Boundless Gratitude!

November 27, 2009 at 12:48 am (books, Cats, Family, Local interest (Baltimore-Washington), Music)

There is nothing like another superb meal at Tersiguel’s – I had “La Dinde Traditionelle d’Amerique (traditional turkey dinner), in honor of Thanksgiving –  to remind me of just how lucky I am:

For my brother David and his wife Joan, out there in sunny San Diego (O please ship some of that sunshine East – we’re starved for it!);

For my brother Richard, and for Donna, the wonderful woman who now shares his life;

For “the jewels in my crown:” my son Ben and his lovely wife Erica, who are currently basking in the beauty of Utah’s red rock country  ;

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For Italy last May, and for England, always;

(The “Adventure” referred to, by the way, was mine! I went to Yorkshire in 2005 with The National Trust for Historic Preservation. This slide show was assembled from my photos by the ever-resourceful Ron; the music is Ralph Vaughan Williams’s luminous Lark Ascending.)

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For Miss Marple, singular sensation of the feline world! (and deeply beloved pet)  ;

For my dear friends from the library;

For my friends of many years’ standing, whose love and affection I’ve been able to hold on to for an astounding amount of time: Nancy – almost forty years! Charlotte and Helene – more than fifty!

For the books I love, both read and as yet unread – for this – a book that in itself is the quintessence of everything precious and priceless in the reading life.

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More than anything, for my  husband Ron, who gave me a second chance at happiness, and for the love of music that brought us together…

(If you go to the bottom right hand corner of the video and click on “YouTube,” you’ll go directly to that site, where further information on the performers can be found. And while you’re at it, click here for my favorite recent musical “find” on YouTube.)

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Finally, here’s a piece on Chef Michel Tersiguel:

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I thank God for these and many other blessings.

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