Yesterday morning, Rick and Amy Leonard walked across the Ruth Steinkraus Cohen Bridge downtown. They saw a friend and her companion, with a dog.
He had noticed that her face mask was broken. So he gave her one from his shop.
It was a special mask — decorated with golden retrievers, just like her dog.
Why did Stephen have that mask? He sells them in his store. They’re $25 each — and $5 goes to charity.
He’s a full service bespoke tailor, for sure.
Speaking of masks: Here I am, sporting my new one from Savvy + Grace. (You can’t see, but I’m smiling.)
Those aren’t golden retrievers like Stephen Kempson’s. These show a nautical map of Westport waters. A great way to show your hometown pride (and stay safe).
They’re available at the store (146 Main Street) and online (click here).
PS: Purchases support Savvy + Grace’s #PayItForward program. Each month they donate masks to local non-profits.
And finally … last month was celebrated widely as the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, giving women the right to vote. But the first vote cast by a woman in a general US election occurred 50 years earlier — 150 years ago today, on September 6, 1870 — when Louise Ann Swain cast a ballot in Laramie, Wyoming. The territory had just allowed women to vote.