Monday, July 26

take engines -vt edition

Take Engines is the cutesy phrase I've been using for 10e's woodsy/preppy posts; a reference to a certain book that has been reissued recently, but you got that right?

Long/short: attended church to celebrate the 80th birthday of a local legend in Peru, VT -the mostly retired JP Kermit Reilly. Woodsy (the term I co-opted above) is his term; meaning "not living in town". If the halfstarved, barefoot kids at the rural 1-room schoolhouse are calling you woodsy, then times must really be tough. He compared his forceps assisted birth in 1930 to pulling a block of ice out of the frozen mill pond. He has a million other pearls like that. Absolute gem of a man.

The church was packed. Sis snapped the above, and a lot going on in the background but just resurrected this muted madras jacket (old Pops number) and it is ftw. The old boy in seersucker ahead had blue/white topsiders down below -fantastic. Others rocked Sunday SOP khakis/oxford etc. Wilbur goes hi/lo with personalized steel buckle. The prelude was "Feed the Birds" and the first hymn was "I'll Fly Away" -cue waterworks...


Rest of the w/e was spent feeding animals, fishing, and a lobster feast to visit w/ Uncle Bob.




The blueberries were picked that morning. Not bad...






4 comments:

Apothecary Fox said...

nice, very nice. Love the pics of Uncle Bob.

Jedd Rose said...

So so good on so many levels.

Mike M. said...

lovin the beard james. You were missed in NYC. I saved you some moonshine.

Wilbur said...

Credit for Belt Buckle must be given to Sam Mosheim of Dorset. Same character who made all the metal spindles at H.N. Williams.