Is it Bräts and Brew or is it Brät and Brew? That is the question.
Several suggestions were made when deciding what to call this event four years ago. When it came to decision time and Bräts and Brew became the official name, our friend Ladd Arnoti said it was wrong. It should be Brät with no “S”. That was the way it was pronounced in the old country. Bräts seemed to flow a bit smoother in the advertisement and when referring to the event. So right or wrong it remains Bräts and each time I type the word I think of our friend Ladd and how he enjoyed that first event.?
Now! Have you started your Home Brew yet? It is time too as November 3rd is not that far away. The competition is what makes the evening so successful. Of course that includes the secret family recipe that produces the mouth watering sausage, (known as Bräts?) and the side dish of your favorite German food. Auction items and donations will be accepted until October 31st and that will also be the deadline for entry forms to be received. Let’s make this the best one ever and it can only be done with community support.
The new book in the library this week is “Ape House by Sara Gruen“. Sam, Bonzi, Lola, Mvongo, Jelani and Makena are no ordinary apes. These bonobos, like others of their species, are capable of reason and carrying on deep relationships--but unlike most bonobos, they also know sign language. Isabel Duncan, a scientist at the Great Ape Language Lab, doesn’t understand people, but animals she gets--especially the bonobos. Isabel feels more comfortable in their world than she’s ever felt among humans. When an explosion rocks the lab, severely injuring Isabel and “liberating” the apes, a reporter and animal rights protester, John Thigpen, turns the event into the story of a lifetime. A reality TV show featuring the missing apes debuts under mysterious circumstances, and immediately becomes the biggest and unlikeliest phenomenon in the history of modern media. Ape house delivers great entertainment, but it also opens the animal world to us in ways few novels have done. Another new arrival is “The Paris Wife by author Paula McLain. It is a New York Times best seller. Check them out.
Remember this is Homecoming Week at PHS. Be on main street and watch the parade as these young people display their school spirit. Go Pirates!!