Along the Lakeshore: July 10

The Finger Lakes Boat Museum, Mr. Lemon gets in trouble

Bill, Molly and kin came for dinner and, as I was cooking, I saw Mr. Lemon excavating Sue’s Rudbeckia and a lily of some sort in her garden. Fortunately, my grandson Nicholas sprinted down, leashed him, and brought him back to me. She didn’t realize what had happened until well after I had stashed Mr. Lemon in protective custody in his retreat in the rear of my Tahoe. I want to tell you that Sue was more than a bit concerned, but not to the extent she was when he excavated all the upholstery from the back of her Buick Rendezvous.

She was able to repair the damage to the garden and it looks okay to me. Mr. Lemon’s opinion doesn’t count. I presume the miniature woodchuck had wandered through that part of the yard after I gave him a pardon for his offenses.

So, if you see Sue around the village, do not ask her how Mr. Lemon is doing. He isn’t doing well as far as she is concerned.

Joseph Spalding is a long-time Skaneateles resident who enjoys sharing his observations about the Skaneateles lakeshore and community. He can be reached at 685-6937.

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