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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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Cold City and last look from Ethel’s balcony

The icy blast which struck New York yesterday brought six inches of snow overnight and a freezing wind. Later the sun came out and all the neighborhood kids rushed out to enjoy the white stuff.  Here are some pictures from the vicinity of the Waterford:

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The Waterford garden

The Waterford garden

View from the kitchen

View from the kitchen

 > > across the East River

. . . . .   across the East River

Penthouse balcony across the  streeet

Penthouse balcony across the streeet

Under repair as well!

Under repair as well!

The pedestrian way at 92nd Street

The pedestrian way at 92nd Street

The thrill of the slopes!

The thrill of the slopes!

. . .  that was interesting!

. . . that was interesting!



Mum came along for the ride

Mum came along for the ride


Finally. this is a view from Ethel’s balcony  at 87th Street. Looking north up Second Avenue, it is the last we shall see of it–Ethel will move into her new apartment building when we return from our cruise (See widget).


3 Responses

  1. Congrats on the upcoming trip and move. Very exciting! Love to both of you! Valerie

  2. Beautiful pictures, Ben! Have a wonderful time on your cruise. You two certainly deserve a respite after all the hard work you’ve been doing in preparation for Ethel’s move! Much love to you both. Bonnie

  3. Loved the pictures

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