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Grandmas are handy

I’ve been to a few birthday parties lately and I think that I have learned a few things.

I’ve learned that grandmas are really handy to have around when it comes to birthday parties. First of all, they really know how to wrap presents. After all, they have had a lot of experience.   Continue reading

Historical Fulton, N.Y.: Snow?

Well, what’s better during these hot and humid dog days of summer than to remember scenes like this? This is a shot of Oneida Street in Fulton during the winter of 1895. Not much of a view from the storefronts there — just mounds and mounds of snow taller than the people in the photo. This just shows that while Fulton gets a good amount of snow now, it also got its fair share more than 100 years ago. So when you start to complain about the heat this summer, just remember this photo.   Photo courtesy fultonhistory.com
Well, what’s better during these hot and humid dog days of summer than to remember scenes like this? This is a shot of Oneida Street in Fulton during the winter of 1895. Not much of a view from the storefronts there — just mounds and mounds of snow taller than the people in the photo. This just shows that while Fulton gets a good amount of snow now, it also got its fair share more than 100 years ago. So when you start to complain about the heat this summer, just remember this photo.
Photo courtesy fultonhistory.com

Strawberries galore at Michaud

A “berry” tasty reward awaited folks at Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton after a group of ladies finished their preparations of an early summer favorite in our area, strawberries! Pictured (left to right) are residents Geraldine Smith; Grace Smith; and Marjorie Bennett. The group together cleaned and hulled 20 quarts of local strawberries all destined for a delicious centerpiece of a Strawberry Shortcake Social, enjoyed by residents later that day.

A “berry” tasty reward awaited folks at Michaud Residential Health Services in Fulton after a group of ladies finished their preparations of an early summer favorite in our area, strawberries! Pictured (left to right) are residents Geraldine Smith; Grace Smith; and Marjorie Bennett. The group together cleaned and hulled 20 quarts of local strawberries all destined for a delicious centerpiece of a Strawberry Shortcake Social, enjoyed by residents later that day.

Anyone from Central New York knows early summer means the strawberry harvest – and all that goes with it!

Among residents at Michaud Health Services in Fulton, the tradition of cleaning and preparing a batch of freshly picked strawberries is alive and well.

Recently folks gathered one morning to hull, cut and crush 20 quarts of tasty local berries, all destined for the centerpiece of a Strawberry Shortcake Social later that day.

Even though there was a lot of work to prepare the strawberries, the task was made easier by the companionship and camaraderie of the ladies gathered around the central table. And the anticipation of a delicious treat when done.