Friday, October 14, 2011
I love surprise encounters and this was the second most amazing I've experienced. En route from Boston to Williamsburg, my train stopped at Penn Station, and Chuck and Lynn got on. I wrote all about on an earlier post, so I won't bore you. As you can see, we were all smiles.
I keep running into Micah's Favorite Founding Father. Most recently, in downtown Smithfield as I wandered around in antique shops. He was quite the man-about-town in Paris right before the Revolution. He was over there helping to finagle funds out of poor Louis. Seems to me to have been one of Louis' biggest mistakes. France's finances suffered a hit and the French people didn't need the exposure to the idea of challenging a monarchy... Oh, I got a framed picture of Louis XV's daughter, Louise, just like the one I posted a couple of months ago. Turned the corner and there she was, an old friend.
Sunday, October 9, 2011
Friday, October 7, 2011
At local antique mall. Set of 8 dinner plates and 5 demitasse cups and saucers. Marked Sevres, Chateau les Tuileries, 1844. $320. Love them. Don't need them. Might be satisfied to own the photo. Cherubs are handpainted. Reminds me of ceilings in Versailles. Has crown and Louis-Philippe monogram. Almost feels like family china. That part is 'cause I'm half crazy. On hold at antique mall. Help, I need somebody! Tell me what to do.
Thursday, October 6, 2011
Tricia, my dearest, closest friend since high school, got married this week. This is going to come as bad news for my brothers. Several of them have harbored not-so-secret affections for Trish the Dish for 30 years. But, for Tricia, it's very good news. Her new husband, Raleigh, is wonderful and loves her as much as she deserves and, best of all, in my mind, is a psychologist. What I wouldn't do to have free analysis. Pillow talk with some resolution. Not just endless rambling. On the other hand, someone who might figure me out is a tiny bit threatening. Anyway... mute point. I'm very sad not to have been able to be with her on her wedding day. I'd just taken several days off work to attend Jake's wedding and just couldn't take off any more time. I love you, Tricia, and am so happy for you!
I've often thought that Tricia loves me more than anyone outside of my family. This is no reflection of my worth as a human being or any good qualities I may have. It's more about who she is - someone pretty much incapable of seeing the bad in anyone. This picture was taken when Tricia and I stayed at Michael's and Katherine's home about five years ago. Mike and Kath not only treated us like princesses, they are the funniest people I know and we laughed until our faces hurt. L to R: Tricia, Michael, Katherine, and Chris
Wednesday, October 5, 2011
Tuesday, October 4, 2011
My mother would've loved Jake's and Katie's wedding. Jake is her first grandchild and Jake's mother, Winship, is the daughter of one of my mother's dearest friends, Mary Cary Carver. This picture of my mother dancing with her fourth son, Bill, was taken at a family wedding - Jessica's, I believe. It's one of my favorite pictures of her. It's not necessary to see her face to know her expression.
David couldn't go to the wedding, but it bothers me to post all these family pictures without any of him, so into the archives we go. This picture was taken in Michael's front yard playing football with some cousins (Toilet Bowl) the weekend of Mom's 80th birthday party.
What a Best Man he is! And, I'm not just talking about his role in his brother, Jake's, wedding although he was splendid at it. His devotion to his wife and children, his sense of humor, his good heart - that's what I'm talking about.