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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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NY Day – Spring arrives at last!

I donned my shorts, wandered down to the Armoury in Central Park to pick up our Tennis permits for the coming season, and basked in the 75-degree sunshine.  Spring flowers  miraculously shot out of their sad-looking state and  started their job of inviting the insects to polinate them and to lighten the spirits of winter -weary New Yorkers. The park’s gardeners began planting the annuals.

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A good planting day . . .

A good planting day . . .

 

This young sea lion cavorted with a something he found in his pond

This young sea lion cavorted with a something he found in his pond

 

Spring brings thoughts of the sea . . . .

Spring brings thoughts of the sea . . . .

 

. . .  or, just basking in the open air.

. . . or, just basking in the open air.

 

Anyone for a sail?

Anyone for a sail?

 

Alice glinted in the sunlight . . . . .

Alice glinted in the sunlight . . . . .

 

. . . and even the Mad Hatter smiled!

. . . and even the Mad Hatter smiled!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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2 Responses

  1. I enjoyed the photos welcoming in springtime. My welcome was our grounds keeper showed up to mow the lawn.

    • John. You’re lucky! The green stuff growing on my balcony is far from being a lawn–The proper term for it, I think, would be: moss! Are we ever going to see you in New York? Best wishes to you both, Ben and Ethel

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