Sunday, August 26, 2012

Linda, Laura and Issie
This was the day we were visiting Linda's cousins in Queens. They're "kosher", so we wanted to be sure and take a gift that would fit their life style. So, in keeping with our desire "not to offend", we made our way back to Schimmel's Knish Bakery  on Houston Street for an assortment of knishes!! While there, of course, we each had a knish and a egg-cream. Both were great.

We boarded the "F" train for Queens at about 2:15 p.m. It's about a 40 minute subway ride and then a bus to our destination. We found their apartment on 79th Avenue and had a great visit. They're in their 90's, but both Laura and Issie are sharp as a tack! They live on the third floor -- with no elevator I might add -- and have lived in the same apartment for 61 years! Our visit was delightful. Linda, Laura and Issie caught up on family news and we enjoyed a delicious dinner. It turns out that Issie was a World War II veteran, so he had a lot of interesting stories to tell.

So, tomorrow is our last day of our East Coast visit. We've had a great time, but both of us are ready to return home and to the routine of our daily lives. This evening we'll get a drink at a nearby watering-hole and get a good nights sleep.

Stay tuned.........