The Tavern in Bedford

The Tavern in Bedford – October 22, 2013  

Mrs. Po and I decide to go to the Tavern in Bedford for supper.  We also want to hear honorable son, Dave Jr. sing and play there.  This is rare time when he actually let us know he play – he usually not tell us. We not know why he not tell us he’s playing, but we are slowly figuring it out.

Waitress run upstairs and down many times for us. Master Po want to tell her she need “Dumb Waiter” or elevator to make trips easier.  He say instead, “What you need is ‘Lazy Susan’”.   She look at Master Po like he from Pluto and pretend to giggle, but deep inside, Master Po find out he moron, and soon understand why Dave Jr. not want us there.

Next, during music, Master Po try to have conversation with Mrs. Po .  He read somewhere where conversation is the key to life-long bliss in marriage, so he try his best to keep matrimony in top shape. As he talk to Mrs. Po across table, he notice she looking at him, but singing along with Dave Jr. in song. He say, “that is kind of rude, that you are singing while I’m trying to talk to you.

Mrs. Po answer with, “Well, I can’t hear what you’re saying anyway.”  Then I learn next valuable lesson – when one can’t hear conversation, best way to combat problem is TO MAKE MORE NOISE AND SING ALONG WITH SON.  Master Po still confused over this issue, but he want to keep harmony in matrimony so he just say, Okay, and I talk louder.

Master Po then yell aloud, “Play some Kris Kristofferson” and Po Junior look my way in horror, as he know song, but can’t remember words cause he not play it for 28 years.  It is then I realize for sure why Dave Jr. not want his parents around when he entertaining. We asked for check and head home.

Mrs. Po ask on way back most fundamental question of the universe Master Po ever hear.  She say with voice of inquiry, “ Has there always been one stall in the ladies’ room at that bar, or at one time were there two?”

While I sit in silence, Mrs. Po add, “ I guess that’s not a question you could answer.” 

We now re-evaluate our next trip to hear Dave Jr. sing and play.

My Roots - The Potchaks - circa 1927

My Roots - The Potchaks - circa 1927
From Left: Son, Steve - Dad, Frank - Mom, Anastasia (Makar) - Sons; John, Mike, Frank, Chuck (Author's Dad) - Twins, Pete & Mary - Daughter, Catherine. Photo taken in Wilmore, PA