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Sunday in the park

When I was a kid growing up in western Kentucky, Columbus-Belmont Park was the place to go on a field trip.

Still is.

anchor at columbus parkIt’s an area rich in Civil War history — in fact, the park originally had the word ‘battlefield’ in its name — so we climbed on cannons and the famous anchor [pictured left] during our many trips there.

We also hiked the trails, played miniature golf and ate….a lot. Because you always had a picnic when you went to Columbus Park.

Good times.

Today over 60 members of my family are gathered at Columbus-Belmont Park for a reunion, celebrating the 100th Wedding Anniversary of Edith and Omar Hayden, my maternal grandparents.

I had to cancel because my dog got sick.  (He’s fine now…of course.)

So if you are in the neighborhood, stop by and say howdy.  They’re a lot of fun.  And grab some lunch.  They’ll have extra —

Mine.

Royal flush

There’s Team Edward and Team Jacob. But in the doll making game…

It’s Team William all the way.

Mattel has released a Barbie and Ken version of William and Kate to commemorate their upcoming one-year wedding anniversary.

As you can see, they have given William a full head of hair — something he doesn’t possess in real life — and strengthened his jawline. And although Kate looks a bit like every Barbie I’ve seen, she’s pretty and her gown is spot-on.

No doll marker would risk offending the royal family.

That clearly wasn’t a concern for the Mattel designer selected to create the dolls that recreate the wedding of Bella and Edward in Twilight Breaking Dawn.

I’m guessing he isn’t a fan of the saga.  And Edward in particular.

His doll’s face is flat and fat, and his hair looks like an old lady’s wig.  I know the white makeup isn’t flatteringly on anyone in the movies, but it eliminates all detail here.

In the words of my friend Tina…

Barf.