More than three dozen volunteers were taking part in an old-fashioned barn-raising
on the property of Linda and Ronald Weston, owners of Hollow Brook Farms, which, like a significant portion of Hollow Road, took a direct hit from a tornado's fury.
His supreme achievement, by most accounts, including his own, was the exuberant choreography for Seven Brides; film critic Stephanie Zacharek called its barn-raising
sequence "one of the most rousing dance numbers ever put on screen.
These are both terrible circumstances that we're raising money for, but it's really no different than an Amish barn-raising
Using a barn-raising
model, GRID Alternatives leads teams of volunteers and job trainees to install solar electric systems for low-income homeowners, providing needed savings for families struggling to make ends meet, preparing workers for jobs in the fast-growing solar industry and reducing carbon emissions.
Weston's old-fashioned barn-raising
at 27 Hollow Road.
This is a great barn-raising
of epidemic proportions and I'm delighted to be part of it," was the sentiment expressed by George Miller, mayor of Tucson.
The Triumphant individual has always shared the stage with myths of collectives; the small-town, barn-raising
, volunteer fire department spirit has roots as deep in the American psyche as those from which individualism springs.
Friends were enthusiastic and enjoyed the old-fashioned barn-raising
It is only when we focus on barns rather than on the people raising barns that insurance appears to be a more effective way of coping with disaster than is a community-wide barn-raising
The warm nostalgia of a sweet memory, the hardy spirit of a western barn-raising
, the stylized and sultry motions of the habanera, the carefree shuffle of 1920s American popular dances.
Certainly the barn-raising
scenes, replete with a quilting bee and a score reminiscent of Aaron Copeland, evokes a sense of community and belonging sure to touch even the most calloused of hearts.
Integrating work and play, they enjoyed a "productive party" -- a barn-raising
or quilting bee -- that epitomized the ideal of "useful recreation" (p.