Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Hey, Melissa, Pete Ate a Hot Dog; Two of Them

My good pals Keith Ferrell (right) and Pete Krull (center) joined me at a Salem Red Sox baseball game tonight and Pete was celebrating temporary freedom by downing a couple of 'dogs--katsup and onion. He looked down at the last bite of the second one and a tear came to his eye. "Last one 'til next year," he said.

Pete lives--in an unmistakably healthy and environmentally-friendly fashion--on Sappelo Island, Ga., with his pretty, red-haired (and equally healthy) wife Melissa Booth and comes up here several times a hear to take care of people whose investments he oversees. He also writes a column on investing with a clear conscience (not supporting slavery, tobacco, pollution or a bunch of other undesirable outcomes) for Valley Business FRONT.

Keith is one of America's best writers and was once the editor of Omni magazine, the legendary science magazine owned by Bob Guccione (Penthouse). He lives on a farm in Franklin County these days and his output of words remains impressive.

The conversation was politics, sports and, well, that young woman with the tat on her ... uh ... breast. No country for old men.

Good friends, good food (but not for me) and the baseball team came from a 4-0 first-inning deficit to win 8-5 and hang on to first place in its division of the Carolina League.

1 comment:

  1. Dan

    Thanks for letting me know that Pete was spending time with weanies and breasts. I always knew he was up to no good on his trips to Roanoke. But know what they say. What happens in Roanoke, stays in Roanoke. :)

    Unless Dan outs you on his blog! :)