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December 21, 2014
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Tommy and I just got home from a few days away in Lake George for our 24th wedding anniversary. We went to a rodeo, and as I was watching the cowboys I got to wondering, what makes a cowboy a cowboy? So I walked over to this nice young man—about 25—and I asked him. I had to smack his arm with the first answer he gave me. Then he told me it is the way of life you live, how you dress and the ethics you follow. The guys who ride the bulls are nuts. (Many years ago, I rode the mechanical bull at Gilley’s bar and honky-tonk in Texas, and I got bucked off.  Read more

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I did it—the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. I was nominated by Jeff Gombita, manager at Peck’s Market in Narrowsburg, NY. I did my challenge in memory of my childhood friend’s father, Eddie Smizer. I went to a family party on Saturday with my five-gallon bucket and a bag of ice. So, I sit in a chair, my sister is videotaping, my cousin is taking pictures while her daughter Amanda is doing the dumping. I thought the anticipation was going to be worse than the actual act of getting wet.  Read more

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Can you believe it? It’s August already! How come summer goes by so fast and winter seems to last forever? Just like weekends go by so fast, and Monday to Friday drags. I hope all of you are out there enjoying yourselves and taking advantage of all the events that summer brings. Enjoy life and keep smiling.  Read more

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What a busy weekend! On Saturday, I worked the tag sale at the Cochecton Center Community Center and then went to see Kenny Rogers. Boy, did he look old. But he can still sing, and he was very funny telling jokes. It was a great time at Bethel Woods. On Sunday, I worked the tag sale again and then spent a nice afternoon at Riverfest in Narrowsburg, NY. It was well attended but very hot. Tony Staffieri was a very entertaining auctioneer. Great job, Tony! The DVAA would like to thank everyone who came out and made Riverfest a great success once again.  Read more

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Last weekend I was actually home, and I said to my husband that so many people come up here on vacation, let’s pretend we are on vacation. So we started our Saturday by helping out at Two Frank’s Café at St Francis Church. We went to Skinners Falls and sat by the river, went out to dinner at the Narrowsburg Inn, where we had great burgers and wings. Sunday we got together with friends and all went to Heinle’s for their Sunday brunch, where we ate like a pig—the best Boar’s Head bacon; if you have not tried it, you are missing out.  Read more

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I had a great few days away with my husband for his birthday. We spent it in Old Saybrook, CT. What a fabulous place. We went on a steam engine train ride up the Connecticut River and then took a steamboat back down the river. The next day we went on a two-hour brunch jazz cruise. What a fun time and good food. If you like trains and boats, this is the place to go. However, on the way home, I made a big mistake, which I will never do again; I went into the Wal-Mart in Monticello to get milk and soda. OMG, the place was a zoo. Next time if the parking lot is packed, I will keep going.  Read more

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Happy graduation to all 2014 graduates! What great weather you had. I was down in Queens at my niece’s graduation party. She now has her MA degree as a marriage and family therapist. Her party was in the bar where I met my husband Tommy. These drunken Irishmen came in after a game of golf, and they were hanging all over us, loving and kissing us and saying how much they miss my husband and me. It’s so funny how you do not see someone for over 10 years, and when you do it’s like you never left. What great memories.  Read more

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What a great weekend I had! Saturday was my 40th reunion from grammar school, St. Gregory’s the Great in Bellerose NY. The school has a 10-day festival each year, so we decided to meet at the beer truck. Twenty-two of us showed up out of about 100. (There were three classes with 30 something kids in each.) Some came FROM as far away as Florida, Delaware and Virginia, and we all had a great time.  Read more

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I was sitting in Angelina’s on the Hill when Evan Padua came in—a guy I knew as a kid. I worked with his mother, Jill. Evan was trying to talk me into going fishing with him on his tour boat on the Delaware River. Ha ha! Just try to picture that—me getting my big butt into a fishing boat, not to mention putting a worm on a hook. Evan assured me that I would do fine in his boat and he would take care of the bait. An afternoon fishing on the Delaware does sound nice. Email evan@sweetwaterguide.com and let me know if you go out fishing.  Read more

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On Friday night May 30, there was a potluck at our beautiful Cochecton Center Community Center “church” building. It was nice to see the neighbors out; even Danny Yewchuck was out and about. The community church is in need of a new roof, and a few fund-raising events have begun. One way the community could help is to purchase a “square of shingles” for $100 in memory of loved one(s) and a memorial plaque will be hung in the building. However, any donation is greatly appreciated. When I was at the meeting, all I could think about was Doug Heinle, so I got a square in his memory.  Read more

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