Time for another “Noticed Around Brattleboro,” where little things about the town are noticed and recorded for posterity. This edition starts off with some special nature-loving observations:
– Nude man walking. On Tuesday afternoon I was on my way to the train station to pick up a visitor. Coming down Canal Street I caught sight of a naked man walking up the hill. He was probably in his late 60’s, had a beard, and was walking happily, confidently, and totally naked.
He crossed the street from the Co-op side of things, opened a car door, and hopped in.
Note to nude man – you were violating Brattleboro’s ANTI-NUDITY ordinance. Despite what rumors you may have heard, the Town outlawed this a few years back. Sorry. Other Vermont towns aren’t quite so Puritanical on this issue, so you may have to wander clothes-less elsewhere.
General question – why is it always old nude men? (Where are the old nude women?)
– Bunny at the station. I thought the nude man was the impressive sighting of the afternoon, but I was wrong. While waiting at the station, I saw a rabbit. I never see rabbits in town. This one was hopping toward us from the far end of the platform. It would stop and nibble on things, but then it just turned around, sat there, and seemed to wait for the train. Maybe a cousin from Windsor Locks? (There was also a chipmunk running along the tracks and quite a few birds down there.)
– Fireworks were great! Just a note that this year’s fireworks were outstanding. It was as if finale-quality shells were the only ones being launched. Nothing was small or boring. Lots of sizzle, too. And it seemed like an extra dose of green in the sky, too. (I suspect that Brattleboro’s #1 Fourth of July fan, Tim O’Connor, was smiling at us from above.) And no drone blocking the view!
What else is there?