Wednesday, July 12, 2017
Thursday, July 6, 2017
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
I am lucky enough to have known Helen when I was a small child, and to have at least one lovely memory of her.
The Meltons lived on a 40-acre hilltop gentleman's farm in Weston, Connecticut for the first eight years of my life. We had an apple orchard, grape arbor, and a variety of fruit trees and bushes -- blueberries amongst them--as well as a large vegetable garden. We considered Helen Keller and her companion, Polly Thompson, our neighbors, although their home in Easton was about 15 miles from ours in Weston. Helen and Polly came annually in mid-summer for a day of blueberry picking.
Helen's magnetism radiated so that even our dignified German shepherd, Caesar, usually slow to make friends, sat at her feet accepting loving pats. It had somehow been explained to me, age three, that Helen would "see" me through her hands -- not to be afraid, but just to stand still and quiet while Helen touched my face, my hands, my hair. I remember standing there awed while this large shadow in slacks with a huge sun hat bent down to meet me. Afterwards she said through Polly: "Beautiful! Slender, pretty, lovely hair."
Monday, June 26, 2017
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
I share it—and the wishes it brings—with all of you. Cheers! Margo
Thursday, September 15, 2016
Friday, April 15, 2016
One of the highlights for me was the inclusion of selections from the "soon to open" Irving Berlin musical Annie Get Your Gun, along with brief remarks by Berlin himself. This took place on a "Texaco Star Theater" radio broadcast in the spring of 1946 (seventy years ago!)
The CD can be purchased by contacting Frank in Australia at email@example.com. Be sure to check out his website too: www.musicfromthepast.com. So much interesting stiff there!
(There's a second new CD, which I will detail in a later post.)