Saturday, July 29, 2017

Canal Walk July 19, 2017

I met up with Marlene at the parking area west of the bridge in Gasport and we headed west along the trail.  We walked for just about an hour.   We talked about the possibility of taking a day trip to THE WINDMILL, a huge craft and vendor place near Penn Yan.  

Friday, July 28, 2017

Class Reunion

I picked Jane up a few minutes after seven and we headed to the ELKS CLUB on North Canal Road.   Its hard to believe its been FIFTY YEARS.  
The  first person who spoke to me actually recognized me but I certainly did not recognize him.  Philip Angevine.  Our mothers were friends,  I told him the story about how I was waiting on his front porch while our mothers visited and I got stung by a wasp.  Jane and I sat with ____________and his partner, Linda.  Several girls from the Wednesday lunch group were there.  

Les Sears told me that he remembers me from the ninth grade at North Park, but I have no menories of him.  

The food was served kind of buffet style:  Beef on Weck, chicken wings, pasta, vegetables and dip and crackers and cheese.  

Jane and I left kind of early.   I heard later on that Mary Ann won the fifty/fifty and got close to three hundred dollars.  

Thursday, July 27, 2017


After an early supper with Peggy and David,  I decided to go to the library to read this past weeks Lockport Union Sun and Journal.  

While reading the paper, I noticed that the Presbyterian Home was offering ART IN THE HALLS this evening, including a reception with refreshments.  I decided to go.  
I am so glad I went.   The art was excellent and the refreshments were very good.  

Then I decided to look at the art that has been put up in the windows of storefronts on Main Street.  This art did not interest me as much as the art at the Presbyterian Home.  

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

ORLEANS COUNTY FAIR on July 25, 2017

I picked Mary Ann up at nine a.m. and we headed to Albion.  We arrived before they started charging the seven dollars to park your car!!!!

We were at the fair for four hours and had a nice time.  It was very cool and comfortable. 

We had ribeye steak sandwiches for lunch

followed by a piece of 4H homemade pie (I had rhubarb and it was soooooooooooooo good).   

We went into all of the livestock buildings
and the vendor building and stopped at all the booths.  There was a pro-life display in one of the buildings and we played a game set up by this lady; We attempted to match baby pictures up with the well known people in the pictures.    We did not do very well.

Later on we had salt potatoes (very good).
Here are a few more pictures.  

I don't know what this is and it did not seem to be open 
but it looked interesting and might be something I would like. 

When I got home, I found a phone message from Elaine reminding me of ADULT COLORING at the library tonight.  I met her and Nancy there.  Marty Bowman Wilson was there,too, and also Donna and Monica Alexander.  It was good to see them.

Monday, July 24, 2017

Day Trip to Buffalo

Mary Ann and had made plans to go to Canandaigua today to visit Sonnenberg Gardens, but the weather forecast for Canandaigua was not very good (off and on thundershowers) so we scratched that plan and decided to go to Buffalo for the free tour of CITY HALL, given by Buffalo Tours.  I called Buffalo Tours at 8:30 a.m. and confirmed that the tour would take place and got some information about parking.

HOWEVER, when we arrived, we were told that Buffalo Tours had cancelled the tour due to not having a staff member available to do it.  So, we went up to the observation deck and looked around the lobby (it is gorgeous).    This is a view from the observation area, on the 25th floor.  

Then we went to Dinosaur Bar-B-Q for lunch.   I had a pulled pork sandwich and hand cut fries and greens. (really a small salad)

  We really enjoyed our meal.  While there, we looked at some tourist information for Buffalo and we decided to go to the TIFFT NATURE PRESERVE.  

We had some difficulty finding the preserve.  When we got there, we found the main entrance to the trails and headed out. 

After twenty minutes or so, it started to lightly sprinkle so we decided to head back to the car.  It is a beautiful place.   We saw a bit of wildlife: 

I hope to return someday
when the Visitors Center is open, mostly in order to get a trail map before heading out on the trails.  

