Sunday, August 9, 2015

The Kitchen Sink


First, greetings and gratitude from My Mother The Dowager Duchess from her room at REHAB! She moved Saturday morning to the rehab facility at the hospital. We are elated because it's an intensive rehab program that should get her back in shape very quickly. No lounging around there.

San Geraldo and the Kid Brother went gambling today. The casino is attached to Aqueduct Racetrack. So, while San Geraldo says he's going gambling, The Kid Brother says he's going to the racetrack.

When San Geraldo asked The Kid Brother how he did today, he responded with two thumbs down and then said, "The kitchen sink!"

San Geraldo has been known to say, "Everything PLUS the kitchen sink" as opposed to "Everything BUT the kitchen sink." No wonder he and The Kid Brother get along so well.

Apropos of nothing (except perhaps the idea of "everything but the kitchen sink"), here are some photos from one of my walks around the neighborhood of Brighton Beach.

Pretty soon, The Dowager Duchess will be able to climb up and down that fire escape.

(Click any image for a closer look.)

THE OCEAN PARKWAY SUBWAY STATION
AT THE BEGINNING OF BRIGHTON BEACH AVENUE.
NEPTUNE?
NEPTUNA?
BEACH BODIES....


UNDER THE EL ON BRIGHTON BEACH AVENUE.
NOTHING LIKE ANA CRESPILLO'S IN LOS BOLICHES,
OH, HOW WE MISS ANA (AND DAVID... AND LAURA)!
BRIGHTON IS FILLED WITH "LANES" AND "PLACES"
LINED WITH FORMER SUMMER COTTAGES.
BRIGHTON 2ND "STREET," "LANE," AND "PLACE" CAN MAKE THINGS CONFUSING.
NOT ALWAYS THE CLEANEST OF CITIES...
HERE ONE CAN FIND EVERYTHING BUT THE KITCHEN SINK.

11 comments:

  1. I only know this area from movies so it's fun to actually see it in your pictures. That's good news about the DD. Hopefully, she'll be going home soon.

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  2. I love this Brighton Beach (photographic) Memoir. :)

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  3. Great news about the DD! Speedy recovery!

    And, this may be weird, or it may just be me, but I love those under the el shots. So architectural.

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  4. I'm sure the Dowager Duchess will be able to run us all into the ground before long.... and the kitchen sink!

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  5. Full steam ahead for the dowager!

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  6. DD is in the right place, they will get her back on her feet and ready to rock.

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  7. That photo of the beach sun-seekers with the high-rise buildings in the background just looks weird to me... kind of like an oxymoron or one of those "what's wrong with this picture" kind of thing. Maybe I just have to be there and see it for myself ;-) So happy that DD is doing so well.

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  8. A very interesting and eclectic place you are walking around in.
    The Kid Brother and SG have their own secret language.....the way is should be.
    Happy for your mother,Mitchell. In no time she WILL be flying around!!

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  9. Dear Mitchell I'm so relieved to hear your mom is in therapy. I was out of town and then right back to work. woo hoo! Thought of you as we drove in NJ and up into New England :)

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  10. Avoid gambling ; abjure cards; abstain from dice and loose women.

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  11. I hope everything goes smoothly for the Duchess in rehab! Sending hugs.

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