As we wrap-up the week before the week of Thanksgiving, appreciation burbles on the back burner like a slow cooked crock of beans wafting autumn aromas through the house. Comforting. It would be appropriate to jumpstart gratitude-giving with especial emphasis on Pam, Tony, Glen, Aaron, Calvin, and Steve for juggling carpentry and tree work and stonework and a dozen more weather sensitive punch list projects. Also to the Town of Essex crew for transforming Rosslyn’s sidewalks into a 21st century pedestrian paradise. It would be appropriate. It would right and just and timely. But instead I’m going to defer the thanks for a little longer — like the slow cooked beans, patience and anticipation are beneficial — in order to showcase an Essex memento medley currently vying for bidders on eBay.
Let’s start at the beginning. This is the Essex memento medley that grabbed my attention, three timeworn representations of Essex past.