Everything Old / Todo Viejo

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THE OLD CHIRINGUITO (BEACH BAR), brand new in 1968, is new again. I shared photos of Los Naufragos while it was under renovation (rebuild) with its hand-crafted thatched roofs (click here). The end product is beautifully done as you’ll see below. I’ve also included some shots of what it looked like over the years beginning above with a photo from 1968.

I spoke with The Kid Brother last night. He was in a great mood. I could tell immediately when he said, “And don’t call me chief!” That meant I was to be Jimmy Olsen, cub reporter, to The Kid Brother’s Perry White, editor of the Daily Planet. For those of you who don’t know, it was an ongoing routine in the 1950s television series “The Adventures of Superman,” a show that continued to air in reruns at least into the 1970s. The Kid Brother and I have been performing the routines since the early ’60s. It never gets old — for him.


EL VIEJO CHIRINGUITO (BAR DE PLAYA), nuevo en 1968, es nuevo nuevamente. Compartí fotos de Los Naufragos mientras estaba en proceso de renovación (reconstrucción) con sus techos de paja hechos a mano (haz clic aquí). El producto final está muy bien hecho, como verá a continuación. También he incluido algunas fotos de cómo se veía durante los años que comenzaron arriba con una foto de 1968.

Anoche hablé con El Hermanito. Estaba de muy buen humor. Me di cuenta de inmediato cuando dijo: “¡Y no me llames jefe!” Eso significaba que iba a ser Jimmy Olsen, reportero del cachorro, para el Perry White, editor del periodico Daily Planet, de El Hermanito. Para aquellos de vosotros que no lo sabéis, fue una rutina continua en la serie de televisión de la década de 1950, “The Adventures of Superman” (Las Aventuras de Superman), un programa que continuó transmitiéndose al menos en la década de 1970. El Hermanito y yo hemos estado realizando las rutinas desde principios de los años 60. Nunca pasa de moda — para él.

The year Los Naufragos first opened, 1968, we hone our routine.
El año en que los Naufragos abrieron por primera vez, 1968, perfeccionamos nuestra rutina.


And speaking of renovations: The apartment above us is in the eighth week of its four-week renovation. I don’t know what’s left to saw, hammer, sand, or screw.
Y hablando de renovaciones: El piso que está encima de nosotros se encuentra en la octava semana de su renovación de cuatro semanas. No sé qué queda para cortar, martillar, lijar, o atornillar.

Author: Moving with Mitchell

From Brooklyn, New York; to North Massapequa; back to Brooklyn; Brockport, New York; back to Brooklyn... To Boston, Massachusetts, where I met Jerry... To Marina del Rey, California; Washington, DC; New Haven and Guilford, Connecticut; San Diego, San Francisco, Palm Springs, and Santa Barbara, California; Las Vegas, Nevada; Irvine, California; Sevilla, Spain. And Fuengirola, Málaga..

20 thoughts on “Everything Old / Todo Viejo”

  1. The Chiringuito has come a long way!! Looks good.
    Your routine with The Kid Brother sounds hilarious. It must be like watching all those old reruns all over again. You both are fortunate indeed to still have this to share. It’d be fabulous to watch you two ‘at it’.

    1. Jim:
      I love renovations, restorations, and new builds. This one is especially good I think. Chuck and I did another routine Tuesday night and I can’t now for the life of me remember what it was. I wish I could get a video when we’re together but he gets uncomfortable. Maybe I’ll try an audio recording next time. We are quite the team.

  2. Quite a contrast. Funny what we used to be satisfied with in the past: the little beach place vs the fancy layout. 🙂

    Hope upstairs renovations end SOON (or they run out of money). Can only imagine the stress this has added to your lives these past months–on top of the virus. Ugh.

    1. Mary:
      I remember little beach places like that. So much fun. But glad they have health laws now! The upstairs neighbors don’t live here year-round and when they’re here, they’re inconsiderate. So, this is par for the course. They’ll probably be drilling holes in the walls to hang things all summer. But, hell, just 7 weeks and they SHOULD be back home again.

  3. It looks like they hired your barber to trim that roof in. Looks like a nice place to stop for a freshly grilled fish, and yes I will eat the whole thing off the bone. Good to hear the kid brother is well. My middle brother called yesterday evening, he slipped on ice (in Florida) and broke a bone in his left hand (- inside of a warehouse.)

    1. David:
      I don’t have a barber, so I lent them my electric trimmer. Ugh. Although I love fish, I hate the bones! So glad you clarified about the ice in Florida. I sure hope the break isn’t too bad and that he’s a good patient. What a pain!

    1. anne marie:
      It’s really well designed with an ice cream spot, the separate bar and then indoor and outdoor dining. Beautifully done.

  4. Beach Bar!!!!!!!! Set em up Mitchell!!!! I’ll be right there!!!! You’ll need one after that racket anyway.

    1. Mistress Maddie:
      Meet me there. Oh wait, I forgot, Spain won’t let you in. I guess we’ll have to be patient.

  5. I now have Anne Murray’s version of the song “Everything Old is New Again” running through my head. Sheesh, not even the Peter Allen one! Either version is still better than that noise coming from your ceiling. Here’s hoping you and SG stay sane!

    1. Deedles:
      I had to go and listen to Anne Murray’s version. Can’t believe I never heard it (or don’t remember it). Too late for us STAY sane (that ship sailed long ago), so nothing to worry about.

      1. Yeah, Anne Murray had a hit with that song (I think) a couple of years before Peter Allen. I appreciate her more now. Back then, I thought she was boooooooring! My father loved her though.
        I like you and SG just the way you are, sane or no. Insane actually kind of helps these days.

      2. Deedles:
        I didn’t dislike Anne Murray, but I never really followed her. The first guy I dated, which was less than a year before I met SG, adored her. I grew to appreciate her. P.S.: Sane isn’t even an option. Sometimes lucid, though.

  6. The original restaurant is very charming. I can easily imagine sitting on those wooden chairs eating fish hot off the fire and cooling the heat with a beer or two. The newer incarnations are attractive but a little sterile.

    We had a series of cloudy days that coincided with building a new storeroom. Since our electricity is all solar, that meant we had to run the generator a few hours for several days while the work crew used power tools. The noise! Would be hard to tolerate for the 8 weeks the project above you has been going on! I sympathize!

    1. Wilma:
      I do like the funky charm of the original, but I’ll bet it wouldn’t pass a health inspection. I’m about ready to go upstairs and smack those people. And they’ve never once apologized for the inconvenience (the mess and dust tracked up and down the stairs, either) nor have they even ever bothered to say “hello.” Not at all neighborly.

  7. That’s so funny, that you and your brother have that little routine, even now. Wouldn’t the scriptwriters of the old Superman show be impressed?! My brother and I watched that show in the ’70s, too, but I was never a big fan.

    I love your renovation sounds video. I’m glad you have a sense of humor about it!

    1. Steve:
      We have so many routines. Any TV series from the ’60s is fair game. Whether I liked them or not, I watched them with him. And I even know most of the intros and theme songs and regularly sing them to him.

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