• Upcomimg Trips

    July 9 to 12 To Rehobeth Beach with Susan and Craig. Possibly take in a visit to Chincoteague to sample the seafood.
  • theatre and Concerrts

    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!

    June 20 The forecast rain didn’t happen so, having lined up for senior tickets in the morning, we were able to see an uninterrupted ‘Othello” in Central Park last night. The set and costumes were magnificent and the actors did their best but the direction gave  a somewhat bland production. I personally thought that some players were miscast and this distracted from the illusion.



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Kelsey London Crawford’s First Birthday!

Kelsey celebrated her first birthday at her parents’ house in Tarrytown. 35 of her admirers turned out to join the fun. Reinforcing her middle name, the invitations, designed by dad (Kiowa) and the birthday cake had a distinctly London flavour:

'All aboard!'

First slice


Great-granddad and Dad paying homage

Ethel pays her respects, too

Trying out one of her mountain of gifts

Into the pool with mum (Christie)

. . . . . . and Grandmum (Carol )

Grandmum Susan, Kelsey and Christie


Granddad Roger and Julie with Kiowa, Christie and Kelsey

Coffee clutch

Granddad Craig, Susan and cousins Zoe and Jeremy join in

The Birthday Girl herself (Can't waste that bit of Cake!)

First B Cake


3 Responses

  1. So Cute! Love the coffee clutch! Does Ethel have a bear on her t-shirt?

    • It certainly is a bear. Ben bought it for me in Canada many years ago. It prompts all sorts of comments I wore it on our safari trip and all the black children went wild. They had never seen a polar bear. Love, Ethel

  2. Ben and Ethel,

    What a lovely baby. Enjoyed the birthday party. Almost like being there. I imagined the cake was delicious.

    Sandy Troy

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