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Wednesday, March 22, 2017

Another this and that

Becca and her boyfriend, a/k/a the Princess and the superhero, had a great time in Jamaica.  She posted lots of photos on Facebook.   They spent a lot of time sitting on the beach.

Did I mention that we refer to Jen's boyfriend as "Bar Boy"?  It's because of how and where they met.   He's got a full time job at a hospital, and he's going to school to become a nurse.  But every summer he takes a job in a bar on Fire Island, working weekends to earn a bit of extra cash.  Jen and a group of her girlfriends were in the bar one night...and the rest is history.

For those of you not from New York, Fire Island is a barrier beach along Long Island's south shore.  Robert Moses State Park occupies the west end of the island, Smith Point County Park is at the east end, and the middle is taken up by a number of summer communities -- Ocean Beach, Cherry Grove, Kismet, Fire Island Pines -- that are accessible only by ferry.

When I was in college, I spent two summers as a parks department employee, assigned to Robert Moses.  Lots of people used to park at Robert Moses Field 5 and walk down the beach to Kismet, ths avoiding the cost of the ferry ride.  I suppose they still do.

I was thinking about that time when I drove home from Jones Beach the other day.  When you leave Jones Beach and drive east on Ocean Parkway, eventually you connect with the Robert Moses Causeway, the road that give you access to Robert Moses State Park.    I spent a lot of time driving over that causeway....

That's how everything started, you know.  Drew spent many summers workng at Jones Beach, and his sister worked at Robert Moses.  A casual summer job led to the relationship that has defined my life.

1 comment:

Liz A. said...

Isn't that how most things start? Just a simple thing that you don't think much about, temporary maybe, and it leads to people who stay with you the rest of your life.

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