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And one curator remains I am on my…

And one curator remains! I am on my way to Round V. Somehow I missed meeting up with my partner for Round IV (sorry to miss you Evren), but we both managed to get our games in and I squeaked by with 260pts. While the win is nice in and of itself, I’m mostly excited that I’ll have the opportunity to make a pledge in Round V to the exhibition’s winner. Now I have to get creative. What can I do for the winner that would be truly special? I’ve been learning to bake recently. Perhaps I can bake 2 dozen cookies for them? Guess we’ll have to wait and see.

My grandmother and skee ball The truth of…

My grandmother (Catherine) holding my mother (Sheila)

My grandmother and skee-ball

The truth of the matter is I have a strong emotional entanglement with skee-ball. My grandmother on my mother’s side, Catherine J. Donovan (also known as Cass or Catty) was born, raised, and lived most of her life in the city of Philadelphia, where skee-ball was invented and patented in 1909. Later in life, my grandmother along with my grandfather and six children, moved to the south Jersey suburb where I would later grow up just two miles away from her home. Here in the suburbs, with a beautiful house and yard, my grandmother and grandfather were to spend their days living the good life, easing into old age with their ever-growing family nearby. Continue reading