Bruce Krobusek and his wife Susan stopped by TOP Rural Headquarters and treated me to lunch today. Bruce, who is of Scottish descent on his mother's side, sported a "cargo" kilt with lots of pockets. I don't know what it's like in Scotland, but we see very few people in kilts around here. We had a tasty lunch and of course a nice conversation at Silverbird Woodfired in Penn Yan, before heading back to my place so Butters could jump all over Bruce and Susan.
They were driving Bruce's unrestored 1972 Triumph TR6 (Susan has a Triumph Stag), and Bruce let me drive it, which was a treat. They were headed to a car club gathering at the South end of Keuka Lake, in Hammondsport. First time I've ever driven any sort of Triumph (although I've been reading about them since high school) adding meaningfully to my lifetime experience of roadsters. I wasn't quite too big for it, but almost. Bruce has had it for 21 years.
Always great to meet TOP readers in real life! Thanks to Bruce and Susan for stopping by.
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Kenneth Tanaka: "Ah, The Avengers team is lookin' good!! Hi Emma!"
Scott: "One sees Utilikilts in Seattle. Very nice and practical menswear. About your visitors' license plate: I guess that 'Mrs. Peel' may refer to the character named Emma Peel in the UK TV show from way back called 'The Avengers.' I heard that in those days TV show producers always wanted a female character that would appeal to men. The role was called a 'man appeal' character, often abbreviated as 'm-appeal,' as in 'This show needs m-appeal.' M-appeal, of course, is pronounced the same as Emma Peel. They named her after the commercial role she filled.
"That's what I've heard anyway. I hope it's true."
Richard Newman: "Ah, yes. The original 'Avengers' show and Emma Peel both appealed greatly to me.Unlike the current U.S. avengers show which has no appeal whatsoever. (Noah Peel?)"