Connie, Anna and the late real Mr. Moose at the Museum of Natural History (above); The Nige (right)
By Marlena De Lacroix
Happy New Year 2010, everyone! Hope you had as joyous a holiday season with your family and friends as Moose and I (a.k.a. Connie and Ed) did. My beloved step-daughter Laura and step-granddaughter Anna visited us here in Manhattan for a few days around Christmas from their home in Michigan. They loved our seven month old beagle Nigel. Our Nige has become quite a character, as we used to say very affectionately in the Queens of my youth.
As I served my Italian grandmother Concetta’s manicotti to Laura and Anna for Christmas dinner, I said, ”Mange figlias, mangia figlia” (“eat daughter, eat.”). That is
Only stories that are about love — and tell logical emotional truth about the characters we have long known and loved – can save daytime soap opera now.
what was my late grandma and father Cosmo always said to me as a girl. Having the love and continuity of family around me really did a lot to soothe a difficult year and renew my spirit and hope. (Originally, soaps taught me that!)
I want to wish you, my beloved readers, a renewed spirit and much joy as we enter 2010. Although I haven’t been posting a lot lately, I want [Read more...]