Wednesday, July 04, 2012

We had a day apart yesterday -- Delycia up north visiting her good friend Evelyn, and I back home in Mystic staying cool with fans and breezes. I got considerable work done on my finances, and also school work for the coming fall, and Delycia said she and Evelyn had a long, enlivening, and useful walk, about 9 miles worth.

In the evening, we sat up our chairs in Mystic River Park for the weekly Tuesday night band concert, and it was something special indeed. It was the Thames River Big Band, and they surely knew how to play their kind of music. Delycia and I settled into our beach chairs and smiled, I think, for the entire hour-plus of spirited music. It was especially heartening to see so many senior citizens -- some in their 80s and 90s, for sure -- thoroughly relaxing and enjoying themselves. We noticed one old fellow, at the end, rocking back and forth in his chair, smiling and cheering with pleasure.

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