Posted on May 9th, 2009 2 comments
Skosky Family Dentistry’s display artist went for the flower theme to celebrate Mother’s Day. Good choice, because – in the spirit of of doing exactly what your mother desires on her day – my mother wants us to take her to a locally-owned nursery to pick out annuals as her gift.
She also loves an earth-toned ranch house teaming with blooms, and has done a wonderful job of transforming hers into exactly that. But she often wishes for just a little more square footage. In the “I Want To Go To There” world, this is what I’d give her on Mother’s Day…
This is my favorite house on the Ranch Side of St. Louis Hills, south of Francis Park. It faces the park, so when it was for sale a couple of years ago, I’d frequently walk around Francis Park just to gaze longingly at it and day dream. Happily, the folks who did buy it take immaculate care of it, but I keep hoping it will one day be mine, because dreaming is free.
Posted on April 12th, 2009 1 comment
Happiest of Easters to you, from me and Raymond J. Skosky Family Dentistry.
It’s a very confusing religious holiday. Eddie Izzard explained it best. View his clip to understand the comedic poignancy of the following anecdote.
Made the traditional trip to Crown Candy to get molasses puffs for my Mother. The place was sardine packed, so I had plenty of time to stare down every piece of chocolate. One of them made me burst into laughter…. a chocolate rabbit hauling a wagon of eggs!!
Viewed from a pagan perspective, just absurd! Viewed from a Christian angle… yeah, still pretty absurd. But still just as tasty, don’t ya know.
May your sugar highs be plentiful on Easter Sunday!
Posted on March 16th, 2009 3 comments
May the luck of the Irish be with you today.
At this intersection is an old building – built in 1912 – that can easily go unnoticed. The ground floor has been remuddled into a mute brown wooden shadow, and over the years it has been hard to discern if Raymond J. Skosky Family Dentistry was still actually open for business.
But he most certainly is, and I’m guessing that last year he got a new employee that noticed the three display windows facing out onto Bates, and decided to embrace the opportunity.
This past Christmas was when I first noticed an elaborate display in each window, and they have yet to miss a major holiday.
I had completely overlooked that St. Pat’s was coming up until I passed by the Skosky windows the other night. So, not only have they made a majorily positive difference within their small section of the South Side, they are the most enchanting and reliable holiday calendar one could ask for. Thank you for doing this!