Tallahassee, Florida in 1970?
I remember being at this picnic when I was about 12. When the photo was taken I was probably off escaping with a book or finding a dog to pat. I never felt comfortable mingling at my dad's cast parties, but I did like watching the crowds. This party was celebrating the closing of The Threepenny Opera, starring Lotte Lenya, who was in the original German production in the '20's. Here she is decades later after I believe her final performance in the play. But I wasn't a bit impressed with her. I was secretly in love with Norman Chase who played Mackheath. I loved his black hair and intense black eyes when he sang Mack the Knife. I loved him even better off the stage when his impish grin reminded me of Charlie Chaplain. I was terribly intrigued with how he wore a scarf around his neck at all times. I love this black and white photo with 7 people to study. But I like studying the table, too. Mmmm, gotta love that giant can of Charles Chips!
Mom's Picnic List
In honor of my mother on the first Mother's Day since she has passed, I dedicate a new list... Mom's Picnic List!
Mom loved picnics and she raised her kids to appreciate the simple pleasures of food, family and friends in the great out of doors.
I will spend a year reflecting on as many past picnics as I can remember. But, I'll also
appreciate the here and now by creating new picnic experiences. My goal is to share at least 60 picnic memories, since that's how many years Mom was a mom!
Let the picnics begin!