To the Editor:
I was just sitting on our deck enjoying the soft summer rain which made me think of the items that make summer so nice where we live. I know summer is here when I look out on the Bay (Providence River to be precise) and see sailboats swinging of their moorings. We know summer is here when Del’s lemonade takes on an added attraction for our warm weather pallets. The new Narragansett lager beer is a new discovery and they have faithfully replicated the taste from so many summers ago when Elaine May and Mike Nichols starred in those hilarious ‘Gansett beer commercials. If smells can retrieve memories than the sense of taste can’t be that far behind. Speaking of which the chowder and clam cakes from St. John’s Church in Wickford at the Wickford Art Festival are a treat. One doesn’t require a sophisticated pallet to appreciate local cuisine.
The lovely Susan and I (and Trixie, of course) took our first walk on the new Rocky Point path. Having experienced it I am so happy that local folks made the yeoman’s effort to make this treat a reality. For those old enough to remember the good times that Rocky Point provided our youth this has to be a must see experience. It evokes such fond memories mixed with a touch of sadness that it no longer exists.
We experienced a new future memory with the ribbon cutting of the Beach Steet overlook. What a nice job everyone did who made this possible. Again, this 2011 summer weather provided us an opportunity to view the Bay from a slightly different perspective. It was a windless moment so boats swinging off their moorings took on confused attitudes. The multitude of swans appeared rather confused also – some sleeping, some foraging for food, and some viewing the audience of people looking at them.