Wednesday, September 14, 2016
Remembrance of things Pabst.
Every year around our anniversary we like to go down to lower Manhattan to celebrate. This year we are going to be in Florida next month so we decided to go yesterday.
Of course it was another anniversary. 911. We got married right after 911 and we got married downtown to put our money were our mouth is. A buddy of mine was the general manager of Faunces Tavern which is one of the oldest restaurants in the United States. It is where George Washington said farewell to his officers. We wanted to support the businesses downtown that were devastated by the tragedy so we spent our money there instead of some anonymous catering hall.
I had to go get fitted for a tuxedo which is another story. But while we were downtown two blocks from the memorial we decided to stop by. There was hardly anyone there. The ceremonies were on Sunday. Some people come all the time.
The pool is a restful place where you can stop and say a prayer and think about those that were murdered by Muslims.
We said a couple of prayers and visited the names of a few people we know who are in the memorial. Then we continued on to the Tavern.
Of course it is not Faunces Tavern anymore. It was taken over by an Irish Brewery and it has become very downscale. The historic trust that ran it sold out because they couldn't support anymore. I understand. Look I was a big supporter but I only got over there two or three times a year. So they did what they had to do. The Museum is still there and worth a visit if you are in downtown Manhattan.
I was able to have a beer. One beer which is my limit these days. Still it was pretty tasty. A red porter.
It was a good night. A time to remember and celebrate.