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Sunday, June 16, 2019

Father's Day 2019


 "Death ends a life. But it does not end a relationship; which struggles on the survivor's mind, toward some resolution, which it may never find," is a quotation from Robert Sherwood Anderson's theatrical play, "I Never Sang for My Father."

The quote is on mind this Father's Day as I reflect on my experiences with my dad. He moved out of our house when I was nine, a year or so after this picture of me was taken when I sat on a raft with him soon after I broke my wrist.

I've often struggled to get some resolution on why I was not able to talk with him, which probably had a lot to do with his second wife.

People tell me that when I was born, my dad thought the world of me, which I would never have guessed, except when looking at the following pictures.



I am aware from stories his sister (my aunt) relayed to me that he had a difficult childhood for which I am sorry; and knowing this makes his lack of communication with me understandable. It doesn't take away years of emotional pain in my seeking a relationship with him, but it does make it understandable.

Saturday, June 15, 2019

Yet another Saturday in the Park


Two weeks ago when I was on what has become my weekly Saturday walk in Central Park with a friend, we came upon some wonderful nature sightings; a mama raccoon rescuing her young'un and  a baby robin taking in his/her view from a nest, as well as a baby blue jay learning to fly and gosling triplets with their parents.

Today when I walked with my friend, she spotted a number of fish in Turtle Pond and and a few in Wagner Cove, such as the one seen in the image atop this entry. I've never seen such large fish in any spot within the park but I've often seen people fishing. Seeing today's big fish, prompted me to come home and fish around via google for information on fishing in Central Park. Here is a link that leads to info re the Catch and Release Fishing Policy in Central Park. And here are some more pictures of the fish I saw at Wagner Cove.




As I have mentioned a number of times here on Blogger any time it is a Saturday and I'm in either Riverside Park or Central Park, I find myself thinking of the hit song Saturday in the Park by the band Chicago, and today was no exception: "What a day in the park, everyday's The Fourth Of July..."

Friday, June 14, 2019

"... Keep your eye on the grand ole flag..."



Today is Flag Day, a holiday I've written about this event within a few posts here on Blogger. This year I'm honoring it with the YouTube Video posted atop this entry and as you listen (and maybe even sing along), I've included some pictures (below, although in some the flag is quite small) so you can "keep your eye on the grand old flag..."

Thursday, June 13, 2019

Throwback Thursday: Philharmonic Fireworks





It's good to be back "on the air" after my recent ordeal which I touched on in yesterday's blog post.

Last night the New York Philharmonic performed a free concert in Central Park. The weather was certainly on everyone's side, but I did not attend. As I stated in the aforementioned  blog post, I am having very rough times health wise and financially (because of my health issues) so I did not go to the concert; but knowing the concert would end at 10:00 PM, I walked to the end of my block and caught the Philharmonic's Fireworks!

Wednesday, June 12, 2019

My Update


I've not posted for the past couple of days here on Blogger which is unusual for me, but I've been very preoccupied with a  number of issues that are taking a lot of time to deal with. Additionally I have my on going (and life long) appointments with eye doctors, one of them was yesterday. I hope to be back to my regular blogging schedule soon.