High School\Judy Suhr for Reservations 714-235-6591

PUTTING THE FUN IN FUN-DRAISER

You can also pay by credit card for tickets at www.binghamtown.org, Click on donations OR Gateway School and the button is in the upper RIGHT hand corner of the page.

Murder Mystery

Dinner Theater

LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS March 15th, 2019

May be a Clue!

Maybe Not???

Add us on Snapchat at: magnolia.manor

Diva Smiling: Cast and Crew…Magnolia Manor Murder Mystery Dinner Theater

We filmed our ballroom scene last Saturday and all of our students in the cast and crew learned to waltz for the filming. They were brilliant, talented, and very cooperative.  I am so pleased with their efforts this year.  

MURDER MYSTERY DINNER THEATER

WHEN: Saturday, March 30, from 6:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. (Save the Date)

WHERE: Magnolia Manor Grand Dining Hall (A/K/A Binghamtown Fellowship Hall/back lower level);

WHAT: Murder Mystery and Dinner for one price. A 4-course dinner with fun and entertainment in the form of a Murder Mystery Theater. Seating is limited so secure your seat and buy your tickets now.

TICKET PRICE: $30.00 Adult Only Pricing

(includes admission and 4 course dinner)

YOU MUST HAVE YOUR TICKET STUB FOR ENTRY AND GREAT DOOR PRIZES

No ONE will be allowed entry without a ticket

Multiple Door Prizes and Grand Prize usually exceed the price of your ticket if you win!!!!!!

Please Call the High School\Judy Suhr for Reservations 714-235-6591

PUTTING THE FUN IN FUN-DRAISER

You can also pay by credit card for tickets at www.binghamtown.org, Click on donations OR Gateway School and the button is in the upper RIGHT hand corner of the page.

Murder Mystery

Dinner Theater

LAST DAY TO BUY TICKETS March 15th, 2019

May be a Clue!

Maybe Not???

Add us on Snapchat at: magnolia.manor

Diva Rambling: Great Expectations…

Great Expectations! What we think about.

I become almost pedantic when I chat with you about our thoughts and how they ultimately change our reality. There’s the old cliché, “You become what you think about all day long!” Often used by so many motivational speakers and life coaches. Everyone uses it in some form or other. However, I can tell you it is NOT nonsense. Only the die hard cynics will loose at this game because they don’t realize that what you are quietly stewing over in your mind will ultimately be manifest before you in some form or other.

How you are thinking right now impacts all of your thoughts and actions. How you think is a big deal. Scoff if you will, you cannot change the flow of energy in your Universe if you are riddled with “stinkin’ thinkin’”.

Basically you can never arrive at your dreams if all you do is think and hope that someday….because someday is out there and not now. If you want it now you need to think it in the now…period!!!! Think about it with passion and positive intent. I guarantee you will be pleased by the outcome. I am each day.

First rid ourselves of the “stinkin’ thinkin’”. The past is past and if your fill up your energy hard drive with negative history then negative history stays with you until you stop. All of the wise men of old tell us to live in the NOW! History need not repeat itself unless we are giving it space on our hard-drives. Delete! Delete! Delete! Think your best thoughts and never stop that, be your personal best each day and focus on what that means to you NOT OTHERS.

Even as we read this together we are working on our futures. Our best today will help create our best tomorrow etc. etc. etc…. Only we can program our hard-drives. Don’t be hacked by surrounding ourselves with cynics and nay-sayers. Our success is just that….OUR SUCCESS. Your slant on things is the all important ingredient in properly programming your own hard drive.

WE ARE what we think and don’t forget it. If we are focused on darkness…guess what…we get darkness. The genie in the lamp always delivers what we ask for in our thoughts. Positive goal setting is not for the faint of heart nor the undisciplined. Pick your thoughts carefully, and watch the Universe deliver. That’s a promise if you deliver.

Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Diva Ranting: The Grinch all year….

The Grinch all year….

In a recent conversation, my friend mentioned how the school systems have recognized the need to teach kindness to the kids. Over the years, it’s been forgotten and kids are not as kind. They make fun of others. Tear down. Have exclusive clubs. Also, they show no discernible manners whatsoever.

