Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Concert at Union Station

What a perfect location for a concert! This beautiful hall on the ground floor of the magnificent Union Station! I attended a concert in honor of Arturo Toscanini with Ruth and Alex Squadrini.

Saturday, March 18, 2017

Irish Party

The Quinns threw a great St. Patrick's Day party with lots of music, food, and good cheer.

 The Marvelous Hosts

Lively conversation 

 Delicious food including scrumptious sushi

Music: Singing, Playing instruments, Dancing
(above Janet B sings as John sings and strums)

Friday, March 17, 2017

St. Patrick's Day

George, John O, May, and I attended the St. Patrick's Day mass at St. Patrick's in the District. After the service we watched the Irish Dancers.

We then went to Tosca's for lunch - delicious (but quite pricey!).

My delicious salad lunch 

John (Irish and Norwegian but mostly Irish!)

No Irish blood but definitely in the spirit of the holiday

Thursday, March 09, 2017

Evening with Mary

Mary and I went to a special evening at the National Gallery of Art. The museum was open after hours with pop-up talks of selected individual paintings, jazz music, and snacks. Very nice!

Wednesday, March 08, 2017


A wonderful meeting at Le Pain Quotidien. Those in attendance were Nancy B., Sonia O, and Kim O.

For me the young women are living links to two of my dearest friends, Toni and Denny, who are no longer with us. Toni and Denny both left wonderful legacies, daughters who are very special women.

Chris, Sonia, Nancy, Kim

Monday, March 06, 2017

Dining and Ibsen Reading

 Tim alerted us to a reading of Ibsen's "League of Youth" at the Shakespeare Theatre so several of us from the Washington, DC Sons of Norway lodge decided to attend.

Some of us met for dinner at Tasca before the performance.

                           Tim, Joel, John, Sarah, Barbara, Rosalie, Lynn, Christine, and Ruth

                                         Inside the theater waiting for the Reading to begin. 

Linda and Chuck joined us at the theater.

Friday, March 03, 2017

LILAC Ladies

Janet led the tour and May and I enjoyed our outing to National Harbor very much.

A wonderful lunch -

and then a tour of Gaylord - quite impressive!

We are looking forward to the next outing of the LILAC Ladies. (I can never remember what LILAC stands for. Stay tuned!)

Wednesday, March 01, 2017

Japanese Lunch in Shirlington

Christine enjoying her Ramen with tofu bowl with her friend Guglielmo at Ichi-san in Shirlington

A Fantastic Visit to Richmond

Marie, Barbara M, and I drove down to Richmond to see the marvelous Munch-Jaspers exhibit at the Virginia Museum. What made the trip truly special for me was seeing my old friend Ron again and meeting for the first time his special friend Susan and the Norwegian American film writer and producer Kirk Kjeldsen.

We all met at the museum. Here are some of the works that highlighted the influence Munch exerted on Jaspers. 



Munch and Jaspers Side by Side

                              Munch                                                       Jaspers

Munch's Bed with Bedspread

We had a wonderfully stimulating conversation after the visit to the museum while we enjoyed our lunch in the museum cafeteria. It was a magical time with everyone there just clicking. Incredible harmony!

Kirk, Ron, Susan, Marie, and Barbara (photo by Christine)