We have had a very busy week, since my last post… Welcome entertainment that has been on the calendar for months, which has helped and been a diversion for making a decision as to what assisted living with memory care facility my mom will be going into…Our first diversion was the Red Sox Game at Fenway Park…I gave the tickets to Victor for Father’s Day!!! This is Victor walking on Yawkey Way just outside Fenway Park, in which you need to go through security to get into!! They have all kinds of food vendors and souvenir shops…
And then there is the famous Red Sox player on stilts and very personable balloon men!This is one of the food courts inside the park…Our favorite Fenway Park food…sausages with everything on them and beer…Victor with the famous statue of “Portrait of a Friendship” Ted Williams, Bobby Doerr, Dom DiMaggio and Johnny Pesky, right outside Fenway Park!! The lineup of the Red Sox just before the start of the game…A picture of the “Green Monstah!” Now some of you might wonder, “What is the Green Monstah?” Well, it is the green metal backboard that says Foxwoods and below is all the data you need to know about the game, as well as other games going on at the same time and we in Boston pronounce monster as “monstah!!”
And this is the team mascot, Wally the green monster!
A very enjoyable evening💚
The very next day I drove down the Cape with this lovely lady on the left, Victor’s sister Marianna!! Her husband has Parkinson’s and is in a nursing home, she gets a ride every day to the nursing home to feed him lunch, she doesn’t miss a day. So Patty, on the right, Victor’s other sister, wanted to give her a little respite away. So I picked her up after lunch and drove her down the Cape to stay overnight with Patty. We brought her out to have her nails done and out to a nice dinner at Villa Roma in Harwich, after breakfast the next day I brought her back to the nursing home so she wouldn’t miss a day with her husband❤️ And she makes meatballs and sauce for us every week, she is an amazing Italian cook, she has taken over as the family matriarch and has a lot more to deal with than I mentioned… She is the epitome of a STRONG WOMAN…I call her a living angel😇
Then the next evening this beautiful sight at Rock Harbor, known for amazing sunsets…
If I had a bucket list, seeing Ringo Starr would be on it…Victor got me tickets, for my birthday…I was so excited, the day had finally come… Here I am, walking through the Boston Public Gardens, on our way to the concert, with my 60’s love and peace inspired top, because that is what Ringo is all about❤️☮️✌️
We stopped at Edgar Allan Poe and “The Raven” to pose for a photo…at the corner of Boylston and Charles Streets…
This is the site of the concert…The Wang Theater at Boch Center in the theater district of Boston…The lobby is typically ornate with theater cherubs carved into the ceiling…More ornate moldings around the stage that’s all set up for Ringo and His All Starr Band…
And there he is in the middle…he’s in good shape, moves well around the stage and his voice is great, the same quality that I remembered, he talked and joked with the audience and they loved it!
It was wonderful to see him play the drums, so very talented… His band members are really “Starrs” from famous bands, such as Santana, Toto, TenCC and Men at Work…they played songs from those bands as well as Beatle songs!!
Victor took this great video of Ringo singing “Yellow Submarine” Enjoy!!
It’s been a busy week and between it all, I saw 4 assisted living communities, in which Victor and my sister Marilyn came with me and even had some meals at a few with my mom… At one of the communities, my mom looked around and said, “What, you’re moving me into a department store!!” 😂🤣 None of them were perfect, but I think we chose one that hopefully she can adjust well and thrive for as long as she can…
“Some days there won’t be a song in your heart. Sing anyway.”
— Emory Austin