Capital Region Blue Star Mothers group I belong to was sponsoring the Freedom Walk at The Crossings in Colonie, NY. Despite a drizzle, there was a respectable turnout and the guest speakers moved me with their tales of volunteering at Ground Zero and serving in the armed forces.
America Supports You Freedom Walks take place in many communities around the country.
On a lighter note: After last night's event, a little tired, cold and hungry, the HH and I stopped at Milano in Latham, a restaurant we've been to before. Last night, we were seated next to a 40-something couple, apparantly on a first date. This has happened to us before at this restaurant. I guess it's popular with the slightly older back-in-the-game crowd. I tried not to listen to this dating couple, not just to be polite, but also because the conversation was extremely boring. However, the tables in this restaurant are very close so it's almost impossible not to hear what is being said by one's neighbors.
My husband and I came away from the evening with slightly different takes on what we'd overheard.
HH said something like: I don't care what anyone says, being married is never half as boring as that conversation was. (A left-handed compliment if I've ever heard one, thank you!)
As for me, I had to restrain myself when the attractive lady at the next table excused herself to go to the restroom. I was dying to lean over and advise the nice-looking man and would-be suitor: The word "amortization" never belongs in a first date dinner conversation.
I guess HH and I can claim some expertise on these matters. Our 25th wedding anniversary is coming up this Tuesday, September 15. I hope we make it another twenty-five years. That Milano dating vignette made me shudder...
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