Thursday, September 24, 2015

Yogi Berra: The future ain't what it used to be

I was saddened to hear 
about the death of Yogi Berra.
He was a NY baseball icon
from another era.

Though I couldn't shake off,
my ever-increasing smile. 
Memories of teasing brothers,
when we lived on Miles.

I can't remember if Yogi, 
was coaching or playing,
at the time my brothers teased me
by repeatedly saying:

"If I married Yogi Berra, 
my name would be Sarah Berra."

- RIP to the MVP

Monday, August 24, 2015

My Recent Fascination with the Amish

I recently made a trip to Chicago for business purposes. Since one quarter of my family tree stems from Chicago, I decided to take a little vacation before and after the work part of the trip to focus on genealogy research. Stay tuned for more postings on this blog, with some of my newest discoveries. It's very exciting!

This particular photo, however, has no relation to my family. 

I was driving in Indiana and I came across an Amish settlement and was captivated. I'd only read about the Amish, or seen them in movies or, at worst, referred to in several reality television shows. But after driving around for several miles swerving in and out of dozens of buggies, all I wanted to do was read/know about them more. I devoured the PBS series on my iPad in the evenings on my trip, along with other documentaries, blogs, and Lifetime movies – till I was fully satiated. 

Though it's a complicated religion, I do admire their intent to simplify. One of the themes of my business trip was essentialism, and in retrospect, my extra-curricular study of the Amish fit in most appropriately. 

Tuesday, July 21, 2015

Edwin R. Ambrose Whaling Research Papers

My dad would be tickled that you can google his name and up comes a link to his unpublished research on whaling. Here he leaves the legacy of his passion, even if his work was unfinished.

Thursday, July 16, 2015

All Time 10 Best Songs

Random clipping from my parent's files. Most is in my mother's handwriting, but I see dad's there too.

Monday, June 15, 2015

Photo of the Day: Old MacDonald's Farm

For many summers, my family visited Old MacDonald's Farm on the Darien/Norwalk border. This "farm" began operating in 1955, and closed in 1979.  The farm consisted of a restaurant, general store, bakery, a large petting zoo, and an amusement park. I remember they made the most awesome cinnamon donut holes! Here I am standing up in my stroller trying to get a closer look at the ducks, next to my two brothers and my mom. I really loved this place and even worked there one summer in high school, managing the general store. 

You can find more information/photos on Old MacDonald's Farm here: