After the storm: Newton Corner, 7 A.M., December 30, 2012, 12 minutes before sunrise
Photos by Marash Girl
According to Grandma Yepros (who herself had been a new bride in similar circumstances), the bride was required to be silent for her first married year (in the presence of her mother-in-law and others of the household, NOT when alone in the presence of her husband), a year during which the bride observed what was going on in the house, a year during which the bride learned to understand the person of her mother-in-law (first and foremost), a year during which the "gelin" learned the ways in which to respond without causing problems. Although her mouth was not active, the bride's mind never ceased to absorb and understand her surroundings and the characters that peopled those surroundings.
"Wishing for an espresso and a free kitten, we hoped our parents would leave us unattended at the Equal Exchange Cafe, but we knew they never would!"
The mission of the Equal Exchange Cafe in Boston's North End
(226 Causeway Street, Boston, MA 02114, telephone 617-372-8777)
|Iffar taste tests his first "recipe". Delish!|
|Site of Thoreau's Cabin discovered Nov. 11, 1945 by Roland Wells Robbins|
|Beneath this rock lies the chimney foundation of Thoreau's Cabin, 1845-1847. |
"Go thou my incense upwards from this hearth."
|Iffar selects a rock to add to the memory pile honoring Thoreau.|
|At Walden Pond, Concord, Massachusetts, Enila & Iffar give Henry David Thoreau a Merry Christmas hug. |
Replica of Thoreau's one room cabin in background.
|Bill Littlefield begins the reading by introducing Scrooge.|
Bob Oakes adjusts his bow tie before reading of
the Ghost of Christmas Past.
|Robin Young reads of the Ghost of Christmas Present|
|Tom Ashbrook concludes with the Ghost of Christmas Yet to Come.|
Following a dramatic first reading of Robert Pushcar's new play, The Four Mrs. Hemingways, (Judy Braha, (Boston University Professor of Theater, Director of Joyce Van Dyke's play, Deported), Robert Pushcar (playwright, The Four Mrs Hemingways), Paul T Boghosian, (film and theater producer, According to Tip, Tanya and Nancy - the rock opera, The Four Mrs. Hemingways, Dr. Miss Garland), and Dick Flavin, (playwright, author of According to Tip), pose for Marash Girl's camera at Boston University.
|Front porch of home on Church Street in Newton Corner, Massachusetts, December 2012|
This newly assembled "Christmas decoration" on a front porch in Newton Corner gave Marash Girl and Marash Boy pause, as they walked to the YMCA track yesterday.
|Robin Young, host of WBUR's Here and Now (left) sports "Another Scarf for Peace",|
this one, a specially designed double helix scarf made of Peruvian wool.
(The creator of the scarf, WBUR volunteer B.C., on right.}
Photo courtesy of Connie, another WBUR volunteer