Friday, August 28
Early (10:00) this morning we went into town so I could pick up a prescription at Rite Aid and get a real finger splint to replace the tin foil & gauze home-made one. Aunt Selma needed to do a little shopping at Shop-Rite (a grocery store) nearby. When we were leaving the store, I noticed this neat old picture of the early days in Monroe over the check-out stands. (Monroe was founded in the 1700's). Upon blowing the picture up, I could see that it is actually a collage of at least 3 pictures. I'm not sure if they were all taken in the same time period, but it's a neat picture anyway. Maybe I'll be able to get a modern picture of the store that is shown on the left side of the collage.
Back from our outing to town, we had lunch and then planned to leave for Julie's house; she had kindly invited us and a first cousin (David Silber) of ours for dinner. But it was raining quite hard hard out and Julie called to tell us that David wasn't going to come as he didn't think the old clunker of a rental car he had at the moment would make it in the rain. After some discussion, we decided to postpone the get-together at Julie's until tomorrow in the hope that the weather will be better and David will be able to come; we plan to go rain or shine.
So we wound up staying in all afternoon, watching it rain. Here are some exciting pictures of my probably-broken finger as it looks today and the old and new splints. (Every day can't be as exciting as Niagra Falls!)