9.27.2006

i saw the sign

today, i found this street sign:


in any other part of the world, one might wonder why this street was given this name, you know ponder what church might have existed on the very same spot long ago...



there is no guessing game on long island. you've got a church lane? you've got a church.



i also happen to live on school street which is the very same street on which the only school on shelter island can be found. it's pretty common around here to find only one item of anything in any given town. so it also follows why each street has been named according to that thing located on it. i think it's rather convenient. to find the ferries, you first find ferry road. to find the hospital? yep, hospital road. it hopefully gives you a pretty good idea of how small the towns are out here. kind of funny considering new york city is so close and like a million of everything can be found there...

...i saw a very aptly named fishing boat today when i was on the ferry heading into greenport. the poor fishes. but doesn't the sky look amazing? it truly is beautiful out here...



3 comments:

Ruth said...

B-Franks

I love you friend, always glad to see your face and hear about your life. sorry i didn't get in touch with you on tuesday (right?)

Hope to talk with you soon. Kickin town with streets like church and school

ruth o

Em said...

at least this way if you say you are going to church, everyone knows where to find you. :)

love ya girl. looking forward to catching up with you one of these days.

Ben said...

B, the picture of you miming "hmm, I wonder why" is perfect. I could actually hear you saying "hmm" in my head when I saw it. Way to follow you investigative-journalist instincts and track the story down!