Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Wednesday was a busy day at Lakeside

On Wednesday morning the ladies of the herb group met at the train station and carpooled to the Mulberry Creek Herb Farm on Bogart Road and had a lovely talk by owner Karen Langan.  She was raised on the farm next door, and after meeting her husband during her post graduate work in horticulture they began this organic herb farm 21 years ago.  What a delightful place just to soak in all the beauty.  There were also chickens (eggs for sale) and a peacock and an Eagle Scout troop dismantling one of the green houses to move to another area. After her talk we had a chance to browse until about noon.

Then three of us went to lunch at Manny's Sports Bar at Rt. 250 and Bogart Rd.  Great food and very pleasant surroundings. I rode with Susan, who lives in Texas and inherited her mother's Lakeside cottage about eight years ago. We had a wonderful time with girl talk and finding out who we knew in common.

Although it was picnic in the park night, we both had eaten late lunches at restaurants (Wednesday is Guys Club and they boat to local restaurants) and weren't in the mood for hot dogs and baked beans, so we just had tomato soup and rhubarb cobbler for dinner.  We're both enjoying reading novels (mine is a Debbie Macomber and he's reading Agatha Christie) on the porch, but also took a walk by the lake to see the craft show developing for tomorrow's tour of homes.

The program at Hoover was Ciaran Sheehan who with his friend Sarah Pfisterer and a wonderful pianist (don't remember her name) performed a beautiful selection of Broadway tunes.  They had both been in Phantom of the Opera, and he also performed for us "Bring him Home" which he sang at the funeral of Vice President Biden's son.  He was born in Ireland, and the publicity says he began singing in high school and toured with a heavy metal band. He went on to study acting and voice, and made his debut as Babet in Les Miserables. He's also been a producer and has done 3 PBS specials.

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