I told you how Michael was getting lots of lovely notes and letters from Rex Parker Does the New York Times Crossword Puzzle readers, right? Well, one of them contained this fabulous photo:
It was taken one block north of us and the boy in the picture now has grown children and does the crossword puzzle and lives a long way from here. He remembers walking to school and shoveling sidewalks for a dollar. His dad bought their house, which is behind the photographer, when our neighborhood was brand new, right after the war, (actually, right afer he "returned from the Pacific").
So, what else was there to do but head up and take this photo:
I could probably have framed it a bit better, but we were off to the diner, it was cold, and I didn't want to get too much onto someone else's property. Actually, I could probably have also found Michael some cowboy boots and a hat, but I'm not sure he would have worn them.