Monday, November 23, 2015
Bay Ridge ~ Four Years Later
I remember my move as if it were just yesterday. My cousin, Linda and her college-aged son, Mark, came in Linda's van. We filled it on two trips and I left 12 Fifth Avenue for good, after living there, rent stabilized, for 18 years. Kevin was along to assist.
Some of the boxes from the move remain unpacked. Wonder what's inside!
The day after the move, I just had to return to look at them. A young mother was there with her three little kids. She sounded just like Fran Drescher in The Nanny when she shouted, "Look, kids! Turkeeeys! Turkeeeys! Aren't they adorable?" Yep, this was home for sure.
And so it has remained home to me. I am thankful for so many things this year, including the love and support of my friends. I am especially grateful to have Kevin as my downstairs (and only) neighbor in the building, and our friends on the ground floor, in Ammari Deli, who take in our larger packages from USPS and UPS.
Wishing everyone a Happy Thanksgiving -- whoever you are and wherever you'll be.