Every summer we Flanagans drive from Lindenhurst, New York, to visit relatives in Hilldale, Pennsylvania, for the Fourth of July.
All usually goes well, except when it’s Uncle Leo’s turn to drive, like last year.
“West Milford!?!?” Aunt Bernice shrieked. “No human being can get here from Route 80!!”
We stopped at a local beanery on Clinton Road to ask for directions.
“Stranger,” the proprietor intoned when I requested help. “We don’t cotton to outsiders here’bouts.“
The only other patron was a strikingly beautiful but heartbroken looking woman.
The owner’s stare went repeatedly back and forth between the looker and us.
We left immediately.
When we explained to people outside what had happened, we described the pair. They insisted that the people we referred to had been dead since 1970. They even directed us to their graves.
Aunt Bernice quietly kept a stranglehold upon her Rosary and bottle of Elavil.
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This week’s photograph is of Clinton Road, West Milford, New Jersey
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