I am in London this week for a family celebration – and have brought Sam’s Special box with me along with his three books and two CD’s of songs for my great niece who turns ONE on Wednesday.
What a thrill to be here – I have not met Clara before – and she is just darling. Her mother Fiona tells me she always looks astonished! Here is a cute ( astonished!) picture of her – and also one of her two brothers looking silly over a plate of pizza- on the right is Jacob and on the left is Ben.
The whole family has flown in to celebrate my sister, Pamela Goldberg’s inauguration to the Chairmanship of the Worshipful Company of Needlemakers, incorporated by Commonwealth Charter in 1656 and by Royal Charter of 1664. She is the first woman to hold that post. The dress for the event on Wednesday night at the Mansion House in London, is white tie and tails for men, and evening dress (long) for women – we have been informed – ‘it is inappropriate to wear strapless dresses’. The event is full of pomp and ceremony. We are so grateful to be able to attend. And in a few weeks, Pamela and her husband John will be off to Buckingham Palace to meet the queen! What a great thrill.
How very proud our parents would be – both of their daughters emigrated to foreign lands, and have succeeded beyond all expectations to positions of leadership and accomplishment in different parts of the world. So sad that they left us so very young ( our dad at 56, and mother at 62). I am so very proud of my sister and all she has accomplished- as well as her husband, son and daughter and their families. For those of you who have immigrated to another country as an adult, is not easy. You know what I mean. I plan to write another column just on that topic. In the meantime, we are loving the excitement of this week of family and celebration. Wish you were here!