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    July 9 to 12 To Rehobeth Beach with Susan and Craig. Possibly take in a visit to Chincoteague to sample the seafood.
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    June 13 Picnicked on The Great lawn in central Park to the music of The New York Philharmonic led by James Gaffigan. Great program with spectacular fireworks after the concert. The concert included two pieces composed by students from its education program — remarkable works (Bernstein style) from composers  11 and 12 years old respectively! They took their bows from the stage!



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NY Day – St. Patrick’s Day Parade

It was a beautiful spring morning for this year’s parade.  I chose a spot on the north-east corner of 79th thinking that I would have an ideal view of the participants as they slowed down to turn off at the end of the march. This turned out to be ill-founded–Parade marshals milled around in front of us and our legs were constantly battered by strollers wielded by young women with children trying to get into the front row at the expense of those who had waited for hours. One of the more uncouth mothers, actually bent down to force her way below the arms and shoulders of two people watching the event. She was repulsed.

     The Grand Master for this year’s parade was Mary Higgins Clark the best-selling novelist–a great choice, I thought, to represent the story-telling Irish. She is 84 and took the duty in her stride. Here she is dismounting from her carriage:

. . . . aided by a gallant coachman . . . . .

. . . . consulting with her ministers . . . . . .


. . . . greetings galore . . .


. . . . . farewell Happy Coachman! . . . .


Bearded Piper




Drummer intent


Piper happy with his pickles


Happy confusion at the end of the march


A glimpse of Commissioner Kelly. Soon to be promoted?


Lady piper


Redcoats being redirected again

Veteran suvivor marches again


A policeman's hug


2 Responses

  1. Photos are exceptional. Thank you for the view of St. Patty’s Day parade and Mary Higgins Clark.

    Miss you guys!


    • Thank you Sandy. I do enjoy New York city’s constant bustle. We are hoping that you will share it with us soon. Ben

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