Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wednesday night

This is the sign which my grandfather put up over the gates of his apartment building here in Manhattan:

That's the kind of man he was.

We have been spending the last couple of days walking the downtown neighbourhoods, getting a feel for the different architecture and people. It is, however, very COLD. It's so cold that we need to stop every 20 minutes for a hot chocolate. Bliss.

Tomorrow morning we'll be driving up to Boston to reunite with my brother and his family. I still can't quite believe that this is all real.

Oh, and next week, I'm planning to meet blackbird for lunch! I may need to take photos of the several potential outfits I could wear and then you can vote on them, hehe. It's not every day that I get to meet blog royalty.


Mary said...

Oh Eleanor - that is the most glorious sign - I may need to copy it....

Happy New Year darling


RW said...

I wish for a heart like his.

kim at allconsuming said...

I think you know how much I love your Grandpa even though we never ever met.

And don't worry, BB has already been briefed re checking you for clean underwear. I know it's a weak point for you.

eurolush said...

Your grandpa was THE BEST EVER. I love his sign.

So happy you're enjoying your time in NYC. Hope you're also enjoying...YOUR BIRTHDAY!!! WHICH IS TODAY!!!

Happy Birthday, Birthday Girl!!!

Thinking of you...XXOO

blackbird said...

That is a wonderful sign!
(And, it may be too cold to take off your coat - I'll never even get to see the outfit. Sigh.)

alice c said...

Love like that is impossible to restrain - it spills over from one generation to the next which is why I see it in you.