Category Archives: Philadelphia

Stretch Your Fingers And Your Appreciation Of Music Under A Tinted-Glass Ceiling

Three more hours in Philadelphia until I had to leave for the airport. Do I squeeze in lunch at City Tavern and dessert at the Franklin Fountain? How about running through the just-opened Museum of the American Revolution? Or should … Continue reading

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This Crow-Scarer Deserves A Double Take

Watching my dad plant seeds in our garden one spring day in 1973, I asked whether I could plant something too. He gave me some popcorn seeds. I put them in the ground by the air conditioner. The popcorn plants … Continue reading

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Does That Eraser Come In Shofuso Gray?

At the next-to-last stop on my tour of Philadelphia gardens, you could stock up on sushi-shaped erasers, ceramic fish, incense and other Japanese treats. Built in 1953 as a gift of friendship and post-war peace from Japan to the American … Continue reading

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Reach For The Remote At Chanticleer

Where would you rather be after 5:00 on a summer Friday? Week after week, I’d be picnicking at Chanticleer. Located in Wayne, Pennsylvania, a suburb of Philadelphia, Chanticleer was the summer home of the Rosengarten family, whose pharmaceutical business became … Continue reading

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Gardeners And Tervis Tumbler-Seekers, Find Your Paradise At Mount Cuba

Have you discovered the joys of Tervis, the insulated drinkware that reduces condensation and keeps beverages their original temperatures longer? My Tervis water bottle is such a fixture that it was high time to track down a Tervis tumbler.  I … Continue reading

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Flora Fantastica Fill Twelve Acres – And One Pin

Mouth open, staring straight ahead, I sat in a trance in the Bronwynn Theater of the Peggy R. McConnell Arts Center in Worthington. It was dark. Beautiful music played. A slow succession of images filled the screen. And I fell … Continue reading

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A Topiary-Trimming Fox-Hunter Traveled To The Peacock Throne

Harvey Ladew and I have much in common. People have called both of us rare and unusual people with many diverse interests. Country Life is our favorite magazine. We both love to travel. I like royalty; he was friends with … Continue reading

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