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June 6, 2012 at 9:29 am

No Deliveries

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Northford, CT USA

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June 5, 2012 at 6:22 pm

Yours truly

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September 13, 2010 at 7:07 pm

Texture and Color

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This is an old tombstone in a cemetery just up the street from my daughters house in Greenwich, CT.  I thought it was an interesting memorial.  Seems people took an interest in memorializing their family “back in the day”.  Perhaps these days were too quick to crate and burn.  Oh,  I know, save the land for something more useful.  But still, memorials are to the person and LIFE.

Playing with texture and color in these two photos.  Adobe Elements and Topaz Adjust were the tools.

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August 30, 2010 at 6:55 pm

Jimmie’s of Savin Rock

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Stopped at Jimmie’s in the Savin Rock section of West Haven Connecticut when I up north in June.  Although the current restaurant has been up for several decades, it’s a stark change from the Hot Dog stand of the 50s and 60s with Ronnie screaming out “Split Two”!

Two split Roesslers hot dogs, fries, and cole slaw – went down easy the the cold brew.  I didn’t really remember the neon green relish but I guess they always served it.  It’s the hot relish at the Glenwood Drive-In I love!

Jimmie's of Savin Rock

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August 28, 2010 at 3:56 pm

While in Connecticut

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As some of you know, the first part of our trip north was to Connecticut. My daughter and family live in Greenwich and my sister and friends live in the New Haven area.

I took a walk around Greenwich while there:

Greenwich, CT

When I was at Gen Re

When I was with GenRe my office was on the third floor center set of windows of this building on Arch St.

RL on Greenwich Ave

Ralph Lauren has an impressive space on Greenwich Avenue – and the window are dramatically decorated.

Greenwich Harbor

A view of Greenwich Harbor from Steamboat Road.

On Railroad Ave., Greenwich

These fine automobiles looked like jewels in a jewelry store window as I walked down Railroad Ave. This was across the street from the railroad station.

The Yale Bookstore - in the building which was once the Yale Co-op

Barns and Noble runs the Yale Bookstore. It’s located in the building that was once the Yale Co-op. As I wandered each floor on my visit, I could envision the layout from the Co-op days; especially the top floor which was clothing. I new exactly where the suits, shirts and ties were; Gant and Sero BD shirts stacked and on-sale; rep and Yale College crested silk ties. I could see the wall of Shetland and cable knit sweaters in beautiful colors and tones – by their look they were instantly recognizable as a “Co-op sweater”.

J Press - New Haven

J Press - New Haven

Walking into J. Press in New Haven brings back a lot of memories. When I visit there, I swoop from table to table and look through the cases along the wall of shirts; the opposite wall completely decorated with ties of impressive colors and designs. On this trip my daughter surprised me a bought me a couple of ties – I love green ties, so I picked out a blue/green rep and a blue green knit – my wife bought me a watch strap. Everything looked great –

The loot from this trip

Some of the loot I picked up during this trip. By the way, the red chinos on the left are from Murray’s Toggery Shop Outlet in Nantucket and the pair on the right are from LL Bean. The Nantucket Reds are very light – almost pink – and this will be a cause of concern especially on Friday’s at work – so I’ll pass on casual Friday with the Murray’s go with the LL Beans. Even the LL Beans will be a problem, but I think I can pull them off OK at work. My PM partner at the firm will have a field day with preppy remarks – but I can take it.
Blue chambray shirt, ribbon belt, and flip-flops from J. Crew. Blue embroidered shorts and madras belt from the Bass Shoe Outlet, ties and watch strap from J. Press.

Tomorrow I’ll post a bit more from Connecticut then move onto Cape Cod.

I’m tired, good night!

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July 8, 2010 at 8:40 pm

Quick update from the road

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I’ve been without realiable internet connectivity while in Cape Cod this week — so there you have my reason for not posting photos, thoughts and other outbursts.

Just quickly — Had a wonderful time in Greenwich and other parts of Connecticut… My daughter poured her love on me by treating her Pop to belated Father’s Day gifts from J. Press – (will show some of that later). Met up with KSA from the Legions of the Lost Ones – he’s a good guy! Also met up with a friend that I’m proud to say that I’ve had for 51 years. We had a wonderful dinner at their home, then off to New Haven for pizza at Pepe’s with my sister, neices, nephews, cousins, and friends — it was all good.

Three days in Cape Cod, shopping, P-Town, Nantucket, Clams, Lobsters, some great New England fish and chips from Baxters in Hyannis. I scored a pair of Nantucket Reds (at Murray’s Toggery Outlet – yes outlet! You wouldn’t believe what I paid for dem Reds!

Heading to Northern New York State very early Saturday morning.. its going to be about a 10 to 12 hour ride then it will be 4th of July festivities in Three Mile Bay, NY.

I’ll post up some pics in the next day of so – last count I snapped 440 photos in a week. I think I have some good ones for showing later after some post processing.

Everyone have a very Happy and Safe Indepence Day weekend!!!

By the way… I have an awful toothache! I’m eating a 1/2 pound of Advil a day and it still throbs!

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July 2, 2010 at 8:05 pm

Random photos and thoughts

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I can’t seem to settle on any one thing to blog about tonite… so I’m just going to post some photos that I like.  Perhaps add a few thoughts along the way.

1964 MB 600 Pullman

Now that’s a big ride… with the top down champagne will spray in your face at 35mph.

141 Ridgewood Ave

The house I grew up in.

When we lived there it was all white with forest green shutters.  A short walk to The High Lane Club, scene of explosives and fish homicide, as a friend put it.  A lovely place.  My Dad paid $35,000 for this place in 1959 and today it is up for sale in the high $300,000.

57 Cad Man

Light em up

Always liked these two photos – the smirk on this guys face –

The patch mad kit

This is my kit for tomorrow — breaking out the patch mad – we finally have permission – a decree from Washington D.C.

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May 22, 2010 at 7:41 pm

North Haven High School Class of 1965 – Reunion

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In 2005 I went to my class reunion – 40 years.  It was an “all class renunion” – all of the classes since the first graduating class (1955) to 2005.  All the classes came together for a reunion because they were tearing down the high school (they built a new one).  We had a wonderful time.

Our class – 1965 – had the biggest turnout (at least that’s what I remember).  We had a lot of class spirit.  Wonderful people sharing wonderful memories.  It was GREAT!

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April 8, 2008 at 6:53 pm