Looking to the past: Examining the wisdom of some old adages
There are things that occur in your life that stay with you for a very long time. It certainly holds true for me as I get older and grow wiser from all my past experiences growing up Adirondack.
Here are a few examples.
I have learned not to fish with my father on any day there is a suggestion of rain as even a remote cloud will form thunderheads and drown us in our boat.
I learned that the only friend who will ever listen to all your thoughts and not judge you is your dog.
Tools can do more jobs than what they were originally designed to do—if only you find where you left them. Continue reading
Supergrams: The most super of all super heroes
There are tons of words in the English language that end in “gram.”
You’ve got your anagram, your cardiogram, a diagram or monogram or telegram.
The list goes on and on. I hereby propose a new addition to the “gram family,” and it involves, as luck would have it, family! The family of which I speak is the root of most families—the grammas and the grampas. It seems that this amazing group of elders has evolved into a new improved version of the grams and gramps of yesterday.
Grandparents of today have way more responsibility, and spend tons more time with the littles than what I recall. Continue reading
The Old Forge Fire Ladies Auxiliary will be selling popcorn, soda and baked goods in front of the Old Forge Fire Hall prior to the fireworks at the Old Forge lakefront on the Fourth of July. All proceeds from the sale will benefit the Strand Theatre’s digital conversion project.