I posted this photo of me on Facebook with the comment, “Obviously my speech wasn't as profound as I thought it was.” My friends from around the country jumped in to defend me and gave Fred Allyn III and Bill Saums a very bad time about it. I love each and every one of my fellow town councilors and beg forgiveness for posting the photo in the first place.
I shot this photo five years ago at the local Stop and Shop on the day before Thanksgiving. It was hectic and I was bummed that I had left shopping until the last minute. Audra came around the corner and I literally laughed out loud. (LOL) Now I post this photo every year. Who needs gravy, cranberry sauce or pumpkin pie with your turkey when you can have beer?
Audra of of Audge’s Mobile Pet (now located at the Gales Ferry Animal Hospital) was a good sport to let me take a photo of her!
I had trouble deciding which photo to post for Photo Friday from my trip to San Francisco last week. I have a ton of food photos since San Francisco offers a wide variety of wonderful food but I also had some nice shots from the Palace Hotel and the San Francisco Bay Bridge area. I decided to post this photo of my celebration toast on winning the election to the Ledyard Town Council. Being in San Francisco on election day was a bummer and I didn’t get to go to the victory party. Instead and since I don’t drink, I celebrated with an ice cream caramel sundae from the Ghirardelli Ice Cream and Chocolate Shop which was dangerously close to our hotel.
Real estate closings in Ledyard are often bittersweet events with sellers who are happy to sell but also sad to leave a home they have lived in for a long time. I often wonder what pets think about the process. Charlie didn’t exactly tell me but he listened carefully while the closing documents were being explained by the attorney. Enjoy your new home in Maine, Charlie!
Ok, so today isn't Friday and these pumpkins are not from Ledyard. I've been on the road most of the week so blogging has been taking a low priority. I've been to Norwalk and to West Hartford teaching technology classes. The one fun thing about traveling the state to teach is that I get to visit stores we don't have in the Ledyard area, like Stew Leonard's and Trader Joe's. The pumpkin photo is from Trader Joe's.
We had many nice photos submitted for our photo banner contest at the Ledyard Community Forum on Facebook. The winner will be able to see her photo posted as the banner for about a week and I’ll post more photos throughout the rest of August..
Although the photo above of the Ledyard Congregational Church was the winner, my personal favorite was this one submitted by April Sauchuk of Mayor John Rodolico having fun at the Ledyard Senior Center on Father’s Day.