Colorado College’s head goalkeeper coach is running a soccer goalkeeper camp at the Berry Creek fields in Edwards. It’s July 24-26. You get three days of the kind of spectacular training you’d normally have to get from other spiral arm of the universe, like Europe. Call Susie Hervert at 926-3237.
The Children’s Theatre School, Inc. and the Town of Vail Library’s production of “Peter Pan,” directed by Gretta Assaly, is set for 7 p.m. today and Monday at the Gerald R. Ford Amphitheater, Vilar Pavilion in Vail. Tickets are $15 for adults and $6 for children under 12 and are available at Wishes, the Toy Store in Avon, Kidtopia in Eagle, Kid’s Cottage at Riverwalk in Edwards or at the Amphitheater Box Office.
This is stuff we’re pretty sure could be true, but wouldn’t bet the ranch on it.– As incredible as it sounds, men and women took baths only twice a year! (May and October) Women kept their hair covered, while men shaved their heads (because of lice and bugs) and wore wigs. Wealthy men could afford good wigs made from wool. The wigs couldn’t be washed, so to clean them they could carve out a loaf of bread, put the wig in the shell, and bake it for 30 minutes. The heat would make the wig big and fluffy, hence the term “big wig.” Today we often use the term “here comes the Big Wig” because someone appears to be or is powerful and wealthy.
— In the late 1700s, many houses consisted of a large room with only one chair. Commonly, a long wide board was folded down from the wall and used for dining. The “head of the household” always sat in the chair while everyone else ate sitting on the floor. Once in a while, a guest (who was almost always a man) would be invited to sit in this chair during a meal. To sit in the chair meant you were important and in charge. Sitting in the chair, one was called the “chair man.” Today in business we use the expression or title “Chairman or Chairman of the Board.”– Needless to say, personal hygiene left much room for improvement. As a result, many women and men had developed acne scars by adulthood. The women would spread bee’s wax over their facial skin to smooth out their complexions. When they were speaking to each other, if a woman began to stare at another woman’s face she was told “mind your own bee’s wax.” Should the woman smile, the wax would crack, hence the term “crack a smile”. Also, when they sat too close to the fire, the wax would melt and therefore the expression “losing face”.– Ladies wore corsets which would lace up in the front. A tightly tied lace was worn by a proper and dignified lady as in “straight laced.”
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