Thursday, May 29, 2008
We Don't Get Many Days Like This
Wednesday, May 28, 2008
The Stockton Inn -"There's a Small Hotel"
Accidentally found the perfect place for lunch today on the way back from Philadelphia by way of Camden. A great afternoon to celebrate Maggie H's many contributions to the arts.
This from the history of the Stockton Inn...
1933 Lorenz Hart, musical collaborator with Richard Rodgers, wrote the song, "There's A Small Hotel." That famous song was inspired by the Stockton Inn and it's tranquil garden setting. The song was originally intended for the Broadway Musical Jumbo produced by Billy Rose. Because of the length of the production, the song was pulled just before opening and later appeared in another of Richard Rodgers and Lorenz Harts collaborations, a 1936 Broadway hit, On Your Toes.
Band leader Paul Whiteman kept a regular table at Colligan's and signed off his radio and TV shows announcing he was "going to dinner at Ma Colligan's". The Inn became a mecca for writers, artists, and thespians. A table favored by F. Scott Fitzgerald, Dorothy Parker, Robert Benchley, Damon Runyon and S. J. Perleman became known as the "Algonquin Roundtable" in honor of their New York City hangout.
Saturday, May 17, 2008
Another Image from Two Buttons
Lunch at the Frenchtown Inn
Went to a grand-reopening party at a very special little warehouse store called "two buttons" in Frenchtown, today. I was very delighted to meet one of the store's "caretakers of wonder" author Liz Gilbert. I read her book "Eat, Pray, Love" almost 2 years ago and as I told her today, I have deliberately not finished it because I did not want the book to end. So, I met her husband today and I know if I continue reading the book...
The Senior Game
Celebration of the Arts
Wednesday, May 14, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
Wednesday, May 07, 2008
Today was Peter's day. Once again the good doctors and nurses at Memorial Sloan Kettering brought their healing arts to my little brother Peter and we are all grateful, so grateful to them for their collective wisdom, expertise, sensitivity and compassion. They understand the art of healing there. Peter you are blessed to have a wife like Alice who watches over you with the vigilance of a guardian angel -sons who adore you - a best friend who cannot imagine being anywhere but at your side when you go through the tough stuff, 6 brothers and sisters and a mom who need hourly updates because even though you are going through this alone - all of our hearts are right there with you. I hope that that all our prayers wash over you in your sleep, in your healing, in your waking thoughts.