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Roadside RedbudA-1My friend, Janet, who lives in Arizona,  came for an Easter visit.   Janet is like spring itself.  Everybody loves her and she arrives in a dramatic flurry much like the Virginia Redbuds (and she was here at the same time). It rained on Janet’s first day in Virginia but that was fine.  Rain is a novelty for those who hail from Arizona and it gave us a chance to catch up on things.

Janet Arrives with Spring

We were so busy with old memories and making new ones that I almost forgot to open the computer for a whole week.  I was absent from cyberspace if anyone was taking roll call and I could hardly read or comment on blogger friend posts.

We visited with two of my grandgirls (who had once upon a time long ago shared pretend little-girl-tea parties with Janet).  We watched movies and shopped and dined  with other friends.  Mostly we reminisced and caught up on our lives.

On Easter Sunday we three were invited  to a  brunch at the local country club.  What a grand treat that was.  And what a lovely day too, with spectacular views and scrumptious food and genuine laughter and joy.

Vivien Leigh

Vivien Leigh

On her last evening here, Janet and I went to a one-woman presentation by Betty Kahn Taylor at Washington and Lee University’s Lenfest Center for the Arts. The performance was of Marcy Laferty’s Vivien Leigh: The Last Press Conference. 

For younger bloggers out there, Vivien Leigh  played Scarlet O’Hara in the film, Gone with the Wind.  Have you seen Gone with the Wind?  I think I have seen it seven times or more.  Vivien Leigh was British and so is Janet, who says, “Toe-mahh-toe,” instead of tomaytoe.  Imagine how difficult it would have been for Vivien Leigh to play a southern belle with a believable drawl!

The redbuds are fading a bit as if sad to see Janet go.  But she was homeward bound yesterday.  “Next time, next season,” we said, “Something to look forward to.”



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