Tuesday, December 2, 2014

A Small Town Saturday Night

This past Saturday was "Small Business Saturday".  The Missus and I spent a portion of our Saturday evening patronizing our favorite small business.   Using Uncle Vinnie's Clam Bar as our template, we observe "Small Business Saturday" not less than one dozen or so times annually.  As my great-grandpappy Phineas used to say, "If something works then stick with it."  Smart old codger was he. 

We also spent a portion of our Saturday evening patronizing a number of small businesses located in Downtown Somerville, a number of which were open later than they otherwise might have been as this Saturday signaled the start of the Christmas season in Somerville.  Teams of Clydesdale horses gave rides to children of all ages - including a number who appeared to my admittedly untrained eye to be within the age range of 20 to 27 - which surprised me given all of the scientific research Anheuser-Busch has poured into finding out that "twenty-somethings" have an apparent and obvious dislike for Clydesdale horses.

Or is it for putrid-tasting American beer?  I can never remember which one is which.

There were not as many folks out and about on Main Street this past Saturday night as Margaret and I both seemed to remember having kept us company this time last year but those who were there had - as we did - one hell of a good time.  If you have the opportunity to spend any portion of the next three-plus weeks in Downtown Somerville, then I would encourage you to do so.

Although it is difficult to tell with my 
over-sized head in the foreground, the 
Division Street Christmas Tree is 20+
feet tall.  


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