Monday, April 10, 2017

That was the week that was.

Right off the bat I want to get this out of the way. Several days ago my friend Dave and I went to see the construction site of the new casino they're building only about four or five miles from where I live. It is quite close to the rotary of death that I mentioned last blog though it is easier to use since it is the first exit off the rotary and it is much easier to get in position to take it. Well guess what? It's a construction site with trucks and cranes. It's not particularly exciting so there's just a picture. By the way this is supposed to be done in about a year. They are building a casino and a hotel.

The airport is not all that far away from here. About 5 to 7 miles east of here, so it is not unusual to have planes flying over. I was on the couch watching television or perhaps the television was watching me, when I was startled away by the roar of low flying jets. It was scary. You don't know what to think. It was two distinct planes low and loud. Were we under attack? It turns out it was opening day at Fenway Park and the Red Sox commissioned a fly over by the Blue Angels but it scared the hell out of  me.

The marathon is next week and they have established a Krystle Campbell Scholarship Fund with a team of runners called Team Krystle who will be running and raising money for the scholarship. They ran through the neighborhood the other day but I had no idea who they were until Arlene gave me the lowdown.

Sunday was a beautiful day so Arlene and I went out for a bite to eat. Having a hotel built in town has brought four very nice restaurants to town. We've been to Salvatore's before and I have also mentioned before that the restaurants location used to be a bank. The Depositors Trust, the site of an infamous robbery that took place as the Memorial Day parade went by. The robbers, which included 3 cops, broke in the store next door and entered the bank through the ceiling. They left the hole in the ceiling in the restaurant. The take was 1.5 million in cash and an estimated 15-25 million in gold and jewelry. Anyway as you walk out the back of the restaurant to the parking lot you see one of the oldest brick houses in the country, the Jonathan Wade house built in 1683. I had my camera with me.

However there is one older brick house in the city, possibly the oldest brick house in the country. This city was settled the same year that Boston was, 1630. The Peter Tufts House which is almost around the corner from my house. It dates to 1677. This is not my picture. I got it from Google.
 So we took a right out the parking lot up Governors Ave and Arlene said let's take a ride. So off we went to the nicest part of the city to the next town over and circled back into our hometown. Here's the video. With all our chit chat we sound like we're on the zoning board.  

So that's it for this edition,
I'm outta here. 


  1. Boston Boy, All that history. I love it. I also like your sense of humor...You and Arlene do enjoy your time. I can only imagine the noise of the would have bene goo dot know of that in advance. The cars park along the road...that is too scary for me. I always worry about opened doors. Yikes. I love the videos. Blessings to you, xoxo, Susie

  2. You give good and interesting information about both your city's history and your surroundings. I viewed the video on YouTube. Question: Made with a digital camera on movie setting or do you have a video camera? Arlene is lucky to have you nearby for trips and meals out, besides for a fine relationship.

  3. Blessings
    Low flying planes huh, must have been startlingly herrendous indeed.
    Bank convert restaurant, innovative, so about the bank robbers, did they catch them all?

  4. I LOVE those bricks in the brick buildings. No perfection there but good old fashioned work. Ad I love antiques. Not because I am one which I guess I am, but because the history of any of them is fascinating.