First mission was to see artist son Peter and the Lady of Spain's new downtown condo. They purchased it in September and moved in about a month ago. The move, however, was followed by the discovery of bed bugs - a gift from the previous occupant. As anxious as we were to see the new digs, we waited until given the bug-free signal. That was mission #1.
The weekend was also to be a family gathering. Dad's express wishes on his death were -'No funeral. Instead, have a party.' The plans were for the family to get together at Grossman's - one of Dad's favourite spots - on Saturday afternoon to listen to The Happy Pals - one of dad's favourite bands. Mission #2.
And since the whole family was coming, Mission #3 was to see Baby Jack. 18 days old isn't too early to introduce the newest generation to Dixie Land Jazz. Although Mom and Dad did keep him in the anteroom to protect his little ears from the amplification.
It was great fun and I leave you with some pictures.
Friday afternoon at The Rex. Friday afternoon, Fred and I did the real city thing and took the street car to see
We were back at the same place for lunch Saturday.
This time we were there to see Danny Marks. Too bright a day and too much light on Danny to get a good photo. Sorry, Danny.
The highlight of the day was baby Jack. They say this can be catching. A Mom can only hope.
Then there was the entire Southern Ontario part of the family.
and The Happy Pals.
Certainly the best celebration of life I've been to. Great family fun.