June 20th, 2020

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Poem for Saturday and Alexandria Waterfront Festival

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It rained all day Friday, heavily at times, and we had thunder that caused the younger cats to hide down the basement. So I only went out for a walk during a dry spell in the late afternoon. I tried to get Google Photos and Google Drive to cooperate to archive all the photos I've been scanning, with mixed success. Only one of my high school friends was around for our Friday lunch chat -- one's at the beach, one had a death in the family, the others had work and family stuff -- but we talked for two hours anyway!

We had paprikash for dinner, then we watched the 2020 film of Emma -- not my favorite Jane Austen story and I don't adore Austen stories in the first place, but the film is very pretty and the actors are good in their roles, though I prefer the one with Romola Garai and Jonny Lee Miller. I was posting On This Day photos on Facebook and came across these from the 2004 Alexandria Waterfront Festival, not happening this year for obvious reasons, when we went on the Kalmar Nyckel and watched a demonstration of pirates:

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