Sunday, September 28, 2008

"Don't Say Nothin'!"

Heritage Trail Bank Robber shouting 'Don't Say Nothin!' and FBI Agent arriving on the Scene.
Not very competent bank robber interrupts the Sherwood Heritage Trail Festival by ordering everyone not to look at him or say anything. But never fear. A spook from the F.B.I. quickly arrives to gather clues. This was one of a dozen actual historical scenes depicted during the Festival this week-end. SEE MORE AT OUR NEW HERITAGE TRAIL BLOG!

Children and Adults crowding onto the Front Porch of Morback House Museum.
Actors of all ages turned out to make the two day event a success.

17 comments:

Lilly Morgen said...

I've never smelled as much fear as I did today on that street corner!I think that he was going to rob the bank a second time, like he did back in '64! Thanks once again to all the "Buskers" out there and see ya again next year!!

Anonymous said...

How come there is no anonymous like in this site?

jaycee said...

There's no "anonymous" identity on the Sherwood Trail Festival site because Google forgot to include it. We need to send a comment or two to them to bring Mr. Anonymous back again.

Sherwood said...

Now don't blamin' Google for everything, JayCee. When you and Lilly set up the Heritage Trail site, you forgot to press the right buttons is what happened. Anonymous can post all she wants to on the Heritage Trail site now.

Anonymous said...

Wow, I love the pictures for the Trail Days festival. I wish I'd gotten to be there, it looks like you all had a lot of fun.

Anonymous said...

Why was Sherwood Robbed so much?

Anonymous said...

What a motley crew. The porch looks like the green room before a performance!

Anonymous said...

Is that FBI Agent Fox??

jaycee said...

"I wish I'd gotten to be there, it looks like you all had a lot of fun."

--That's what we like to hear! See you next time.

Why was Sherwood Robbed so much?
--That's a mystery. Some people said it was because there were too many roads for the criminals to travel during their escape, but that never made any sense to me.

What a motley crew. The porch looks like the green room before a performance!
--I saw my first live theater at the Green Room. It was Tom Sawyer and Becky Thatcher lost in a cave. We kids smiled at the phoniness of the stage set. The actors were way too old to be called kids. But we were mesmerized all the same. I've been enchanted with the theater ever since, by the way it wraps around you when you don't expect it to.

Is that FBI Agent Fox??
--Some people call this actress a "fox" even when she's not pretending to be an F.B.I. agent. Not sure what they mean.

Anonymous said...

A Green Room is a place that actors hang out in between their parts in a show. It was painted green to calm the nerves. Before, at intermission, or at the end of a show, the director gives the actors notes. If there is no piped in audio of the show as it is playing, the stage manager "loads" the actors onto the stage. The green room is never "seen" by the audience. The theater you went to was named that but the audience never sees it because that disrupts the magic of the show. A show,overall, however is magic. I remember matinées in which blankets were hung over the greenroom windows so that people could not see in.--Shakespeare 2X P.S. Looks like you got some real pros in your company!

Anonymous said...

The FBI agent come out to Sherwood from Portland that very day. His name was Joseph T. Fox. He was pictured in the Oregonian with Blaine Rogers presenting him with the bundle of 100 dollar bills. I remember that Blaine was in 6th grade and he was quite the hero in our school for awhile. I remember there was a robbery but at the time, it didn't seem as earth shattering as the Columbus Day storm was in 1962.But then of course, I lived out in the country.
June Reynolds

jaycee said...

The acting was quite good on the Sherwood Heritage Trail. Someday, one of these skits will morph into an hour long melodrama, and people will come just to see that. Then we'll see how good these actors really are.

Anonymous said...

We went on the walk. When will you do the walk again? My dad want to come and see it

Anonymous said...

We didn't see any people just the houses. I a glad it did not rain.

jaycee said...

Anonymous said... We went on the walk. When will you do the walk again? My dad wanted to come and see it

JayCee: We are always happy to show people around Old Sherwood Town. Just call the Trail Guide at 503-625-7837 to make an appointment.

Anonymous said... We didn't see any people just the houses. I was glad it did not rain.

JayCee: It would be nice if the business people in Old Sherwood town would come out to greet us the way "Sesame Donuts" did. But we can't tell them what to do. It's their business.

Lilly Morgen said...

Sherwood was robbed so much in the 1940s through the 1980s because it was a sleepy little crossroads farming town.
On a week-day when all the kids were in school, people at work in Portland, and the farmers out in the fields, a person could come into town and find very few people around. There were people from outside the community who knew this and took advantage of it. I remember going down to old town in the 1960s in the middle of the day and walking into an open cafe. No one was there and I couldn't get any food, so I was forced to go to the other cafe, which didn't have such good food.

jaycee said...

I remember the 1960s in Sherwood, Lilly. I have golden memories of the 1950's, but the 60's was bad. Bad. Real bad. The worst part is I remember the way we polluted the streams and the Tualatin River with the leather company and the cannery. Tualatin was gettin' the Freeway Interstate. Sherwood had to make do the best she could. Meanwhile, just down the road in Hollywood, Rod Serling was writin' his stories about Small Town America Gone Forever. And just like the small towns in Serling's "Twilight Zone" Sherwood was heading into never never land. Oh it was depressing. The magic was gone. If the buildings hadn't been made of brick, they would have rotted to the ground. You were here then while I was not, Lilly. Lay it on. Tell us how depressing Sherwood was when you were young and hopeful-- just like those young people you lead around Old Sherwood Town Today. Young and hopeful in an economy gone bad.

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