by Karen Abbott My daughter and I finally got down to the river about a week ago. We got our fishing poles, gathered our gear in a backpack, and walked on down. The sounds of the early evening welcomed us: lawn mowers buzzed, radio tunes wafted up from the boats tied along the canal, sirens(…)
by Roy Hodge In the 50s, our version of “fast” food came not from McDonald’s, Burger King, Wendy’s or Arby’s, but from Heid’s or Bill’s Inn. Bill’s Inn was my family’s favorite. My father would go to the little white building in Syracuse’s Southside/Valley section near our home often, bringing home plates full of fish(…)
by Jerry Kasperek Ten cents for a cup of coffee — that’s highway robbery! — was the response Andy Butler got from his customers at the Green and White Diner when he upped the price of a cup of coffee from a nickel to a dime. “I thought they’d run me out of town,” he(…)
by Rose Anthony of Fulton I am not a chairperson for any political party. My back yard is open to anyone who wants to put a sign in it. Mr. Sullivan asked to put his in my yard and I said it was okay. Mr. Holmes, you are a chairperson of the town Republican committee. You(…)
by Jim Farfaglia Observance I think it’s a blind sparrow, you say, drawing my attention. In silence we witness this curiosity: visionless, but aflight. She’s finding her way though, you decide. I nod, in communion.
by Karen Abbott I was fortunate to be able to attend two Memorial Day parades last week. Both of them left me pensive, agitated, and out-of-sorts. It’s hard to put my finger on any specific reasons. I don’t want to analyze it. I just know I’m really glad I went. When I was a kid(…)
by Pastor David Grey “When you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward. But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your(…)
by Paul McKinney So my damaged car is sitting in the collision parking lot waiting to be repaired. It’s only been two weeks since the accident and the insurance adjuster has finally shown up from the OIC (other insurance company) but has failed to send the estimate of repairs to the collision manager. And I(…)