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

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    July 1  Saw “Napoli, Brooklyn” by Meghan Kennedy at the Laura Pels Theatre. It is based upon a real-life disaster, the surprise staging of which, is mind shattering! However, the story line has a surfeit of themes added; religious brain-washing, the effect of a bullying husband and father and lesbian freedom. None of these is fully convincing in spite of the excellent acting of the cast.

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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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