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    May20 My dear friend, Barbara, invited me to a play reading at the Roundabout Theatre Company. The play is by Greg Pierce and is entitled: The Decoys. the storyline has, as a base, the tale of the two escapees from a high-security prison some years ago. They engineered their exit with the help of electric tools supplied to them by a prison guard who was also the girl friend of one. I seem to remember that one died, somehow, shortly after the escape and the other recaptured. I do remember that the girl friend was arrested and charged. However,the main theme of the play seems to be the conflicted emotions of father and son. I found the reading, interupted by scene settings by the Director, somewhat rambling and difficult to follow. My short-term memory failed to reinforce my imagination.
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The Launch of the Pumpkin Flotilla

On Sunday afternoon, while Christine was in Philadelphia celebrating her sister’s birthday, I took my camera to Central Park to watch the Launch of the Pumpkins–A spectacle put on by Central Park Conservancy. The event drew hoards of New Yorkers and their kids, who were having a great time in their Halloween costumes–chasing each other all over the park and wielding their mock weapons!

Many people brought their own carved pumpkins to join the fleet of professionally carved ones. We had to wait until 6.30 in the sharp breeze so that it was dark enough to show off the candle-lit flotilla, but the wait was worth the excitement.

Click on the pictures for detail:

Fancy carving!

 

Artist’s concentration . . . .

 

preparing the fleet – Each string was rowed around the lake by a witch on a skiff

 

The staff joined in the fun . . . .

 

. . . .as did the Mums and Dads . . .

 

. . . . as well as all the kids . . .

 

. . .not forgetting the pets . . . .

 

. . . . .

 

Pre-launch activities . . . .

 

. . . .  even the MTA got into the act! . . . .

 

headdresses were varied . . .

 

. . . . .

 

. . . . . .

 

Awaiting the off!

 

. . . the Off!. . . . .

 

. . .the float-by . . .

????????

 

The background to all these dark goings on!

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