"Never be in a hurry; do everything quietly and in a calm spirit. Do not lose your inner peace for anything whatsoever, even if your whole world seems upset." Saint Francis De Sales

Saturday, August 27, 2011

My Slow Takes (vol. 12)

1. Saturday was the annual block party on Treefoil Court. My brother in law Frank organizes this event bringing together all their friends in the neighborhood. There is an inflatable jumper and water slip and slide for the younger crowd. The adult games include a wiffle ball and a "corn hole" tournament. The latter going on until early morning.

I went to bed early but was jolted awake by a large "BOOM." Fireworks .... they didn't have these last year, it was quite a surprise.

There is always more than enough food and drink. Home made deserts being the best. I'm sure I added a few pounds.

It was sunny and warm and the evening brought a relaxing coolness that balanced the day.

2. From "The Feast of Booths: Christin's Quote Book."

"The statistics on sanity are that one out of every four Americans is suffering from some sort of mental illness. Think of your three best friends. If they're okay, then it's you." Rita Mae Brown

3. Dinner at Duff's in Orchard Park, New York. It was great! Dee and I split an order of chicken wings, hot but tasty. I washed them down with a couple of Molson Canadian drafts. This is what I look forward to when we come to Buffalo. Real "Buffalo" chicken wings and Canadian beer.

4. I missed well not really, just wasn't here when the earthquake was. Fortunately there were no injuries or damage in Richmond. Unfortunately our son Todd and his family are close to Mineral, Virginia. The house shook but it's still up. Then there was the aftershock, but that too passed without any issues.

Now we're getting ready for "Irene," a large hurricane heading along the eastern coast. As of right now we are suppose to get 40 mph winds and rain. It would be nice if she would move off shore and frolic in the ocean far east of us.

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