It’s a lovely day in the neighborhood. I just came back from a walk about. I had my plastic bottle of ice with me and by the time I walked from my apartment building in North Oakland to Forbes Avenue, I was able to take a refreshing drink.
You can tell that little by little there is more human activity in the heart of Oakland with each passing week. No doubt the students of the University of Pittsburgh are slowly drifting back, but people who are probably not students are out and about more, too.
I walked through Schenley Plaza. There was a scattering of people sitting at the tables under the big tent. Adults were helping young children to mount the horses on the carousel. A smattering of people were lined up at the food booths and the tables around the booths were filled here and there with people eating, talking and studying.
Just about all of the tables outside the one sit-down restaurant were full.
After walking through the plaza I headed for Forbes Avenue to walk up to Fifth Avenue to catch a bus back to North Oakland. Before I crossed Forbes, I turned around for one last look at the plaza and noticed a banner on some metal poles right behind me that announced there would be a farmer’s market between 3:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. today in Schenley Plaza…
I decided to walk back to North Oakland.
Hail to Pitt!
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette. If you are not already a regular reader of The Gazette, now would be a great time to sign up for a fee email subscription today.