Kindness and manners is not something that they already know? Both should be taught at home, at a very early age. I realized…They know what it means but fall woefully short at showing it. Generations now grown up watching intolerance, acts of terrorism and exclusionary behaviors all around them. They’ve seen apathy let it all happen, but do not realize that as a problem. But what about civil behavior, kindness, and good manners…have they seen it taught and enforced as a positive human behavior? Do they even recognize it as crucial to a stable society? Or, do they even care?

Are they being taught that words DO HURT! Is the family atmosphere one where they see the art of uplifting and manners part of their lives? Are some of the basics being modeled, such as:

  • Do our words uplift…or tear down others?

  • Do we gossip, complain, whine, and moan…or do we smile and give thanks for the days graces?

  • Do we spread joy during holiday seasons…or blush with irritation as we wait in the crowds?

  • Have we forgotten the meaning of respect to those in public service? Our teachers, policemen, firemen, nurses, pastors and others who give unselfishly for our safety.

  • Do we put others in front of ourselves…or do we act like spoiled brats on a bad TV series?

  • Do we have a me-first attitude? OR do we live like the bumper sticker of yesteryear? WWJD

What Would Jesus Do?”

When was the last time you asked yourself or your children a question like that? As adults of the upcoming generations, we have a keen responsibility. It is up to us to instill an attitude of gratefulness and stop passing the buck around. If we want a better world where manners and kindness abound, then we need to look within our own family structures. Don’t throw it off on teachers and churches to do our jobs. If we asked 5 of your neighbors would they say you are a kind, loving and generous family? Or plead the 5th in fear of retaliation? We all need to do some digging and put out the energy and efforts necessary to contribute to a better world.

Namaste, The Queen Cronista

Diva Ranting: 2019 MURDER MYSTERY

Well, Divas its time to write and produce our fund raising gala for the school again this year.  You can find postings on Facebook at Judith Bisceglia Suhr our director/writer. I so wish our readers from around the globe could join us this year.  

A MURDER AT MAGNOLIA MANOR

2019 MURDER MYSTERY Story and Set up

This is a panoramic tale of the Old Southern gentry. It is set in the heart of the Appalachian Mountains. A tale of family rivalries, feuds, eccentric gentry and enough skeletons in the closets to fill a graveyard. The county is rife with corrupt local establishment.

Our setting is a Glorious Southern Mansion of old money and many generations of intrigue and secrets. Tonight you are all here at the special invitation of the current resident and heir to Magnolia Manor; Margaret Trevillion. The original home was built in 1810 and remains as a beautiful guest house on the property. This current mansion was built in what is now known as, the Antebellum Period, as Kentucky’s Gilded age 1870 to 1900. This current mansion was started in 1870 and completed 5 years later. The Trevillions made their fortune by amassing large quantities of land from people moving west and ill gotten gain from many black market type business during the war itself. They’ve also held the most successful stables of thoroughbred race horses since the early 1900’s, as well.

It is rumored both mansions are complete with hidden passages and escape routes for the underground railroad, as well as a giant fortune in gold, silver and jewels lost in on the property in the aftershock of the great New Madrid Earthquakes of 1811 and 1812.

(History would indicate that the treasure is lost in or around the original house.)

Senator Bud Wesson has been a controlling political force in his district for thirty years. He is a powerful, ruthless and corrupt politician. The Wesson fortune is new money and from as many ill gotten gains as one can imagine. He amassed his fortune in the early years with illegal business practices and in recent years from illegal pay offs to his political champagne and improperly obtained government contracts. His wife is from old money and the only redeeming quality in the family’s tree. Their two children follow closely in Bud’s footsteps. No reprobate behavior is beneath either Becky Sue or Bo. Bo has been trying to find and acquire the famous Trevillion treasure, allegedly hidden on the property for decades. He opines that the night of the ball will be his chance to search the property unchecked by security who will be focused on the Mardi Gras Gala.

The Trevillion family is well liked, well respected, and their philanthropy to their community is unprecedented. The Senator’s family hates them. The only time the Wesson’s are invited to one of Miss Trevillion’s famous galas is when local politics requires and because Mrs. Wesson (by her husbands position) is a prominent member of the community. The upcoming gala is always one of the most sought after invitations in the country. From Washington D.C. to San Francisco and across the globe the social elite and dignitaries from all over the world are invited to this exclusive dress ball.

We begin our journey through the Mystery of Magnolia Manor with Bo Wesson and his thugs are up to their usual no good. Listen carefully, be observant, clues are all around. We invite you to enjoy the gala with the Trevillion family and our other guests. Enjoy the ball.