Had a great time going to Hudson to Vasilow's today--more photos tomorrow!
Monday, November 29, 2010
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Tuesday, November 16, 2010
My Aunt decided she wanted to go out for a drive & to the beach. Took her & Mom to Seagull beach--a favorite of mine ( & hers, too)
Both of them use a walker or cane so going out on the sand was impossible, but at one end of the beach there is a boardwalk, so that's where we headed
Monday, November 15, 2010
Saturday, November 13, 2010
Got a phone call yesterday from my brother--the kind noone likes to get--they had had a bad fire overnight & the 2nd floor of their house was gone! Thankfully everyone & all the animals got out OK. Living in a hotel right now & their insurance is getting them a trailer to put in their front yard--a 50' double wide--to live in for awhile. It probably will take 6 months or so to get back in the house. I'm headed up there tomorrow Here's a link to the newspaper acrticle.
Early-morning fire damages home
Early-morning fire damages home
Friday, November 12, 2010
My friend Deb & I decided to take a drive to Vasilow's Confectionery. It's a little over an hour from where I live in CT--over in Hudson, NY. I don't think I've driven around in the area at all. I have a few photos of a farm for another day. I had posted on Facebook that I was heading that way & Kate was nice enough to let me know that they were temporarily out of pepitas!
Thursday, November 11, 2010
Found a treasure trove of old photos....I have most of my parents old photo albums--don't think I had ever looked through all of them! This is one of my Mom & her life- long friend, Dorothy. They were from the same town & were roommates while they lived in Washington, DC during WWII. After they both married & had families ( lived on opposite coasts from each other), but still managed to stay in touch to this day--60 + years later!
Tuesday, November 9, 2010
Today is my Mom's ( Frances "Betsey" Copeland) 89th birthday. I talked to her about 8 am & she was going out for lunch with friends today and again tomorrow. I'm going to see her on Sunday & take her to see her sister for a few days.
Isn't this a lovely photo? Taken in 1966 ( me in maroon suit, Mom is in the middle & my sister Judie in blue)
Monday, November 8, 2010
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Friday, November 5, 2010
A Moongate is an ancient Chinese design and came to Bermuda and the States as a result of the tea trade. According to legend, if you make a wish as you pass through it you will be blessed with good fortune. First one I saw was in Bermuda....
Then a few years later I went to Naumkeag mansion ( they called it a "cottage") in Stockbridge, MA.
There was a Chinese temple along with a moongate there also. Anyone know of any near where you live?
Thursday, November 4, 2010
There were many different flowers on Bermuda, but the predominant ones were hibiscus and morning glories--they were everywhere!
Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Nine years ago I went on a cruise to Bermuda with my Mom &my friend Jenny. It was to celebrate their 80th & 50th birthdays. We found a cruise that went out of Boston since my Mom has trouble flying ( inner ear problems). We splurged and got a suite--it was great! One of the places we went was to the Bermuda Perfumery. I couldn't stay inside too long because of the scents, that meant more time to walk around in the gardens
Monday, November 1, 2010
Happened to look out the window the other day & saw our flock of turkeys right outside the house. I've never seen them so close to the house & out in the open!