Category Archives: Traditions

Prom Night

Where has the time gone? My baby girl, my Geek Princess …. the one who was reading and UNDERSTANDING her father’s astronomy magazines at age 7…. is at her Senior Prom tonight, having fun with her friends. It wasn’t the … Continue reading

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Good Bye 2016

The last day of another year. As we head int 2017, I try to gather my thoughts into some semblance of organized coherence. It’s not easy. The ups and downs of 2016 have on occasion left me dizzy. The hopes … Continue reading

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Veteran’s Day 2016

Yeah, I’m a day early. Blame it on Cohoes High School. And the Middle School.. Or at least the band and choruses. Last year, my daughter had a thought about a patriotic concert in honor of vets. It didn’t happen. … Continue reading

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Getting Ready for Halloween

It’s coming. Ghosts and ghouls and witches and black cats….. At the end of every September since I was in high school, a special Halloween store has opened at Colonie Center. Last year, it is where we got the make-up … Continue reading

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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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Schaghticoke Fair 2016

Another great day at the fair! In the last thirty-five years, I have missed maybe six Schaghticoke Fairs. Some years with friends, mostly with family, and never much time on the midway…I love the displays and foods and sounds and … 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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