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Two fat ladies, Mick Jagger and a dainty savory…

.Intrigued?  Me, too!  If you read my blog you know my mind changes channels in a nano second.  Monday morning I received a surprise text from a longtime friend.  She was in town and had some free time.  Since we don’t … Continue reading

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Back to school…

but not for me!  Summer is so fleeting in the Northeast.  When I was teaching, I didn’t allow myself to “work” on school stuff until August 1st.  Then I could put all of the ideas that were swirling in my … Continue reading

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Did you save them?

I’m asking if you saved your high school yearbooks.  Many may think they are a waste of time and space but I’m here to tell you that they are important pieces of history.  History, you say?  Don’t be preposterous!  Ah, … Continue reading

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Schools and History

Both topics are important to me.  I enjoyed school and not just for the social aspect. Learning is something I love.  Always an avid reader, I’m just darn curious about almost anything.  And I love history.  If I hadn’t majored … Continue reading

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Articles for Bethlehem Historical Association Newsletter-Spring 2017

Thomas M. Holmes – Doctor, Soldier, Citizen Dr. Holmes was born in McKownville, NY (now Guilderland), on February 19, 1882.  He attended Union College Albany Medical College, graduating in 1909.  After living for a few years in the Town of … Continue reading

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Jackpot in the basement…

I’ve been working on some other writing projects and decided it was time to share.  A few months ago I decided to write a history of our local school district.  In addition to using facts, I’ve also been interviewing people … Continue reading

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Random thoughts and the cabin in my head…

The real holiday season has begun with Thanksgiving  yesterday.  I am grateful to attend a wonderful dinner, along with my mom, at a friend’s house nearby.  The range of ages yesterday was 10 months-91 years.  It was relaxing, congenial, fun … Continue reading

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To go or not to go?

There is no question for me at this point.  I’ve agonized for a few days and will do so no longer.  Too much time has been spent by me lingering in the past.  Time to move along. The question refers … Continue reading

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Hometown stuff

Delmar, NY – love it or hate it, it’s my hometown.  I’ve lived the majority of my life here and as Dickens would say, “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times….”  My experience with Delmar … Continue reading

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New year, new goals

I’ve decided not to look on the past year with regrets.  It’s far too easy to do that and it keeps one from moving forward.  At least, that’s my thinking about it.  The past year brought many changes to my … Continue reading

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