Category Archives: GRANDMA CHAPMAN’S POETRY

Young Mister Wugidgem Episode 8

 

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In the last episode we learned Grace’s and Amos” Minister, Reverend Peterson is suspected of being the evil magician. This week Grace and Amos try to find a way to prove Reverend Peterson’s innocence . Then we’ll go with James, Mom, and the Russells to the First Ecumenical Tabernacle to discover what it’s all about.  Continue reading Young Mister Wugidgem Episode 8

Young Mister Wugidgem-Episode 2

Thanks for logging on today! In the first episode, we went back in time to July 4th, 1994, when Debby and Michael Clark’s magician mentor, Mister Wugidgem, turned 13 years old. We caught a glimpse of the strange and weird happenings in James’ life. Today we’ll see the context of those events.

Here is the direct link to Episode 2:

Direct Link To Episode 2

Next week we’ll see the final results of the father and son three-legged race. Then we’ll watch Grace and Mrs. Russell compete in the mother and daughter three-legged race. Please join me then.

If you can’t wait to find out what happens over the next 22 weeks, please let me know, and I will send you the link to the complete paperback book site.

Thanks for listening!

Running, Writing and Traveling for Life-Episode 2

Washington State 2008 Senior Games 800 meters
Washington State 2008 Senior Games 800 meters gold

Welcome to this week’s episode on Running, Writing, and Traveling for Life.  Last week I shared with you some of the difficulties I experienced over the last six months which dramatically interfered with my regular running program. I also tried to encourage you to keep moving, no matter how you feel, even if it’s just once around the block walking, dragging one foot behind you.  Finally, I cautioned you to avoid the “injury hole.”

The week past was a pretty good one for me, staying out of the hole, although teetering on the edge a few times.  My right knee has been pretty sore since I played 72 holes of golf in 2 days, when I am used to playing only 9 holes, twice a week.

Years ago, I read in Coach Jack Daniels book, Daniels’ Running Formula, that when you are recovering from an injury, warm up slowly, and if the pain doesn’t lessen as you progress, stop, and then try again the next day.  The pain lessened most days I ran last week, except for the last day.  Here’s what the week looked like: Continue reading Running, Writing and Traveling for Life-Episode 2

EPISODE 26 TALKING TO THE WORLD FROM PAN AM’S CLIPPERS

Welcome back for Episode 26 of Talking To The World From Pan Am’s Clippers.  Before we begin, I would like to alert you to the new print availability of my second children’s book, Mr. Wugidgem And The Dark Journey.  Please click on www.createspace.com/3941653 to check it out!

PAN AM CLIPPER

EPISODE 26 TALKING TO THE WORLD FROM PAN AM’S CLIPPERS

Last week we heard about Pan Am’s first preparations to cross the Pacific.  Today we’ll hear Dad relate Pan Am’s Inaugural Flight across the Pacific, and then he’ll recount his first trip up to Fairbanks, Alaska.  Enjoy!

Thanks for joining me today.  If you liked the look of Mr. Wugidgem And The Dark Journey and would like a print copy of the fist Mr. Wugidgem book, Adventures With Mr. Wugidgem, please click on www.createspace/3476205.

Please be with me next week when Dad shares his experiences during the years 1948-49, flying the Pacific.  Thanks again for listening!

EPISODE 1 MR. WUGIDGEM AND THE PHOENIX JOURNEY

Thanks for logging on this week.  I have been extremely busy this week and will be pretty much “out of pocket” for the next three.  Rather than leave you hanging, I am re-podcasting the three episodes comprising Mr. Wugidgem And The Phoenix Journey over the next three weeks.  In Episode One, Mr. Wugidgem, Debby, and Michael launch their adventure from deep in a redwood forest, and then descend into gloom.  Enjoy!
Thanks for joining me today!  Please be with me again next week for the next exciting episode of Mr. Wugidgem And The Phoenix Journeywhen we’ll see Debby, Michael and Mr. Wugidgem run headlong into trouble.  Thanks again for listening!

EPISODE 2 MR. WUGIDGEM AND THE FACES OF FREEDOM.  DIRECT LINK TO EPISODE 2.  Thanks for your patience while I have been working on Mr. Wugidgem And The Faces Of Freedom.  Today I am posting Episodes 1 and 2.  In Episode 1 we join Debby and Michael in Social Studies Class, which leads them to demonstrations in a foreign country.  In Episode 2., Debby and Michael connect to the social media on the internet in the foreign country, and then plan to join the demonstrations.

