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    May 2 to May 14 London vacation. We will be staying in the President Hotel, 56 - 60 Guildford Street, Russell Square, London, WC1N 1DB. Telephone : 020 7388 4443. Hope to see you all then.
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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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A.C. Refresher

Took advantage of the Tropicana’s newly refurbished Havana Tower to beat the city heat. On Sunday, after the 3-hour drive from Manhattan, we hired an umbrella and sat on the beach with an ice- cold bottle of New Zealand Sauvignon Blanc which Christine had brought in her cooler. We disguised the glasses with paper towels since enjoyment,  in any form what-so-ever, is not permitted on the regulated beach.

On Monday,  Christine’s niece, Stephanie, her husband, David, and her grandson, 3-year- old Mikey, drove from their home in Philadelphia and arranged a fishing trip for all of us. We hopped on to a party boat out of Margate, readied our rods and sailed into the sparkling bay with a following breeze. For four hours the Captain motored us from place to place with the object of finding a fish or two that would be tempted by the wriggling minnows attached to our hooks. He was, fortunately, mostly unsuccessful– we hardly wanted our idyllic state disturbed by a wayward flounder! We were helped in our endeavor by little Mikey who insisted upon dipping a net into the minnow tank and trying to supply us with  more lively bait than the languid samples already adorning the ends of our fishing lines!

On Tuesday we went a-paddling.  Carrying our shoes and socks around our necks like holiday-makers of yore, we paddled to our heart’s content in the warm, shell-strewn, tide. Two hours or more! Sometimes, so adventurously, that the raging sea splashed the hem of my shorts! (The net effect of all this was that my ankles got terribly sunburned. My sockless skin had missed the protective sun- screen lotion.)

Click on the pictures for detail :

Boardwalk supplies . . .

Boardwalk supplies . . .

 

Family outing . . .

Family outing . . .

 

A toe in the water! . . .

A toe in the water! . . .

 

Gone for a swim? . . . .

Gone for a swim? . . . .

 

. . . fellow-beachgoer took this picture . . .

. . . fellow beach-goer took this picture . . .

 

 . . . Christine took this one. Look , Mum, no legs!

. . . Christine took this one. Look , Mum, no legs!

 

 . . . this wasn't needed at the depth we were in . . . .

. . . this wasn’t needed at the depth we were in . . . .

 

Boardwalk sign . . .

Boardwalk sign . . .

 

Big winner!

Big winner!

 

Relaxing sea-scene . . .

Relaxing sea-scene . . .

 

Stephanie with Mikey . . .

Stephanie with Mikey . . .

 

. . . . catch of the day!

. . . . catch of the day!

 

Sailing, sailing . . . .

Sailing, sailing . . .

 

Mikey's best pose (he said)

Mikey’s best pose (he said)

 

Mikey asserts his authority!

Mikey asserts his authority!

 

Swallows occupying a marine nesting condo!

Swallows occupying a marine nesting condo!

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