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Blame it all on Mercury

October 8, 2015 I thought I had a relatively extensive education until last week. That’s when, for the first time, I heard of a fascinating bit of pseudo-science called Mercury retrograde. more »»

Treasure the ordinary things

October 1, 2015 Not long ago, I read a magazine article that struck a chord with me. The author stressed the importance of the ordinary stuff of life. more »»

Grapes and an unusual grape container

September 24, 2015 Ahhh!!! The smell of Concord Grapes is in the air! Driving anywhere around the area is becoming “interesting” as all manner of grape equipment can be found any time of day or night, rumbling down th... more »»

Browsing through fall’s trends

September 24, 2015 I’ve been interested in many things during my lifetime, but I’ve never taken much interest in the world of fashion. more »»

Searching for an idea

September 17, 2015 Here I am again, sitting in front of a blank computer screen with a mind that is equally blank. And I can feel the familiar nudge of deadline fear creeping up behind me like a hungry jungle cat. more »»

Changes at the golden arches

September 10, 2015 Our family of three joined the snowbird flock in 1993, traveling the east coast from New York to Florida, then back again. All along the way, we kept watch for the familiar sight of the golden arches. more »»

Stories about Westfield’s schools in the pioneer years

September 10, 2015 While searching through some history files at Patterson Library, trying to solve a totally unrelated “history mystery” about some old paintings, a couple of fascinating articles were discovered abou... more »»

Myths and legends: How did Barcelona get its name?

September 3, 2015 As soon as they learn about my position as Westfield historian, new neighbors and friends at Edgewater start asking all sorts of interesting questions. more »»

Messages from the passing lane

September 3, 2015 For ten years, our family of three was part of the annual snowbird migration on the nation’s highways. The trip from Mayville to Punta Gorda, Fla., was a long 1,200 + miles. more »»

No wonder crime doesn't pay

August 27, 2015 As an avid newspaper reader, I’ve seen enough crime reports in the news to conclude that those who choose a life of crime can usually be classified as intellectually challenge. more »»

Memories of childhood games (reader participation requested)

August 27, 2015 This has been an intense week for your Westfield historian, with the loss of several friends, and the first anniversary of my mother Frances Dibble Blackburn Anderson’s passing this past Friday, Au. more »»

Celebrating older folks

August 20, 2015 In my mid 40s, I took what I considered a short- term job. It was in a nursing home. more »»

Memories of a Westfield one-room rural school

August 20, 2015 While trying to settle on a topic for BeeLines, your Westfield Historian decided to do some more sorting and settling in her new digs at Edgewater, and discovered the perfect item for this wee. more »»

Here we go again, folks!

August 13, 2015 The stage was decked out in a patriotic mix of red, white and blue. Each of the ten hopefuls was well dressed in a suit, a sincere tie and the obligatory warm smile. It was an impressive panel ... more »»

Summertime treats — old fashioned ice cream parlors and soda fountains

August 13, 2015 So, which came first — Ice cream parlors or soda fountains? Why were soda fountains usually found in drug stores? Which ice cream parlor or soda fountain was the first one in Westfield? Since... more »»

Mice vs. the cowboy mousetrap

August 6, 2015 Many years ago, we built a home in the woods in Findley Lake. We soon discovered we had a large number of neighbors, all of the wildlife variety. more »»

Memories of Midsummer Nights and Pergola Garden Dreams

August 6, 2015 A recent photo-postcard of the Pergola from the rear of the Patterson Library, posted on Greater Things About Westfield NY Facebook site, prompted a flurry of memories from viewers about scout... more »»

Moseyin’ Along

July 30, 2015 On a recent warm and breezy night, I was suddenly startled from deep sleep by a dazzling flash of light. I caught my breath and lay still, not quite awake, wondering and listening. more »»

Moseyin’ Along

July 23, 2015 Do you remember those soft summer nights when we were kids, when we’d stretch out on the lawn and gaze in awe at the star show above us? From time to time, we’d be dazzled by a shooting star,... more »»

Moseyin’ Along

July 16, 2015 Like most folks, I sometimes fall into a “poor me” pattern of thinking. Somehow, instead of looking at the sun shining in the sky, I magnify every cloud above me. more »»



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