Tuesday, March 31, 2009

What happened to February and March?

We came back home from California and soon had a visit from Jenny, Phil, Frano, Clare and Lucy. Had a memorable day in Mystic, and some nice visits to Stony Creek and Chaffinch Island State Park. Bill and I went on a field trip to Norwich. We stopped for brunch at the Griswold Inn in Essex, and then arrived in Norwich for a tour of the Perkins-Rockwell house, the current home of the local D.A.R. As the woman asked, which family is your husband descended from, the Perkins or the Rockwells? The answer was, well, both. We also went to Yantic Cemetery where all the Perkins and Rockwells were buried. In late afternoon towards sunset we arrived in Stonington for a lovely dinner at Noah's. Stayed overnight at Mystic, when you're retired, why drive back home? Breakfast at Kitchen Little in Mystic, then good strong lattes at the Leaf and Bean in New London. What's not to like?

Towards the end of March we went down for the day to Manhattan, took in the exquisite Bonnard show at the Met. Dinner at vegetarian Candle Cafe, then train back home. May have to buy that catalog, Pierre Bonnard, what an eye for beauty.

Finally met Carl Balestracci, our first selectman, after Bill and I, severely under-dressed for a brisk winter's day, held up the Guilford Peace Alliance banner during an hour-long V.A. event on the Green. A few days later Nancy, Gordon and Andrea helped me put up my poem "Guilford Song" and a few of my photos in the new Poets Corner glass case in the Guilford Town Hall. Will be up five weeks until the end of April.

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