Monday, August 03, 2009


The weekend went by quite nicely. Of course Cheryl called, as always, to see if I'd be willing to cover for her. I wasn't home at the time. I didn't end up covering for her. I lectored yesterday at 10:00 Mass. There was a big murder in Exeter on Saturday afternoon. Everyone heard a bunch of sirens on Wyoming Avenue for quite a while. It turns out that some guy burned down a house over around the neighborhood of Gubbiotti's funeral home. On Saturday night I saw the old 1960's Swedish movie "I Am Curious Yellow". Amazingly I can still remember having heard of it when it first came out. It was exactly what I fully expected, all left.wing socialism & smut. Martin Luther King, Jr. & Yevgeny Yevtuschenko both appeared in it. Franco was still in charge over in Spain. Last night I saw "Butch Cassidy & the Sundance Kid". It included Robert Redford, Paul Newman & very many other familiar names & faces from the 1960's. Saturday I finished "The Possessed" & started re_reading Jane Austen's "Mansfield Park". The oddest thing happened yesterday. There was a very violent little rainstorm only in Wyoming. Uncle Frankie, in West Wyoming, didn't get a drop. He & my father went to the game with no trouble. Over the weekend I played my guitar conscientiously, practicing for a while each day.