Despite the initial chemistry, Karen Luthi and eff Hardeman soon learned they were each in other relationships. It was December 1989, and over several years of working together, Karen and Jeff became good friends. They played volleyball with a group from work and liked the same bands and movies.
After a church service in inner-city Chicago, Andrea Helmus walked up to Alex Mathew, whod been assisting with the program. She talked to me about how difficult it was to be a leader, Alex says. It was the summer of 2004, and Andrea and Alex, both 24, had a great conversation.
Even in spring, its about as hot as many other places are come August, with April and May temperatures ranging from the 70s to just over 100. As for desolation yes, the landscape is stark. This is a desert, after all. But theres also a certain beauty to it, a mosaic of colors from the salt flats and sand dunes to the striations of craggy peaks. Some years, stunning wildflowers bloom in spring and early summer.
At the Wintherthur museum in the Brandywine Valley, visitors can become immersed in the world of Downton Abbey. Or at least surrounded by the clothes. Standing at attention on headless mannequins in a large exhibition space are almost 40 costumes from the show.
Tunics werent always fashionable, but we are fans of modern incarnations. High-end designer Victoria Beckham took the shape from plebian to posh in her spring 2011 collection for New York Fashion Week.
True to its namesake, the romper, originally designed as play clothes for children, is made for romping around without worry. The modern, grown-up take is perfect for the park, pool or bicycling.
DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: My cousin Sam refuses to return something that rightfully belongs to my family. When I visited him recently, I noticed he had a nicely bound collection of baseball cards. Sam said our grandfather had given the cards to Sams father, whod in turn given them to Sam. Since I knew my father (now deceased) collected baseball cards as a kid, I asked if the cards might originally have been Dads.
DEAR JEANNE AND LEONARD: How can we save our mother from a con man? Mom is in her mid-80s and very capable, but she has fallen under the sway of a clever scam artist, who has tricked her into believing hes her friend.
When the Central Ice Co. first got going in the early years of the 20th century, it was one of two dozen or so ice dealers in the vicinity of downtown. The history of the company and this building, in the 2000 block of Campbell Street, intersects in ensuing years with some prominent names