April 1-6, 2011
Even large Florida lizards are totally small, weak and un-frightening compared with their Thai cousins.
Here are some containers that bring back great memories.
The one without a label contained the legendary 1870 Chateau Latour.*
The '69 will be remembered by:**
The Pyongyang cans of beer will be known by my kids.
The Saigon cans of beer will be known by my kids as well.
The '34 claret I well remember.
* Facebooker Jeff Turnau will remember this one.
** She knows who she is.
Some people collect the craziest things; like swizzle sticks and matches.
On Sunday we drove to the Bal Harbour Shopping Center (at Miami Beach) for lunch at an Italian restaurant that we haven't visited in more than a year. The place is called Carpaccio. We split a tomato and Mozzarella salad before we had individual fish dishes (Watcharee = Swordfish), (myself = Tuna).
Scenes for "The Glades", an "A&E" television show, are being filmed just a few blocks away from where my son, David, used to live when he had a house on Victoria Park Boulevard. The house being used in the film is typical of old Florida architecture.
While awaiting a pizza delivery I opened a center-table drawer and found several photo albums. Back in the era when hand-held cameras contained film that had to be processed after exposure people actually took the time to 'paste' their photos in books called albums. As recently as eleven years ago the folks from THOCBDC actually did this ... well, they had others do it for them.
Before the door bell rang I was able to digitize a few pages from these paper and emulsion dinosaurs. A few photographs are from ancient Palio; others are from excursions to India, Nepal and Bhutan. And, to really transport you back in time, some of these albums also contained hand written journals. Do you remember Stephani Weaver and Tillman Smith?
Next: Part II