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Saturday, April 19, 2008

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Thousands are sailing


Dad and Mom, New York City, 1968. (Thank you Aunt Katie!) Anyone recognize the location?

My phone rang for the umpteenth time late afternoon: I glanced down. Another New York call. Business. Better take it.

"Kyran Pittman," I answered.

There was an unbusiness-like sigh. It took me a minute to place the voice. Familiar, but different.

"Do you know, I was twenty five years old the last time I was in this city?"

Today is my Mom's 65th birthday. I'm sitting in Little Rock airport about to board a flight to join her in New York, where she has been since just before that phone call. Her, or a twenty five year old girl I've never met.

I can't wait.



Blogger K8spade said...

That looks like the west side, on the Hudson River. There are a bunch of docks on that side. Cruise ships and ferries use them. Were they sailing out to Liberty Island? It's an absolutely beautiful photo.

7:43 AM  
Blogger katie said...

This was taken on the Staten Island Ferry - the two people in front of them are Jim (a friend of Ken's from monastery days) and his partner Kirby - we were all staying with them in their very "hippie" apartment.

8:04 AM  
Blogger Geoff Meeker said...

Neither can we...

10:58 AM  
Blogger Motherhood Uncensored said...

Amazing. Enjoy xox

2:15 PM  
Blogger Ellen-Mary said...

Oh Katie beat me to it. I know that view well. I used to take the ferry to work every morning for years. Have a wonderful time with your mom. Wish her a happy birthday for me.

2:17 PM  
Blogger jenB said...

Fine I will stop calling/stalking you! :-)


2:28 PM  
Blogger Jonivan said...

that is right in front of the whitehall street ferry terminal at the tip of manhatten which is the drop off point for the Staten Island Ferry. I spent alot of time there:) 2 cents...
Great Picture.

9:03 PM  
Blogger BaltimoreGal said...

I've got The Pogues in my head now!! Wonderful, wonderful.

4:02 PM  

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