this is a plaque on a wooden bench in Marjoram park
which overlooks the Atlantic ocean
and the Boston skyline
there are big jars of sea-glass all over my house
i like the way the sunlight splinters through them
on the windowsills
the Grand Pram was on Saturday
a race in a snub-nosed rowboat (a pram)
around a lobster boat
a Narragansett beer is tossed to you from the lobster boat
and you must catch it and return to shore with it
(Narragansett is the beer they drank in the movie Jaws)
SO MUCH FUN!!
there are races for the little kid in prams and kayaks (they don't have to catch a beer)
a race for the Nahant Sailing Program (which the event is a fundraiser for)
a stand up paddle race
and the final event (where the beer is) the Grand Pram itself!
everyone must wear a life-vest (PFD)
and the harbormaster/coast guard boat is in the water just in case
there are big glass jars and enamelware dishes and old spice bottles filled with sea glass here, too. their beauty always makes me smile. these collected gems are truly my favorite 'things.'ReplyDelete
i resonate with you!