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    December 9. The MSM mounted two one-act operas: I Due Timidi by Nino Rota and Suor Angelica by Puccini. The sets, acting and voices were superb  – an infinitely better experience than the Met’s from the back of the Family Circle. We were enthralled.


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Memorial Day at the Waterford

Since the weather forecast was not propitious for a long drive out of the city, Christine had a spur-of-the moment urge to invite a few of our friends over for a Memorial Day barbecue. I concentrated on concocting a large bowl of my world-famous Sangria, which I set out on the balcony, while she went hammer and tongs at a table laden with corn-on-the-cob, sliders (mini hamburgers) and hot-dogs. To go with them, she made bowls of tomato salad and cucumber salad and a mixed fruit and berry platter–Cheeses and crackers to start with. All the guests brought lots of wine and some of them brought extra food! Enlarge the pictures for detail:


Margaret,  Barbara (Christine’s friends) and Christine look over her handiwork


Tuck in!


My friend, Barbara standing, Stuart her husband and Nereida sitting


Genie and her mum, Nereida


Nosh galore!


Genie samples the barbecued fare– She cooked, and  brought to the party, a dish of spicy chicken wings and drumsticks which greatly added to the variety of food–they were HOT and delicious!


Christine and Genie swap recipes?


Barbara and Nereida (Courtesy Nereida’s camera)


Viewing the artwork . . .


What’s up there?


The three tennis ladies . .


Barbara and . . . .


. . . husband, Stuart (Courtesy Nereida’s camera)


Margaret and Barbara


Paula and me (Courtesy Nereida’s camera)


Genie . . . .

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2 Responses

  1. Thank you, Ben, we all had a lovely time at your place, as Genie says, “The Art Museum at Ben’s”! Yes, the food was picnic-style by Christine and quite yummy and sangria excellent!

    What will you concoct for July 4th!???


    • Thank you! Nereida for the Malbec and your banana bread — they are going down with great pleasure. I’m glad you all enjoyed the party. On July 4th, I hope to concoct a brilliant ‘Thank-you’ note!, Love, Ben

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