Christmas Trees and Gasoline

Hope everyone is having a nice holiday break. I just wrapped up this year's birthday list, a few days before #47 begins. Allen and I were in Concord yesterday, so we stopped by Verrill Farm. The farm has been in existence for more than 100 years. Amazing. The farm stand was delightful. The produce was... Continue Reading →

Patio Dining

Now that we are vaccinated, we have occasionally had meals on restaurant patios this summer. One day a few months ago, we drove by a nice-looking restaurant patio at a new hotel in the neighborhood, so I suggested we try it. It was a large patio with plenty of room between tables, and the chefs... Continue Reading →

Veterans Day

This year, I attended my first Veterans Day service. I feel embarrassed to admit that, but it's true. My dad was a veteran, but he didn't talk much about his experience. He said once that it was one of the best times of his life. (He never saw combat.) He was a military policeman at... Continue Reading →

Old School Game Show

I kicked off my 15th annual birthday list in December by attending a holiday edition of Old School Game Show with a friend. OSGS is a live theater experience that is part game show with audience participation, part musical, and part sketch comedy...with a '70s/'80s vibe. The event was held at the Oberon in Cambridge,... Continue Reading →

El Día de Los Muertos

I celebrated El Día de Los Muertos for the first time in November. I read that the City of Boston was constructing a Day of the Dead altar in Copley Square, and people were invited to send in photos of their departed loved ones. I submitted a photo of my dad. I didn't find him... Continue Reading →

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