What is wilson silverleaf? We're organitarians; it's best for our bodies and the planet. We cloth diapered Nina for the same reason. We drive a hybrid car & wish we could afford solar panels on our house. I'm a strong advocate for homebirth, full-time mom, & also a movie junkie. We don't have a tv though; we watch dvds on our computer. We love contradancing. I garden & knit; Larry's a puzzle lover & plays fantasy football.

Saturday, March 31, 2007

it was a good night

Thursday night we had leftover minestrone soup; it was delicious and it meant I didn't have to cook!

After dinner we decided to make the 15 minute walk over to the library; it is so nice to live in the center of town. Anyway, we were heading home and I saw a man wearing an unusual outfit, so I said "Hey Nina, look at the man wearing the velvet fur-trimmed coat." I really didn't expect the man to come over and start talking to me in a thick accent. It was almost over before I realized that he had told me that he is the Lord Mayor of Bristol. I'm not entirely certain what that means, but it definitely entitles you to wear aforementioned coat and a big shiny medal (some sort of cross type thing) on a ribbon. He welcomed us to Bristol and informed us how many Bristols there are in the US (something like 34, I don't remember the exact number). But he was very keen on making sure we knew this one is THE ORIGINAL. We definitely knew that already, but it was fun to talk to a local dignitary. It was over before I knew what was happening, I must have been starstruck by his being all Lordish and Mayor-like (though I think it was probably more that it took me longer to process the conversation than it lasted). Apparently he is a well-known figure and our encounter with him was impressive; as we were walking away a man stopped us and commended us on rating an audience with him.

And as we got closer to home we saw a beautiful rainbow; it was really large and bright.

Why don't I carry my camera EVERYWHERE? I will try to be more careful about that from now on.


Elaine said...

sounds like quite the adventure!

Jill said...

I want a big velvet coat! Was he tall... maybe 5'11"-ish? Have Nina sweet talk him out of his coat, please.