Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote,
Bill Paley

Earlier today, I finished reading the book The 47 Ronin Story by John Allyn; I picked it up to clarify the Japanese movie I saw a few weeks back about a group of retainers of a daimyo who was forced to kill himself, and the revenge that they took. It's a famous tale in Japan, but there's only a little evidence as to what really happened, and the interpretations are interesting.

We've spent much of the day in the car. I drove us to my mother's home in the San Fernando Valley, picking her and some food up. We then drove to Laguna Woods, to see my father's uncle for a family visit, first since Dad died last year. It's sad to see how Alzheimer's has affected him and his second wife, but there were inklings that he knew what was going on. We brought lunch, but due to serious traffic issues, we were later than we'd hoped to be, and they didn't partake. He just celebrated his 96th birthday, so we congratulated him. Then, off to drop Mom back at her home, zigzagging to avoid the fires that arsonists had set in Griffith Park, on our path home.

Then it was time for me to go do some hospital rounds; we were hungry, though, and stopped for dinner at a Thai place that forestcats noticed, called Bangkok Blue. It was superb, and I look forward to stopping there again, sometime.

Work done, home.
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