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    November 30. Susan, Christine and I saw two of three new Italian plays at the Cherry Lane theatre. I actually thought I had booked the third offer which was a Pirandello revival but we were all glad that we did not miss “The Journey I Never made” and “Story of Love and Soccer”. Both excellently translated and powerfully acted. The first is a thought provoking and somewhat unsettling portrayal of the current social turmoil and the second is modern thriller about corrupt sport and the triumph of evil over good. We were able to chat with one of the actors about the plays after the show. Before the show we ate lobster and oysters at the  “Fish” restaurant which was only two blocks from the theatre!


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Ethel celebrates

Ethel has good news about her leg wound. It has healed to only a fraction of its original size and the skin is growing back nicely so that she will not need a skin graft.

Here she is at 'One fish, two fish' where we enjoyed a celebratory lobster

Here she is at 'One fish, two fish' where we enjoyed a celebratory lobster

On Friday, we were paid a delightful visit by her dear friends Pat, Carl and daughter Loren. They took us out to dinner at Nick’s, a block away, to celebrate Ethel’s birthday. Here we all are preparing for the journey.

Lorna captivates

Loren captivates

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6 Responses

  1. Good news for Ethel on her wound. Nicked myself with a router in my woodshop and that is slowly healing.

    I have my Russian trip photos in snapfish but have lost your E-mail address to open them for you to see.

    Your fishing trip photos strongly remind me of my trip last June, only where I was there were no trees large enough to lumber.

  2. John. Many thanks from both of us for your message–nice to hear from you. My e-mail address is: b.w.thompson01@earthlink.net

    Your mention of routers revived a nostalgia for my old woodcarving days–not a good hobby to have in a city apartment!

    Where was your June trip? Love, to Claire

  3. I will list you for the Russia pictures. I have captioned a large number of them. If you wish to see the pictures with captions you must go through them one at a time, no slide show and of course a slide show is available too. My June trip was fishing in the NW Territories near the great Slave Lake Very isolatted and wild. Due to it having been shaved by the glaciers there is only about an inch of topsoil, rest is sand thus trees and vegetation are stunted.My son-law took me as a birthday present and the fishing was marvelous.

  4. John. Great pictures! There are many that we recognise from our own trip on the “Rossia” including the bridge. But there were a great many wonderful shots that were new to us. You looked like you were having a first-class vacation. Ben and Ethel

  5. Wonderful to see Ethel looking hungry and happy on the occasion of her ?th birthday. We will need some tips from her on what to see when we come to New York around Halloween.

  6. John and Ann. Looking forward to seeing you again.

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