Yesterday's Stories

Memories of Water Skiing

Back in the day, my dad and Uncle Phil co-owned the Cho-Go, a wooden Owens motorboat. Our summers were filled with day trips to and from the beaches of the Great South Bay.  Each year our families grew. My mom described passing small children from the boat to the beach shore akin to the circus… Continue reading Memories of Water Skiing

Weekend Coffee Share

Kids and Heat Coffee Share

Good morning, Everyone. I've got a bold brew of Community Coffee from a Keurig pod. Join me for a virtual coffee visit. I have been in Hilton Head Island, South Carolina, watching my grandchildren this past week. Their daycares are on hiatus, so I'm happily filling in. We have been very busy baking cupcakes, going to… Continue reading Kids and Heat Coffee Share

Weekend Coffee Share

Beach Two Weeks Coffee Share Recap

I had planned to get this posted last night (Friday, August 9th), but plans are easily thwarted. Please excuse the tardy time references. Good morning, Everyone. I’ve got an early cup of coffee, and a sand chair dug into the edge of the shore. The ocean crashes-a constant roar of power and beauty. Little sandpipers… Continue reading Beach Two Weeks Coffee Share Recap

Weekend Coffee Share

July’s End Coffee Share

Good morning, Everyone. It is a beautiful morning on the south shore of Long Island. July is ending in a burst of self-inflicted busy-ness.  Pour your coffee, and we’ll catch up. If we were having coffee together, I would tell you that I am enjoying my Wednesday nights sailing sunfish with a group of women.… Continue reading July’s End Coffee Share

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

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

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Weekend Coffee Share 9/22/18

Good Morning, Everyone.    Grab your coffee because here we are, once again, for another #Weekend Coffee Share.    I’ll first get the sad news out in the open--summer 2018 is officially over. It was hot, extremely humid (my hair will need months to recover), overly blustery, and marred with rust-tide (worse than red-tide) and zucchini fungus,… Continue reading Weekend Coffee Share 9/22/18

Yesterday's Stories

The Country House

The Country House American Venice was born of a land developer’s dream. He built homes on the Copiague’s marshland along the south shore of Long Island. A series of backyard canals led out to the Great South Bay. There were  Venetian-style bridges above the canals giving the neighborhood a European flare. Unfortunately, the Great Depression… Continue reading The Country House