Sunday, January 23, 2011

Sunday morning look-see.

Plastic "Adirondack Chairs" - left out just because I enjoy the "overstuffed" look
they get this time of year!

AM Weather report: Remembering that the forecast was for something like minus-8 degrees, this is a real "heat wave" because it's "up" to plus 9.5 degrees at around 7:15.

Of course tonight could be a different story, and the forecasters are still going with "minus 16 f."

"Paperwhites" just opening this morning!



In the O-D:
Waterville 59, Sherburne-Earlville 49
Twin brothers Jared and Jordan Henderson combined for 43 points, including all 13 of Waterville’s fourth-quarter points as the Indians – a perfect 15-for-15 from the foul line -- won a nonleague CSC crossover. Jared scored 11 of his 25 points in the last quarter, going 9-for-9 from the line. Jordan added 18 points and six steals.
Sherburne 14 6 16 13 — 49
Waterville 16 18 12 13 — 59
Sherburne-Earlville (6-4): Randy Briggs 4, Cameron Yerton 18, Paul Romanenko 7, Branden McDaniel 7, Cole Hodges 8, Ethan Johnson 2, Sean Caton 3. Totals: 19-5-49.
Waterville (7-4): Jake Murray 4, Jared Henderson 25, Jordan Henderson 18, Matt Scarlett 2, Greg Elliott 8, Nick Zielinski 2. Totals: 18-15-59.
3-point goals: Sherburne 6 (Yerton 5, Romanenko); Waterville 8 (Ja. Henderson 4, Jo. Henderson 4).
JV: Sherburne-Earlville won.

At this point, Digital Sports shows NO GAMES scheduled before Wednesday, January 26th.

Waterville Central School
@ Oriskany High School

January 26

Oriskany High School
@ Waterville Central School
Memorial Park Elem. School

AT THE LIBRARY Monday Lego Club 3:00 - 6:00

All Ages
Stop into the library on Mondays anytime between
3-6pm to build with legos and mega blocks!
At the end of each month we will have a building competition.

Children under 5 must be accompanied by an adult.
Children 5 & up may be dropped off.


A note from Amanda Briggs, at the Waterville Public Library:

"The library is looking for LEGOs and new or like new board games for kids & teens. If anyone would like to donate any, they can bring their donations into the library to Jill Getman or myself."


Jody Hildreth is greatly relieved to know that the "spider" seen hanging upside down in one of his cave photographs has been identified by a professional* a common, ordinary 'Harvester' - or 'Daddy Longlegs'. "It is probably using the cave to overwinter."

*Trivia for the day - what is a spider "professional" called? Answer: an Arachnologist. And the only reason I know that is because the word is explained in the movie "Salt,' which I watched last night!


From Gil Condon, who saw a picture of the old barn on the Barnes Farm on the blog a few days ago and sent his own photo labeled "Home of the Big Fellas," and wrote:

"That Barnes barn was built by me granddad and his Bros.about ??? ago. It was called the Horse Barn. A second barn sat close by and was called the Cow barn. Across the road and down in the field was the Red barn. I wanta bring my metal detector up someday and explore for plow blades etc. I was born in the house, same one as present, 74 years ago on a sub-zero Feb morn. Dr Battles ( RIP) got up there somehow!"

He also sent this photo of "a Home of the Lepricons, up White Street a ways."

(Great thanks, Gil!)


......... from Cathy and Sarah Burbules-Sexton who've been visiting Seattle Washington and took time to investigate the history of Alki Point - one of the very earliest settlements, established in 1851 as a commercial outpost by a Charles Terry from Waterville!

Terry, born in Waterville, N.Y., in 1830, sailed for Panama at age 19. He crossed the isthmus by mule train and headed north to the California gold rush.

He met up with his brother, Lee, who had preceded him, and together they traveled the coast of Oregon for a while with what came to be called The Denny Party.

Sarah wrote: "In the aforementioned diorama, Charles Terry is the figure hunched over at upper right with a barrel on his shoulder! Other that this, he wasn't mentioned in the museum, but I read the chapter about him in the book 'Sons of the Profits' and it explained that the 'towns' he and Arthur Denny founded battled each other for dominance -- despite an early advantage it said, Denny's Seattle beat out Terry's New York/Alki Point."

Charles started out with barrels of pork, gallons of molasses, 800 pounds of hard bread, a case of boots and shoes, materials for clothing, hickory shirts, window sashes and window glass from passing ship captains. He hurriedly built a tiny cabin visible to passing ships and opened a store right at the tip of "Alki Point."

In 1853, the Terry brothers and John Low hired Arthur Denny, a surveyor, to lay out a town site at Alki, which they named "New York" after the Terrys' home state. In these early days, an anonymous pioneer with a sense of humor modified the name of New York by appending the Chinook word "alki" -- which means "by and by."

Days after Terry's store opened, the first edition of the first Puget Sound newspaper, The Columbian, was printed in Olympia. Its rudimentary press, which is now on display at Seattle's Museum of History & Industry, later printed the early Seattle Post-Intelligencer.

An advertisement that appeared in early newspapers for Charles Terry's "New York Cash Store" read:

"Chas. C. Terry and Co., thankful for past favors, take this opportunity to inform their numerous friends and customers that they still continue at their well-known stand in the town of New York on Puget Sound, where they keep constantly on hand and for sale at the lowest prices, all kinds of merchandise usually required in a new Country."

Arthur Denny's granddaughter Roberta Frye Watt wrote: "Charles Terry was now the dominating figure on the peninsula. Due to his salesmanship, New York-Alki began to hum, many immigrants stopping there in preference to coming to Seattle. With unlimited energy, this young man of 23 was shaping the wilderness into what he believed was to be a great city."

Lee Terry, lonesome for female company, returned to New York and left his claim for his brother.


Another "New York."

The Statue of Liberty, a small replica of the original "Liberty Enlightening the World" in New York City, was a gift from Reginald H. Parsons and the Seattle Council of the Boy Scouts of America in 1952.

Great Thanks to Cathy and Sarah for the pics and letter!

The photos were taken and sent from Sarah's iPhone.
(Would Charles Terry have believed that?)

Also in my morning mail was a personal note from an old friend from days in Topeka, Kansas - photographer Bill Snead, who's worked for the Washington Post, New York Times, National Geographic, Associated Press, and on and on..... In this particular note, which included a picture taken on what he calls an "eye-phone," he remarks about that sort of technological progress, writing: "the damned thing is 5 mgs. Cameras we started using on newspapers and mags were 3.7 mgs."

(I wish I could say that I understood and appreciated that bit of information, but ........ I'll take his word for it!)


Now 8:55. Temp down to 8.1 degrees.

(at 9:15 it's 7.2!)

Have a good day, everyone --- stay warm!!!

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