One piece of unfinished business for September 3: Happy birthday, Pop. (I'm not saying how old he is, but he was born in 1921. In Marshall County, Minnesota. During Warren Harding's first year in office--and also just a year after his mother first got the right to vote, for Harding or anyone else. Just to put things in perspective.)
Hope you had a great day. And now that you're in a party mood, maybe I can talk you into a trip to California before too long.
--With love from me and all the California-type Brekkes.
(Below: Birthday boy and Chicago-type Brekkes celebrate the occasion on Western Avenue.)