Monthly Archives: May 2010

No oil but vinegar for the Chesapeake Blue Crab

As news of the Gulf oil pollution continues to seep into the national consciousness, the Crone pauses to celebrate the fact that this disaster did not take place in the Chesapeake Bay. (Although, of course, it could have if there was … Continue reading

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Burgers and Beans By the Bay

  Last night, the Crone, Gretel and Gretel’s young man were invited to dinner by the world’s best realtor, who lives right on the Chesapeake Bay. They ate home made burgers, beans and coleslaw and it was as near a perfect … Continue reading

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Lost Loves and Gardening Gloves

The Crone was once close to a man who bought her a standard hibiscus for her birthday. He lugged it all the way into a West End restaurant and the Crone proudly took it home in a taxi. The hibiscus was orange and … Continue reading

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Eat your hearts out Irish art fans

  The Crone picked up this picture today in a consignment store, for $15.75, reduced from $19.75. She loves it. It is not signed and is painted on cork board. The Crone will be heavily implying that it was a … Continue reading

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Stanford Slide Show

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I SO belong at Stanford

The Crone is far from academic and not much given to serious study but, since reading the novels of C.P. Snow as a teenager, she has always wanted to work at a large and prestigious university. Watching Inspector Morse only fuelled … Continue reading

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Ivy League? Lovely girl…

Doris, A quick note from California where I am this week. Stanford, actually. Ivy League. (no, not a friend of the late lamented Lillian Hallagan) I am writing this from a computer in the Apple store in downtown Palo Alto. … Continue reading

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The best cakes in the world. No question.

    “BANOFFEE!!!! and cake too! I love my family.” This was the facebook posting of a floppy-fringed teenager the day before yesterday. Sam is the ubercool son of the Crone’s closest cousin and is usually better known for dismissive updates … Continue reading

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Garden in the rain

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Was Sue Ellen far gone or just too far south?

Dear Doris, I write to you from Dallas, Texas where it occurs to me that Sue Ellen Ewing may have had a bad rap. Here, the weather is damnably humid meaning that anyone venturing even one glass of wine is … Continue reading

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