January 14, 2011

August 2009

Well, the plan was to have Julia Child's chocolate cake to celebrate Dorothy Parker's birthday, but the cake fell flat and like a missed connection in NYC we happily carried on anyway.  Pam still had her cosmopolitan glow about her and we loved hearing about her trip.  Mom and I wistfully recounted Julia Child's life in France, thinking one day a book about a teacher's year in England will be written.  The poems, the letters are all there, waiting to be brought together.  Maybe we can give her a positive nudge in the right direction.

August 22 is Dorothy Parker's birthday.  Raise a glass and say something witty to commemorate it.  And if you can't say something witty, maybe you can at least think about it.

My Life in France - Julia Child
Mastering the Art of French Cooking - Julia Child (I have the original 1961 edition on order)
The Way to Cook - Julia Child
Julia's Kitchen Wisdom - Julia Child
Cheers - collected poems by Larry Hancy
Edwin Lincoln Moseley - Relda Niederhofer & Ronald Stuckey
Hawaii - James Michener
Creek Mary's Blood - Dee Brown
Centennial - James Michener
Shogun - James Clavell
The Piano Moving Adventure - Barbara Berg
The Women - T.C. Boyle
Loving Frank - Nancy Horan

Dorothy Parker, Julia Child, Moseley, Frank Lloyd Wright, Larry Hancy:  all creative, one-of-a-kinds.

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