Monday, September 12, 2011

Another Week

It's 59 degrees and dry at 6:00 a.m.


WKTV predicts: "A dry start to Monday with partly sunny skies. Once again, an isolated shower or thunderstorm is possible during the afternoon. Temperatures will once again climb into the mid to upper 70s.

Quiet weather continues on Tuesday before a cold front passes late Tuesday night into Wednesday. Behind the front expect cool, autumn air, with highs only near 60 for Thursday and Friday."

Full "Harvest Moon" Tonight.


As did many others, I spent a great deal of time, over the weekend, either attending special serices or watching televised events marking the Tenth Anniversary of "9/11."

If you were uptown, yesterday morning, you will have heard Nancy Ayala playing "God Bless America" and "God be with you til we meet again" on the bells in the tower of the Masonic Temple on Sanger Avenue. (She had intended to begin at exactly 8:46, a.m., but was delayed by a stuck door!)

Thank you Nancy!


I only took one picture worth posting:

Golden Soy in fields next to Route 12.



On Thursday afternoon, Mary Anne Younes sent me a zip file of photographs she'd taken over the past day as she and Jim, who live on Buell Avenue in Whiskey Hollow, watched the "landscape" of their back yard change - once again.

Big Creek at 5 p.m. Wednesday.

Big Creek Thursday morning.

Big Creek after "Irene."

Big Creek now.

She wrote: "We have lost an estimated 12 ft of the point of the island in the storms, not to mention half of one side. In the first photo you can see a tall tree, that is laying down in the final picture. stripped of leaves etc."


From Trisha Cowen, from Waterville, who is in graduate school in Binghamton:

"I am a former resident of Waterville and I have been looking through your blog site! I moved to Binghamton, New York to attend graduate school at the university. As you may know, Binghamton was hit really hard in the flood. My grandfather, Louis Langone, mentioned that you may be interested in seeing some photos from the flood that I have been experiencing in Binghamton, New York. It has been very terrible on many families and businesses close to the Susquehanna River. The university is now being used as a shelter for individuals that have been evacuated from their homes. Unfortunately, there were some victims to the flood here. Many animals in Petco in Johnson City, NY were trapped inside during the flood. Even though this doesn't take place in Waterville, my grandfather thought I should still pass the information along.

Thank you both for sending those pictures for all of us to see!


Special Delivery

That's a picture that Dale Meszler took of his foot next to a puffball that he found in his back yard!

Not being sure that it really was a "puffball," and not being a mushroom fancier even if it were one, he brought it to me for further study (which I was most happy to carry out!)

Ah, yes! Peeled, sliced and gently saute├ęd in just a little butter,
puffball tastes more like chicken than mushroom.

(I forgot to take a picture of the cooking process, myself, so have "borrowed" one from the internet.)

Thank you, Dale!



Next Saturday - the 17th

Cruisin in to Waterville


If you didn't catch it in last week's posts, please note that the Alumni Community Dinner sponsored by the WCSD Foundation and originally schedule for Saturday the 17th has been canceled, due to lack of timely response.



You can view the entire week's schedule of games by clicking HERE.


For the complete

Waterville Public Library Newsletter,

which gives a colorful listing of ALL special events,

please click HERE.




10:00 - 1:00

Deansboro Congregational United Church of Christ


Tucked away in the Sunday O-D:

1911, 100 years ago Hops high

"Hop growers in Waterville, Bridgewater and Sangerfield are a happy lot these days because for the first time in 20 years, the price of hops has risen to 50 cents a pound. This week, a New York City firm purchases the entire crop grown in Waterville by John D. Jones and C. L. Terry."


1936, 75 years ago


"The chapel bell tolls the opening of classes at Hamilton College. The freshman class of 125 includes 24 area youths." In the list that followed appears the name of one John Upcraft.

(Someone we know?)


More when it happens!

Have a good week, everyone!

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