Having grown up in New York State, I lived literally on the Erie Canal in Rome, New York. It’s a canal that connects the Hudson River at Albany, New York with Lake Erie at Buffalo, New York. It runs some 363 miles through central New York State. The concept to build the canal came in 1807 and construction began in 1817 with the canal opening officially on this day, October 26 in 1825. Why do I m
It was late summer in the year 1969. The country was heavily involved in a very unpopular war in Vietnam and young people were protesting the war throughout the country. They wanted peace and love, not war. What followed was “The Woodstock Music & Art Fair” in upstate New York. Today marks the 47th anniversary of “Woodstock”, originally a three day music that eventually ended up being four
When I went to school in New York State I never started until after Labor Day. When I lived in New York State, I never went to school during the month of August. When I moved out to the Midwest I started going to school during the third week of August.