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Then & Now
Tuesday, November 12, 2013




 
Then - Arboledas, Estado de Mexico circa 1972


Rosemary and I have had daily breakfast in bed for 15 years which was about when we first became subscribed to the New York Times. We alternate as to who prepares it but recently we have been doing it together. We have a nice whicker tray we purchased at Easton’s all those years ago. The tray has been getting heavier for two reasons.



Then - Rosa 'Brother Cadfael' August 2006
 One we are getting older so the tray seems heavier. The other is that the tray has a superfluity of vitamin bottles mostly of the “natural” kind. There is zinc for this and magnesium for that.

Coming up the stairs with tray in hand is becoming tougher. My knees are buckling and my arthritis has of late affected my right knee.

But breakfast in bed with the NY Times and our Vancouver Sun is still the best time of the day. I do not feel in the least guilty about staying in bed to thoroughly read the Times. Rosemary is not quite there and sometimes she writes on her to-do notebook for the day.

It doesn’t take much intelligence to figure out that breakfast in bed might have to eventually be modified unless we can arrange for the building of a dumb waiter.



Today - Rosa 'Brother Cadfael'


Today I brought in what was left of Rosa ‘Brother Cadfael’ (a delightful English Rose). I looked at it and before I scanned it (and I must report that the scan is quite beautiful) I thought that the rose represents me (I will not besmirch the youthful looks of my wife here). I am not yet in W.H. Auden territory (as in facial territory) yet but I am getting there.  

November 1, 2013




     

Previous Posts
Pollarding The Hawthorn

El Malecón De Cozumel

Two At A Time

And Please No Weed Whackers

Sanctuary

Junto Al Pueblo

Brother Hubert's Red Tricycle

Access Is Not Always Denied

My New And Very Dead Friend Hiram - Part II

Two Eleven-Year-Old Girls Of Note



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5/21/17 - 5/28/17

5/28/17 - 6/4/17

6/4/17 - 6/11/17

6/11/17 - 6/18/17

6/18/17 - 6/25/17

6/25/17 - 7/2/17

7/2/17 - 7/9/17

7/9/17 - 7/16/17

7/16/17 - 7/23/17

7/23/17 - 7/30/17

7/30/17 - 8/6/17

8/6/17 - 8/13/17

8/13/17 - 8/20/17