I took my first trip to Cape Cod as a baby and then later with my father during my childhood. I hadn't been back for many years and then in 1999 I rented a cottage in Hyannis and my mom and I had a blast. It started a semi-tradition although we hadn't been back since 2002. This trip marked my fourth as an adult and we always stay at a wonderful cottage community in Hyannis called Captain Gosnold Village. We did our usual antiquing, walking around Main St., time at the harbor and we even watched Babe, the movie on the village green one night. One of the funny things that happened was the day we went antiquing. We went to our usual hotspot, Warehouse # 4 in Dennis. We never figured out if #1, 2 and 3 exist but it's always a fun time. On the way there I noticed a headboard at a shop a little down the road. We went to check it out and began chatting with the shop owner Barbie, who was lovely. I purchased the fabulous find (antique wrought iron headboard) and said I'd be back to pick it up later in the week. On the return, as we were loading it into the car, Joyful, a sweet King Charles Spaniel who lives there with her companion Mr. Deeds (same breed) decided to jump into the backseat of my car. Barbie explained somewhat embaressed that Joyful had been abused and was attached to her and as a result followed her everywhere. She qucikly apologized and stated that Joyful must have thought she was leaving with us and wanted to come along. HA HA .....think again. When Barbie left to answer her phone, cute little Joyful proceeded to jump back into my car and lay down. I think she has excellent taste and wanted to come back to NY with us. Pictures of the fabulous headboard to follow but included here is a photo of JOYFUL as well as some other "Cape" pics.
Friday, July 21, 2006
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Thursday, July 13, 2006
How gorgeous is this sweater and hat? My mom who works at the hospital where I work was doing one of her rehab groups and one of the patients came over to thank her and tell her how therapeutic it was. They started talking and the woman asked if she had children? grandchildren? So make a long story short, she shared that I worked at the hospital and that she was awaiting her first granddaughter. This was at 2pm. By 9am the next day, the woman had "created" this magnificent sweater set for her to give me for "fortune cookie". Mom called me and told me I had to come to the unit right away but wouldn't tell me why. The lovely woman was discharged today but not before she took home 6 skeins of yarn and said she'll be back soon with more goodies. I am rarely shocked but I've learned that sometimes the kindness of strangers is overwhelming. For this particular patient, it is her therapy to do for others. I later learned that in the 7 weeks she spent with us, she had crocheted sweaters and other ensambles for many of the children of the various staff. Some people are truly a gift. ENJOY!!!!!