A New Park in my Neighborhood

There’s a new park in my neighborhood, dedicated over the Memorial Day weekend.  It’s called Home of the Brave Park and at the very center is a gorgeous memorial to our veterans.

The memorial sets in the middle of a large parcel of land that was home to a fireworks manufacturer since 1931.  The Rozzi family is famous in our area for spectacular shows and provided the fireworks for the first night game ever played in the major leagues – the Cincinnati Reds vs.  the Philadelphia Phillies at Crosley Field on May 24, 1935.  A couple of years ago, the company moved to another location and now their beautiful property is home to a great park that includes a children’s play area with a waterpark, picnic shelter, walking trails, baseball  and soccer fields, and lots of pretty flowers, bushes and trees.

It’s a five-minute drive from my home and I have a feeling the grandchildren are going to be spending a lot of time there this summer.

Sunny Day Dog Wash

Sunday was so beautiful – sunny, blue, bright, cheerful.  I took my hound Rusty for our early morning walk and was surprised to see a sign taped, of all places, on the fire hydrant.  We got closer to read it and I had to admire the marketing strategy – some teenagers were advertising a Dog Wash. 

For $10 they are willing to wash your dog – provided he is friendly.  That leaves Rusty out – he’s very friendly unless someone comes at him with soap and water. 

It was so nice to be able to walk in the neighborhood and see the grass getting greener every day, the spring flowers starting to bloom and have the weather be warm enough to wear just a light jacket.  It has taken awhile, but spring finally arrived yesterday.