Yesterday was a good day!
My father and I had a long lunch at what has become our favorite local restaurant. 99!
99 is a chain. I am going to have to check out its stock performance. I am very much impressed by it. The food is simple. Typical chain stuff. We had french onion soup and boneless wings. Good for what it was! Service was excellent and friendly. Not Paradise Cafe, but acceptable. And the people kept coming in in droves! So it must be good!
Last night was a special evening at the Yahnundasis. The Yahnundasis is our golf club. Actually a country club in disguise. However being snooty, it prefers to be referred to as a golf club. And for those of you who might be unfamiliar with the origins of the name, it is American Indian derived. Utica is in the Mohawk Valley. From thence and the rest of the northeast, 6 great Indian tribes formed a nation. Among the tribes were the Mohawks (of course), the Iroquois and the Algonquins. Yahnundasis comes from the Indian language and folklore of those times past. I am ashamed to admit I am not sure what it means. Could be longhouse. Indians lived in longhouses. I will check and at some point let you know its actual derivation.
Anyhow…..the special evening was jazz night! I did not know when I went. But when in Rome, do as the Romans do!
An unusually large crowd for a Friday evening! Every one appeared in a joyful mood! Saw and talked with many friends I had not seen in a while.
The company, food and music were good. But jazz it was not!
And I was disappointed! And many others also!
It was basically quiet slow dancing music. For the old folks! Since I am an old folk, I can describe it that way! Again disappointing! Larry Smith and his Monday night jazz sessions at the Pier House it was not!
I spoke with Lou Giglotti. Lou is an attorney also. He was law partner with Nick Priori, the 46 year old attorney/friend who died suddenly last week. Lou is just like Nick. A good guy! And a good attorney! I enjoyed seeing Lou again and sharing a few moments with him.
Strangely Lou was impressed with my Key West Lou blog. After Nick died, Lou entered Nick’s name into Google to see what he could come up with. Lo and behold! There was Key West Lou amongst others. You will recall I wrote about Nick last week.
Lou was amazed that I was able to put out a blog! My many years of legal successes have faded into the woodwork. Yesterday’s news! Now I am becoming known for the dithering of a retired old man! Spelled out daily in his reminiscent blog!
Whether this change in impressions is good or bad, I am not sure!