Monday, September 3, 2018

Labor Day - End Of Summer -

So put away the white patent leather loafers, the white patent leather belt, and your lemon yellow leisure suit.

You can keep the diamond pinkie ring out until Thanksgiving.

Just kidding. The only people I knew who dressed like that were car dealership owners. Some of them thought they were really STYLIN' back in the day. One had a yellow Cadillac Coupe DeVille with a white leather interior that matched his outfit perfectly. I was very good friends with his oldest son, and we'd both crack up when Dad went out on the prowl. Al's Steak House was the most popular spot for Gentlemen Of A Certain Age to hang out and conduct business, and those of us in the Automotive Tribe could tell who was there by the cars in the lot. They conducted their business over Martinis and polished wood, and we conducted ours over blacktop County roads, 1320 feet at a time, or on the Center Street on-ramp to Westbound I-80. First one to Rte 7, Larkin Ave, wins!

So anyway........I'm headed out to the end-of-summer BBQ bash at The Kid's Place, aka The Country House. Hopefully the DIL's brother is there so I can find out if the CB radio in his truck works any better than it did.

Menu today is burgers, dogs, chips, potato and macaroni salad, sodas, and a pony keg for those so inclined. It's 80*, partly sunny, 20% chance of rain, and looks like a fine day for an end-of-summer BBQ!

13 comments:

  1. It's 61° here, with a chill breeze, and snow visible on the mountaintops nearby. We may build a fire in the firepit this evening, but I'd bet against it if pressed. Enjoy!

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    1. Our across-the-fence neighbors have their fire pit cranked up tonight.

      Looks enjoyable.

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    1. Yep. Gorgeous day up in Rist Canyon.

      And I've trained myself to keep a jacket in the car now. Been to a couple of outings where it turned cold and drizzly, and I was wearing shorts and a tee-shirt, and I was not comfortable.

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  3. As Granddad Burtis said, "I don't care if you go nakid, take yure possibles".

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    1. Hah! Yeah, I went through my emergency box in the Jeep and threw in a couple of "space blankets", some chemical hand warmers, some high energy food, and a spare jacket I had.

      And thanks to your advice, a container of ice melt!

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  4. It's different than Long Beach.

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    1. It not only seems like a different planet here, sometimes I think it's a separate reality....


      And we love it!

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  5. Sounds like you are doing well and enjoying your new home. Fall is fast approaching here, cool nights and sunny 70's days. We plan to put in a fire pit in the back yard, which I will love. In Cali we couldn't have one as the fire danger was too high.

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    1. .....Or the city/county/state/air-pollution-people would come and shut you down for not having the correct permits, fees paid, taxes paid, etc, etc, etc!

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  6. Hope it went well, ours did! :-)

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