The event, held at 6025 Madison Ave., attracted more than 120 classic and custom cars and 200 people. Stuart, my therapy dog, and I enjoyed looking at the cars and visiting with all the folks. The next show starts at 6 p.m. Friday, June 5, and it will surely be a blast.
At our house, my wife, Lyn, is the human mother to Stuart, Guessie our cat and Alberta, Betty and Jackie, our chickens. Lyn loves working in the yard and her various gardens. She collects mowed grass and fallen leaves for her compost piles.
Lyn needed help gathering leaves and grass since raking was taking too much of her time, so Stuart and I were dispatched to Lowe’s on Emerson Avenue to check out lawn sweepers. Lowe’s is one of Stuart’s favorite places to visit.
Amy Briner-Graves, whom I used to work with at Beech Grove Schools, assisted us in finding the best lawn sweeper. She volunteered her daughter, Abby, to deliver the sweeper. Just as it was delivered, Lyn came home. She was surprised to find a large box with pink and blue bows on it and a Mother’s Day card from me and the critters. The lawn received a thorough sweeping over the weekend.
Southport’s Spring Festival was May 9, and Stuart served as master of ceremonies for the pet parade, which received a police escort. Stuart excitingly sat on my lap as we rode toward Southport Park.
My longtime friend Jerry Cosby drove his car and provided transportation for Elizabeth Karushis and Naomi Johnson, the two young ladies who were princesses for the parade. We truly arrived in style.
Stuart got to meet some new canine friends that participated in the festivities. He was surprised when noticing a handsome rabbit riding in a wagon as a part of the parade. Everyone had a wonderful time.
Stuart and I saw a lot of our friends. We hung out at The Southside Animal Shelter’s booth for a while. Stuart and I met at the shelter. We also visited the Southport Lions Club’s area. Stuart’s canine buddy Gundy – a leader dog for the blind who is going to retire at the end of the month – was there with Pauline Ulrey.
At some point in the afternoon I remembered that our car was still parked at the corner of Southport and Madison. We worked our way to the area near the police station and asked if there might be a way that we could get a ride back to get our car. It turned out that wasn’t a problem at all.
Stuart and I climbed onto the rear seat of a golf cart and we were given a ride. This was a first for Stuart as he had never been on a golf cart before. As soon as we arrived at home, Stuart took a well-deserved nap.
Sunday we went to daughter Michelle’s house for Mother’s Day. It was another great weekend in May.