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April 03, 2020


I adore this book. My copy lives on top of Ella Fitzgerald's piano in the office of the Ella Fitzgerald Charitable Foundation. I had to buy another copy because my 92 year old aunt swiped mine. That's a good thing!
And our song for now is Ella Fitzgerald singing SOMEWHERE, OVER THE RAINBOW.

Thank you, Fran -- and all good wishes. I just heard Lady Ella sing "The Lady is Tramp." -- DL

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I left it
on when I
left the house
for the pleasure
of coming back
ten hours later
to the greatness
of Teddy Wilson
"After You've Gone"
on the piano
in the corner
of the bedroom
as I enter
in the dark

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