Toast the past, hope for the best future
Riding the shuttle into town today there was lots of conversation about last night’s Jim Blanning “event.”
Consensus was that in some manner the restaurants and employees, those who were shut down by the bomb threat, should plan another event for locals on Saturday, when most visitors leave town. Something like 50 percent off on leftover caviar and New Year’s treats at the restaurants, with a promise to support those workers who lost their New Year’s income with big tips and good will to all.
Those of us who remember Jim from way, way back didn’t think he was that much nuttier than any of the rest of us, at the time. Sad that as he aged he didn’t keep up the high spirits, but perhaps those who remain from that era can toast the good times of the past and project a hopeful future at one of the establishments that lost out this New Year’s.
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