Sheila has just had a treasure chest smuggled to me by James, Mignon’s husband. A dozen books, old letters, a diary of her 1985 trip taking Mother Mary right around those small islands which made such a damn nuisance of themselves in the era they call the Breetish Empire Daze. Of course, they’d just sayContinue reading “Treasure Chest”
The whole thing goes over seven minutes. I copied just the part I remember from Rumiko Isaksen on vimeo.com
We’ll let Padarewski play this one himself, but not for long. Sheila says she has a recording of Mom playing this. When I get it, it’ll be ‘Roll Over Padarewski!’
Mom Mary fondly says bachelor Louis Schoeman was quite important and quite full of himself – ‘He thought he was the Prince Imperial!’ she says teasingly. ‘Louis the Seventeenth,’ she says, adding one to the last of that French line of kings. ‘He played polo, you know, and that was very posh. He walked withContinue reading “Louis, Imperial Schoeman”
Quite one of my favourites, this would invoke peace. Some of the others caused some melancholy! Not this one.