September 2023 Ruminations & Ronnifications

As summer fades and the next season befalls us, I am thinking how quickly time flies.

When I was a kid in New York City (Queens to be more exact), I played stickball, shot marbles, and flipped baseball cards in the summer … no country clubs, pool clubs, yacht clubs, tennis nor golf for me. Times have certainly changed … and I sometimes wonder if we have lost our moral compass. What do we think is important or unimportant in the grand scheme of things? What are we teaching our kids and what are they learning?

As the Fiddler laments while situated on a roof, it is no shame to be poor but it’s no great honor either, I think of all of life’s lessons over the years, personally and professionally … and what’s important and what’s not. My thoughts and values have clearly changed as I’ve aged but my core values remain the same.

Some things however don’t change as Rosh Hashanah is upon us. It is amazing to think we have catered holiday dinners for three generations on Long Island, in Boca, Manhattan and Westchester. (This year Manhattan orders will be delivered through our flagship Greenvale store and Westchester  orders can be ordered and will be delivered through Bayside.)  Please call the respective Ben’s location for details and delivery arrangements. Deliveries will be limited so order early.

So as we lose our tans, go back to school, and see swimming pools being closed, we will soon be celebrating  the changing colors of leaves and clothing. And as I have heard many Floridians lament, the changing of the seasons is what is most missed about not being up north. So let’s enjoy all that stays the same, Ben food adorning our table with wonderful friends and family, and  embrace the changing seasons. (Hopefully we will have another mild winter.)

Have a happy, healthy and peaceful New Year.

See ya at the deli,
Simply, Ronnie

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