Family, friends, and colleagues of Michael Crawford gathered at the New York Institute of Medicine on September 17, 2016 in homage to a man whose genius with pen and brush matched his gift for relationships.
Since it was an off-night in my fandom, I tuned in to game 7 between Chicago and Cleveland, and grew more and more irritated as the game continued way past bedtime, until I tuned out and went to bed at midnight when they called a giant time out with the score tied at six. Except for the Impossible Dream year of the Red Sox when I was at college in Boston, I’m not a baseball fan, but I’ve tried to become one at various times for various reasons, such as when I was dating a girl who was a big fan and because many of my literary heroes are. Compounding the drag of not seeing the last inning, after staying up late anyway, was the awful chore of finding out how it played out next morning because all the news stories went way overboard on all the ancillary business, without first stating the simple facts of how the Cubs broke the tie and how the Indians rally failed.
Bottom line: Rain delay also keeps baseball off my must-love list. A little rain shower – hold up the World Series, game 7, at midnight – c’mon boys. There may be no crying in baseball, but there sure is dumb.
Late afternoon views around Lenox, MA October, 13, 2016 – strolling along Housatonic, Walker, Main, Franklin, Tucker streets, Orebed Rd. and through St. Anne cemetery.
California trip for Devon’s wedding
Mighty impressive contingent of Reads plus family and friends July 16, 2016 at Joseph F. William Memorial Park in Cicero, NY. Good looking group! Sorry so few pictures, my camera battery croaked! Happy to add any you want to send me > dcread at gmail dot com.
Mary pat sent this video of Nancy and Michele singing a version of “Show Me the Way…” that was modified by David J. Read (according to Aunt Barbara):
Reads and kin in California.
Assembling at the romantic Ramona Oaks RV Resort in the foothills 35 miles east of San Diego for the wedding of Phran Read’s son Devon, were Patricia Read Pistono and son David, Maggie Read, Martha’s son Matthew, Dave, daughter Caitlin and husband Jonathan Falls.