Why Celebrate Just Once when you are 98??

We celebrated again today – taking mom to lunch at Le Bernadin (not too shabby), then seeing The Front Page with Nathan Lane and John Slattery.

I treated myself and the others to a car service following us all day – taking me in, picking up mom and sister, then to the restaurant, then the theater, then back to their respective corners before I came back to Bedford. It made life SO simple, especially after the theater, not having to fret about getting a cab.

Le Bernadin is about the best restaurant on the planet – such superb food and service. We had the prix fixe luncheon…. I had grilled octopus appetizer and red snapper for main course and a red wine poached pear for dessert. Perfectly sized small portions but not so small you have to find the food in the plate. 3409370148

We saw Front Page and it was fabulous – so many familiar faces, great character actors in it – and who doesn’t love John Slattery and Nathan Lane? John Goodman. Dann Florek. Holland Taylor. Robert Morse, yes that Robert Morse. Christopher McDonald. All excellent.

Great seats. Long play, 2 hours 45 minutes but with two short intermissions. Flew by.

In this cast photo, Slattery’s hair is pretty brown but tonight, his hair was almost all white, as was his character Roger in Mad Men. White suits him far more.

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Photo from Broadway.com

The drive home was long, lots of inching along, but thankfully I got to leave the driving to others. I got home to a full house – the kids, a slew of their friends, admitting they opened the new bottle of bourbon, but hey, that’s okay – it’s great to see everyone.

I’ll wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving now because I won’t blog tomorrow. Enjoy your day with family.

3 thoughts on “Why Celebrate Just Once when you are 98??

  1. Gr. Time Editorial had a nostalgic flashback to Gov. Cross today:

    Gov. Wilbur L. Cross was a longtime professor of English at Yale University and then dean of Yale Graduate School before being elected governor of Connecticut. The Thanksgiving proclamations he issued from 1931 to 1938 won him wide renown. The most famous of these is the “Heel of Orion” proclamation he issued in 1936 when the state was still struggling through the Great Depression:

    “Time out of mind at this turn of the seasons when the hardy oak leaves rustle in the wind and the frost gives a tang to the air and the dusk falls early and the friendly evenings lengthen under the heel of Orion, it has seemed good to our people to join together in praising the Creator and Preserver, who has brought us by a way that we did not know to the end of another year.

    “In observance of this custom, I appoint Thursday, the twenty-sixth of November, as a day of Public Thanksgiving for the blessings that have been our common lot and have placed our beloved State with the favored regions of earth — for all the creature comforts: the yield of the soil that has fed us and the richer yield from labor of every kind that has sustained our lives — and for all those things, as dear as breath to the body, that quicken man’s faith in his manhood, that nourish and strengthen his spirit to do the great work still before him: for the brotherly word and act; for honor held above price; for steadfast courage and zeal in the long, long search after truth; for liberty and for justice freely granted by each to his fellow and so as freely enjoyed; and for the crowning glory and mercy of peace upon our land; — that we may humbly take heart of these blessings as we gather once again with solemn and festive rites to keep our Harvest Home.”

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