Five Flags Theater presents The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra
The most popular and sought after big band of all time will perform at Five Flags Theater for one night only!
On June 25th, The World-Famous Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform their greatest hits, including “In The Mood,” “A String Of Pearls,” “Pennsylvania 6-5000,” “Tuxedo Junction,” “Chattanooga Choo Choo,” and of course their theme song “Moonlight Serenade” in Dubuque as they continue their world tour.
The orchestra, their lead singers, and vocal group will perform their catalog of big band classics just the way they would have over 80 years ago when Glenn Miller stood in front of his band. It is a show that continues to transport audiences back in time and is as nostalgic as it is exciting.
Directed by the charismatic Nick Hilscher, the Glenn Miller Orchestra will perform their timeless classics that made them famous the world over in a show that has moved audiences for generations.
June 25, 2019: 7:30-9:30 PM
The Glenn Miller Orchestra
Five Flags Theater
405 Main St, Dubuque, IA
The gardening was a family affair. All members of the family took an active interest in its doing and eating.
In the fall prior to the planting season, seeds were selected carefully from every species of vegetables. They were spread on papers and allowed to dry thoroughly. They were stored in a mouse-proof container in a safe place.
About March 17th, with St. Pat’s blessings Implored, the tomato seeds were planted in large containers in fertile soil brought in the fall before. They were watered carefully at regular intervals. Careful watch was kept to keep mice from having their greens early.
Good Friday was the day regarded as Potato Planting Day. The early potatoes were cut, one eye to a hill — dropped one in front of the foot, stepped on by the other foot and then carefully covered by several harrowings.
About May 10th the garden was plowed, disked and harrowed — that is if the garden was fenced. But in case of a small garden it was spaded and raked when ready for planting.
As there was no long range weather forecast, the family almanac and drug store calendar were referred to for dependable weather information. And there were such signs as the oak leaf being the size of a squirrel’s ears before tomatoes or cabbage could be transplanted.
The winter onions were ready to be eaten about this time. Onions and ground horseradish ran strong competition in bringing tears to the eyes and sensations down through the nose.
Then all the vegetables were planted in about 15 inches apart, hoed several times, hilled up, and admired.
How green those early onions looked with the part so white, and the red, red radishes, and oh that green lettuce! How they sharpened the appetite of all the family.
Once the whole variety of plants were up and hoed, a special watch was set up for insects like butterflies and potato bugs. A home remedy of salt and wood ashes was applied for butterflies. But potato bugs must be picked off, as they destroyed the leaves of the potatoes and sometimes killed the plants. What a tedious job it was to knock the bugs off the plants into a pail, and destroy them with a poison.
The late potatoes and rutabagas were planted about July 4th and harvested before frost. The potatoes were dug and put in a deep hole to cure for about 4 weeks.
Each Vegetable had a separate bin for storage and a special way for preservation. Potatoes, when dry, were stored in a bin, carrots the same — only they were covered with about 4 inches of dry clay. Parsnips had a choice — they could be stored in a bin left in the ground to cure & be dug in early spring so sweet and solid.
There was no talk of vitamins, single or multiple or special diets — or low caloried foods and such. You were told to learn to eat your vegetables, not because you liked them, but because they were good for your health.
The supermarket and open city markets were unheard of, but you had a well balanced diet.