And, another fine week it has been! All my animal buds are delighted that the rain has finally stopped. Niki and Pico have been enjoying some great walks and the Z boy and I are starting to think as one, which makes the rides so much better. Fred, the 85 year old owner of the barn where Z is boarded, tells me every day to “remember your horse is like a dance partner. Don’t step on his toes.” He still works out 3 horses a day and is knowledgeable beyond belief –a true horseman. I really enjoy our conversations and am reminded of spending time with my grandfather, a horse lover too, as a young girl. I still have his spurs that he wore as a mounted Col. in the Army.
Next Thursday July 9th Joe Tinney, Sharon’s brother-in-law from Glasgow Scotland, will once again fill the Bistro with his great music. Joe learned to play the guitar from his father at the age of 16. He is in a band named the “Plundering Sons” and plays regular gigs at home. In addition to playing in the US he’s also taken the “stage” in Ireland. His “day job” is as a Graphic Designer for the Glasgow Fire Brigade. Joe’s a kind, interesting man and we’re very happy to have him back. He’ll start at 6 PM and go through until 10, or there about. Seating is first come, first serve. No reservations. What a great way to start the holiday!
Let’s remember that the 4th of July it is not just another day off but a holiday commemorating our independence, then only 13 colonies, from the Kingdom of Great Britain in 1776. Thomas Jefferson was the principal author of the Declaration of Independence which was signed by 56 others including John Adams, Benjamin Franklin, Samuel Adams, John Hancock and John Penn. The youngest signer was Edward Rutledge at age 26 and the oldest Ben Franklin at age 70. Two of the signers became president, John Adams, our second, and, Thomas Jefferson our third. Ironically both Adams and Franklin died on the same day, 7-4-1826. James Monroe died on 7-4-1831 and Calvin Coolidge, our 30th president, was born on 7-4-1872. Equally important this Fourth is to remember all who have died protecting our freedom and all those who have served in the past or now. Without their dedication and devotion to the liberty of all we would not be living the American Dream.
Have a safe holiday. We’re closed Saturday and Sunday but the Chalkboard Features are awesome as per se: Chicken Fajitas with Black Bean, Corn and Brown Rice; Ahi Tuna topped with Crispy Artichoke Hearts and a Lemon Butter Sauce; Pasta Primavera – Spaghetti tossed with Marcona Almonds, Julienne Veggies and a Pesto Cream Sauce and a Crab Caprese Appetizer of Fresh Mozzarella, Vine Ripened Tomatoes and Jumbo Lump Crab tossed with Basil Aioli and a drizzle of Balsamic Reduction. YUM!!
Have a Million Dollar Holiday!!
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