I wanted to open with a picture, and for some reason, this one spoke to me. It is Jay Groah and me at the Ritz and Ragtime at Rutger Park fundraiser for the Landmarks Society of Greater Utica.
Here’s the thing: this social distancing thing is really hard on a gregarious soul like mine. In lieu of a Tired Tuesday post, I am going to share pictures of social times in my past. I will resolutely keep to myself during the current health crisis. In the meantime, I can bask in memories and make plans for good times to come.
I am not sure when this was taken, but here are Steven and I and a young friend. Look how happy Steven is! He has a terrific smile.
Here is the owner of the End Zone Pub and Grub in Herkimer, NY, and his son. No more hanging out at the bar for a while! Damn!
Here are Steven, our friend Kim, and one of our favorite pourers, Dannielle, at Valley Wine and Liquor in Herkimer. Valley has suspended all tastings, but they assure me they will reschedule. Phew!
There are many local businesses I must wait to patronize again. I can order take-out or delivery from some restaurants. No doubt I will, because we must all do our part to keep local businesses going. Eating delicious food is strictly by the wayside! I hope to write blog posts about such things in the future.
In the meantime, I am over 250 words, and I have barely whined at all. Score! Happy Tuesday, everyone!