Monday, September 6, 2021

An almanac page

 Looking back at this summer....

Most entertaining event on TV
The "Field of Dreams" baseball game played August 12 in Dyersville, Iowa between the Chicago White Sox and the New York Yankees.

First day I saw fireflies out locally
June 4.

Biggest summer expenditure 
New HVAC system was installed June 15, and totally worth it.

Biggest blessing of the summer
Lisa is officially free from cancer!

The closest thing to a vacation we could manage this season
A road trip to Seaford, Delaware to drop in on family briefly.

Most "North Carolina" thing we did
Visiting the Vollis Simpson Whirligig Park and Museum in Wilson, NC.

Best live music of the season
(Only live music of the season)
Harry Connick, Jr. and his band at the Koka Booth Amphitheatre in Cary NC on August 24.

Most entertaining summer movie
It's a tie between "The Death of Stalin" (2017) and "John Wick" (2014).

Most autumnal summer movie
I was impressed by "Last Flag Flying" (2017)

Famous missing persons
R.I.P. to singer/songwriter Nanci Griffith, and Rolling Stones drummer Charlie Watts.

Best books I read this summer
It's a tie between two very different memoirs that both happen to be immigrant stories:

  • MIG Pilot: The Final Escape of Lieutenant Belenko, by John Daniel Barron
    (copyright 1983)
  • Call Me American: A Memoir, by Abdi Nor Iftin
    (copyright 2018)