Happy round number, Theresa

Or friend David texted us weeks ago, asking that my dear wife Karen and I reserve Sunday afternoon for a surprise party to honor his wife and our friend Theresa. She was celebrating a round-number birthday. They did it up right. The decorations at her cousin Ed’s banquet room off Hiawatha Boulevard were perfect. Her…

All’s good with baseball back

I was thrilled with the seats we landed by going to the Syracuse Mets open house and standing on the short line the first day tickets went on sale. The third-base line location five rows up Thursday afternoon allowed me to use my iPhone 8 to catch perfect baseball symmetry for the home squad at…

Opening Day brings everything but a Syracuse Mets win

Our family excursion to see the first-ever Syracuse Mets game brought a traffic jam. By the time we wound through the streets and into the satellite lot, it was perilously close to the Thursday afternoon start time of 2 o’clock. Yet still there were deep lines for the gate security check. We still made it…

When last we looked in on the Syracuse Mets …

The Syracuse Mets open house at NBT Bank Stadium was one month, two days ago. Today is opening day. Our Triple A squad is scheduled to play the Pawtucket Red Sox. Yet this is what our backyard looked like on Monday a mere few miles from the stadium. Good luck, grounds crew. I will be…

The name caught my eye

My dear wife Karen got a big rush out of me when she sent over this photo from the Strawberry Festival during her girls getaway trip to Florida. Polish food, check. Wishing folks good health and cheers in Polish, bringing back great childhood memories, check. The chef having my first name in Polish version, what…

It went swimmingly

My dear wife Karen caught some nice sights during her girls getaway trip to Florida. I wanted to share this water view of the ducks between the boats.