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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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Kelsey’s Tea Party

July 3rd was a memorable day–we were invited by Kelsey to a rare and special tea party! She had chosen the theme of “Finding Dory” as the design for her table settings. Cupcakes, hand-slathered with green icing were the main dish The invitations were transmitted by the use of a single  poster taped to the garden window–she thought this was more efficient than producing separate invites for everyone.

Click on the pictures for the best detail: 

The gracious hostess greet every guest . . .

The gracious hostess greeted every guest . . .

 

 . . . . before she seated herself . . . .

. . . . before she seated herself . . . .

 

 . . . the main dish

. . . the main dish

 

 . . . her guests were seated for the photo op . . .

. . . her guests were seated for the photo op . . . (Kippy was not among the invitees but he came anyway just in case a guest dropped a morsel or two!)   . . .

 

 . . .the feast commences . . .

. . .the feast commences . . .

 

. . . continues with subtle tastings . . . .

. . . continues with subtle tastings . . . .

 

 . . . an occasional less-than-satisfactory bite . . .

. . . an occasional less-than-satisfactory effect on the palate . . .

 

 . . . and finally, the ultimate joy from consuming a gourmet dish!

. . . but finally, evincing  the ultimate joy from downing a gourmet dish!

 

Dad looked upon the proceedings with pride in his eyes

Dad looked upon the proceedings with pride.

 

 . . . . with tips and encouragement from Grandma, Susan . . . .

Tips and encouragement from expert Grandma, Susan . . . .

 

 . . . but exhausting it all was and while grandma and Kelsey took a welcome break . . . .

. . . but exhausting it all was and while Grandma and Kelsey took a welcome break . . . .

 

 . . . Dad flaked right out!

. . . Dad flaked out completely!

The flowerpot crowd

Silent watches of the above events were Susan's whimsical flowerpots. I made a sketch of them and will add it to the Home page.

Silent watchers of the above events were Susan’s whimsical flowerpots. I made a sketch of them and will add it to the Home page in due course.

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4 Responses

  1. An awesome garden party…the hostess was very lovely. Nereida

  2. Kelsey is a beautiful little lady. Are you sure Susan is a grandma? Too young.

  3. This is a delightful picture essay, Ben!
    And of course, a delightful subject!
    Thank you for sharing.

  4. Thank you all for responding–I was enthralled by Kelsey’s maturing charm. Ben

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