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    November 30. Susan, Christine and I saw two of three new Italian plays at the Cherry Lane theatre. I actually thought I had booked the third offer which was a Pirandello revival but we were all glad that we did not miss “The Journey I Never made” and “Story of Love and Soccer”. Both excellently translated and powerfully acted. The first is a thought provoking and somewhat unsettling portrayal of the current social turmoil and the second is modern thriller about corrupt sport and the triumph of evil over good. We were able to chat with one of the actors about the plays after the show. Before the show we ate lobster and oysters at the  “Fish” restaurant which was only two blocks from the theatre!


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“How to Electrocute Horses, for Dummies”

You have heard the adage “What you can’t see, can’t hurt you”?  Ignore it. It’s complete nonsense! We were spending a long weekend  with Susan and Craig down in York, PA.  Daughter, Susan, took me to see the immaculate stables where her horse, ‘Playdough’ is  now being cared for. Playdough and his stable mates had already been put out into  the paddock for the night because of the  hot weather, so Susan, armed with a bag of carrots,  and I, armed with my camera, strolled over to the fence surrounding it to greet her latest love. She warned me that the fence was electrified but since I rested my arms on the top strand to take pictures without any other contact, I felt safe. After the picture-taking, I thought I might ingratiate myself by offering Playdough a carrot myself.  As soon as his wet tongue touched the carrot, a great shudder shot through my arm and young Playdough sprang into the air, all four feet off the ground,  then galloped away!

Susan tried to entice him back with another carrot but he was too cautious to be bitten twice in one day. Not to be outdone, I raised my arms way above the fence and offered the largest horse in the group a carrot. Without my being aware,  however, my camera was touching a part the fence lower down and the same thing happened again!

Young Playdough

. . . . . . going . . . . .

. . . . .delicious!

After the carrot shock we were both conditioned. Playdough went back to munching safe grass and I only rested my camera on the wooden fence posts

Resident of Susan’s lily pond

Resident flower pot

Daughter Susan (wearing hat), granddaughter Amy, and great-grandddauhter Zoe. Probably discussing the up-coming wedding arrangements of Amy to her fiance, Jeremy on the 28th August.


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