Category Archives: New York City

Book Review: Summer Crossing by Truman Capote

What? by Truman Capote?  What’s this?  I had thought I’d already read everything by Truman Capote. Yet, supposedly, this manuscript was found in an apartment where he once lived in New York–a book that he referred to sometimes as his … Continue reading

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Book Review: Life with Mother by Clarence Day

I picked up this book at a bookstore that was going out of business (sniff, sniff) at a nice price, and it’s a first edition. It’s a spinoff on the old “Life with Father” book by Clarence Day and is … Continue reading

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New York and Mamma Mia!

You were the only one not on the streets of New York on Wednesday!  AND it was one of the hottest days of the summer.  Still, we had fun. You know the storyline for Mamma Mia!, right?  Twenty-year old Sophie … Continue reading

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Destination: New York!

Tomorrow we’re going to New York to see Mamma Mia! Our daughter and two granddaughters and I will take the bus into New York in the morning.  We have tickets for a 2 pm matinee at the Winter Garden Theater … Continue reading

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Book Review: The Age of Innocence by Edith Wharton

(Click on photo to enlarge.) Read the first lines and see how a nice snobby tone is established right on page one. Newland Archer is from “good family” and is about to become engaged to May Welland, also of “good … Continue reading

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“Call for Mr. Kenworthy!” by Robert Benchley

Speaking of the Algonquin Hotel, (check last post), I decided to pursue illustrations by Gluyas Williams—who probably was the illustrator for the title page of Tales of a Wayward Inn. I found  a mother lode of them in books by Robert … Continue reading

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Book Review: Tales of A Wayward Inn (the Algonquin) by Frank Case

Wasn’t I lucky to find this little gem among the books at the usual bookcase  of library sale items?  For $1.00 I had several evenings of wonderful reading—going back to the glory days when a writer was a writer!   The book  was … Continue reading

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Trip to New York Part 3

Today is so pretty in Pennsylvania—-I’m going to call the sky “cadet blue” and wonder if I’m correct . . . But it was also a gorgeous day in New York—and I want to tell you about the third part … Continue reading

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Trip to New York Part 2

Day 2 in New York City—-gorgeous day! Today I planned to meet an old friend in New York, and we were meeting in the Garment District . . . West 37th, West 39th, etc.  Right in the “Fashion District”! The … Continue reading

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Trip to New York Part 1

We went to New York City last week.  Hurray!  Hurray!  I love New York!  (They got that slogan from me . . .) This trip was not my first, but it was my first since I’ve become interested in buttons—-I’ve always … Continue reading

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