Beneath the music can be heard vague muted mumblings as if hearing someone speaking from behind a wall or to place it in more Freudian terms, which seems appropriate since Freudian psychology deeply structures the Quays' world, as if listening to the ...
December 4, 2015
Grandfather clock at home in Capitol
The Starkville couple has already settled on how they will dispense of one household item, a 45-year-old Herschede Grandfather Clock purported to be the finest ever built. “We have four kids,” Stuart Vance •Chimes: Triple chimes are Westminster (an ...
November 9, 2015
The Nawab of Deccan Cuisine
HYDERABAD: Enter the drawing room of a three-storeyed bungalow at Jubilee Hills and the first thing that greets you is the chime of grandfather's clock standing under the gaze of a huge glittering crystal chandelier hung from a wooden ceiling that ...
December 1, 2015
Gads Hill Place Restaurant closes down after nearly 20 years
She pointed to a spot close to the stage that used to house a grandfather clock – one that never chimed. “The day we buried Sairey – the second we were done – the clock began to chime,” said Whaley. She has been collecting Dickens stuff since she was a ...
December 1, 2015
Starkville-built grandfather clock headed to Capitol
Stuart Vance shows off some of the finer details of â€œThe Clock,â€ a prototype grandfather clock built in 1970 in Starkville. Vance and his wife, â€œMike,â€ are delivering the clock to Jackson today, where it will occupy a place of honor in the ...
October 27, 2015
Cherished timekeepers move us forward, but only forward
An old grandfather clock stands against the south wall of our cabin. It stands there tall and stately, its golden face and burnished brown cabinet set off nicely against the logs. It chimes on the quarter hour, playing the full melody of “Westminster ...
October 17, 2015
City joins to restore world's largest grandfather clock
“The community was able to come together to save a city landmark and find a great location to showcase the world's largest wooden grandfather clock near the heart of our downtown,” he said. He said that the chime system would cost about $4,000. “It ...
August 7, 2015
Gads Hill Place owner Deanna Whaley stands in front of a picture of Oliver, her dog who passed away two years ago and is memorialized with the plaque shown. Above the picture of Oliver is one of Sairey Gamp, a stray cat who wandered into the restaurant one day and never left. She too has passed on. Now, Gads Hill Place itself is closing down shop as Whaley pursues the next chapter of her life. Gads Hill Place is a true reflection of its owner. Deanna Whaley opened the popular restaurant, which is best known for its dinner theatre and Charles Dickens theme, on the main drag in Merrickville in 1996. The restaurant is named after Dickens’ house in England. The restaurant also houses such memorabilia as the wedding dress from Great Expectations, Tiny Tim’s crutch and a commissioned portrait of Dickens himself. She explained one day after the restaurant opened, in walked Edgar Allan Poe’s grand-niece, who then called Dickens’ great-grandson (Cedric) to tell him about it. “He invited me to come see A Christmas Carol at the real Gads Hill Place in... She said many people over the years have come to the restaurant just to experience Dickens. One of the most popular dinner theatre events at Gads Hill was the annual ‘A Christmas Carol. 11, 12 and 13. Hanging on one of the walls in the bar side of Gads Hill is a plaque with a picture of a shepherd/husky mix, and the words Oliver’s Twist Pub.
Stuart Vance shows off some of the finer details of âThe Clock,â a prototype grandfather clock built in 1970 in Starkville. Vance and his wife, âMike,â are delivering the clock to Jackson today, where it will occupy a place of honor in the Governorâs office at the state Capitol. The Starkville couple have already settled on how they will dispense of one household item, a 45-year-old Herschede Grandfather Clock purported to be the finest ever built. They are going to give the clock to the whole state. Today, the Vances will deliver the timepiece, whose value is estimated to be between $60,000 and $125,000, to Jackson, where it will occupy a place of honor in the Governor's office in the state Capitol. "It's not just a beautiful clock, it's a clock built in Mississippi by Mississippi workers. When the governor entertains distinguished visitors or company executives looking to relocate to Mississippi, what better example can there be. This clock is proof that Mississippi workers can learn the skills needed to build the best product a... "I am grateful to Mr. Vance for his extraordinary donation to the people of Mississippi," Bryant said in a statement. "This clock is a testament to the artistry that makes our state so special,.
An old grandfather clock stands against the south wall of our cabin. It chimes on the quarter hour, playing the full melody of “Westminster Chimes” with the proper number of bell notes on the top of each hour. This chiming began only in the last 24 hours, for when we inherited it from my mother this past spring, the innards had quit working. The actual percentage of this care that the clock had received in its life would have amounted to about … zero. We were further informed that it would take a goodly sum of money to make the clock work again, that it would take several months, and that some parts would have to be ordered from Germany and other faraway places. Despite the expense, we didn’t think too hard about the decision, because for over four decades, even without the prescribed care, the proud old clock had stood and chimed in my parents’ house, and we thought it deserved to chime again. So off went the man with the clock innards, everything but the cabinet, which stood empty and forlorn against the cabin wall. The clock was done, two months ahead of schedule. During his return visit, the clocksmith showed us how to ensure more decades of uninterrupted ticking and tocking and chiming.