Friday, November 06, 2009
This window on Park Avenue has been broken since early August. Somebody placed a board behind the broken glass, but here we can see that a person reached through the broken glass to post a flier on the board. Shouldn't this window be secured from the outside instead of the inside? It is in the old Courier News building.
PNC Bank will be closed on Wednesday, Nov. 11 for Veterans' Day. The sign brings to mind the issue of when the day should be observed. Correction: it is Wednesday. Monday is the federal holiday, but historically it is the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month when we should pause to remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice for their country. No word yet on Plainfield's plans for a memorial service.
I usually try to avoid the crowd when school lets out, but made a tactical error a couple of days ago and ventured out only to find it was a half-day. I was somewhat surprised to see the Mobile Command Center in the Twin City lot with lights flashing. An officer told me it was there because of the half-day dismissal. Later, I stopped in the pizzeria, which was packed with students, and saw three officers standing by. I didn't know what to think. Was this a positive or negative thing or just the way life is around here? Any thoughts?
Back at the old homestead, a crew was digging up the driveway to work on the leak that started last Friday. Not having found a shut-off valve, the water company was putting in a new one. On Wednesday, the leak was finally fixed. I took off for Westfield while the water was turned off. Smith & Hawken is in its final days, a sad sight. But I came home with lots of treats, a happy thing when cooking is problematic.
The farm stand at Watchung and East Sixth is in its waning days for the season. Stop by on Mondays or Wednesdays for a few more weeks.
Enjoy these fall days! And stop by the Plainfield Public Library to see the "Four Seasons in Plainfield" exhibit. At least three local bloggers submitted photos. The reception and awards presentation is from 1 to 3 p.m. Saturday.