March 9, 2009

Senior Follies

Filed under: Anderson University — lessie @ 6:07 pm

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Not a great photo, but I do what I can. 🙂 I went for the first time to see the Anderson Senior Follies. (Their last performance was yesterday, though they do go “on the road” during the year.) I was so impressed!

Every year Anderson seniors put on a cute and serious production, staged at the Anderson University Fine Arts Center. I enjoyed the trios and quartets, the dance numbers, and the total cast group sings. But my favorite were the silly numbers — like “She thinks My Tractor’s Sexy” with a very genteel older lady bringing the basket of chicken to the (goofy) sexy drivers, who hammed it up complete with overalls and hoes. 🙂 Tickets sell out almost as soon as they are available, and it was shoulder-to-shoulder packed the night I attended the production. I hope to get an opportunity to attend next year — I’m afraid I’m hooked.

Unfortunately, they do not allow photos during the production, so I tried to take some shots in the lobby afterward. It was really dark, so the above was one of the better ones that came out. The seniors are dressed for their last number: the men wore tuxedos and the women wore white, black, or black and white. It was quite a delight. If you don’t mind fuzzy, here is a shot of our dear mayor, Terence Roberts (who spoke before the show), and here is a shot of my dear mom (holding the flowers) and her buddy.


November 5, 2008


Filed under: Anderson University — lessie @ 8:57 pm

I’ve become column obsessed lately. This lovely Ionic helps hold the roof of Johnston Hall, on the grounds of Anderson University. Love the scrolls, the egg-and-darts, and the floral decoration — which made me mistake it for Corinthian at first. (How COULD I have been so silly?)

When I see columns, I think of the Greeks. Then democracy. And I’m grateful. We had a tremendous regime change yesterday. We’re a nation full of folks with strong opinions, greed, and guns. And the government changed PEACEFULLY. A wonderful thing. We may not know what change President-Elect Obama brings, but he brings it orderly, lawfully, and peacefully. Amen.

April 11, 2007

Charming older buildings

Filed under: Anderson University — lessie @ 5:36 pm

I love the older buildings at Anderson University. Though showing their age, they appear to be well cared for and accented well with charming plants like this one.

The lawn in front of these buildings has some adorable swing sets that I couldn’t seem to get a good picture of. I’ve included them here, if you are interested. 🙂

April 7, 2007

Architectural details

Filed under: Anderson University, Details — lessie @ 2:57 am

Anderson University has several beautiful older buildings on campus. I’m afraid I can’t remember which one this picture is from! But I like the branches and the detailing.

April 6, 2007

Courtyard fountain

Filed under: Anderson University — lessie @ 2:02 pm

I love this sweet courtyard just behind the baseball fields at Anderson University. I took several views of it because I enjoyed it so much. Hope you do too.

April 5, 2007


Filed under: Anderson University, Historic District, Markers, & Flags — lessie @ 2:16 pm

Anderson University — a somewhat recent name change. I still hear locals refer to it as AC, for Anderson College. I’m sure AU will take over with time. Beautiful campus in Anderson’s Boulevard Historic District. Love the old trees and buildings.

April 4, 2007

Arch of light

Filed under: Anderson University — lessie @ 2:25 am

I like how the light shines through the arch of this building at Anderson University.

April 3, 2007


Filed under: Anderson University — lessie @ 2:36 am

The enormity of these trees amazed me. They must have been growing many years. This shape probably isn’t for everyone, but I like it when bushes are trimmed into trees. This matching pair at Anderson University caught my eye.

April 2, 2007

Late theme day: Public Mailbox

Filed under: Anderson University, Theme Day Photos — lessie @ 4:01 pm


Each month on the 1st, Daily Photo has a Theme Day. For April, it was “a Public Mailbox.” I missed it! Was out of town for a wedding and forgot when I got in late April 1st. Oh, well. Maybe next month. But, since I made a point to prepare the pics anyway, this is an older public mailbox located on the campus of Anderson University, taken last Saturday. Other angles are here.

Below are the sites that DID participate in the Daily Photo Theme Day. Please check them out!


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