lafitte - hello, matey! How wonderful to see you! Thanks for the kind words. I miss the Ramblers, too. All of us go through peaks and valleys but isn't it nice to know we still value our friendships here. Life Happens (gee, how banal of me, lol) but our gang will always survive and thrive.
I was thinking myself of giving the Bronxie Mom thread a little "boost" as it were, a revival of sorts. You know how much I love those city tours, lol, thank you, me hearty! The London double-decker virtual bus tour is (hopefully) still on my thread. Feel free to post others!
Thanks, Mom is doing as well as can be expected. At 95, she's not as sharp as she once was but occasionally she'll be clear as a bell and razor-sharp. She was having trouble with the remote control as I was on the phone to her and she said "I don't see Nathan Detroit or Sky Masterson!" GUYS AND DOLLS was playing but she had on some used car commercial.
When Mom finally was able to get TCM back she was thrilled. "Oh, look! I didn't know Marlon Brando could sing!"
Barb, I chuckle at your passing me-banal remark. You are of course the most unbanal person I know. I attribute those kind words you wrote about Kingrat to you yourself as well. (Sincerement, ma chere) I yearn for you to come on and talk about flicks ... the tours can wait! hee hee ...
...to coin a phrase, oh where is our BabyT? Yes, I know, hoping she's okay. No talk of Ramblers can be complete without our Greer.
Happy to hear your mom is doing okay. It's been awhile hearing from you on the Board here and therefore worrisome as you point out with one of your RARE banalities, namely, Life Happens. Keep those mom quips coming. You should (seriously) write at least a chapbook of Momisms and TCM as well as other zingers on life. It could go viral, that is if chapbooks can do that. They're really funny, funny good, and you write about it so well.
I think I'm off to tour London, why not? I'm in the mood now.