Category Archives: Home

Home is an umbrella for anything that takes place Oneonta, N. Y.,k particularly in my garden and the house I live in with my family. It can cover the past and the present, neatly comprising the whole Oneonta experience from the point of view of one person

PRIMROSE

Once again the yellow primrose is blooming madly in a small corner of the garden that I can see from my back window. It never disappoints, not since it was given to me in 1960 by my new next door … Continue reading

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WHAT’S NEW

Another sunny morning, and although the lilacs and forsythia and pears are all preparing to bloom, the maple and beeches over here on the east side of the hill are still bare, still allowing the sunshine to bake the last … Continue reading

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A glimpse of the past

When Rita sold her big house last fall and moved into an apartment she had a lot of work to do shrinking not just a house full of furniture but everything else she and her husband had packed into the … Continue reading

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A New Season

There is a sight snow cover today, the light is staying with us a little longer and 2012 is now making its solid (and solemn?) way across the calendar. Nancy was born on February 18, and to me the┬áthird week … Continue reading

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TRANSITIONS

Brandenburg Concertos 4, 5, 6 on NPR. I’m sitting on a high stool, the Oneonta Star lying open to the Obituaries on the counter in front of me, and I am transported to Married Students Housing, Berkeley, 1950. I’m listening … Continue reading

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ITS THE LITTLE THINGS

I’ve been staring at the same little length of yellow ribbon, tied to a rung in my rocking chair for about thirteen years now, but that’s because it’s in the line of vision from my bed. If I’d been staring … Continue reading

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Counting by fours

Another election comes to us on the back of several years of worsening polarization of our political parties. Suddenly we have more republican candidates than we know what to do with, but with luck maybe the republican voters can figure … Continue reading

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