During her five-week stay in hospital and rehab, My Mother The Dowager Duchess wasn’t very anxious to have her picture taken. She felt in need of a haircut, a manicure, and some healthy color in her cheeks. We thought she still looked beautiful, but I respected her wishes… well, mostly (click here).
The day after The Duchess returned to her apartment, the Kid Brother came over and the four of us went to Hana, a nearby Asian Fusion restaurant (about a .25-mile/.4-km walk). I snapped a picture of my mother in the elevator and in the lobby. She still wasn’t thrilled… but she’s awfully cooperative.
The Dowager Duchess did her nails her first day home. She went out and had her hair cut last week. She’s as beautiful as ever and is so happy to be home and back in charge.
|IN THE ELEVATOR FOR HER FIRST LUNCH OUT.|
|IN THE LOBBY.
(OF COURSE, SHE KNITTED THAT HAT.)
(And, yes, Elaine Stritch, the Dowager Duchess at least does at times “still wear a hat.”)