Day in Kismet …
low key as many had to leave to celebrate elsewhere –
are some of the true Kismetics celebrating here at the Inn and Out:
do you know its Fathers day? Because Big Daddy Dom and crew are not hawking FD
Shirts – a rare sight to see it empty
colorfuls –Susan & Steve et al with Uncle Bob
& Aunt Marie
handsome Liotta’s for a good Italian meal – what else?
Erin, in a rare move away from the bar, with her family, Dad deciding which
tie to wear.
the newest Cole, baby Lydon John, and Mom Jen’s family – much easier to
assemble than the elusive Cole family dinner later that day!
of 5 Schwartz’s in a rare ensemble appearance – seeing quadruple?
all look alike!!!
Father’s Day to all who celebrated!
Kunkel’s Annual Coach’s Party
By Bradlee White
start to Mike K. annual coach’s party – good crowd enjoyed good food but the
cold breezes drove guests off the roof deck before the band could get a good
Mike & Chris
The famous One Man
Can’t keep a
The band takes a
Kenny giving Chris
a hard time
Russo, old time owner of the Kismet Market reminisces…
Russo and daughter Pam Manzo today
wishing Artie condolences over the death of his longtime wife, June,
reminisced about the old-time owner of Kismet’s General Store.
bought the store from Betty Maher 1966/67. He was a banker with a reverse
dream: “I always knew I would buy a Cherry Grove store.” Then he saw the Kismet
ad and bought it sight unseen; he had never been to Kismet before. But he knew
X Maher’s family.
was a little punky general store…got all the gossip. O.T. Wells was always a
chief topic. People would stand in line for the Sunday Times. His kids were
raised there. Daughter Pam and her brother got paid by finding change on the
was also a Post Office. He hid the stamps in the back of the oven but daughter
Pam used to tell the customers where they were when they asked. The first year
the family lived in the store, sleeping on cots. Extra cots were put up for invited
weekend guests and Saturday evenings they danced on the bar at the INN.
was a piano that used to go from house to house wherever there was a party and
ended in Barbosa’s house. People used to think they were drunk when they saw it
coming down the street.
Monday, after the Inn cleaned up, they drove him to the marina where he shaved
to go to work
gave it up in ’74 because the bank wouldn’t give him enough time off.
am sure there are many more stories but pinning Artie down is a job