“Aren’t You The Naughty One?”

“Aren’t You The Naughty One?” - Carson the Downton Abbey Butler

Me, Jim Carter (who plays Downton Abbey butler “Carson”), my mother Virginia Blankenbaker, my daughter Skatie Noyes in the home of Madeleine and Freddy Mossanen

We met the charming, erudite Jim Carter, who plays Carson the butler on Downton Abbey at a lavish tea hosted by Madeleine Mossanen and Bonnie McElveen-Hunter, Chair and Co-founder of the Red Cross Tiffany Circle in Madeleine’s stunning, meticulously renovated and art-filled home in London.

“Aren’t you the naughty one?” Carter correctly surmised when he met mom. He glanced over me, focused on my daughter, Skatie, and added with a grin, “I see it skipped a generation too.” Isn’t this the sandwich generation perfectly defined? They have all the fun; I take care of them… But really, lucky me. The more I have to love, the more love I have.