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Yesterday's Stories

The Boat Part 1

Dad found the 1962 Sumner Craft languishing in a boatyard. It had all of the requisites for a good family boat. There was enough room for a collection of fishing poles and beach paraphernalia and easily fit EVERYONE who wanted to go on a boat outing as well as those who were not so keen… Continue reading The Boat Part 1

Weekend Coffee Share

Midsummer Coffee Share

Good morning, Everyone. Grab a cup of your favorite morning brew, and we’ll catch up. It is a lovely summer morning here on the South shore of Long Island. If we were having coffee together, I would tell you that this summer is busy. The yard is finally planted and almost completely mulched. Our Hershoff… Continue reading Midsummer Coffee Share

Yesterday's Stories

The Genesis of Boat Passions

Boats have always been in my life. I paddled a small boat in canals before I was allowed to bicycle beyond my home street. Yes, it is true that boats tend to be a big metaphoric hole to throw in money. Boat ownership involves a great deal of patience, too much time, planning, luck, and… Continue reading The Genesis of Boat Passions

Yesterday's Stories

Fourth of July Memory

  The Fourth of July brings the pride of America to the forefront. No matter what the flavor or tone of the political scene, July 4th is every American's birthday party. Lucky for us the forefathers declared independence in the summer when days are ripe for picnics, parades, and spangly celebrations. In my world, the… Continue reading Fourth of July Memory

Weekend Coffee Share

Moving up Coffee Share

Good morning, Everyone.  If we were having coffee together, I would wish everyone a very fun-filled summer. Monday will be the last day of the 2018-2019 school year at the Remsenburg-Speonk Elementary school. The school is small and compared to the neighboring districts. There is one class for each grade from K-6. Currently, there are… Continue reading Moving up Coffee Share

Ramblings & Writing

Anniversary Coffee Share

Good morning, Everyone. How is your coffee on this blustery wet morning? Matt and I are at Davis Park; a cozy beach community on Fire Island (just a quick boat ride across the Great South Bay). We are staying in our friend's cottage for the weekend overlooking the ocean. There is no better place to… Continue reading Anniversary Coffee Share

Weekend Coffee Share

May Recap

Good Morning. Hope all is well with Everyone. Come on in for a cup of coffee while I get my Stories Served Around The Table May Recap posted. I am trying to juggle a few things at once, ergo, a meld of Coffee Share and Recap is presented for your reading pleasure.   Welcome to Stories… Continue reading May Recap

Weekend Coffee Share

Memorial Day Coffee Share

Good Morning, Everyone. It’s a lovely spring dawn, perfect for a bold cup of coffee. Join me. If we were having coffee together, I would reflect on this Memorial Day weekend with you. Traditionally, the weekend marks the kickoff for the summer season. Out east traffic is building during my commute to and from school.… Continue reading Memorial Day Coffee Share

Weekend Coffee Share

Detours and Distractions Coffee Share

Good Morning, Everyone. I am sipping bold black coffee while writing. Join in me in my rambling. If we were having coffee together, I would tell you that there are only five weeks until the summer break (YEAH!), but it is gonna be a whirlwind. "Kindergarten is so much fun, and there is ALWAYS so… Continue reading Detours and Distractions Coffee Share

Yesterday's Stories

Lunch

Think Back Thursday Lunch I attended my neighborhood elementary school during the 60s. School lunches were not memorable. During those early years, I walked home for lunch with my little sisters in tow. We crossed Merrick Highway with the help of the crossing guard. My mom or babysitter, Josie, (if Mom was substitute teaching that… Continue reading Lunch