June 28, 2021
June 28th, 2021
Good Morning Folks,
In the spring of 2016 Julie and I sold our big beautiful house on East Avenue in Rochester. Yeah, the idea was to downsize. We moved into a luxury high-rise apartment in downtown Rochester with the idea that with small space and no maintenance, we would be able to travel the world and do whatever we please. That last about two years and we bought a nice little two family house on Grand Avenue in an interesting section of the city of Rochester. One of the reasons was to have our daughter Grace a little closer to us as she is our youngest. She lives on the second floor and we lived on the first floor. Julie created a comfortable home in what was still a nice small space and an easy life. Then last spring we bought this large trailer with all of its accompanying accessories…..boats, Golf carts etc. The rationale was I had just had back surgery and it would be a nice place for me to recover. It wasn’t enough course and we bought the big house here on Main Street in Penn Yan. So much for downsizing. When we look at each other….when we have time to actually sit down and talk amidst all the different projects we ask ourselves, "Why did we do this? Are we crazy? Do we have no sense of who we are and what we plan to do? Don’t we EVER plan anything out? The answer is simply….no no no. We do things because they’re interesting. Both of us have had that one thing in common it’s got to be interesting otherwise it’s not worth it. We are an interesting couple.
I was walking, well I was rolling my little mobility cart, down Water Street in Penn Yan on Saturday. I could see just ahead two young fellows with closely cropped hair and sporting broad black sashes diagonally across their breasts. They had books in hand, a good stride and they were heading right towards me. I figured I was in store for a sermon or a pitch about some religion and I really wasn’t in the mood. Quickly I thought, what am I going to say to them? How am I going to get out of this? As I rolled closer and closer they approach me and said with, an air piercing boom, " Good morning sir." I looked up from my cart and blurted out "do you guys have any weed?" They looked as if they were struck by lightning or at least had a pigeon poop on their heads. They said, "My goodness of course we don’t!". I just kept rolling on while they scratch their head in wonder. It was a good for a laugh.
All my best,
Angel Restaurant Main Street, Penn Yan
Twilight time at Keuka Lake….An "unenhanced" picture taken from the porch of our trailer.