Friday, August 14, 2020

Happy Friday

Almost half-way through August, I’m remembering how I used to spend a week or so with my parents and go to Stratford, Ontario, for our annual trip to the Shakespeare Festival.  The last time I went with them was in 2013 before they moved to their retirement home in Cincinnati, and that August was the last time I was in my old home town of Perrysburg, Ohio.

Dad’s gone, and even if Mom could travel we couldn’t go because of the current unpleasantness, but the memories of seeing great theatre and having our picnics on the banks of the Avon River are still strong.

My last trip to Stratford was five years ago when my friend The Old Professor and I went on our own pilgrimage because Stratford had been foundational to our love of theatre.