Wednesday, August 15, 2012


Presents mailed by distant family for Mabel Watson Payne's second birthday joined the local family presents in one big pile for the small Tuesday-evening celebration of the actual birthday date in the little San Francisco apartment where Mabel's whole life (up to the present) has transpired. There will be a bigger crowd of well-wishers in Golden Gate Park on Saturday. 


Tuesday was festive in its own way, with numerous costume changes as articles of ornament and apparel kept getting tried on and taken off (with such rapidity that my clumsy camera-fingers could only catch a few with any clarity).