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November 29, 2016

HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LOUISA MAY ALCOTT









Meg, Jo, Beth & Amy March are dear old friends. 
With me nearly all my life. 
They have remained in my heart and mind since our first encounter, a century after Louisa May Alcott published LITTLE WOMEN and now that more than 50 years more have passed. 

My dear English friend Rosalind once confided that she always identified with Meg. Perfect casting! 
On the other hand, I've always found solace in Jo's trials and comfort in her all to familiar tribulations.

Revisit them frequently in the well worn pages of my ancient copy of this favorite book.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Louisa May Alcott!! November 29, 1832, Germantown, PA (outside Philadelphia)







May 7, 2016

MOM, HER MOM, HER MOM & ME

                                                      

            
            🌺 HAPPY MOTHER"S DAY !!! 🌺

My Mom, her Mom (left), her Mom (middle) and Me. Four generations!!

Great Grandmother Sarah (middle) once told me that she had seen Queen Victoria
pass by in her carriage during her Diamond Jubilee in London, England. During the
present Queen's Jubilee I found a map on the internet showing Queen Victoria's route
through the East End of London. Likely, along which my Great Grandmother saw her.

                                  

   From Queen Victoria's Scrapbook http://www.queen-victorias-scrapbook.org/contents/8-3.html

March 12, 2016

ALARMING


Fire Alarm Wednesday night. 
Only this time there was SMOKE in the hallway. 
Hearts racing, 
Cats yowling!! 
Stuffed the Cat Boys in their carriers and headed
into the fire tower across the hall. 
Worried how to get the 3 of us down 30-some concrete flights 
with my very sore left hip. 
The tower door opened 
and a fully kitted out Philly Fireman said, 
"Thought I heard Cats!" 
Emergency over, fire in a dryer on 6.
Back home. Whew!!



February 22, 2015

CAT ON A WARM TIN HEATING ELEMENT

One cool Cat.
Morning toast.
Cat on a warm tin heating element….
Tizzy cat warming his old bones on the heat
vent before breakfast…….

(Also reminds me of Whistler's "Arrangement in Gray & Black" (aka Whistler's Mother).

February 13, 2015

VALENTINE

                                HAVE A HEART

Made it myself on the Ipad
       

                                                   TAKE 2                            


December 30, 2014

9 CAT FACES ?

9 kitty faces sitting on the bed…..



1  2  3  4  5  6  7  8  9


Looked again and now there are 10!

Fred E. Cat cannot resist a freshly made bed.
Cute Kitty cushion, a purrfect Christmas present from friends.

WISHING ALL FAMILY & FRIENDS A HEALTHY, 
PEACEFUL AND PROSPEROUS 2015


December 15, 2014

WHO KNEW?

December 15 is NATIONAL CAT HERDERS DAY!!
Con molti ringraziamenti al mio grande amico, Tomasso Di Paola
che mi ha mandato questa notizia di oggi.❤❤❤
Without a doubt, my new favorite holiday!!
Finally, something to celebrate on a magnificent scale.
Maybe a RODEO!!
Too late for this year…..but will be ready next time!!

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