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    September 7 to 15 Tony and Jo will visit us from the UK

    13-23 January, 2018 Cruise out of New York around the Caribbean on the Norwegian Gem

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  • theatre and Concerrts

    August 2  I lined up on the geriatrics bench to get tickets for Christine and me at the Delacorte Theatre in Central Park last week. I set out early and reached the bench  before 9.30 in the morning thinking that I would be among the first–I did not want a repeat of the great disappointment of the previous week when the last ticket to be given out at noon went to the man immediately in front of Susan and myself! But I was wrong again; the bench was already two thirds full of aggressive oldies and I was once again on tenterhooks until the noon distribution. I was joined by Christine’s friend, Barbara, who , with her husband, were to make a foursome for the event. Both couples brought a bottle of wine to enhance the evening.

    And what an evening it was! Shakespeare’s “A Midsummer Nights Dream” has never been done better in my view. Absolutely suited to the outdoor theatre. The set included a fairy forest with changing colored lights which added mystery to the actors who passed in and out of it. The cast included a nightclub singer. The costumes, not confined to one era, included a modern suit and gown.

    The mechanicals were a child’s delight. Part fairy tale, part pantomime the action was played at a spanking pace and was continuously amusing. What is more, Shakespeare’s words came across wonderfully well.

             

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Pace Maker and Coming Home

Yesterday was a long day. At 9:30 am they gave Ben their final decision which was to proceed with the Pace Maker.  He was told not to eat or drink until after the procedure. Unfortunately, it was a big day for Pace Makers and he did not go in for the procedure until 8:30 pm. Poor Ben had gone over 24 hours without food or drink! Made Craig, Kiowa and me feel guilty when we ate  in front of him (a small joke).

He was back in his room at 11pm and amazingly alert and very hungry.  We are expecting to come home today.

Susan

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3 Responses

  1. You’re tough stuff Ben! Glad all went well.

  2. see you Sunday. Nightie night

  3. You are amazing, Ben. We are so impressed!!! Hang in there!

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