Mitch (aka Walt’s Dad)
Where do you live?
How long have you lived in the area?
Where are you originally from and what brought you to town?
Originally from Boston. I needed work in a city where my wife could finish her masters degree in Occupational Therapy. F.I.U. was that place, and here we still are.
Please share about what you do for a livelihood or what keeps you busy during the week?
For livelihood I invest in my children and grandchildren. They pay great dividends. During the week I read and write, pretty much the same thing my grandchildren do.
How often do you come to the market?
I come to the market most every week.
Do you have a market ritual? If so, please describe.
I go straight to the LNB banana stand, without delay, because I’m
probably late already. I check how Adena has displayed the fruit, make sure I have a towel, that the knife is clean, and that I have enough samples of jack fruit to hand out.
What’s your favorite thing to buy at LNB Grovestand and why?
A dragon passion smoothie. Especially if the weather is hot. By 11 o’clock I need one.
What’s your favorite thing to buy at other stands at the market?
Lunch next door at Babe Froman: Fried egg, maybe turkey pastrami, on soft bread.
I wish the market had:
Favorite market story:
There are a 1000 stories, at least, all of them wrapped in smiles. I harvest the smiles, store them away. Eventually they’ll re-emerge as stories.
For special occasions, I go to:
The Bookstore in the Grove. Oh no! It’s closed! So sad.
The most romantic spot around:
It was the Bookstore in the Grove. Now I’ll have to find another one.
Do you own your own business or offer a service? Would you share a pitch about yourself or company with the community?
“I’ve been a puppet, a pauper, a pirate / A poet, a pawn and a king / I’ve been up and down and over and out / And I know one thing…” It’s a song lyric, but I’ve been most of those things. At the moment it’s a poet,
If you would like readers to be able to contact you, how should they get in touch?
www.mitchellchefitz.com will connect you to me. I look forward to meeting you.