When did Thanksgiving first become the start of the shopping event of the year?
It was always the holiday to share with family and friends, to give thanks for all we have, and enjoy just being together.
Thanksgiving was the day to share family time, eat some traditional foods, relax together and catch up on conversation. That's how memories are made.
It makes me sad to see that businesses are open, that people are preparing to shop at mid-night, that the stores are forgetting their employees have lives.
Sad, just sad.
The November sky on Long Island, back in 2005 when I first started this blog, I took a similar photo just the other day. Although my photography skills have gotten better and my camera gear more expensive, it still can't compare to the spectacular show produced by Mother Nature.
I'm thankful and humbled by the beauty I see every day!
Admission: $5 for adults and $3 for seniors & children age 4-12.
Not suitable for children under 4 years of age
Bayport Heritage Association and the Suffolk
County Department of Parks invite the public to their annual Christmas at Meadow Croft event.
Croft is the 1891 estate of John E. Roosevelt and family. The house will be decorated
in a Victorian/Edwardian motif with beautiful wreathes, poinsettias and
greenery, magnificently reminiscent of a hundred years ago.
the theme of “The Music of Christmas” musical selections will be played on the
original Roosevelt grand piano filling the house with seasonal music.
·Upstairs, special exhibits will be on display for
·Hot chocolate and cookies will add to the coziness
of the occasion.
·St. Nicholas, the Dutch version of Santa Claus,
will be there to look up individual children’s names in his ledger. He’ll check
to see who’s been ‘naughty and nice’ in 2014.
·All decorations will be raffled off.
more information, please contact:
Horton, 631-363-6487 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Perfect time of year, with the changing colors and cooler days and nights, I feel so appreciative of beautiful Long Island.
The weather is perfect for walking on a park trail or for sleeping with the windows open.
Went with my photography club to Brooklyn where we chartered the "Pink Lady," a cruise boat out of Sheepshead Bay. We went passed Coney Island and then under the Verrazano Bridge to Manhattan and the Statue of Liberty.
It was beautiful weather for a boat ride and a great day. The best part is talking to the people in the club! Friendly and interesting, it has become the main reason for getting together.
Photos, I can take anytime.
Talking to good people, laughing and socializing, is something to be celebrated!
I met some friends at the Polo Field in Bethpage State Park.
It was a very nice way to spend the afternoon, seeing something out of my usual experience. Polo, played on a grass field 8 times larger than an American Football field, with horse-mounted players, makes a great experience to watch live!
I love to watch the beautiful horses at work and the controlled way they take their riders through the match. It's a skill where both rider and horse need to move as one.
I'm always amazed at how quickly the summer passes.
Labor Day already and I haven't been out to the beach nearly enough. I love to pack a picnic lunch, or dinner, and head over to Fire Island. For me, it's one of the highlights of living on Long Island.
Being retired extends the summer. I can still head over to Fire Island after everyone heads back to work and school, but, there is always a little melancholy feeling that creeps in, unexpectedly.
It's the end of something: the warm days, sun and sand, and the feeling of freedom. It must be a residual feeling, left over from my days as a student and then eventually a teacher.
September always was back to school and then back to work, and the end of carefree summer days.
I know this feeling will pass. After all, retirement extends my summer into fall.
I recently had the opportunity to spend two weeks at Davis Park, Fire Island.
This was a gift to myself, and from my husband of course, for my birthday.
I've always loved the beach, always, as long as I could remember.
My parents took the family to Jones Beach when my siblings and I were just babies.
We went to Zach's Bay in the early morning, and then years later as we children got older, we would walk to the ocean side. We didn't leave the beach until it was almost dark.
You see, my father had the store in Brooklyn and Sundays were our family beach day, from June through September. I guess my parents loved the beach too. So, what better way to spend my "big" birthday year? Two weeks on the beach, waking to sunrise on the ocean, walking along the beach looking for interesting shells or stones, falling asleep to the sound of waves... this was my idea of a celebration of life!