Monday, November 9, 2009

Paddling on ( a choppy) Main Street. November 9th, 2009



Leo, once again, is talking about the future. Taking it more slowly, as opposed to full retirement. He is taking extra leave of his Bridgehampton barber shop over Thanksgiving, heading south to his Miami Beach condominium. "This time I fly." He mused. "Getting too old for the driving. Also I don't like overnight in the Carolinas. They are strange people, don't you know." His future may be blessed by his beloved Russian saints. He has been offered an opportunity to open a seasonal shop on Block Island. As he giggled, "The rent? It's a snip!"

The 8th Grade basketball season is well under way, with "our girls" enjoying a well-deserved win yesterday, Sunday. But it seems that the more interesting game strategies are taking place off-court, among the parents.

A simple question: Why is the Ross School in East Hampton (you know, that temple of entitlement, or should it be that title of "entemplement," let the theologian understand) not observing Veterans' Day by closing out of respect? I do not expect a clear answer.

Alas! My daughter's mis-spelt namesake on Main Street, Bridgehampton, Cate Lewis Jewelry, has closed. A charming husband-wife team from Australia ran the store for many seasons, with so much friendliness and welcome, and a great eye for innovative design and color. Sadly no more. I wish them well as they move on, perhaps to austral regions, and wonder with cynical bleakness what will move into the empty space. Another bloody realtor/cellphone kiosk/antique/English clothing boutique? Lord, have mercy.

1 comment:

Saintly Ramblings said...

The jewellery shop might have survived if it had spelt its product name correctly!