86th Annual DD-Day

Yes, it’s the 86th Annual Dowager Duchess Day. If I looked and acted a lot younger than my age, I’d brag, too. Here’s wishing the multi-talented Dowager Duchess a happy birthday and another artful year painting, knitting, and creating beauty wherever she goes.

KNITTING FOR MY FATHER IN 1949.
I INHERITED THE SWEATER IN 1969 AND WORE IT ANOTHER 20 YEARS.

Who would have thought, as the Dowager Duchess sang and painted “Marrakesh” in 1969 (the same year I inherited the above-pictured sweater), that her son and son-in-law would one day be living just across the Mediterranean Sea from Morocco.

“MARRAKESH” — OIL PAINTING BY THE DOWAGER DUCHESS.


Happy birthday Mom/Mim/DD from your three sons!

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

32 thoughts on “86th Annual DD-Day”

  1. OH! A fellow knitter! Now I REALLY like your Mom, Mitch (not that I didn't before, just more).
    Happy Birthday to a very talented and valued mother……a national treasure!

    1. Judeet:
      I'm sure I have a photo of me wearing that sweater in the 70s. I'll look for it. And I've got lots of photos of her artwork (sculptures, too). To come in the future.

  2. Happy Birthday, DD! I love your artwork, and you did very well in raising your wonderful sons. Wishing you many more years of painting, knitting, and having fun.

  3. Happy Birthday to the one and only Dowager Duchess – may your day be filled with cake, laughter, family and friends.

    1. Ms. Sparrow:
      Yep, so many talents. Her knitting was exceptional. Oddly, you might have thought the sweaters were machine-made because the stitching was so perfectly even. Her needlework is the same.

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