Category Archives: history

Waterford Tugboat Roundup

And another family tradition in the can for this year! The annual Tugboat Roundup at Lock 2 in Waterford, NY, is always a good day. I swear there were more boats this year than last. We missed the Farmer’s Market … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

On Monday, Mom, the Kidling, Hubs and I will be at Saratoga National Cemetery for the annual Memorial Day event. That’s what it’s all about: remembering those who served and are no longer here. Especially those who died in battle, … Continue reading

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Bless Our Vets

When my daughter arrived with her grandmother to pick me up from work today, she couldn’t wait to tell me about English class today. They had a substitute teacher, and the man happens to be a Vietnam Vet. Considering they … Continue reading

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Remember

Tomorrow, it will be 14 years. 14 years since the towers fell. Since that Pennsylvania field. Since the attack on the Pentagon. The children left without a parent on that day are now young adults. Even those who were born … Continue reading

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A Further Descent Into Madness

MH-17, shot down over war-torn Ukraine. It doesn’t matter WHO shot, it should NOT have happened. And some of the pictures now showing up are disgusting. Not because they show bodies or debris or personal belongings strewn all over the … Continue reading

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Crimea

This is expanded from a FaceBook post: Okay, I am not sure what the US is doing even sticking their noses into what is happening in Crimea right now. It isn’t really part of Ukraine… it has been held by … Continue reading

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Duck Dynasty, Homosexuality and Free Speech FOR ALL

And once again, the media and hate mongers have targeted a well-known figure, blowing comments made by a PRIVATE CITIZEN totally out of proportion for their own agendas. Phil Robertson and his entire family are southern Christians. I don’t know … Continue reading

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A House of Angels

http://www.renaissanceprojects.org/index.html Tonight was an open house for a WONDERFUL venue and a repurposing of an important building in Cohoes’s architectural and historical background. Mom, the Kidling and I walked over. The pyramid steps out front are safe again. The light … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day 2013

“On the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month….” Originally known as Armistice Day; now called Remembrance Day in most Allied nations and Veterans Day here in the US. A moment of silence; a day of parades, … Continue reading

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Memorial Day

Two days of the year, if I can at all possibly get there, I spend at the Saratoga National Cemetery (Also known as the Gerald Solomon National Cemetery) . Veterans Days and Memorial Day. I try to go up a … Continue reading

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