Murder Mystery Afoot……

This is Senator Bud Wesson; senior senator of Trevillion County Kentucky. I am here to invite you to the spring gala and ball of Margaret Trevillion. This is an invitation only shindig… and your purchase of a ticket for this wonderful fundraiser by the Gateway Players of Gateway Christian School will surprise and delight you.

There will be waltzing, a fabulous menu prepared by my favorite international chef….Giovanni Piazza and wonderful door prizes….. as Mrs. Trevillion’s way of thanking you for being there.

For information or ticket purchase go to the home page of www.binghamtown.org and click on our icon or call Judy Suhr for reservations or more information at 714-235-6591.  

Tickets are $30.00 and include a 4 course dinner, mystery to solve and much more. I will be there personally to help with clues and join you in the fun on Saturday March 30, 2019 at 6 PM.

Written and Produced by Judy Suhr; Directed and Produced by Lauren Hall, former graduate and original Gateway Player. 

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Diva Ranting: Holier than Thou…

Guilty even if innocent….

Yours truly was confronted by someone still incensed from something I was supposed to have done in November 2018. I never heard of it and when I was shown what I was supposed to have posted on a the sacred website it was shown to be me but I didn’t do it. Those who have followed The Crones for anytime know we don’t give a horses ass about your stuff. We admit our craziness and faults and we never intend to intentionally offend anyone. But here it was full blown. The person said she was so mad she wanted to slap me. My response if you felt that way you should have, that day, not festered on it for four months before telling me; even if I was guilty until proven innocent in your eyes.

My point in this is, that in this modern world of chaos where it seems more and more people wake up invested in being incensed, we can’t win. If you don’t have the tits up to come and look me in the eye and speak your mind we cannot resolve an issue. With some, so cloaked in their own self righteousness, you will never resolve it like adults. Mother Teresa would say…love them anyway and move on (or words to that effect).

These days we will always have those cloak and dagger folks out there maligning us without our knowing. I don’t care but you may. Anyway, don’t let anyone rain on your parade. If you focus on darkness you get more darkness or even the devil himself. I choose the light of saying oh well, don’t sweat the petty stuff and don’t pet the sweaty stuff LOL!

Don’t get us wrong. We are salty old crones with hearts of gold but as fierce as any warrior on the planet if you take us on. Don’t get me wrong….I love pitching a good “hissy fit” for a good cause. Right is Right!

Soooooooooooooooooooooo…

I’ve decided that since no matter what We do somebody’s going to pick us apart every day. Rather than have to listen to a diatribe of uneducated people’s tripe and bologna, let’s just post our own list. They can check off the ones they want to pick on that day and feel fulfilled.
> We/me and my peeps still won’t give a hoot and everybody’s happy LOL. I’ll start:  

> Please place a check mark next to every insult you want me to feel bad about today…
> She’s fat
> She wears too make up
> She overdresses
> She looks me in the eyes and intimidates me.
> She’s a salty old crone.

> She makes me face things head on; I hate that.

>She’s blunt and says what she thinks; makes me uncomfortable
> She think she’s the Queen of the Cosmos?￰
> She’s an intellectual snob

> She’s mean to mean people right back!!!
> She scares me
> I hate her
Here’s a few for starters… Knock yourselves out LOL… me and my peeps will be doing our yoga and not really caring at all. My personal Facebook posse liked the idea.

Diva Smiling: A Murder At Magnolia Manor…

The film is in the can and being edited.  We are so excited to bring you this years Murder Mystery Dinner Theater…..

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

Event: Dinner and a Mystery…

Yours truly has written, produced and directed this years event, again.  

The Gateway Players of Gateway Christian School, Middlesboro, KY cordially invite you to Mystery and dinner with a flair. These classy Southerners can’t wait for you to join us at the 2nd annual “Gateway Players” Mystery Dinner Theater- “A Murder at Magnolia Manor”. Dinner, mystery and good fellowship, coupled with great fun and prizes.  How can you NOT buy your ticket before they’re gone?  Donations welcome for this fundraiser for Gateway Christian School.  

TICKETS will be sold after services during March, 2019. Tickets can be purchased after services, in the High School Office, or online at http://www.binghamtown.org.  Call JUDY SUHR with any questions.  714.235.7591 Cell

Here is some of our cast and crew on location as well as our Emcee and other imaginary  dignitaries from around the world.  Namaste, The Queen Cronista

FIND CLUES DAILY ON SNAPCHAT AT: magnolia.manor

Diva Beaming: Murder at Magnolia Manor…

The film is in the can and being edited.  We are so excited to bring you this years Murder Mystery Dinner Theater…..

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 Musing: Intention

Intention

Is it just me or has anyone ever laid down trying to take a nap and realize you feel like you’re levitating your head no matter how relaxed you try to get it?
or ever been so tired you can’t hold your head up and when you put it on a pillow suddenly you’re wide-awake?
Is it just me or does anyone ever notice how lame words really are when you want somebody to feel your intention? I don’t mean the harsh words… Those always get through, I mean the feeling you have for someone who blesses the planet by being there, who smile or no smile makes the world a better place, and you just want them to know you truly feel their value.
Is it just me or does anyone feel that dog spelled backwards is God for A reason?
Is it just me or does anyone ever look at it all and think what an illusion and then just smile?
Is it just me or does anyone ever wish how much they would really like the person across the country, the ocean, or the ether reading something you’ve written, feel like you’ve known them all their lives?

