Category Archives: Holidays

Christmas, 2010

Feathers are visual reference to White Christmas, the movie. Barb’s visual and culinary masterpiece. Christmas Eve at the Laepple home. A ride through Exchange, Pennsylvania on Christmas Eve. Lake Chillisquaque, Montour Preserve

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99-cent Eggs: Part III

Part I Part II My name is, was, and will be Hertzog. When I started researching my family name I had very little to work with, and almost no knowledge of where I came from before the mid-20th century. It … Continue reading

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99-cent Eggs: Part II

Part I  Thinking about my cross-country trek in 2000, I remembered, aside from gas station and convenience store parking lots in Philadelphia, Americans are generally a friendly lot. This man wasn’t going to let me down. He wiped his sweaty … Continue reading

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99-cent Eggs: Part I

Typically the holiday of Easter and mother nature’s notion of Spring can be at odds with each other in this part of the country. Weather on Easter Sunday can range from dreary, rainy, and cold, and look like late February. … Continue reading

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Merry Christmas

The Christmas season has come and gone and, as usual, a good time was had by all with family and friends across the Commonwealth and across the country. I managed to make this video about our tree decorating and blizzard … Continue reading

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Cape Cod, Addendum II

I got the four roles of film taken with the Minolta developed today. I was hoping for some better color but I think there might have been just a little bit too much light. I had higher hopes for a few scenes … Continue reading

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Cape Cod, Addendum

All in all, we had a wonderful time and got to meet new people and strengthened friendships with those we already knew. The summer season has passed, and with it the bulk of fishing opportunities. But what I lose in … Continue reading

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Labor Day Weekend on Cape Cod, Day 4

Our final day on the Cape started off with lots of leisure time — sleep, hot tub and more food. I even found time to read about a third of American Lion: Andrew Jackson in the White House. We hit a … Continue reading

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Labor Day Weekend on Cape Cod, Day 3

Today we were joined by a few more people.  Andi flew in from Minnesota and was picked up by Angela and arrived late Friday evening.  Jen and Saul joined that party on Saturday morning.  Our day was mostly occupied a trip to … Continue reading

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Labor Day Weekend on Cape Cod, Day 2

Another day, more kayaking. This time I actually caught something. Swan Pond River narrows and passes beneath a bridge half way between Sarah’s place and the ocean so I tied up the kayak again there today. In theory this should … Continue reading

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