Richard Patterson Jr

As I Leave One Cousin in Maryland, and Head Off To Another Cousin in North Carolina: Here’s a final postcard from Gettysburg Pennsylvania…9/15/14

As I Leave One Cousin in Maryland, and Head Off To Another Cousin in North Carolina: Here’s a final postcard from Gettysburg Pennsylvania…9/15/14

More from Gettysburg today… 9/14/14

More from Gettysburg today… 9/14/14

Gettysburg… 9/14/14

Gettysburg… 9/14/14

At Gettysburg National Cemetery… 9/14/14

At Gettysburg National Cemetery… 9/14/14

“Money won’t make you happy, but everybody wants to find out for themselves”
— Zig Ziglar
Thanks For Your Friendship Salem!: I can’t believe how many friends I’ve seen here in town, the past couple weeks (some repeatedly, more than ever before) Tonight I finally saw regular walker Jane, as I crossed Salem Common for the last time…I take comfort knowing that someday, when I return, The Old Burying Point, Salem Farmers Market, and beautiful Salem Common will still be here, as they have for almost 400 years…Thanks for the wonderful memories Salem, tomorrow the new adventure begins…9/12/14

Thanks For Your Friendship Salem!: I can’t believe how many friends I’ve seen here in town, the past couple weeks (some repeatedly, more than ever before) Tonight I finally saw regular walker Jane, as I crossed Salem Common for the last time…I take comfort knowing that someday, when I return, The Old Burying Point, Salem Farmers Market, and beautiful Salem Common will still be here, as they have for almost 400 years…Thanks for the wonderful memories Salem, tomorrow the new adventure begins…9/12/14

Never Forget: The moon passes through the Tribute in Light, over the New York City skyline, the night before September 11th (the 13th Anniversary…) 9/10/14

Never Forget: The moon passes through the Tribute in Light, over the New York City skyline, the night before September 11th (the 13th Anniversary…) 9/10/14

“Because of your smile, you make life more beautiful”
— Thich Nhat Hanh
“The right time is any time that one is still so lucky as to have”
— Henry James
I’m Gonna Miss You Salem…

Steve’s Market is a Salem institution; it’s been around forever (I think George Washington shopped there…). Earlier today, I stopped there to pick up some apples and pay a bill; I left the apples I bought on a nearby shelf, and paid the bill. Hours later I realized I had left the apples behind, on the shelf. Later on, while back in downtown Salem, I decided to stop back into Steve’s. As soon as I walked in, someone yelled that I had left my apples, and they had put them aside for me (wow)…I also ran into my 81-year-old Uncle Nick, who was also there (Yup, playing the lottery…) For all the thousands of tourists that pass through Salem every year, it’s still, essentially, a small town, with all the great things that come with living in a small town…With any luck, I’ll find those same qualities when I move to Hollywood Beach… (I hope I do…) 9/3/14