My sister Donna and I took the bus, which we almost missed, my fault, due to my last-minute packing of diabetes supplies and diabetes food. I did remember my antirejection meds. I sat up by the driver, Skip, who also has diabetes.
"Everytime my friends see me," said Skip, "they say I've lost more weight." He's dropped 100 lbs and is on pills rathan insulin. Like me, he eats lots of salads.
Readers, I invite you on the longest bus trip you ever wanna take. Rush hour!
Wilson Pickett. Dead at 64 from a heart attack. I looked into this shop windiw.
I worked as sec'y to my dad. We lived in Englewood Cliffs, NJ. My mom is still in touch with Joan Schwartz who lived next door to us on Loretta Court.
When I'd write to Sarah, I would write: PH-A. Penthouse A.
And did I mention the greatest Cesar Chavez Salad you've ever tasted!
Thanks to Sue Jay Johnson for the FB photo.
This was an Abby Whiteside Concert. This influential piano teacher advocated against finger-centric playing and emphasized using your whole body. Ethan's piano teacher, Sophia Rosof, uses these techniques. Sophia, who was in the back of the audience, is a beautiful woman of 92. I wanted to say Hello but her admirers surrounded her and we were in a hurry to get back to the house to get things ready for the party.
Hurry hurry hurry. Ach! I can't stand it, she says now from her perch on her red living room couch where her tuchus hurts.
We sat in the third row. First half of concert was jazz, including orig tunes by Ethan. The show-stopping first tune was by Sophia's teacher, last name Talma, who died at 102.
Second half was classical, starting with a wonderful toccata by Stravinsky.
Keith Greenberg, a NY Times best-selling author.
Marcie and Rob.
Marcie wore a stunning B&W creation of her own, altho no one in her family sewed.
Both of them are employed actors, which is how they met. They were married in Rob's hometown, the college town of Fayetteville, Ark. Rob writes screenplays and the plays get published.
Booze was flowing like the Mississippi. Sarah made incredible cocktails. I sipped each and every one, wishing I could get a buzz..... impossible since I have diabetes.
Dennis had a cancerous lung removed 12 yrs ago and is doing fine, thank you! He lives in Emmaus, PA, home of Prevention magazine. My grandma Lily had a subscription. The senior Rodale died on one of the late-nite TV talk shows; his son Robert died in a car crash in Russia where he was promoting his healthy eating, on the way to the airport. And his son died of AIDS.
Hey, it's a short life. Take care of yourself! Drive safely.