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Monthly Newsletter: September 2023 (No.20)


Welcome to Our Technicolor Life Monthly Newsletter!


Welcome back to another exciting edition of Our Technicolor Life's monthly newsletter! We're thrilled to have you join us on our colorful journey through the many facets of our adventurous lives. As always, we're Jeff and Carrie Ketterman, a dynamic husband and wife duo who are passionate about embracing a vintage lifestyle in the most vibrant way possible.


A Glimpse into Our Lives

In case you're new here, let us introduce ourselves once again. Jeff spends his days immersed in the bustling world of rail transportation as the General Manager at Kasgro Rail Corporation Management Division. With a fleet of over 500 heavy-duty railcars, Jeff is at the forefront of providing innovative solutions for the ever-evolving rail industry.

Meanwhile, Carrie's days are filled with creativity and artistic expression. As a painter, illustrator, and author, she breathes life into murals and paintings that tell stories with every brushstroke.


Adventures Await

After our workday concludes, the real excitement begins! Our historic home, known as The Old Capitol Tea Room, transforms into a hub of themed tea parties that transport us and our guests to different eras and worlds. From the glitz and glamour of the 1920s to the groovy vibes of the 1960s, we've hosted an array of captivating events this past month that ignite the senses and spark joy.


Speaking of our musical passions, our bands are another cornerstone of Our Technicolor Life. Rosie & the Rockabillies, a vivacious 1950s-style band, and The Tin Pan Alley Cats, a toe-tapping 1920s-style ensemble, allow us to spread our love for music and nostalgia far and wide.


TEA

Tea Adventures in August

Under our beloved TEA channel, August was nothing short of a whirlwind! Our tea parties were in full swing, creating unforgettable memories for all who attended. We kicked off the month with a SpaceOddiTEA-themed tea party that had everyone jamming to the delightful tunes of The Tin Pan Alley Cats. A Summer of Love tea party followed, complete with iconic figures like Sonny & Cher, Janis Joplin, and John Lennon making surprise appearances to pay homage to the 1960s' greatest hits.


Of course, we couldn't resist paying tribute to the King himself. Two Elvis-themed tea parties brought the spirit of rock 'n' roll to The Old Capitol Tea Room not to mention the cutest little Elvis ever. And who could forget the two Barbie parties, where C'mon Barbie Let's Go ParTEA became the rallying cry for a fun and fabulous time? Not gonna lie, I'm really excited to have my very own Barbie box at home now. Jeff did an incredible job with building it.


As the month drew to a close, we unveiled the eagerly anticipated Murder at the Capitol Club, a 1920s-themed mystery that had everyone on the edge of their seats. We were thrilled to welcome guests from as far as Nashville, TN, who joined us in solving the captivating puzzle. We met these lovely ladies a few years ago when performing our Lucy & Desi Tribute Show in Granville, TN. for the annual Mayberry Lucy Festival and they made the road trip all the way to Corydon for the mystery and looked absolutely fabulous doing so!


Space OddiTEA


Summer of Love Tea Party


C'mon Barbie Let's Go ParTEA


TCT Takin' Care of Tea Elvis Tea Party


Murder at The Capitol Club 1920s Murder Mystery


Also meet our newest employee! The tea room has an official greeter now…everyone meet Teacup!!! 💕🐈‍⬛💕


Tea Time Delights: Upcoming Events and Unveilings


Amidst the colorful tapestry of our Technicolor Life, the Tea channel continues to be a source of enchantment and delight. We're thrilled to share a sneak peek into the exciting happenings that await in the realm of tea and entertainment.


Disco Fever and Fall Teas

For all the music aficionados, our Discoteque 70s Tea Concert is just around the corner! Join us on Friday, September 22nd, at 8 PM, for a groovy evening that pays tribute to the iconic 70s era. There's still time to secure your spot, so dust off your dancing shoes and be prepared for a night of nostalgia.



As we transition into the cozy embrace of fall, our tea events are filling up quickly. Don't miss your chance to experience the enchantment of our Sleepy Hollow Radio Show on Friday, October 20th, and Saturday, October 21st. And for those who revel in the world of the supernatural, mark your calendars for the Dracula Radio Show on Saturday, October 28th, and Sunday, October 29th. There are only a few tables left, so secure your tickets now for these captivating performances. Visit our website to purchase your tickets and secure your spot.




