Trip to Italy, Part Three

I ended my previous blog as granddaughters headed back to NY, leaving their mother and grandmother footloose and fancy free. Samantha and I headed for Lake Garda, a smaller and less crowded area than the famous Lake Como district. Lake Como and surrounds had experienced very heavy rains, with some damaged villas slipping part wayContinue reading “Trip to Italy, Part Three”


The Duomo at night Three generations of ladies (matriarch Sally, daughter Samantha, granddaughters Eleanor and Olivia) were looking forward with great anticipation to our girls’ trip to Italy. Just getting the documents required for the trip had been challenging; passport, proof of Covid immunization, proof of negative Covid test resulted within 48 or 72 hoursContinue reading “Buongiourno!”

Accountants and Superpowers

Above: Spider Man’s view of Brooklyn This might or might not seem a logical pairing, but I can explain. A previous blog described my abject terror of accountants (chrometophobia, alternate spelling chrematophobia), and another blog talked about my particular super power (sense of smell). The movie industry has profited greatly by exploiting Americans’ fascination byContinue reading “Accountants and Superpowers”

Brooklyn Trip, Part 2

Brooklyn Heights Tour Group: Samantha, Eleanor, Tour Guide, Dave, Dryden (small photo clarification–Dave is taller than Dryden, I am taller than tour guide but shorter than Eleanor. How can that have happened? I am the shortest in the family. Yikes) There are just a few more things to say about my Steam Punk hotel room.Continue reading “Brooklyn Trip, Part 2”


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