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Greta Lee gets a flower face.


Exhausted Spiderman.

Edgar used to be the tall one in the family.
Sunday was the Forsythia Festival in Cabbagetown, games, music and face painting for kids, a celebration of spring. It was also Anna’s birthday, and her dad and his wife Tracey and their daughter Greta Lee drove up from Washington, D.C., to be here. We spent all day Sunday together, in my garden, at the festival, having dinner. My ex-husband is a dear friend, a good man, a very successful  theatre producer, trusted and respected. His wife has a great sense of humour and takes very good care of Greta and Ed and even of his family in Vernon, sending gifts to his once-powerful mother Connie who now has Alzheimer’s. They are coming back in July to meet Anna’s baby. Can’t wait.



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I began keeping a journal at the age of nine. Nearly fifty years later, I started this online journal, sharing reflections, reviews, updates, and the occasional secret.

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