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NY Day -Jeremy at the Cloisters – Art in Lincoln Center

Susan sent me an e-mail to let me know that great-grandson, Jeremy, would be visiting the Cloisters Museum with a group of his class-mates last Thursday (17th Oct.). Interestingly, Susan and I had spent a little time at the same museum only a few weeks previously, when Jeremy was having his operation at Columbia  University Hospital! The museum is only a mile, or so, north of the hospital so we spent time between visiting hours there.
I thought he might like the surprise of a totally unexpected visit from his oldest mentor and, perhaps, not be embarrassed by it. I arrived before the museum opened and met the group’s leader and teacher, Steve, at the entrance. I told him my plan and he graciously invited me to join his group’s guided tour. When the class arrived at the entrance, Steve called out Jeremy and announced our relationship. There was spontaneous applause from the group and Jeremy came out beaming!

He said that he was doing reasonably well after the op. but was not recovered enough to start playing sports games yet and still feeling pain occasionally.

On another note, Ethel, her aid and I went to the excellent exhibition of Al Hirschfeld’s work put on by the NY Public Library at Lincoln Centre. Photography was not allowed in the Gallery but I did get pictures of the humorous artwork in the plaza.

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Jeremy among Capitals

Capitals and Jeremy

Camera battery firing  . . .

Camera battery firing . . .

In for the kill - Tapestry

In for the kill – Tapestry

  Medieval treasures

Medieval treasures

Jeremy under a watchful eye

Jeremy intent . . . . . . .

 . . . . . guide holds forth.

. . . . . and guide holds forth.

 

"Does this hat really suit me?" "Frankly? Not at all" . . . . . . .

“Does this hat really suit me?” “Frankly? Not at all” . . . . . . .

 

 . . . . "perhaps, you would like to borrow mine?"

. . . . “perhaps, you would like to borrow mine?”

 

 

After the talk, we all boarded the school bus and were dropped off at 181st St. and Broadway to forage for lunch. Jeremy and his friends opted for a Chinese take-away. I really enjoyed myself.

Current Plaza art at Lincoln Center

Current Plaza art at Lincoln Center

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Mila is pushing Ethel at the foot of this one . . . .

Mila is pushing Ethel at the foot of this one . . . .

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This racing car was also exhibited but I'm not quite sure why. I am sure, though, that many a male would love to find it in their Christmas stocking this year!

This racing car was also exhibited but I’m not quite sure why. I am certain, though, that many a male would love to find it in their Christmas stocking this year!

The end of a fine day--sundown in the living room!

The end of a fine day–sundown in the living room!

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