I found an old notebook of observations I’d jotted down on some of my trips.
At the Chelsea Hostel in NYC, a sign taped above the toilet: “Please do not discharge anything into the toilet except toilet paper.” Hmmm, I’m still crossing my legs.
A sign on a nice building: “Beech Block: Artist in Residence at this Address.” Is it a zoo? Can we feed it?
In Lubec Maine: “I like the Italian people, I just got back from NYC. The Gambino wedding. My uncle was their tax attorney.” Back away slowly…
An elderly man was zipping along the main street of a small, coastal Maine town on a riding lawnmower. It had a crate rigged on the hood containing spare oil and a book, his walking cane, and an American flag. Pasted along the side was a bumper sticker touting WMYX 91.9, and hung crookedly on the taillight was a wooden sign stating “Beware of Dog.” Worked for him.
From a court decision involving Pete Seeger: “We are not inclined to disagree with his opinion even thought he is unworthy of our respect.”