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Photo Quiz Part 5; Guess Who Came to Dinner? Fado? Afrayed?

Well, Happy Quizzers, it’s the last installment of the January Photo Quiz. Below are Photos #9 and #10. Take your time, because entries aren’t due until 6:00 PM EST Sunday evening. Remember that if you can’t identify one (or some, or all) of the photos, be imaginative and make up answers. You can still win!

Photo #9: This woman married the man whom she beat in a contest. Who is she, and what was the contest?  

Photo #10: What is the name of this painting, who is the painter, and what does it have to do with Nantucket? (Hint: the painting is hanging in a gallery in Milan, Italy.) 

Friday evening was a lot of fun; after some scheduling challenges, we were able to enjoy the company of the last quiz winners for dinner here at Casa Giesemann. Here are Chris Lavender, Bobbie Crichton, Sharon Curry, and Joyce Dotterweich; dinner included Shrimp Remoulade and Portobello Sausage Pesto Pasta. There was great conversation and lots of laughs (many at my expense, courtesy of My Lovely Funny Bride).

And of course dessert… Your Humble Correspondent prepared his Mom’s Famous Cherries Jubilee. Oh, yes, and there were a couple of decently drinkable Pinot Noirs as well… (No eyebrows were singed during the preparation of this dessert! Unfortunately, the flames were invisible because of the electronic flash… bummer.)

Word for the Day: fado n. a Portuguese music form, characterized by sadness and a permanent feeling of loss; from Latin fatum, source of English fate. (Painting by Jose Malhoa (1910). Fado is characterized by mournful tunes and lyrics, often about the sea or the life of the poor, and infused with a characteristic sentiment of resignation, fatefulness and melancholia. (yes, that is me on the right, in a previous lifetime…)

Winter has arrived here in The Villages, and I grabbed an old pair of khaki slacks instead of shorts this morning to walk Rudy and Gretchen. I looked down, and noticed that the slacks were frayed at the bottom. I wondered, does that make them “scaredey-pants”? (I can hear My Lovely Bride groaning now…)

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