Reflecting on Memorial Day

28 05 2013


Memorial weekend many hit the road to someplace, have wild parties or just hang out with family and friends with a BBQ. What ever you did this Memorial day weekend I hope you too some time to remember & reflect on what Memorial Day is all about.

On Memorial Day Towns and Cities all across this great Country from Coast to Coast have parade and Services to Honor and pay respect to our Hero Veterans that gave their lives and those Heros that are currently Serving to keep us all Free!

This Memorial Day i decided to go to Endicott to watch the parade instead of being in one then went to the Memorial Service at Endicott Veteran’s Memorial Park for the first time ever! They put on an Awesome Memorial Service Honoring and paying respect to those Heros! The weather was perfect and the turnout was the largest ever they said! The Park itself is a beautiful nicely done Memorial for our local Heros!

To all our Veterans & Heros that are currently Serving this great country to keep us all free THANK YOU & GOD BLESS YOU!!

DSCF5488Thousands of local Veterans names on this wall

DSCF5487William Olver (MR O) A friend & Brother Firefighter that Served in the Army many years in WWII & Vietnam Wars

DSCF5503Names of Veterans that never came home



DSCF5529A Veteran Hero Reflecting the day

DSCF5506A Family Reflecting the day






11 11 2012

He is a veteran of WWII, where he drove a tank in the Third Armored Division and fought in the Battle of the Bulge. He retired as a Chief Warrant Officer from the Army Reserves after 44 years of service. He was a past commander of the VFW Post 8808, and a member of the Military Officers of America! Im proud i got to know him before he left us! RIP Mr O


Thankful to all the veterans who have served our country and are still serving today!! Happy veterans day!!

AWESOME time at 1000 Islands 8-2-12

4 08 2012

WOW!!! Couldnt ask for more perfect weather! Had a steady nice cool breeze, was more so on Heart Island where Bolt Castle is!

The boat cruse was just AWESOME!! Had a nice big lunch buffee, My favorite part being on the Canada side!! LOTS of boats of all types and sizes on the river! Even NAVY and huge cargo ships on it, A NAVY ship passed by while i was inside the castle sucks i missed that LOL, St Lawance rive is HUGE! and OMG the water was like CRISTLE CLEAR BLUE!! I have NEVER seen water that clear and blue!!

The sights were just breath taking and awesome! Islands of all sizes and houses on the Islands were all sizes, You GOT to see my picts to know what im taking about LOL There are houses that look like little barbie houses no joke!

Bolt Castle was awesome too! Not very much inside the main Castle tho, For the passed few years they been redoing it and still are so alot of rooms blocked off, Was very nice tho, My favorie from the inside was the stain glass on the top! The basement was neat too, Its a huge tunnel, had a few rooms and it was DARK in there but of couse there was light, Would love to be in there in the middle of the night LOL, The pool was down there too

I wanna go back again soon!! Haha! If i wasnt going to Martinsville i would go back up there in Oct, Wouldnt that be awesome to see the fall colors there!!

EVERYONE on the bus, Boat, at the Castle and all the staff was nice and friendly! I was sittin out there on Heart Island just taking in the nice view, had a few folks ask if i was ok LOL

We got there 1130 so had a hour to kill before we had to get on the boat so i went shopping LOL had alots of shops and bars on the street! NO I didnt go into a bar up there LOL I saw a few firefighter shirts, I got a shirt with a firefighter on front that says “What you call hell we call home” and on the back i got 1000 Islands! I even found SALT WATER TAFFY!! Had to get a cupple boxes LOL, Got 3 magnets for the fredge! One says A Bay, 2 with Bolt Castle! Spent all my $$$ there LOL

We left at 6 and stoped at a mall in Watertown for dinner, It gota be very close to FT Drum cause there was lots of soilders walking around in uniform, I went up to a cupple of them shoke their hands told them thanks and 1 ask if i like a pict with him LOL

Got home at 1030, I was wiped out had been up 36 hours so i slept 12 hours today and worked on picts, I took 200 picts after going thu them i still ended up like like 185 LOL All my picts are on FB and they are here also

Isaiah 40:26

15 03 2012

Lift up your eyes and look to the heavens:
Who created all these?
He who brings out the starry host one by one
and calls forth each of them by name.
Because of his great power and mighty strength,
not one of them is missing.

Notice the Heart in between the clouds on the right!

Notice the Heart shaped cloud in the middle!

I took these picts of the First Bapist Church of Vestal on Tuesday

Happy Valentines Day Sweeties!!

14 02 2012

Happy Valentines Day to all my girls!! You know who you are!! Each one of ya have a very special place in my heart! We may live all over the country but we are never far from each other! Not a day goes by i dont think of ya! Thanks for being there for me thu the good and bad times!

Have a great Valentines Day! God Bless ya and I love ya!!

The Great Race

16 06 2011

Yesterday I got to go check out The Great Race as they made a pit stop in Binghamton,Ny! It was really cool to see and unlike Nascar! This year’s race started in Chattanooga,TN and will finish in Bennington,VT thats 1500 miles!!

The Great race is a bunch of old cars from 1911-1969 racing across America in a week! This race isnt about who crosses the finish line first. Its a time/speed/distance rally as they are scored at checkpoints along the way.  Each car has a driver and navigator and the team calculates every inch/foot/mile right down to the second as to the time they think they’ll hit the checkpoint and they are scored a 0 if they hit the mark right on and get points added if they are ahead or behind time. Like golf the car with lowest points wins it all!

The first car that came thu was a 1936 Ford 4 door deluxe police car from Endicott,Ny

This year was the first time ever that a 100 year old car was in the race! A 1911 Velie from Fairport,Ny

It was a fun and cool to see, If they ever come thru your area go check them out! The last time they hit Binghamton was in 2000 hopefully they be back sooner next time!

Racing Community to Rally for Young Racer

25 05 2011

(Binghamton, NY)   A young racer is facing her biggest challenge following a hard crash in a microd.  Breanna “Boo” Baker was racing Saturday with the Finger Lakes Microd Club and had hard contact with the outside retaining wall.  The Willseyville, NY youngster, just 8 years old, is in critical condition at Golisano Children’s Hospital in Rochester with a spinal cord injury.
While future baseball stars get their start in Little League, aspiring racers have microd clubs to acquire driving skills.   And while accidents sometimes occur in any sport, race fans have been an especially generous bunch when one of their own is in need.     Race tracks throughout the twin tiers will be conducting helmet drives this weekend, or next weekend if they experience a rain-out, to help offset medical expenses in what will likely be a long road to recovery.
Others wanting to help the family are encouraged to contact her parents:

Duane & Kris Baker
917 Ithaca Rd., Apt. #2
Willseyville, NY  13864

Cards and well wishes for Breanna will reach her at:
Breanna Baker
Golisano Children’s Hospital
Strong Memorial Hospital
11th Floor, Room 7
601 Elmwood Ave.
Rochester, NY  14642

Today’s update:

“My daughter made it out of surgery successfully. They had to fuse 3 vertebra’s instead of 2.
I feel very blessed today. Got to talk with my daughter on the phone. It’s been the longest conversation since she’s been in. She seems very happy and in great spirits. The doctors said she might be able to get up and walk a little. Thanks again for all the prayers”

GET WELL SOON BREANNA!! Our thoughts and prayers are with ya!!

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