Unveiling Holiday Magic

Mark a special date on your calendar – Wednesday, September 6th, at 11 AM. We're excited to announce our lineup of holiday tea parties that promise to infuse the season with magic and merriment. Look forward to Polar Express story time, Grinch story time, a heartwarming Christmas Carol radio drama, and a festive White Christmas sing-along. Make sure to visit our website for ticket availability.







Scroll our calendar to November and December, then click on the event you are interested in for tickets and event details.


As we venture into the upcoming months, we're thrilled to have you alongside us on this remarkable journey. Thank you for being a part of Our Technicolor Life, and we can't wait to share these tea-infused adventures and experiences with you.


TRAVEL

Travel Adventures: A Summer of Picnics and Fair Delights


Our Travel channel has been a treasure trove of unforgettable experiences. This summer, we carved out a few precious days to bask in the simple pleasures of life, embarking on delightful escapades that filled our hearts with joy.


One of the highlights was the St. Joe's Picnic, an August tradition that holds a special place in our hearts. This event, held in Louisville, serves as a fundraiser for St. Joe's Orphanage. As we strolled through the bustling event, it felt like stepping into a scene from the classic movie "Pollyanna." And to add to the magic, this year brought an unexpected surprise – I won a charming Kewpie doll at one of the game booths, making it a memory to cherish.



But that was just the beginning of our summer odyssey. Our next stop was the Indiana State Fair, a place that had been on our radar for quite some time. For me, it was a maiden voyage, while Jeff's memories from previous years only fueled his excitement. Little did we know that this fair would spoil us for all future state fairs!


Set against the bustling backdrop of Indianapolis, the Indiana State Fair unfolded as a day of pure delight. We immersed ourselves in the kaleidoscope of flavors, indulging in all the fair treats that make these events truly iconic. I particularly loved the giant bubble tower, the aninl farm complete With mini horses and mini donkeys, feeding the Billy goats, the incredibly basketball exhibit, the Chuck Taylor in a huge box car display. We hopped on rides, with the double-decker carousel stealing my heart and giving us a new definition of joy. I think I rode 3 different carousels multiple times along the midway so I was a very happy camper.


Exploring the myriad exhibits, we found ourselves captivated by the displays that showcased the heart and soul of Indiana. The midway beckoned, tempting us to try our luck at various games that brought out our competitive spirits. We both agreed to set up the bottle and fishing line game in the backyard so we can be practicing all year before we head back next year. It looks so simple and yet defeated us every time! And as the sun began to set, we were treated to a musical spectacle – the Happy Together tour in concert featuring such acts as Little Anthony, Gary Puckett, and The Turtles.


However, the pinnacle of our day came when we encountered a piece of cinematic history. The team bus from the movie "Hoosiers" stood before us, and fate smiled upon us as we struck up a conversation with its owner. To our astonishment, we were invited to ride in the bus during the evening parade. Jeff even had the honor of occupying Gene Hackman's seat, an experience that truly made our Technicolor hearts swell with awe and gratitude.


As we reflect on these sun-soaked moments and unforgettable encounters, we're reminded once again of the magic that lies within each adventure.



ENTERTAINMENT

Entertainment Extravaganza: Music, Mystery, and More!


As we dive into the vibrant channel of entertainment within Our Technicolor Life, we're thrilled to share the electrifying moments that filled the air this August. Our band, Rosie & the Rockabillies, took center stage at Yew Dell Botanical Gardens for the enchanting Bourbon and Botanical series. The rhythm of the music merged seamlessly with the lush surroundings, creating an unforgettable evening of melodies and magic. If you've not experienced the magic of Yew Dell Gardens, treat yourself to a day of roaming the grounds and do not miss the charming fairy garden.



But that was just the beginning. Our journey continued as we headed to Odon, Indiana, for their Old Settlers Day Festival. The melodies of Rosie & the Rockabillies resonated through the festival, adding an extra layer of joy to the festivities. We met so many wonderful folks at this festival and I left with a lot of scrumptious cinnamon rolls!



