Tom on the East Coast Mar/Apr 2011




Memorial for Jean (Fulton) Benedict March 26, 2011

At 1PM, family and friends of Jean Benedict met at the Hillside Cemetery at Wilton, Connecticut where she was interred next to her late husband Raymond.

Charles and family
friend Barbara

Charles, Rev. Mayberry
and Henry

Charles, Henry, family
friend Lynn,  Rev. Mayberry

Rev. Mayberry

The memorial services continued at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Wilton.  They were conducted by Rev. Richard Mayberry.  Friend Kate and son Henry read scripture.  Nephew Peter, friend Lynn and son Charles reflected on Jean's life.

St Matthew's Episcopal Church, Wilton CT

Alter Flowers from Jon and his family

Rev. Mayberry (r)



Son Charles

Nephew Peter

Family friend Lynn

A reception was held afterwards at Jean's home.

Jon and Louisa, family friend

Niece Inora and grandson Brian

Jon and Charlie came into Manhattan for the day

On Monday, I took the train into Manhattan to an apartment I had rented on 8th Avenue at 45th Avenue.  Jon and Charlie took the train in the next day and we did some sightseeing:  Rockefeller Center, The Frick and the Time Warner Center at Columbus Circle. 

We had lunch at the Carnegie Deli before they headed back to Connecticut

My apartment on 8th Ave at 45th.  Red brick building to the left of the green canopied windows.

Murals inside Rockefeller Center

Jon and Charlie at 30 Rock

Jon and Charlie at Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle

Jon at gallery at Time Warner Center

Tom at Time Warner Center, Columbus Circle

Today Show "Window" at Rockefeller Center

More NYC Sights    

I found the High Line Park, down in the Meatpacking District near 10th Avenue and 20th Street. 

Friend Stafford arrived on Thursday morning.  Together we saw exhibits at the Metropolitan Museum, the Museum of Modern Art, the Wave Hill estate up the Hudson River, St. Patricks, etc.

Tom up on High Line Park, in the Meat Packing District of Manhattan

Wave Hill, Riverdale station on Metro North Line (at about 255th Street)

Stafford at Wave Hill greenhouse

Dash:  Lines of women wanting to get into the Kardasian boutique

Metropolitan Museum


One of the plays I saw.  Interesting drama

Brooklyn Bridge walk

Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge

Statue of Liberty from Brooklyn Bridge

New buildings at World Trade Center site.

On Monday evening, I met old friend Bruce who lives in Chelsea.  I saw his apartment and then we went to nearby restaurant La Grainne Café.  I had mushroom crepes.

La Grainne Café

We saw about as many shows as we could! 


Thu - The Importance of Being Earnest with Brian Bedford as Lady Bracknell



Fri - Good People with Francis McDormant and Estelle Parsons



Sat - Bengal Tiger at the Baghdad Zoo with Robin Williams



Sun - Divine Sister at the SoHo Playhouse with Charles Busch



Sun - The Book of Mormon (musical)



Tue - The Dream of the Burning Boy



Wed - Spider-Man Turn off the Dark, Musical


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