. . . . . Friends of Mohamed A. Hafez look forward every year to his early-August bar-b-que picnic, which at times — like today — coincides with his birthday. Mohamed throws it on the lawn, under trees, alongside his Crane Insurance office, on Crisler Avenue. I went for the first time last year, and greatly enjoyed the people and food, and low-key, friendly ambiance, that fits so well with Mohamed’s personality. And, today was a wonderful repeat of all of these elements, with the bonus of lovely weather and sunshine that made many of my photos glow.
- Plus, we all got free ball caps that just happened to say “Hafez for Schenectady City Counsel.” Despite the caps, there was no politicking going on; but, Mohamed did promise a campaign picnic in the near future. If interested, you can click this link to see his campaign’s Facebook website.
Like last year, Sonny the Macaw got a lot of attention, so you’ll see more of him in the Slideshow, in which the photos are presented in the order they were taken. I wish I had gotten there sooner, and got to meet some of the guests who had to leave early. A most pleasant Sunday picnic resulted in a rare “Visits Elsewhere” posting here at “suns along the Mohawk.”
FYI follow-up (October 29, 2017): Here’s my Letter to the Editor in today’s Sunday Gazette to encourage voting for the “real Democrats”, Hafez and Porterfield: