Meg Noble Peterson

Author of Madam, Have You Ever Really Been Happy? An Intimate Journey through Africa and Asia

60’s REDUX

Are you tired of winter? Do gray days and freezing temperatures make your bones creek? Well, lighten up, throw off the gloom, and kick up your heels the way you did during those glamorous, carefree days of yore…the irrepressible 60’s.

My daughter, Martha, attended a party, dressed like Judy Carne from Laugh-In, that great comedy show from the late 60’s and early 70’s. She was the perfect “sock it to me” girl, using my old Barbie bubble wig, which she said resembled road kill after getting it out of the children’s dress-up box, and one of my classic frocks, waiting in line to be sold on e-Bay. The orange wooden necklace, incredibly ugly earrings, and boots are also mine. Authentic, or wot? See…it pays to be a pack rat!

Feast your eyes on my beautiful baby. And enjoy reminiscing.

Sock it to me!

It’s been awhile since I gave you a theater update, so here goes. I enjoyed Carrie Fisher in her one-woman show, Wishful Drinking, and a new play by the always-challenging David Mamet, Race, but the highlight of the season for me was Part 3 of Horton Foote’s magnificent trilogy, The Orphan’s Cycle at the Signature Theater.I look forward to seeing Part 1 and 2 before it closes. I don’t know any other playwright who has captured the voice, dreams, and sorrows of everyday Americans like Foote. He will be sorely missed.

Old friend, Carol Goodman, paid us a visit from her new home in Williamstown, MA, and we spent a delightful evening at the theater. We enjoyed Donald Margulies’ new play, Time Stands Still with an excellent acting ensemble led by Laura Linney, Eric Bogosian, and Brian D’Arcy James, and finished up with the hilarious Love, Loss, and What I Wore by Nora Ephron and her daughter, Delia. Carol and I wear our theater addiction well.

I haven’t forgotten Rule 6 for intrepid travelers. Tune in next time….

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1 Comment

  1. Meg: Your daughter is delightful, and I love the dress …. but then I like the old days . ..
    I’m still catching up, like forever, on winter things, and our big Fur Rendezvous starts next week … you would love our festivities and the Running of the Reindeer is our version of the Running of the Bulls … equally silly and safer, too . .. Vera

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