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Dinner at Butterfield at Hasbrouck House, Tom's Birthday, Stone Ridge, NY
March 23, 2019 Saturday
We had dinner with Tom Nozkowski, Joyce Robins, and Judy Linn for Tom's Birthday. Tom treated everybody. Right after dinner, we followed Tom and Joyce in our car because they wanted to show us something. We went to Applestone Meat Co. It was really something- a bit like the old Horn and Hardart Automats with glass doors that you can open when you have put money in a slot. Applestone's is open 24 hours a day. I am not sure of the exact story, but it goes roughly like this. Fleishers Grass-Fed Butcher was in Rhinebeck at some point and closed some time ago. They were also in Kingston, I think, after Rhinebeck. It was owned and run by a couple. Kingston also closed. Then they opened Applestone in Stone Ridge. Somewhere in all of this, the couple separated. I think the wife may have been the person who ran the Stone Ridge store. And her husband opened a store in Brooklyn. I think I remember that his father or grandfather had a butcher shop. When the store was in Rhinebeck, we went to it from time to time. I cannot vouch for this narrative, but some of it is correct. Postscript: Tom called to tell us that someone from Butterfield called him because I had left my glasses there. Judy Linn picked them up and gave them to me at the Vassar Student Majors' Critique on March 27th.
L-R: Judy Linn, Catherine Murphy, Joyce Robins, Thomas Nozkowski