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Musings: to meditate, think, contemplate, deliberate, ponder, reflect, ruminate, reverie, daydream, introspection, dream, preoccupation, brood, cogitate.

Monday, February 24, 2014

Bringing Life to Sculpture


A friend's post about the bronze sculpture outside her library gave me the idea to post photos of the sculptures we've had the privilege to come upon in our travels.  This is our library's sculpture....
C. Burr Artz Public Library, Frederick, MD

Thursday, February 20, 2014

Directors Guild of America Awards Dinner


 The Directors Guild of America holds their own awards program every year to honor its members.  Forty-six years ago this week I attended  the 19th Annual DGA Awards Dinner at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Beverly Hills, California.  I was the guest of my Aunt Irene's husband, Reg Browne


Sunday, February 16, 2014

The Waltons

              I've been thinking about The Waltons because Ralph Waite, the father on The Waltons, died last Thursday.   

Friday, February 14, 2014

A Love Story

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The song ♫Leaving on a Jet Plane♫ ran continuously through my head as I watched my beloved walk from me down the dark, barely-lit street in the middle of the night.  The memory of the physical and emotional pain I felt is still with me.  He had already taken his car to his parents' house in Illinois where it would be garaged for the duration, so he had to walk the several blocks to the boarding house where he was staying.  I was 16 and he had just turned 21.  I would be in class--a senior in high school--when he boarded the bus to Detroit the next day where he was to be drafted into the Army....
That's Ken in the first row, second from right

Monday, February 10, 2014

Evolution of a Kitchen


If you clicked on the above link you're listening to the music in vogue the year our kitchen was designed and built by a scientist and his concert-pianist wife.  Because we've been doing some refurbishing in our kitchen I thought I'd show you how this kitchen has evolved over the years.  

These photos were given to us by the second owners from whom we bought the house in 1981.  This is how the kitchen looked when the house was sold to them in 1969.  That's my kitchen window you've been seeing in my "View From My Kitchen Window" posts....

Friday, February 7, 2014

Ice and Memories


Wednesday morning this week we woke up before the sun as usual.  As we drank our morning coffee, I back in bed, Ken in the livingroom, we could hear creaking and popping and snapping, and OH, NO, boom! Gabriel had been let out earlier to do his business, but when he rang the bell again to be let out after sunrise this is what greeted him.....

Monday, February 3, 2014