Wednesday, January 25, 2023

A Day Out With My Sister

 


 

Had a great time with my sister. I asked her to wear "Topo Gigio" and she texted me "Ok EDDIE" (that's an inside joke but translated it was Topo Gigio talking to Ed Sullivan.) Maybe it's one of those times when you had to be there for it to be meaningful or funny. Anyway we ate lunch at the newly opened Alder and Sage coffee bar/restaurant on 4th and Cherry. It was formerly a preschool so there's dining in a big open indoor space and also dining on the side and back where there once was a play yard. It's a nice design. The owner closed down the very popular neighborhood "Portfolio Cafe on 4th street" and has re opened in the same neighborhood under Alder and Sage. After lunch we walked and shopped on Retro Row vintage shops on 4th. I hadn't been there in several years and lots of places closed and replaced by new ones. We had to stop in the Assistance League of Long Beach vintage shop where many of my friends volunteer. Great that two of them were working today Lynda Dowlen and Kathy Robinson. It was a fun day and Jocelyn, Topo Gigio and I had a great time together.

 


 















Yayy Lynda was working at the Assistance league

Very cool shop. Joanna is the owner.

Tuesday, January 24, 2023

Happy Lunar New Year Down Under

 Jude and his mom celebrate Lunar New Year in Oz. 


 



Monday, January 23, 2023

Father Daughter Sweetheart Dance

  


 

This past weekend Sofia had a date with her dad  Daniele for a “Sweetheart Father Daughter dance” sponsored by her Girl Scout troop. I’m also posting a photo of Sofias parents on their date night when I had an opportunity to babysit the kids on my last night in Dallas. I still have face time play dates often with Sofia. That she still wants to pretend play act school scenarios where her stuffed animals are the students and we are the teachers warms my heart. I know my days are numbered at being her choice for a playdate. When she calls me to ask if I can play my heart skips a beat. I always answer “Yes! Of course! “


 


Sunday, January 22, 2023

Saturday, January 21, 2023

Friday, January 20, 2023

Books

 


 

“When my father first took me to Ennis Library I went down among the shelves and felt company, not only the company of writers, but the readers too, because they had lifted and opened and read these books. The books were worn in a way they can only get worn by hands and eyes and minds”
― Niall Williams, 
"History of Rain" 

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