Category Archives: Objects of Our Affection

Philly

Highlights of the tour in Philadelphia were a fabu gathering chez Marian Uhlman and Ted Duncombe, a dinner party for friends and neighbors followed by a reading and signing …

The Olympia, Penn's Landing, Philadelphia, part of the Independence Seaport Museum. Lisa's great-great-grandfather was the first surgeon general for the U.S. Navy.
The Olympia, Penn’s Landing, Philadelphia, part of the Independence Seaport Museum. Lisa’s great-great-grandfather was the first surgeon general for the U.S. Navy.

… and two big readings, one at Robin’s Books on South 13th (thanks, Robin’s — your Moonstone space is awesome!) and one at Perkins Center for the Arts in Moorestown, which had the amazing kids’ art show up on the walls and many familiar faces in the audience. Thanks to all the friends, old and new, who turned out for these two events. The conversations around the book, our stuff and what to do about all those possessions where lively, to say the least!… and an afternoon aboard the U.S.S. Olympia at Independence Seaport Museum, where I talked about the naval connections in OBJECTS OF OUR AFFECTION, and ran a great Power Point slide show about Adm. William Maxwell Wood, first Surgeon-General of the U.S. Navy …

New York, New York

Two stops in New York … the first you already know about, our great evening at Posman Books, followed by a soiree on the East Side.

Second trip to NYC was on April 8, the eve of the anniversary of the Bataan surrender in 1942 and the start of the Bataan Death March. It was truly an honor to be speaking to an audience at the NY Philippine Consulate General about Bataan, Corregidor, and grandfather Gen. Charles E. Kilbourne’s role in building the Malinta Tunnel on Corregidor, which was the U.S. and Philippines’ last line of defense during that grim spring 58 years ago. More about “Charlie” — as we called him — and the Tunnel later.

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Consul General Cecilia B. Rebong acknowledges with deep appreciation Ms. Lisa Tracy and her inspiring talk. Ms. Tracy emphasized the deep affection of her grandfather for the Philippines.