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March 31, 2007


Claire, I can't wait to hear all of your stories! That painting reminds me of another painting Grandmother hung in her house, maybe that is why it is so appealing. Lets talk tomorrow. Love, Alix

glad you're home! I'm very excited to see all the pics and hear more stories.

Glad you're back Claire, I was mildly concerned while you were abroad. Now I breathe fully again...:)

such an anventurous lass. good for you. I'm jealous.

I like the lady in red in the painting as well. I think I could look and think on this painting many times...


Dearest Claire,

so glad to hear you got back safe. Good to take all the pictures you want in the Chinese museums, everyone else does, and prints or postcards are not easily available. Did everyone look over your shoulder and then judge each shot? Or bet yet show you their better shot of the same piece of art. off to Beijing today, say hi to George at dinner, Love, Elaine

Welcome home, Claire! Your trip sounds like it was great. Can't wait to hear more about it.

I like the paintings. I must admit, I'm especially liking the detail.

Glad you're home safe and sound, Claire! I also can't wait to hear more about it. Rest up!

I knew this would be a great trip for you. Glad you went; glad you're home. Really really glad when I finally see you today!

Welcome home, Claire. Take your time about sorting out the posts and the pictures. One of the best things about travelling is the coming home and remembering and you don't have to rush that for our sake . We'll wait.

Mannion looks at watch.

Mannion taps foot.

Mannion looks at watch again.

Aren't you done yet?

claire, i'm absolutely adoring luo's work, thank you for sharing! (i feel notes of modigliani, don't you?) just lovely.

Look, it's Frank's twin sister!

Welcome back :)

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