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    May 2 to May 14 London vacation. We will be staying in the President Hotel, 56 - 60 Guildford Street, Russell Square, London, WC1N 1DB. Telephone : 020 7388 4443. Hope to see you all then.
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    February 20. At Christine’s prompting, and, offer to go to the box office for Family Circle tickets, we went to see the Met’s production of Parsifal–from 6.00 to 11.30! It is a modern production for the new generation of opera-goers (the ones that hoot and holler at slightest excuse to the detriment of all others’ listening concentration). Modern dress  clashes horribly with the ancient myth of the story line, and state-of-the art lighting and staging effects  enlighten and intrigue the semi gloom in which the action(?) of  all three acts take  place. I was pleasantly impressed with the singing cast and  thought that it compared favorably with the greats of my younger days.

    The new conductor was enthusiastically welcomed (The Levine era is now forgotten completely) but I thought the sound he produced from the orchestra did not quite evoke the agonizing pathos that I remembered.

    February 21.  Saw “Amy and the Orphans” at The Roundabout Theatre. It is a story of parents’  tussle with the agony of caring for a child with Down syndrome and the adult siblings’ efforts to atone for their parents’ weakness. Wonderfully convincing acting all round and written with great humour to counter the guilt dialalogue of the characters.

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London and a Ruby Wedding Anniversary (Part 2)

Hostess Linda with husband , Terry

Guests of honour from Perth, W. Australia, Marie and Allan Thompson

Keith Thompson, Les's second son

Margaret, beautiful wife of Keith

Joan (right), sister of Allan's mother and Les's wife, Eileen (I missed the name of the lady on the left, I'm afraid. Perhaps one of the family will correct me).

Olive (left), sister-in-law to Les and me, with Queenie, a long-time family friend

Denise, Olive's daughter, with her husband, Alan

Olive's son Stephen with his wife Kathy

Keith with his daughter Kelly and her friend

Kelly and me


On the left of this picture, sent by Magaret, is Loraine next to partner Ian (Margaret and Keith's son).

Allan and Marie

Preparing to cut the cake

"Who gets the first slice?"

And on to sister-in- law, Brenda’s, house in Woodham Ferrers, Essex:

Bob and Stephanie, with me and Brenda

Stephanie, Kiowa and Brenda

Sharing a witticsim

Gillian and Geoff join us


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