Namaste The Queen Cronista

Diva Rambling: Usefulness…

This one is a little long today but I liked it.  Thought I’d share.
Namaste, The Queen Cronista…
The Purpose Of Life Is Not Happiness: It’s Usefulness
Oct 3, 2016
For the longest time, I believed that there’s only purpose of life: And that is to be happy.
Right? Why else go through all the pain and hardship? It’s to achieve happiness in some way.
And I’m not the only person who believed that. In fact, if you look around you, most people are pursuing happiness in their lives.
That’s why we collectively buy shit we don’t need, go to bed with people we don’t love, and try to work hard to get approval of people we don’t like.
Why do we do these things? To be honest, I don’t care what the exact reason is. I’m not a scientist. All I know is that it has something to do with history, culture, media, economy, psychology, politics, the information era, and you name it. The list is endless.
We are who we are.
Let’s just accept that. Most people love to analyze why people are not happy or don’t live fulfilling lives. I don’t necessarily care about the why.
I care more about how we can change.
Just a few short years ago, I did everything to chase happiness.
  • You buy something, and you think that makes you happy.
  • You hook up with people, and think that makes you happy.
  • You get a well-paying job you don’t like, and think that makes you happy.
  • You go on holiday, and you think that makes you happy.
But at the end of the day, you’re lying in your bed (alone or next to your spouse), and you think: “What’s next in this endless pursuit of happiness?”
Well, I can tell you what’s next: You, chasing something random that you believe makes you happy.It’s all a façade. A hoax. A story that’s been made up.
Did Aristotle lie to us when he said:
Happiness is the meaning and the purpose of life, the whole aim and end of human existence.”
I think we have to look at that quote from a different angle. Because when you read it, you think that happiness is the main goal. And that’s kind of what the quote says as well.
But here’s the thing: How do you achieve happiness?
Happiness can’t be a goal in itself. Therefore, it’s not something that’s achievable.
I believe that happiness is merely a byproduct of usefulness.
When I talk about this concept with friends, family, and colleagues, I always find it difficult to put this into words. But I’ll give it a try here.
Most things we do in life are just activities and experiences.
  • You go on holiday.
  • You go to work.
  • You go shopping.
  • You have drinks.
  • You have dinner.
  • You buy a car.
Those things should make you happy, right? But they are not useful. You’re not creating anything. You’re just consuming or doing something. And that’s great.
Don’t get me wrong. I love to go on holiday, or go shopping sometimes. But to be honest, it’s not what gives meaning to life.
What really makes me happy is when I’m useful. When I create something that others can use. Or even when I create something I can use.
For the longest time I found it difficult to explain the concept of usefulness and happiness. But when I recently ran into a quote by Ralph Waldo Emerson, the dots finally connected.
Emerson says:
The purpose of life is not to be happy. It is to be useful, to be honorable, to be compassionate, to have it make some difference that you have lived and lived well.”
And I didn’t get that before I became more conscious of what I’m doing with my life. And that always sounds heavy and all. But it’s actually really simple.
It comes down to this: What are you DOING that’s making a difference?
Did you do useful things in your lifetime? You don’t have to change the world or anything. Just make it a little bit better than before you were born.
If you don’t know how, here are some ideas.
  • Help your boss with something that’s not your responsibility.
  • Take your mother to a spa.
  • Create a collage with pictures (not a digital one) for your spouse.
  • Write an article about the stuff you learned in life.
  • Help the pregnant lady who also has a 2-year old with her stroller.
  • Call your friend and ask if you can help with something.
  • Build a standing desk.
  • Start a business and hire an employee and treat them well.
That’s just some stuff I like to do. You can make up your own useful activities.
You see? It’s not anything big. But when you do little useful things every day, it adds up to a life that is well lived. A life that mattered.
The last thing I want is to be on my deathbed and realize there’s zero evidence that I ever existed.
Recently I read Not Fade Away by Laurence Shames and Peter Barton. It’s about Peter Barton, the founder of Liberty Media, who shares his thoughts about dying from cancer.
It’s a very powerful book and it will definitely bring tears to your eyes. In the book, he writes about how he lived his life and how he found his calling. He also went to business school, and this is what he thought of his fellow MBA candidates:
Bottom line: they were extremely bright people who would never really do anything, would never add much to society, would leave no legacy behind. I found this terribly sad, in the way that wasted potential is always sad.”
You can say that about all of us. And after he realized that in his thirties, he founded a company that turned him into a multi-millionaire.
Another person who always makes himself useful is Casey Neistat. I’ve been following him for a year and a half now, and every time I watch his YouTube show, he’s doing something.
He also talks about how he always wants to do and create something. He even has a tattoo on his forearm that says “Do More.”
Most people would say, “why would you work more?” And then they turn on Netflix and watch back to back episodes of Daredevil.
A different mindset.
Being useful is a mindset. And like with any mindset, it starts with a decision. One day I woke up and thought to myself: What am I doing for this world? The answer was nothing.
And that same day I started writing. For you it can be painting, creating a product, helping elderly, or anything you feel like doing.
Don’t take it too seriously. Don’t overthink it. Just DO something that’s useful. Anything!

Originally posted on dariusforoux.com.