The last weekend of September, what to do? | Life in Ludlow

Ned Luce
Posted 9/24/21

In a few days it is the last weekend of September 2021, the year being the last year of the Big Pandemic. 

I say the last year of the Big Pandemic because the optimist in me feels that the …

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The last weekend of September, what to do? | Life in Ludlow

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In a few days it is the last weekend of September 2021, the year being the last year of the Big Pandemic. 

I say the last year of the Big Pandemic because the optimist in me feels that the vaccine misinformation will fade into obscurity and the “unvaxxed” will finally realize that their slow recognition of the facts have hurt the country, their friends, and maybe even themselves, so they got the shot. 

If you ever tried to get your child to eat their broccoli because it was good for them you also remember them resisting mightily. The same reaction is what we see with the “unvaxxed.” Somebody told them it is good for them. 

Yes, I confess to being an optimist without any basis. 

In addition, as I said, this weekend is the last weekend of September and you are wondering what you will do for entertainment. You can’t dial up the streaming broadcast of the Wabash College football game because they are taking the week off. You can be thankful the UW Huskies may have successfully turned the corner and will start performing as the “experts” predicted. 

You may sit bewildered by the performance of the WSU Cougars as last Saturday they turned a 14-to-0 lead into a 45-14 defeat. 

Even more bewilderingly, the Seahawks and the Chiefs both lost close games. 

Back to the coming weekend. The weather is forecast to be pleasantly fall-like and suitable for outdoor activities like touch football in Kehele Park. Ah, those were the days. 

A brisk walk might be more to your liking. 

You might want to go to a museum to learn more about art and history. Actually, you can find lots of art and history when you visit the Port Ludlow Car Show on Saturday in the parking lots near the Port Ludlow Yacht Club. 

Don’t worry, the odds of getting as injured as you would in a touch football game are infinitesimally lower, unless you insult somebody’s automobile. 

History and art will be on full display with vehicles from other eras, with incredible design imagination. You will be able to see not one, but two 1941 Ford pickup trucks both owned by different guys named Glen Davis. You will be able to see a 1941 Graham, a car I have never seen and did not know existed until the registration came in. 

New Port Ludlow resident John Thomas is bringing his 1954 Mercury and I am sure you will not be able to ignore it. His wife Chrissy will be bringing her Morris Minor convertible. 

That 1960 Rolls Royce Silver Cloud you always wanted for Sunday afternoon cruising will also be there. 

Those of you who are just now hearing about this event and also have a car you want to display, fear not, even though many others have already registered, you can arrive between 9 and 10 a.m. and get registered. The show starts shortly afterward. Coffee and pastries will be available followed by brats and hot dogs at lunchtime by the Dusty Green Cafe. 

Exhibitors and spectators will want to arrive in time for the raffles we are holding every 15 minutes. Prizes for the various categories will be awarded at 1 p.m. Hey, it is a party!

Brian Gilbraeth has been nominated to be the new Port Ludlow Yacht Club Commodore. 

Traditionally, “commodore” is the title for any officer assigned to command more than one ship. I am not sure there are any real ships in the yacht club, but if there were, Brian is our guy! 

The actual election of the officers occurs later this fall. Fear not, there will be no fraud in the voting and no insurrections afterward. Any member protesting will immediately be assigned to latrine duty.  

Finally, love a curmudgeon — there will be plenty of them at the car show. 

(Ned Luce is a retired IBM executive, Port Ludlow resident, and Little Giant. Email Ned at ned@ptleader.com.)

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