On the way back to Lockport, we stopped at PAULA'S DONUTS!!!!!

Saturday, July 22, 2017

14th Annual MEMORIAL BUTTERFLY RELEASE at Niagara Hospice (Lockport, NY)

Pam and I attended this event this afternoon.  

There was music
and free refreshments and lots of activities for kids.  

The purchased live butterflies were released at 2:45.   

Pam and I took a guided tour of the facility.  We were very impressed.  

Wednesday, July 19, 2017


This years picnic was this evening.  I had agreed to help out with the food service.  Peggy put me at the beginning of the line, handing out napkins and paper plates.  I enjoyed greeting people and getting them started.  

We offered hot dogs, chips, a desert and drinks.  

The kids loved the bounce houses.
  The best part of the evening was watching Peggy get handcuffed.  

Saturday, July 15, 2017

Pendleton Petal-Pushers GARDEN WALK July 15, 2017

Elaine, Nancy and I went to Pendleton for the first PENDLETON PETAL PUSHERS GARDEN WALK, consisting of three families who opened their yards and gardens for the public to view.  All three property owners were friendly and their yards are absolutely stunning.

Then we went out to lunch at the Country Cottage, and then to an estate sale right across the street.  

We stopped at 5 Corners Country Store on the way back to Lockport.  One vendor has a large display of PYREX for sale, so I took pictures to show to Christa.

Elaine dropped me off so I could get my car, at her house and she and Nancy went to the SWEET CHALK Festival.  I went home and rested and later on Marlene and I took a long walk along the canal in Gasport.

Wednesday, July 12, 2017

July 12, 2017 Rambling East with Carol

Carol and I decided to drive to Olcott and  then head west along the lake, and just explore because last time she was here, we headed east along the lake.

On the way to Olcott, we stopped at a nursery so she could look for geraniums and miniature rose bushes.  No luck.  After we turned west on l8 we came upon Zehr's and stopped.  We found the prices a bit high, but we enjoyed seeing the gorgeous floral displays. 

We stopped at two public spots on the lake in Wilson.     At the first spot, the pier was under water, but at our second stop, we were able to walk out on the Wilson Pier and it was very nice. 

We stopped at Wilson-Tuscarora State Park and drove around to see what it offered.  We stopped at two farm stands in Youngstown.  Lakeside Farm Stand and 
the Henry Farm. 

where I purchased an apple pie. 

We continued on to Lewiston, where we went to ART PARK.  We had our picnic lunch there.  Egg salad sandwiches, chips, black cherries and apple pie.  
We  walked around part of the grounds of ArtPark, checking out the sculptures
and also went into a small building that had some art (if you can really call it that)
and we met the director of an upcoming theatre camp
and saw this interesting car in the parking lot:
On the way back to Lockport we topped at Ann's Antiques. and another farmstand/gardening Center

and Carol found some inexpensive perenniels and I bought some sweet corn for our supper.    After supper (the corn was great) we went to Dollar Tree and then picked up some vanilla ice cream from Lake Effect to put on our apple pie.  It was a great day.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017


Becky won four tickets to the Herschel Carousel Museum in North Tonawanda.  We arranged for her, myself, Elaine and Carol to use the tickets today. Elaine agreed to drive and she picked the three of us up at my house.  

We all enjoyed the museum,
 I think these signs are original and have been restored. Notice the way they spelled CARROUSEL !!!!
which told the history of  the carousel building, etc.  I think this was taken in the painting room.  
We all got a free ride on the carousel:  

the Herschell Company also made other rides for amusement parks, I think they did that BEFORE they started making carousels. 

We went to the PANE RESTAURANT on Payne Avenue.  Our meal was good, but service was very slow.  It was a great day and we all enjoyed ourselves.  

When we got back to Lockport I gave both Becky and Elaine some of the BUNDT PAN SPAGHETTI PIE to take home for their supper.