Another celebration. Daughter Cary came from Whidbey Island, WA, to officiate at her annual gingerbread house making party for neighborhood children, friends and relatives.(click here for pictures) In the evening she showed slides of her recent trip to Dharmasala, India, where she lived and worked with Tibetan refugees. It was a long and very interesting evening. My annual Christmas party. What will we do next year, Cary? No trips have been planned as yet, but I’ve just purchased a beautiful new Canon EOS digital rebel and long lenses, so I may be showing the slides next year. I finally put my film cameras to rest. But they are not forgotten or forsaken.

Cary and I were able to see two shows I highly recommend. “Souvenir,” about the relationship between the out-of-tune singer, Florence Foster Jenkins in the ’30’s and ’40’s, and her accompanist, and “Dirty Rotten Scoundrels,” the funniest show on Broadway. As with so many actors and producers, Norbert Leo Butz, the co-lead with John Lithgow, lives in Maplewood.

The entire family is gathering at Martha’s for Christmas, and I can guarantee fireworks and lots of fun.

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