Over on the Face Book page, “If Your From Delmar , New York You Remember ??” a member recently posted, “Ok, let’s give it up. Which Bethlehem police officer gave you the biggest break? Details not necessary, but it will make fascinating reading!” Yea, I got some breaks a few … Continue reading
My wife and I took the opportunity to head up to Portsmouth, NH for a couple of days last week. The occasion? To visit our daughter and son-in-law. Well on the surface, anyway. The real reason was to see our 6 … Continue reading
This is a bit of a rehash of my first post here. It’s not political either, even though I’m not happy with the new property assessments in my town. It’s in reply to a comment that appeared on Keith Wiggand’s post … Continue reading
As Christians, we celebrate Christmas in honor of of the birth of Jesus. This beautiful hand carving of Jesus and Mary and Joseph, a gift from Bud and Jorgine Hanson, has made it’s way more than 1/2 way around the … Continue reading
Here’s a bunch of pictures from our hike up the inside of an extinct(we hope) volcano, better known as Diamond Head, on the edge of Honolulu. We went with Liz and the boys, and a couple of other families in … Continue reading
Originally posted on the Albany Times Union – September 11, 2010 at 2:51 am by Freddie Dunn As I drove along Academy Road in Albany yesterday afternoon, I passed this sign that I’ve passed dozens of times before. Only this … Continue reading
Next time you look out the window, take a few seconds to let the image of what you see attach itself in your memory.
Take a walk down the street.
Mow the lawn.
Hop in the car and take the kids to school.
Go to the doctors.
Go grocery shopping.
Have lunch at your favorite restaurant.
Grab a quick cup of coffee at the coffee shoppe.
Have an ice cream cone.
Take in a movie.
Head on over to the mall.
Take a ride in the country.
Marvel at the new homes there; the ones in your town.
While you’re in the country,
look at the cows,
the dairy farms,
the corn fields,
the truck gardens,
the fruit orchards.
Open the window and take a whiff of fresh mowed hay,
The aroma of the animal farms(some, not all),
The expanse of endless views dotted by a farm house, barns and animals or crops.
What? You didn’t see it?
Could this be why?
As more productive farmland gets buried under aspalt, concrete or lawns, where will our food supply come from?
Doesn’t manner if you’re a meat eater or a vegan.
Civilization has it’s price.
[Cindy Dunnposted toFred Dunn — Dad, I can’t find your post about all of the US farmland getting paved, or I would have responded to that. From Heifer Inernational: 1 in 6 Americans live in poverty. But in Appalachia, more than 1 in 4 live in poverty. Seeds of Change, is a program Heifer is running right now, to collect money to support Appalachia and the Arkasas Delta in production, technical expertise, jobs, businesses, community school gardens, growing, harvesting, processing, packaging…you name it…to get the farmlands back in production and to help people help themselves out of poverty. So, thankfully there are people out there thinking about our farms and how to save them (and the farmers).]
Thank you, Erin Ehnle,
for use of the picture.
He and “The Brothers” held Albany together during a pretty explosive time. Thanks. Nebraska, and may God smile upon you. See the story on the Albany NY Times Union. Comments from my FaceBook page: Cheryl Frantzen:: And, what … Continue reading