|“Is the Dilettante ever going to return? And he’d better bring me a treat when he does”|
For those who wonder, I have been kept from writing by life’s caprices, as well as other challenges and commitments—as here, where I am seen as auctioneer’s assistant at a charity auction last weekend (Vanna White wasn’t available).
The event in question was a fundraiser for the 200th anniversary of the Holt House, the beautiful Federal house that is now home of the local Historical Society. The portrait I am holding is of an ancestress of the auctioneer, and came with a joke whose punchline was “And my grandmother would then alway point at that picture and say “isn’t she ahandsome woman”.
I know there’s another joke here….but I’ll leave it up to the reader.
|“Isn’t she a handsome woman”|
|The Holt House, a grace note in the center of our village for 200 years.|