The Ocean Journey – Day 3

Day three aboard the Liberty of the Seas found us at the port of Grand Cayman, but it also found us with a deluge of rain. While a little water never hurt anyone, this was no ordinary morning shower. Our ship pulled into port around 10:30 am; and by noontime, there...

The Ocean Journey – Day 2

Day two brought a very early morning for most of the cruisers including those attending Summit 2016 – it was Cozumel day!The ship docked in port and ran the Mexican flag up the mast between 5 am and 6 am. The ship’s crew had breakfast ready and the gangway prepped to...

The Ocean Journey – Day 1

Let me start off by saying that I am not a writer. I can do snappy tweets and engaging posts, but I’ve never actually tried my hand at blogging before. Please remember with each new blog this week: you have been warned. *********************** Today was our first full...

Committing the Uncommitted

This article written by Michelle Tejada, Area 9 Past Chair After a handbell performance, a woman approaches some ringers and talks to them about their choir. When she expresses an interest in playing handbells, the ringers invite her to the next rehearsal. She...

Do We Love to Play Bells or Not?

This article written by Paula Barnes, Oklahoma Representative Handbell ringers like to play bells; we like the music. So why are bell players so somber and unexpressive when they play? Most will say they are concentrating, but I suggest it is because we do not...