Thursday, May 20, 2010
Treasure Chest Thursday - 20 May 2010, Grandma's opera glasses
Grandma Emma Marie Hollander Johnson's opera glasses. I come from a long line of theater-lovers. They had a cottage near Hartland, Wisconsin and going to neighboring Oconomowoc to see the Port Players every summer was a traditional activity for the family. Years later I learned that my friend Pernell Roberts had acted with the Port Players. Mom had saved all the programs from the shows she'd seen so I checked them out . . . wouldn't you know it: the family didn't go during the 1951 & 1952 seasons because they had a new baby at the cottage (me!). Those were the years Pernell was there. But we were in the same neighborhood!
I cherish the opera glasses & have used them at many shows I have attended (including those Pernell did - on the few occasions I did not sit in one of the front rows!). Keeping the past alive!