Over half a century ago in a small town in western New York this place was a Mom and Pop store. It was a pillar of the town. The family was great, friends of mine.
Through the years, attrition, the store closed.
Recently the building was sold and totally remodeled. It’s now a pizza parlor, bar. They did an excellent job with it. Early Wednesday morning I was going through the town and took this picture!
Morning again Chief! We got the special weather assignment memo from you just a few moments ago. Enclosed from the Rochester bureau are 2 pictures from just 2 weeks ago. These pictures were shot from the C.J.L 1 chopper. We’ll keep you posted with updates when they come through today.
Yesterday my friend and I took a ride by Durand’s beach here in Irondequoit. There was definitely a change in the weather, we had to wear windbreakers. As you can see in the picture, there were some whitecaps in the water. Right now here in Rochester it’s 51 degrees.
Yes folks, each year we all have a day in which we celebrate our special day as they say, our birthdays! And today is mine, I hit the big 64 today. Have a great day all.
Here in Rochester, many famed industries were started as many of you know. One of them being Bausch & Lomb. It’s founders both lived here.
On Memorial day in 1932 a monument was constructed and dedicated for Henry Lomb honoring his service in the American Civil War. Lomb served as a sergeant, lieutenant, and captain. The monument sets in a meridian on Upper Falls Blvd and St. Paul street in front of the original Bausch & Lomb plant.
For over 30 years the lights were turned off for unknown reasons. But recently, just last Monday (Memorial day) thanks to donations from local merchants, the lights were back on.
It’s nice to see history continually honored as it should be.
Through the years, America has been involved in several forms of war-combat. Many of us here, in Mark’s news bureaus are most familiar with the Vietnam war. It’s within our age, time frame.
Here in Rochester next to the Monroe County Airport is a terminal for the National Guard chapter, And this old helicopter from Vietnam sets there.
I wanted to share this bit of history, picture with our readers and wish everyone a Happy Memorial Day!