Yankee Stadium made of Gingerbread?

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Maybe Ruth actually built this house..but probably had some help from a few other Yankee Staff.  Nice Touch NY.

Traveling has its fun times and enjoyable moments. From Tokyo to Singapore everyone has a story.  Some of the best stories always come out of New York.  I was in “the city” (as it’s called with fervor) and after arriving at the Double Tree Hotel on Broadway I ventured out for dinner and found Langdon’s Restaurant.  An Irish pub with the chicken pot pie, Cabbage and corn beef and Guinness stouts etc…  It was packed.   After sitting down, the place became packed. Right after I arrived, a couple in their mid fifties came in and  sat next to me.  The lady asked the bartender if he could make a “Long Island Ice tea” .  The bartender looked at her like…where do you think you are!  Absolutely he stated and within 30 seconds she tested the drink and muttered ” That’ll work in her deep southern drawl.  The bartender was 100% Irish and the folks were 100% southern Mississippi.  Basically they spoke foreign languages to each other.  The patron would ask the B-tender a question and he could not understand a single word the Mississippi native spoke.  Not one!  For example the man asked for a cola.  It sounded like cowala. The young Irish lad was struggling with the lingo.     Another patron sitting next to them asked where they were from and he stated Mississippi and she was amused in a zoo type demeanor if you know what I mean.   Before leaving I had to greet them, which I did,  in my own southern Virginia drawl…they were ecstatic to hear a familiar voice. You would’ve thought I was kin.   There next comment to me was…you guys lost the war too.    We struck up a brief but meaningful chat.  It just so happens that Bill Jones owns his Law office in old Mississippi and is also Chairman of the Mississippi Board of Education!    Good southern folks in a big northern city.  You never know….America is awesome.     

1 Comment

That’s a beautiful gingerbread house!

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