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  • theatre and Concerrts

    August 2  I lined up on the geriatrics bench to get tickets for Christine and me at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park last week. I set out early and reached the bench  before 9.30 in the morning thinking that I would be among the first–I did not want a repeat of the great disappointment of the previous week when the last ticket to be given out at noon went to the man immediately in front of Susan and myself! But I was wrong again; the bench was already two thirds full of aggressive oldies and I was once again on tenterhooks until the noon distribution. I was joined by Christine’s friend, Barbara, who , with her husband, were to make a foursome for the event. Both couples brought a bottle of wine to enhance the evening.

    And what an evening it was! Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Nights Dream” has never been done better in my view. Absolutely suited to the outdoor theatre. The set included a fairy forest with changing colored lights which added mystery to the actors who passed in and out of it. The cast included a nightclub singer. The costumes, not confined to one era, included a modern suit and gown.

    The mechanicals were a child’s delight. Part fairy tale, part pantomime the action was played at a spanking pace and was continuously amusing. What is more, Shakespeare’s words came across wonderfully well.


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Congratulations to Christie and Kiowa

Weighing in at 7 pounds 3 ounces, Kelsey London Crawford arrived at 3.24 a.m. on the 18th July, 2010!

Just six days old and contented with life already

Ethel, Kelsey and Dad

Ethel, Kelsey and Mum

Mum and Kelsey

Your Editor, proud great-grandfather, and Kelsey commune


6 Responses

  1. Congratulations, Ben! She’s gorgeous!!

  2. Bonnie. She’s a wonder–I’m looking forward to taking her to the opera!

  3. Beautiful baby and family! Congratulations! Love, Valerie

  4. Kiowa and Christie: Everybody is congratulating Ben. He’s trying to steel your thunder. I say congratulations to both of you,after all who had the baby and who paced the floor until 3:00 AM.

  5. When you get to see a great grandchld, feel it, kiss it, know she exists, you know you have dropped a dot into the continuing forward progression of your dreams.

  6. How beautiful – congratulations to all on the arrival of Kelsey!

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