It was our pleasure to host guest bell ringer from England – Mary Holden, with Marguerite, Bobbie, Robert, Jody, Phil and Kimberly in attendance. Mary was kind enough to steady the ship by conducting Call Changes on 7, and then we continued to joyfully “carry-on” practicing Plain Hunt on 4 with Bobbie and Bob Minimus on 5 with Mary, Jody, Marguerite, Kimberly and Phil, with Bobbie and Robert “steady-behind” on 6 and 7.
Great practice with Ross Finbow from the Pittsburgh tower who has rung in Maim on occasion over the years. He is a great teacher … and if only I could remember his charming tidbits, I would quote him! Robert became a solid, steady behind on Five, with Jody in “Plain Hunt on Four,” while Judy, Marguerite and Ross fooled around with “Plain Bob!” Moving right along!
Whitechapel Bell Foundry, where Trinity’s bells were cast (as well as Big Ben, the Liberty Bell, etc.) was featured on CBS Sunday Morning:
Some of you may remember Alan Hughes, whose family owns the foundry, from his visits to Miami—he’s featured in the video. The video is only a little less than 4 minutes. Interesting story—check it out! – Rob
It was a pleasure to ring bells Easter Sunday morning and we were in good form with solid call changes. Shout out to Rob, Marguerite, Judy, Jody, Bobbie and Robert. Another belated mention to Bobbie for taking on the position of Bell Tower Captain. She’s the best and keeps the band tight and the tower in order.
Best news of the season and just in time for trick-or-treating up north! Thomas’s daughter Lily is back to normal after her emergency appendectomy five weeks ago. It was somewhat of a harrowing experience for all concerned, however, the whole family is now catching up on long awaited sleep and Lily had a growth spurt and is noticeably taller now. Warm and yummy pumpkin spiced regards from Miami!