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    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

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    July 1  Saw “Napoli, Brooklyn” by Meghan Kennedy at the Laura Pels Theatre. It is based upon a real-life disaster, the surprise staging of which, is mind shattering! However, the story line has a surfeit of themes added; religious brain-washing, the effect of a bullying husband and father and lesbian freedom. None of these is fully convincing in spite of the excellent acting of the cast.

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Seattle and Portland – part two

Following the barbeque, Bonnie and Nancy took us on a boat ride around Puget Sound.  Nancy and I sat up on the open top deck with the sea air in our faces and a local beer in my hand, while Bonnie and Ethel sat in the cabin below with a bag of trail mix and Snickers bars.

Waiting for our boat among the blooms of Seattle

Bonnie, too.

Seattle’s landmark from the dock

Swing bridge

. . . . . .The works

Ethel and Kirstyn

Bonnie at her front door

FREE for the taking! I found this old upright in a derelict front garden of a house around the block.

Bonnie and Kirstyn took us into downtown Seattle to see the spectacular Chihuly “Garden and Glass” exhibit. The artist’s works, installed in the context in which he conceived them, are an extraordinary feast for the eyes. Joyful and intriguing–not an ugly thought among them. The people of Seattle are so lucky to have this exhibit to themselves.

After the the exhibit, we ate lunch in the “Collections” Cafe, surrounded by the artist’s eclectic collections of everyday things like accordians, toys and radios, etc. Clicking on the individual pictures will show them to their best advantage:

To be continued

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