Car tops were coming off like gloves at a hockey fight this weekend as temperatures soared and Father's Day festivities loomed. All those automotive projects the mechanically inclined among us have been working on all these months were finally rolled out for public viewing as some old classics reclaimed the roadways from the look-alike models of today.
Patch spotted a beautiful, custom-painted 1956 Ford Station wagon on the road in Lafayette and, man, did that thing send us back. Our family used to have one and seeing it brought back vivid memories of us kids in the back of ours (fire engine red), pulling into a "new" burger joint with these funky golden arches for a shake one hot day in the Midwest -- the much younger version of me looking up to see a worker changing a sign marking the number of "Hamburgers Sold" from 10 to 12 or something, or so it seemed.
Lamorindans were on the road this week, looking at new colleges or helping junior graduate from his old one, a ton of sheepskin-bearing LamoLocals also swarming back into town to remind themselves how swell they had things while they were living in Laborinda.
Kind of an ugly incident Saturday at the Duck Club when a group of the freshly graduated arrived in shorts and flip-flops and -- despite evidence that they were already well in their cups -- demanded service. The wait staff, imbued with saintly patience, tried to tell them they'd had enough but the returning locals bore down and tried to throw their weight around.
For the record guys, saying "I'm not that drunk, I'm usually a lot drunker than this" doesn't really help your case much. And next time, give the staff a break when they're trying to save you from yourselves.
If you stayed around you know how hot it got, with a lot of folks choosing to shelter in place with something cool until the sun went down. Spotty power outages were reported in Lamorinda as all those fans and air conditioners went on at once.
Dad's Day was marked by funny Hallmark cards and, if you were lucky, a great brunch out, all the girls in the family dressed to the nines and Dad staying comfortable in his cargo shorts, thumbing his smartphone to check in on how Webb Simpson was doing at the Open. Hopefully, you were all truly appreciated and honored for all your hard work.
That's it, we've got a busy day ahead with some changes afoot here at LamoPatch we we're going to leave you and get started. Remember, we're only an email or a phone call away so stay in touch.