gab over the fence

The Father’s Day weekend was fairly nice, and I reckon most families treated their dads pretty well, and a bit of a misty rain on Saturday didn’t spoil the weekend.  The tropical storm that came up from the Gulf of Mexico threatened to put a damper on the backyard barbecues, but it didn’t happen, so everybody could enjoy their hot dogs, hamburgers, barbecued chicken, baked beans, macaroni and potato salad, and a cool brew. All in all, it was a happy Father’s Day on Sunday, and the dads deserved it. . . . The creekside arts festival on Saturday was a success, and everybody had a good time there. It’s really nice that we have a group like the Business and Community Partnership to bring events like that to town and turn up our culture a few notches.  A big pat on the back to all of them who are involved. . . . Sorry to see that Paul Connolly passed away. I didn’t know he was up in his late 90’s.  My sympathy to Paul, Jr. and P.J.  and other members of the family. . . .I see the Catholic church’s big picnic is coming up soon, on the 10th through 12th of July.  Love those clams! . . . .Bushkill Township Fire Co. will be having their big carnival at the end of July, too. . . .Took notice of a couple events that are benefits by motorcycle riders – one called Ride for Hope that is a support for cancer victims over at East Allen’s Bicentennial Park on July 11th, and another called Bikers Remembering Bikers that starts and ends at the Bath Fire Hall, and benefits Dream Come True, the organization for seriously ill children. . . .Phillies have a couple pitchers who gave them hope the past week. A first round  draft choice who pitched a great game for the IronPigs on Thursday, and who about 80 folks from Moore Township had a chance to see.  And the Phillies had a great pitching performance against the St. Louis Cardinals on Sunday.  And the young guys are hitting the ball, scoring big against not only the Cardinals, but the Yankees, too! 18 hits against the Bronx Bombers. Wow! So maybe there is hope for the future. . . . Gas prices are hanging around the $2.79 mark, and that’s not too bad. Let’s keep it like that for a while. . . . With the increased school tax, look for the greeting in the mail very shortly. . . . The extra rain we had lately has sure made the corn crop grow tall in a short time. But that’s field corn. I’m more interested in the sweet corn. What’s your favorite – yellow, white or bi-color? I’m rarin’ to go with any of ‘em, topped with a bit of butter and salt. . . .Summer’s just started, and next week is the 4th of July already, so it’s moving right along. Enjoy it wherever you are – in the back yard, or up in the mountains, or down at the shore. See ya!!


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