Laura and I are baching it for a few days. Emily's off at a show with Linda, Tom and Jan are away, just the two of us.
I dropped Laura at the library and went to work. I looked up at the splatter of rain to see the kid barreling down the steep drive from the upper level.
It was an ass over teacup moment, and with the skill and agility of a thirteen year old in prized Converse high tops, Laura took the corners and came through the door.
I dropped her at a friend's house for the afternoon, and set out on an errand run.
Some pictures, too.
All the horses seemed impervious to the persistent drizzle.
The vegetation appreciates the rain; it looks like early June outdoors.
To the Board of Elections to file my petitions to be on the ballot in the General Election in November.
The BOE is in an old, ethnic, German part of town, two or three blocks from the official University of Akron campus, with its huge stadium, shiny new buildings and dorms.
Of course there must be a low rent district.
Home Cooked Lunches!
The Burkhardt Brewing Company was a big brewery in Akron continuously from the 1860's on. During Prohibition it branched into soft drinks, and back to beer the minute it could.
It still brewed in Akron in the fifties, when I lived there, and has returned as a micro brewery, I understand.
Back to Hudson to retrieve Laura and take her to her art class.
Returning at 7:30 to pick her up (see the clock tower reflected in the window?),
I stopped to take a picture of the green fabric. It reminds me of my mother's VanRaalte nightgowns--
sweeping the floor and sleeveless, summer and winter, in the unheated upstairs.
Mrs. P and Laura, through the studio door. Like two little pixies.
The instant I touched the door to open it, whoosh, the drawings were flipped and I was admonished for trying to peek. So much for what the budding fashion designer may be up to.
On the way back to the car Laura stopped to admire the dress on the left.
It definitely has my vote, too.
Home again, home again, smell the delicious damp and empty the rain gauge.