To Hyannis Port MA. The Crone was rather touched to note that the interstate signs (the flashing updatable ones that usually warn of fog, pile-ups or the dangers of driving unbelted) had been changed in honor of Senator Ted Kennedy who died on Tuesday night. They said:
The People of Mass.
The Crone would love you to believe that she is in town to visit the Kennedy compound, representing the people of Ireland at the Senator’s send-off, but in fact she is here for the wedding of Andy and Michael and so will be wearing something floral and fetching tomorrow, instead of a Rose Kennedy cast-off.
It’s all very interesting so far. The Crone and her companions stopped at Angelo’s Orchid Diner where a waitress with a bit of go about her explained a menu that owed more to the Portuguese than the Pilgrims, and then introduced the trio to a dish called American Chop Suey–elbow macaroni, hamburger (lumps of mince for you brits) and bits and pieces of tomato and pepper all mixed up in a cheesy sauce. The Crone’s dream of lobster rolls went out the window but there’s a clam bake tomorrow at the wedding and the next week will have no shortage of seafood.