After months of home-repair madness, it was a treat to spend a quiet Easter at home. Then the pinging began on the phone.
I was puttering around, trying to restore order from the detritus of repairs. Marianne made a delicious vegetable-and-chicken soup.
New England: Easter Egg Atelier checks in
WNYC-FM was playing weekly jazz show. Two versions of "April in Paris," first by Ella Fitzgerald and Louis Armstrong, then by Count Basie ("one more -- once") Homage to the stricken Cathedral de Notre-Dame. Mel Torme. Bob Dylan. An American blues singer acing a song. Not American, my wife said. It's Adele. As always, she was right.
4/21/2019 07:10:43 pm
How delightful, George, And Happy Easter to you and Marianne. And thanks for the shared photos.
4/21/2019 08:17:04 pm
Hansen, thank you so much. I hope you and Taube had a good day, wherever you are. GV
4/22/2019 03:21:27 am
Nothing quite like family, George. Best wishes from Jerusalem.
4/22/2019 10:26:24 pm
Dear George, I agree with every word that Mendel said.
4/23/2019 03:40:55 pm
4/23/2019 06:58:33 pm
Bruce, that is just what my wife said. I was thinking Nancy Wilson, somebody like that. GV
4/23/2019 09:00:41 pm
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“I don’t think people understand how Covid affects older Americans,” Mr. Caretti said with frustration. “In 2020, there was this all-in-this-together vibe, and it’s been annihilated. People just need to care about other people, man. That’s my soapbox.”
---Vic Caretti, 47, whose father recently died of Covid at 85.
---From an article by Paula Span, who covers old age for the NYT, which currently has 2646 comments, the majority criticizing the American public – and public officials – for acting as if the pandemic is “over.”
Classic wishful thinking, at a lethal level.