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And just a little late I am :)

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Tuesday July 1, 2014_June media_a Tennessee Williams bio which was fascinating and just a little depressing; an entire book about the pivotal year of 1959; The Americans, the photography of Robert Frank; Moonwalking With Einstein, about a journalist's personal journey in the world of memory competition that I loved, and The Hotel on Place Vendome, the true story of Paris's Hotel Ritz during its WWII occupation, my bookclub recommendation which everyone enjoyed!!!
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Wednesday July 2, 2014_My bookclub in my courtyard, the ladies, the table, we had such fun :)

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Friday July 4, 2014_I couldn't get the fireworks themselves, but I did get the silhouette-like photo of people getting ready for the show.

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Sunday July 6, 2014_Lauren and I went to see How to Train Your Dragon II, a terrific movie BTW, and since they no longer had a poster, I instead took a photo of the elevators up to the theaters.

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Saturday July 19, 2014_David, Lauren, and I went downtown to dinner and after, decided to wonder aimlessly about, passing by the Adobe Headquarters with its wind turbines whirling!!

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Tuesday July 29, 2014_From last month, Jimmy's garden as a reminder because NOW he has the jewel-toned corn all picked and nicely placed in a wicker basket with, for whatever reason, sheet music.

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Wednesday July 30, 2014_Lauren and I have been doing a little art class Wednesday evenings, this evening a still life.

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So many lovely glassware at that table! Love the plates!

And that corn looks great! So photogenic!

Thank you!! I love my glass collection, the green ones, in particular, are quite old.

The corn is very photogenic, isn't it? Thanks for stopping by :)

It's terrific that your book group gets together in such a fun way.

Love the book selections.

And we've been doing this, either Saturday morning breakfast at a local restaurant or evening treats at one of our houses every 6 weeks for 14 years! Amazes me!

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The corn does look really cool, doesn't it? Think I'll snag me a couple of ears for Thanksgiving next year :)

You're more than welcome.

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What was depressing about Williams life?

I know nothing about it.

Such fun you are having.

Great!

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His early years, while still at home, were apparently not the best. His father was a big-deal executive at Ford and Williams was neglected a great deal of the time, time which he spent inventing characters to keep himself from being lonely. But, it seems, the main problem for him was a life-long battle with depression. Also, now it's been revealed that he had the early onset of Parkinson's disease which, especially as such a physical comedian, had to have been utterly terrifying to contemplate. Shows you how bad his mind-set was because, otherwise, he had three terrific kids, a young, fairly new third wife and lived in a lovely home in Tiburon up in Marin County just north of San Francisco, his show had been renewed for another season, they were going to do a sequel to Mrs. Doubtfire and etc. etc.. Just so sad.

We are having a good summer!!

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Your book club looks like such fun.

That corn is amazing!

It really is and we're going on something like 14 years!!

I know, right? It is amazing.

Great pictures, as usual.

I just read a review of a new biography of Tennessee Williams which the reviewer liked a great deal. Of course, I failed to note the name of the book or the author and promptly threw the review out. I read a biography of Williams a year ago or two, and would like to read another slant on him. If I stumble across the author and title, I'll send them to you.

My daughter-in-law Pam just spent a week on business in Heidelburg (where she and John lived for more than three years) and was able to go to her book club meeting while she was there. It's a different arrangement from any book club I've heard of. They meet once a month, rotating among houses, and the host of the last meeting brings the book club tub with her, Every month each member reports on a book she has read and puts it in the tub. She then takes another book out of the tub for the next month. When everybody who wants to has read a book, it's retired and a new book is put into circulation. That sounds like a pretty nifty idea to me.

Thank you!! Please do send me the info if you remember it. I love biographies.

How cool that your daughter-in-law was able to make her book club!! Their bookclub idea is very different although my favorite aspects to the way we do it is that we can all discuss the same book at the same time AND we are all challenged to read books we otherwise might never read. When we started this I almost exclusively read nonfiction or science fiction but my ladies opened me up to more mainstream novels and that's been fun!! I'm afraid that given a choice, I might allow certain books to be retired without my having taken the time to read something I otherwise wouldn't.


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