Category Archives: Society

Citizen Journalists, A Family

Over the last nearly six years, since I was infected with histoplasmosis, one group of people, of whom only one has ever met me in person, has been an emotional and financial blessing.
These are former members of the CNN iReport community.
We did not and do not always see eye-to-eye on politics or social issues, but we all have a commonality of respect and love for one another. Yet, most of us only know each other online through iReport and now on Facebook.
These individuals have been my angels.
With a word of encouragement or a surprise envelope in the mail. Sometimes with a picture or a card, sometimes with a simple “like” on a post or comment.
To express my gratitude in words pales with my thankfulness felt deep in my heart.
Their actions have often reminded me of the book written by Dale Evans, “Angels Unaware.”
For these people have truly been for me – angels.
Those that are still in contact through Facebook, I want to let you know how much I have appreciated each one of you.
My angels:
Kathi, Janie, Linda, Maria, Marie, Gretchen, Funda, Hilary, Julie, Shari, Lorena, Beth, Roberta, Melissa, Jodi
Mike, Keith, Stan, Gapper, Ted, Matt, Allen, Arturo, Nick
Each of you in your own way have meant so much to me.
Thank you! 
I am sure I probably forgot someone. But my memory is not the best these days.
Remember, when that day comes, I will cross over and wait for you on the other side of the river.

Weather Alert, Rochester!

http://www.whec.com/news/flash-flood-watch-issued-our-area/4517895/?cat=565

Father’s Day!


Today is a special day folks, it’s Father’s Day!
Here’s a picture of my Dad, he was a great guy, I miss him.

In memory of…Happy Memorial Day Everyone!


To all of our fallen heroes and families, Happy Memorial Day!

Flooding in Rochester


As I’m sure many of you have heard, here in Rochester and surrounding areas, we have been having some severe flooding problems. Homes, property and peoples personal belongings have been lost.
Picture 1: A farmers field underwater.
Picture 2: A tree trunk washed up on Lake Ontairio’s shore and buried itself.

Genesee Brewery History

http://www.whec.com/news/updated-info-genesee-beer-tanks/4497199/

Over a century ago here in Rochester the Genesee Brewery was built. The original founders were the Wehle family. And like all businesses, it had its ups and downs. In recent years they have been under going changes, new owners, new beers, demolition of old brewery tanks, and bringing in new tanks.

A Special Guest at Work


Yes folks, this turkey buzzard decided to stop by the transfer station and look for some lunch.

An Old Country Barn!


I’ve always liked old barns. When I was growing up, we had a beautiful one at Mom and Dads house. Whenever I’m on a run I always look for them. I saw this one the other day in the southern tier.

Dead Tree Designs!

Unique artistry.

I was on a run the other day near the University of Geneseo. When turning into the job site, I came across this. This is definitely unique art work.

New style tractor!


When you are on the road, you see all types of things. This must be a new type, model of tractor. Where’s the engine? LOL