Saturday, July 6, 2013

The Fourth, and The Fifth and A Special Treat - A Jimmy Story

Thursday, July 4, 2013 8:00 AM

It was just Ross and I today.  

We had a light lunch at the Diary Queen in Barnegat Light

Then checked out our beach. 

Not too many folks on the beach, especially for a Fourth of July.  Usually, even for our little out of the way spot, it is towel to towel, but not today.
It was misty and breezy, perhaps that's why.  Anyway we were just visiting, not staying.

The day ended with a phone call from my son and a typical Jimmy story.

Here is just his side of the phone convo.

"So I have bags of fireworks.  No, now I'm not talking about little firecrackers.  This is major stuff.  My stuff will put Milltown's fireworks to shame.  Ya know, I'm like the John Gotti of our neighborhood.  You know, he used to put on a show every year for his people.  Yeah, very funny, but I'm not gonna get arrested.  Don't worry, I know what I'm doing.  Yes, I know enough to keep the little kids out of the way.  Ma, come on.  Okay, okay, I'll call you after it's all over."

Later on, phone call number 2.  Again just his side of the convo.

"All done.  No problems.
There was about 30 people there watching.  Well, maybe 20.  But people were pulling up, sitting in their cars.  But get this.  And I swear to God this happened.  You can ask the 15 people that were there.
So, this elderly woman pulls up in her car.  No, we weren't shooting them off in our yard, we were shooting them off in the school parking lot.   So, anyway getting back to this old woman.  She must have been 65..., well maybe 70.  She rolls down her window and starts yelling at us.  I walk over to her car.
 I say, "Is there a problem, Ma'am?"
She says, "You know this is illegal!"
 I say, "It's the Fourth."  "What's the matter? "
She says, and I tell you I couldn't believe what she said, she says, "You are scaring the deer."
"Whaat?"  I asked her to repeat it, because I didn't believe that's what she said.  "You're scaring the deer."
"I'm scaring the deer?"
Can you believe that? I'm scaring the deer.  Unbelievable.
I told her, "Look Ma'am, don't worry about it.  We are wrapping up here."
She took off and was yellin' out the window, "I'm reporting you to the cops."

I don't think I need to tell you my side of the conversation.  Mother's I think you know what my responses were.
I have to admit, I breathed a sigh of relief after the second phone call and I did laugh out loud at the "scaring the deer" part.

Then just before he hung up, he told me that he found another bag of fireworks.
"Darn, I was lookin' all over for this.  These are the best ones.  I'm gonna go finish these off.  Talk to you later."


Friday July 5, 2013 8:47 AM
Heat Advisory
Temp in the 90's

We did something special today.  We visited with Anne and Domani.  He is such a joy, that kid.  I just love him too much.  We had lunch at the Diner in Jamesburg.  Then went to target to buy some summer fun.  Oh, yeah and some big boy underpant(ies).  (As Domani insists on calling them. )
Quote of the day:
"I running around like a cwazy person."


  1. What a cutie! I love seeing the more recent photos!
    As for the fireworks - I'm with you -
    and funny thing about scaring the deer? Lots of folks around here would be cheering for that b/c they wreak havoc on the backyard gardens!

  2. Thanks, I agree Domani is a cutie!
    I usually plant flowers around the house and then am annoyed that the deer, or the rabbits or perhaps the chipmunks are feasting on them. This year, I elected to go with potted plants. I stuck them in between the prickly holly bushes. It seems to have kept these critters away.