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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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    April 11 Susan, Christine and I went to “The Tank” to see Celeste Cahn perform her work: “A lady does not scratch her crotch”, which she also wrote and directed. It was an intensely acted review of women’s historical and present day emotional and societal challenges. The title protests that a lady does not scratch her crotch, but this one did– and since her hand was covered in shaving cream at the time, the result was really messy!

    April 15 Peoples’ Concert at the Town hall. An all-Mozart concert given by the Peabody Chamber Orchestra. It was conducted with confident professionalism by Leon Fleisher in spite of his advancing years. He also played the solo piano in the A Major Concerto with his old sparkle still intact.


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92nd Street Y’s annual street fair — Stuffiness dispelled

The emphasis this year seemed to be away from the theatre and more towards international awareness. We didn’t find a single theatre booth but we did look in at many of the 22  booths representing countries from around the world. Of course, the Y’s own craft, dance and art classes, together with its extraordinary music and literary offerings got the top billing.

The event was partially sponsered by Fairway Supermarkets who have recently opened up a new store on 86th street on the east side. The Fairway booth sported a spinning wheel like a miniature Wheel of Fortune. Ethel immediately stepped up and won a $20 gift card!  Amusingly,  as soon as Ethel received the card, the wheel was whipped away and replaced with the $20 slot pasted over!

The multi-ethnic street food booths were out in force as usual.

Pottery forming is tricky . . . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . .and often escapes control!

Ice cream intermission

Dancers' dramatic finish

Exotic dancers. Front . . . . . . . . .

. . . . . . . and back

Fair beauties . . . . .

Even braces are glamerous!

Serious vegetable carving

Ethel bargaining at the roast corn stall

Bargain struck

Burning HOT!




2 Responses

  1. Great pictures. The dancers were beautiful.

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