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Ten Years Ago …

Sunday, September 11th, 2011

Today my sister-in-law Julia wrote to me via e-mail asking about this photograph. I had kind of forgotten about it. We were living in New York City on the Upper West Side at the time and were at odds with our landlord, being forced into a move. If we vacated our rent stabilized apartment the […]

Our Twin House

Tuesday, November 17th, 2009

Our Twin House For an area that is suburban at best — I think of it mostly as living in the country — the county has a wonderful town historian. She maintains an excellent website entitled Penn Yan & how it got that way. On the website, the historian has many homes and other buildings […]

Penn Yan News, 52 years ago

Tuesday, July 22nd, 2008

Miss Alice Griggs died 30 September 1954 and willed her 17 room house at 324 Main Street to the Penn Yan library. Evidently it had served as needed classroom space for the elementary school and was known as the Penn Yan Civic Center since February of 1955. On 19 July 1956 the Board of the […]

The Too-Much of Technology

Thursday, April 10th, 2008

It is Thursday now and we sit here without a sales contract in the old house. There is a list of seven issues mentioned by the buyers, most of which have been addressed. One is still pending. The first issue came as a total surprise to us. The home inspector they hired found a three-inch […]