MR. WUGIDGEM AND THE FACES OF FREEDOM

Thanks for your patience while I have been working on Mr. Wugidgem And The Faces Of Freedom.  Today I am posting Episodes 1 and 2.  In Episode 1 we join Debby and Michael in Social Studies Class, which leads them to demonstrations in a foreign country.  In Episode 2., Debby and Michael connect to the social media on the internet in the foreign country, and then plan to join the demonstrations.

EPISODE 27 GRANDMA CHAPMAN’S POETRY

Welcome back to my web site, and thanks for being here.  I have finished Mr. Wugidgem And The Faces Of Freedom!  I will spend the next week fine-tuning the manuscript, and then begin podcasting it the following week.  By the way, if you would like to order a print copy of the first Mr. Wugidgem Adventure, you can find it at www.createspace.com/3476205.

Today’s poem from Grandma Chapman’s Poetry is Airmen.  I hope you enjoy it!

GRANDMA CHAPMAN AND FAMILY

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EPISODE 27 GRANDMA CHAPMAN\’S POETRY

As I have in the past few episodes, I am including the text of the poem for those of you who would like to follow along.

AIRMEN

BY

FLORENCE CHAPMAN

 

God bless all Airmen, wherever they go,

As they travel far and are never slow,

Going above the clouds so high,

On their many trips, far and nigh.

The crews of the Jets, so big and strong,

Must not err or do things wrong,

Their many cares and great responsibility

Need long training and much ability.

May the weather be fair, so they

Can leave the Airports without delay,

Making the trips safely and returning home

For a rest, before they further roam.

        Written March 4-5, 1969 in Brooklyn, Connecticut          

Thanks for being with me this week for Grandma Chapman’s poem, Airmen.  Please join me again next week for the next episode from my Dad’s book, Talking To The World From Pan Am’s Clippers.  Then…the following week I will resume  Podcasting Mr. Wugidgem And The Faces Of Freedom with Episodes 1 and 2.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EPISODE 26 GRANDMA CHAPMAN’S POETRY

I’M ALLAN CHAPMAN, AND THANKS FOR JOINING ME.  I AM WRITING THE FINAL SCENE OF MR. WUGIDGEM AND THE FACES OF FREEDOM THIS WEEK.  I WILL DO THE FINAL EDITING THE FOLLOWING WEEK, SO I HOPE TO RESUME PODCASTING OF THIS EXCITING STORY THE WEEK AFTER THAT.  SO… FOR THE NEXT TWO WEEKS I WILL BE PODCASTING MORE OF GRANDMA CHAPMAN’S POETRY.  TODAY’S POEM IS ENTITILED A LATE FEBRUARY STORM.  IT CAPTURES THE BLUSTER AND THE BEAUTY OF A LATE WINTER SNOW STORM.

GRANDMA CHAPMAN'S POETRY

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A Late February Storm

A LATE FEBRUARY STORM

BY

FLORENCE CHAPMAN

A moist, heavy snow is falling today.

Making of our world a real fairyland

Of white, on the shrubs and trees,

With big flakes that whirl on the wintry breeze.

Now Winter has come to us once more,

With its bluster and cold and snow,

Making the roads again slippery and rough,

So get out your shovels and “do your stuff.”

Those of us who don’t have to go out,

Can stay inside all cozy and nice,

Watching the storm, as it blows around,

And feeding the birds, who now abound.

Written on February 24, 1969 in Brooklyn, Connecticut

EPISODE 3 TALKING TO THE WORLD FROM PAN AM’S CLIPPERS

DIRECT LINK TO EPISODE 3.  I’m Allan Chapman, and thanks for being with me this week.  I should finish writing the latest Mr. Wugidgem this week and, with some more hard work, will podcast Episode 2 of Mr. Wugidgem And The Faces Of Freedom.  Today I will podcast Episode 3 from my father’s book, Talking To The World From Pan Am’s Clippers.   Please send me an email at allanwchapman@gmail.com to let me know if you would like to hear more episodes from my father’s book.  Thanks!

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