Mark Your Calendars: Upcoming Gigs

September is brimming with exciting performances, and we can't wait to share the music with you! Join us on Friday, September 1st, as we wrap up the First Friday summer concert series in downtown Corydon, IN. Bicentennial Park will be alive with music, fun, food trucks, and so much more from 7 to 9 PM. It's the perfect way to kick off your weekend with a musical bang.



On Friday, September 8th, we'll be making our way to West Point, KY, for another concert series with the Grand Ole Country Music Show. The melodies will fill the air, and the energy will be infectious.


And don't miss out on Saturday, September 23rd, as we transform the Enchanted Forest in New Albany into a musical wonderland from 8 to 11 PM. Mark your calendars and be prepared for a night of enchantment.


The Tin Pan Alley Cats: A Symphony of Sounds

Meanwhile, our Tin Pan Alley Cats will be at The Overlook restaurant in Leavenworth, IN, on Saturday, September 16th. This picturesque venue overlooking the Ohio River promises an evening of live music, delicious food, and memorable moments.



The Tin Pan Alley Cats also made an appearance at Harrison Springs hosting a night of groovy 70s tunes for their Disco Night! Elton Jeff, Janis, and even Elvis made an appearance. We had a huge turnout and were so glad to have so many dancing and singing along to some great live music.



New Horizons at The Magnolia

We're beyond excited to announce our partnership with a new events venue, The Magnolia, located at 318 W Lewis & Clark Pkwy in Clarksville, IN. This collaboration opens the door to three incredible shows this year, starting with our Lucy & Desi Tribute Show on Thursday, September 14th. If you missed out before, here's your chance to catch this remarkable tribute as part of a delightful dinner and a show offering.


Looking ahead, join us on Thursday, October 12th, for our fan-favorite "Quoth the Raven Nevermore" Edgar Allan Poe Murder Mystery. The mysterious and macabre await in a night of immersive entertainment.

And finally, make sure to mark your calendars for Thursday, December 7th, as we bring you our Christmas Carol Radio Drama. The holiday spirit will come alive through the magic of sound and storytelling.


For more details and to stay updated on our upcoming performances, visit celebrateatthemagnolia.com.



Polar Express and Grinch Story Time Bookings

I can't believe it's time to talk about Christmas activities but here we are! Our Polar Express and Grinch Story Times are specially curated to bring the magic of these beloved tales to life. Due to high demand and our limited schedule, we’ve reserved exclusive dates for these live performances.




Polar Express Story Time:

Join us on Tuesday, December 19th, for an unforgettable journey aboard the Polar Express. This immersive experience includes 2 costume characters, captivating audio, immersive backdrops, and an interactive reading that will transport you to the North Pole. Each time slot allows for approximately an hour and a half, which covers load-in, the performance, load-out, and travel time to the next location. Rough time estimation: load in is 30 minutes , story time is 30 minutes, and load out is 30 minutes. We have a maximum of 3 bookings for this date!


Grinch Story Time:

Embrace the holiday spirit with the Grinch Story Time on Wednesday, December 20th. This immersive experience comes complete with 2 costume characters, captivating audio, immersive backdrops, and an interactive reading that brings the Grinch’s world to life! We book in time slots to allow for load in, story time, and load out. Similar to our Polar Express event, each time slot allows for approximately an hour and a half in between bookings. Rough time estimation: load in is 30 mins, story time is 30 mins, and load out is 30 mins. We can accommodate a maximum of 3 bookings for this enchanting experience.


Don’t miss this opportunity to create lasting memories with your loved ones through our captivating story times. If interested in booking, please fill out the booking form below and send to ourtechnicolorlife@gmail.com. We will send our pricing information. Due to the back-to-back shows, bookings will be booked via logistics, time, and travel from Corydon. We look forward to bringing the magic of these stories to life for you! We will send you


🎄🌟 Booking Form 🌟🎄

Name:

Contact Number:

Email Address:

Preferred Story Time (Polar Express/Grinch):

Preferred Date and Time:


ART

🎃 Artistry in August: A Spooky Update! 🎨

After that crazy heat spel