Yesterday was very rough. Today, it’s much better. That’s the way it usually goes. We did the best that we could. We drowned our sorrows in hours of piano music. That helps. Always. Even, when the sadness is about a piano player.
This is my “Study in Orange.” It just sort of came together. When I saw the building I just sort of waited until the right subject came into the scene. He did. Then I did. What I do. I took the picture. Luckily, paraders are also wearing orange. It was just one of those “Oh My Gosh” moments.
I learned something yesterday with Mr. Toussaint’s passing. His mama was a Neville. Since, he made a thing of it on his website, I’m assuming that there is a family connection. Lots of Nevilles in the city. You know, like the Neville Brothers. But, there doesn’t have to be. A connection. My partner in crime for the gallery project was testing how GoFundMe works and typed in my last name. He came up with three Laskowitzes. There is also Frank and Sue. He wondered if I know them. I replied that since my name isn’t really Laskowitz, that I didn’t. My last name was shortened by the fine folks at Ellis Island when my grandfather immigrated to United States from Russia. He didn’t speak much English — or maybe any English — so when they asked his name, it wasn’t clear what he said. They wrote down Laskowitz. So, Laskowitz I am. Near as I can tell from family lore, it’s Laskevicz with the “V” pronounced like a “W.” But, I’m not even sure of that. I’ve never seen it written down anywhere.
Yes. That’s a lead up to gimme, gimme, gimme. I still need funding for my gallery project although it is trickling in. I cannot express my gratitude enough to those of you who have donated cash, or shares or even good wishes.
So, Here’s the link again. I was told that the link GoFundMe provided didn’t work because it needs an http or www in front of the rest of the link. Sorry about that. Good help is so hard to find these days. Just as the folks at the University of Missouri how hard it is to find communications professors who are even remotely professional. Heh! That’s my political commentary for today.