I was reading on Twitter that it is #NationalNewJerseyDay. I tweeted some on that. I had to live up there for awhile when I was younger. The State posted on Twitter about some of the things to love New Jersey for, and pork roll was one of them..aside from the always fab Italian cooking. There are many Italian descent folks there and I had many as friends and some scrumptious meals...at a home or in any diner. But back to pork roll. Oh! MY! Goodness!! I loved that stuff...I could eat the whole thing myself. And it brought memories of all the sandwiches, hoagies, subs, you name it. Pizza... Trips to the Jersey Shore (Seaside Heights) and much more. I was in the Garden part of the Garden State. Over by the Delaware River which ran between NJ and PA. All the famous names in plays at the New Hope (PA) Play House now called Bucks Co. Play House . The musicals with equally famous people at St John Terrell's Music Circus in Lambertville N.J.
Both great entertainment places faced one another, each in their own State and town, across the Delaware River. That old OLD Bridge I posted a picture of when my oldest brother passed away, was the bridge I walked across to get to PA and the Play House. All gussied up on my taffeta's and heels and whatever else I could try to glamorize myself as I had nothing else. :-)
Seeing that New Jersey Day in Twitter brought back good memories.
I'm a Southern girl through and through, but aside from the Jersey accent I never tried to master...I got along great despite the very real cultural differences and I was glad to be there. I can still tell a NJ accent and a Philly one too, instantly.
By the way, the header picture is an Interstate sign that I pass every time I go over the mountains to visit my son in Charlotte.
So, what's up?
|Saw this gate in a yard a few days ago. Very creative! Biggafy to see glass.|