Anna Pavlova was the most celebrated ballerina of her time. Born in 1881 in St Petersburg, Russia she studied at the Imperial School of Ballet at the Mariinsky Theatre from 1891, joined the Imperial Ballet in 1899 and by 1906 was a prima ballerina. After leaving the Imperial Ballet, Anna formed her own ballet company and went on tour, introducing her classical style of ballet to the world. She visited several countries travelling over 500,000 miles by boat and train and giving over 4,000 performance. She died of pneumonia while on tour in the Netherlands just before her 50th birthday.
18 July 2014
17 July 2014
15 July 2014
At the End of the Natural Bridge Glen
Among the mountains wreathed in mist
The twilight skies of amethyst
The groves of ancient oaks sun-kist
In Old Virginia
Mom had her eye surgery last month. Brother-in-law died 21st and buried last Sunday. Fire at High School last Thurs. Damage confined to one area and school open tomorrow. Saw it right after it started. Go by there on way home from work. 7 inches snow last week-end. Love, Faith.
this deserves a long letter, or phone call, in return!