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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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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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