Back In The Swing Of Things

Slowly but surely, in fits and starts, New York is coming back to life. Restaurants are re-opening, concerts are playing in the parks and the streets are no longer deserted. In this issue we will explore ways we are returning to joyfulness. Sally Dougan describes a TTN walk through the park, Nancy Gold describes moments of joy and collectively we have compiled a list of recommendations from TTNer’s as they begin to emerge from this frightful time. Read on and enjoy the summer.

Karen Buros, 4 Year Member
Summer Newsletter Editor

Karen Buros, 4 Year Member

Before March 2020 NY felt normal. Then we fell down Alice’s Rabbit Hole (Lewis Carroll, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland / Through the Looking-Glass) into chaos. Now as we emerge from that scary place, she speaks to what some of us feel…. “I know who I WAS when I got up this morning, but I think I must have been changed several times since then”

Do we emerge from this long, dark period of isolation with confidence or trepidation? Where can we meet? Where can we dine out? What’s fun and safe? We asked fellow TTNer’s for their suggestions.… MORE
Nancy Gold, 6 Year Member

Join me in a trip down memory lane, remembering the little things that make us happy. And don’t forget to tell me what makes you happy, what makes you smile.

I’ll start, in no particular order, number one - Hydrangeas, particularly pink lace cap ones... MORE
Sally Dougan, 17 Year Member

The so-called “Dog Days of Summer” came a tad early this year, but it enabled us to continue to perfect the art and convenience of Zoom programming. Two of our best programs ever were June Zoom events. Only one was in-person in June, but more to come as the world opens up.… MORE
Nancy Gold, 6 Year Member

We have a positive outcome here. My friend Sally no longer feels excluded.
The floor by floor party went swimmingly well. Many people showed up. We talked more in small groups. Everyone got to know their neighbors better. Here was the analysis of what happened... MORE
New TTN Members

Robin Azzollini, Robin Cohen,
Elizabeth Daniel, Rosalee Emerson,
Joan Enker, Amy Gifford,
Bilha Goodman, Agnes Horowitz,
Janet Pytlik, Barbara Schachter
Margaret Tuttle, Dawn Utstein

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