Mellon Arena in downtown Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
The Old Soldier just came back from a walk through Little Italy here in Pittsburgh. The sky is blue with only a few puffy-white clouds and it’s around 80 degrees. Many other people are enjoying the weather.
The business district on Liberty Avenue in Little Italy is about ten blocks long. Here you will find restaurants, bars, an art gallery, a car dealership, two bookshops, a beer distributor, a butcher shop, a tobacco store, a pharmacy, a supermarket, a hospital, a bakery and other businesses.
I stopped in at the art gallery to see if they had any paintings of Anthony (Tony) Cacalano. I met him in Armand’s. He’s made a living at painting. He’s around my age.
The staff at the gallery said his paintings where on the wall of a restaurant down the street. Even though the restaurant was not open for business, it was okay for me to look at his paintings.
Then I walked down to Armand’s. Tony wasn’t there. But Patrick, the owner of the bakery, was there.
I had a beer and talked to Patrick and then I got a six-pack of beer to go and walked back to my apartment, enjoying the Summer-like weather.
I felt lucky to be retired, in good health and a writer, too.
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