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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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    February 20. At Christine’s prompting, and, offer to go to the box office for Family Circle tickets, we went to see the Met’s production of Parsifal–from 6.00 to 11.30! It is a modern production for the new generation of opera-goers (the ones that hoot and holler at slightest excuse to the detriment of all others’ listening concentration). Modern dress  clashes horribly with the ancient myth of the story line, and state-of-the art lighting and staging effects  enlighten and intrigue the semi gloom in which the action(?) of  all three acts take  place. I was pleasantly impressed with the singing cast and  thought that it compared favorably with the greats of my younger days.

    The new conductor was enthusiastically welcomed (The Levine era is now forgotten completely) but I thought the sound he produced from the orchestra did not quite evoke the agonizing pathos that I remembered.

    February 21.  Saw “Amy and the Orphans” at The Roundabout Theatre. It is a story of parents’  tussle with the agony of caring for a child with Down syndrome and the adult siblings’ efforts to atone for their parents’ weakness. Wonderfully convincing acting all round and written with great humour to counter the guilt dialalogue of the characters.

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Gaily Chime the Wedding Bells!

There was great jubilation in the air after the Supreme Court ruled that same-sex married couples were entitled to the same benefits as heterosexual ones.  Our dear friends, Bonnie and Nancy were among the celebrants. Bonnie is Ethel’s niece and it was she who flew from Seattle to be by her side for a few days.

Bonnie and Nancy were married in the Burien courthouse on the 19th March, 2013 followed by a reception at Ray’s Boathouse. Romantically, it was at Ray’s Boathouse that they first dated, 16 years ago! Bonnie sent me these pictures:

The happy couple

The happy couple

After the ceremony

After the ceremony

The menu

The menu

The Cakes

The Cakes

Valery, Ethel's niece and Bonnie's sister is standing immediately behind Bonnie

Valery, Ethel’s niece and Bonnie’s sister is standing immediately behind Bonnie



One Response

  1. Dear Ben, I only wish you and Ethel could have joined us! Thank you for such love and support. The joy in your voice when you called after yesterday’s ruling meant the world to me, as did Ethel’s excitement when we talked. Big hugs and kisses to you, Ethel. I know how hard you are working! And, thank you Ben, for everything! We love you both so much! Bonnie

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