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Serendipitous

Fortuitous?! This is the great grandson of Charles Dickens, Gerald Dickens, who has returned to perform his one man show – The Christmas Carol. It is indeed daunting. He plays all the characters and within two hours performs the whole novel. It’s a special connection to the original author via his own progeny. No other family members are inclined to perform in such a manner. This is truly a special one of a kind, treat. We have seen it twice now. (Ha ha. I was sleepy thru the first half.) Colleen and I saw the movie in black and white in the basement of our elementary school. Her favorite is the George C Scott version. I have seen Bill Murray’s (not so good) movie. And so it goes. To see Dickens’ great grandson adroitly perform makes us feel like we are connected to the author himself. How grand! An aside: the guy in front of us – “hat head” – ha ha, Colleen admonishes me for being too observant of people around us. ,


Dickens

Christmas Carol. Winterthur. We attended the one man show of the Christmas Carol which was performed by Dicken’s great great grandson, Gerald Charles Dickens. How neat is that?! Pretty! (neat). And afterward there was a meet and greet. Even better! Colleen got a photo with the man. The performance was pure fun. We recalled that we first saw Christmas Carol, the movie, in black and white when it was shown to us in the basement of our elementary school in Elkins, WV, many many decades ago. That would be pretty neat too! Meanwhile, we met a great man.