Monday, October 14, 2013


Hyannis, by the JFK memorial. Love the curvy design in the walkway. 

Garry Armstrong -- aka The Husband. Bet you didn't know he was a photographer :-)

A doggy bakery and costume shop. Cute!

Totally tourist.

Vaguely Parisian on a bright October day.

I don't understand the connection between the very handsome Native American bronze sculpture and JFK. Nice sculpture, lovely park -- but what's the connection? 

And that was the day that was. Today, in Hyannis, on Cape Cod.


Wes Richards said...

President Kennedy was deeply concerned with the conditions in which Native Americans live. He was the first president to advocate public housing on reservations and at least once hosted a coalition of tribal leaders at the White House. The statue was made by David Lewis, whose bronze of JFK is at the Kennedy presidential museum. It is Lewis' conception of Lyanough, Sachem of the tribe from which Hyannis gets its name.

I envy Garry's hair.

Wordsmith said...

Thanks for the information. I didn't know and am very glad to learn. Couldn't find a placard or anything. Figured there had to be a reason.

I'll have to tell Garry you like his hair. He does not think he has hair. I guess everything is relative. Nice to hear from you. It's been a while!

Anonymous said...

Ah, I see someone beat me to it. Yep, Hyannis Port was named after the chief of what was unofficially called The Cape Cod Indians. They also were part of the ones to "meet" the Pilgrims at their Landing.

I see Gary had gotten good at taking photos from lower positions......looking to see some of his work.........will email him for some. Beautiful as always, and now I know why I have not been getting your mails and they look a bit different! KEITH Oh, don't see a place for bloggers to check "like". That on purpose or just haven't gotten to it yet.........glad to see your mails back in my inbox!

Wordsmith said...

Garry is working on being John Ford -- in stills. He might just get there! I enjoy learning stuff I didn't know. Surprisingly, there's no informational placard by the statue. There ought to be. If it's there, it's well hidden. I always want to know. Although I've been going to the Cape off and on for more than 40 years, we always went to seaside spots or the Vineyard. We probably drove through Hyannis, but never explored it. Garry was here (obviously) for lots of stories over the years but was in and out quickly as news crews always are.

I don't think he has seen this blog yet. He's so used to going to Serendipity (the original), I'll have to give him a clickable link or he won't know just how amazing his photographs look.

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