“Mayor Tom Lyon made sure the sun was out by noon and it was a pleasure to sit and talk in the warmth. Mayoress Jean provided flowers for our hanging wall. Uncle Bob Lettis visited with his daughter Paula. She had just flown in for the event from Michigan and got the prize for the longest traveled to the party. Barbara and Doug Luhmann will receive the prize for the longest post party trip as they left the next day for Shanghai, China to visit their daughter. They will move onto the street after the completion of their little project. They brought along some interesting artifacts found in the walls of the house when it was torn apart. Why would someone put a wearable coat in the wall and then board it up?
“Along with the many old residents (although some are quite young) it was nice to meet Emily and Patrick, NYSHA grad students. They have agreed to participate in the fine Eagle Street tradition which says the newest residents shovel the snow for at least one year. Jim Longhi is now off the hook.
“Jim also had an idea at the end of the party that we should elect an Eagle Street ‘Monarch’ each year. He suggested king but I thought that was a bit sexist. He was thereby appointed to be a committee to follow through on that. No pressure Jim.”
We thank Robin for her report which, unfortunately, left us wondering if the coat in the wall is evidence in some long forgotten crime. It is, we think, food for thought.
And speaking of food, we found ourselves this past weekend faced with what we consider to be a somewhat daunting task, namely roasting a chicken. And it was, we point out, not just any chicken but a chicken with a history.