This is the story of my life in Buffalo, N.Y. where I write and draw. I am finishing up the biography of the great American pianist Leonard Pennario, a massive project I began 11 years ago when I had the unbelievable good fortune to get to know him. I also love to sketch.
The blog on this page features my adventures in art and other things. The Music Critic blog -- click the link on the right and down a bit -- has my thoughts on music. Thank you for visiting!
Thursday, July 5, 2012
Ach, du lieber!
Last night before going to see the fireworks in Cheektowaga Town Park, my mom and my brother George and I were sitting around talking about how Scharf's Schiller Park, pictured above, is closing.
It is sad, as the paper reported, the closing of Scharf's. I like things that have been around for a while. And a lot of Buffalo's German restaurants have closed.
We all feel bad.
Cue Pennario playing "Liebesleid." It is "the sorrow of love"!
But here is something funny about last night. George who thinks he is wise found fault with Scharf's potato pancakes. "Too much grease," he said.
And my mother said, quietly:
"Better too much than too little."
Check out the comments on the story when you get a sec. There are all these people writing passionately in about Scharf's and not one of them can spell it. Everyone writes Sharf's. One person writes Scharff's.