All Is Ready…

…in early afternoon, for this evening’s 3rd of July fireworks.

Now all we need is the weather to cooperate.

In a few hours this Danbury Avenue yard -- like many in the neighborhood -- will be filled with party-goers.

In a few hours this Danbury Avenue yard — like many in the neighborhood — will be filled with party-goers.

Nearly every picnic table at Compo Beach is already reserved -- and nearly every one has human beings doing the reserving. A man and his son brought this tent, to keep them cool during the long afternoon.

Nearly every picnic table at Compo Beach is already reserved — and nearly every one has human beings doing the reserving. A man and his son brought this tent, to keep them cool during the long afternoon.

There are no rules, however, about reserving spots on the rest of the beach. By noon, many folks had already staked out their spots.

There are no rules, however, about reserving spots on the rest of the beach. By noon, many folks had already staked out their spots — and left.

Most importantly, tonight there will plenty of places where people can "go."

Most importantly, tonight there will plenty of places where people can “go.”

2 responses to “All Is Ready…

  1. Barbara (Kelman) Ravage

    Just curious, Dan, what number on Danbury Ave. this yard is. I spent summers 1950-55 on Danbury (down at the far end away from the beach, but I don’t remember our house number) before we moved to N Compo year round, but the McMansion in the background wasn’t there and none of the yards were fenced. Hordes of kids played tag and made mischief, zig-zagging from yard to yard. I haven’t been back to Westport in years, but fear what I’ll find when I return in Sept for my Staples 50th reunion.

  2. This photo was taken at the end near the beach. Most houses are still to scale. Many have been winterized and upgraded. Danbury Avenue is still a great road — and neighborhood. Kids still play in yards and streets (and sell lemonade); they still zig-zag around. It, and surrounding streets, remain a Westport gem.