This time, despite not one but two unscheduled stops on the Expressway, the Jitney arrives right on time. I alight and walk in the sunshine toward the meeting place, just as on the previous Saturday.
The November afternoon is surprisingly, wonderfully warm, and at Park Avenue I turn south. It was a good idea to leave the jacket behind, unburdened by the unnecessary, the better to roam freely.
Back on my feet again / I’m back on the street again / I’m back on the top again.
The eagle has landed.
After the surprising and unwelcome discovery in June that their lease at 14 Gingerbread Lane in East Hampton would not be renewed, Nancy and Tom Rowan, owners of the Golden Eagle, embarked on a search for a new location. Meanwhile, patrons of the local institution mourned the imminent loss of their go-to provider of fine art supplies, children’s art supplies and toys, and fun and unusual gifts. After a 30, then 50, then 75-percent-off sale, the store on Gingerbread Lane closed in mid-September.