Gary Kelly alerted me to a section on RedBubble featuring Cape Cod art. This art by Aleyska shows the wondrous center of Commercial Street.
The large building top center is the candy shop from which comes some pervasive
aromas which will drag you in or chase you away. LOL
To the left across the street is the Town Hall most;y hidden by the sheltering trees
hovering over all the benches along both sides of the corner where folk plot down
to rest. . .to watch and be watched. ;-))
Diagonally across the street from the benches and the candy shop stands the
internationally known Portuguese Bakery, the front of which you cannot see. Early on
in this Blog I posted a photo of the bakery and wrote about my Peter whose family owns
and run the bakery.
I used to come here and stop in to look at Peter, maybe get a smile from him. . . .and wish. . . . Then one day, as I wrote earlier, he asked me to take a break with him and we took our coffee and Portuguese pastry across the street to the Town Hall benches and sat and chatted and have since become "an item". .. hehe
Peter and I went to the same high school, sorta knew one another, but it is only of late that we are coming to know each other and care a lot. You know? During high school and college I worked construction for an uncle of his who is a contracter, builds houses. I've come to be very good hanging dry wall. :-) This summer the economy has been so bad, lots of family men are without jobs, and they take priority over college kids. Besides my boss isn't doing much construction this summer. Things are tough.
So I've had time to get to know my boss's nephew this summer, time to hang out. Peter works the bakery and also on crew of the family fishing boat. [See earlier pics of the Portuguese Fiesta and blessing of the fishing fleet.] I've been out on the boat on a work day, not as a tourist but as a worker. Itis hard work, often smelly work, good honest work!
It is being an interesting summer. . . . a happy summer!!!