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  • Theatre and Concerts

    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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Christmas with the Crawford/Charters

Susan and Craig came to my place for, what has now become, a traditional Xmas meal for us. My signature dish, served early, at the hour which British kids are usually clamouring to open their Christmas stockings, was: full English breakfast accompanied by Pol Roger Champagne (Dorothy’s favourite), Grand Marnier and Christmas Crackers! Since this building has no chimney to climb down, I took the liberty of hanging and filling Christmas stockings for my daughter and son-in-law the night before they arrived:

Stockings for Craig and Susan


Craig’s plate is already on the table . . . .


Craig . . . . .


Craig openss his Christmas stocking . . . .


Me . . . .


Selfie of all three Christmas revelers (it seems that I’m about to sneeze?) . . .

On Boxing Day (the day after Christmas) we took the Hudson Line train from 125th  Street to Tarrytown where Kiowa picked us up and took us to his house. He had arranged a group lunch for Susan’s family together with Craig’s family at a restaurant in Purchase a few miles away:

Here we all are, posing for the family picture . . . Left to right; Charley (Craig’s grandson); Kiowa, Kelsey and Christie, David (Craig’s son-in-law and Kristin’s husband), Ryan and Kristin (Craig’s grandson and daughter), Jeremy and Zoe (My great-grandson and great-granddaughter, Zoe. Chloe (Craig’s granddaughter, Craig, Susan and me. This picture was taken by the head chef and owner of the restaurant


Kiowa, Jeremy, Zoe, Christie and Kelsey . . .


Craig and me . . .


Chloe, Ryan with Craig . . ,


Me and Kiowa . . .


Jeremy, Zoe, Christie and Kelsey with her back to the photographer . . .


My friend Ruben and me in the Waterford lobby . . .


Lastly, Christine took this picture of the Helmsley building decorated for Christmas.









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