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Published: October 8th 2016
Our tree and hillside
Wellsville, NY in Autumn
Our surroundings are so pretty in our neck of the woods. I bet you have the same gorgeous backdrop. However, it is also a reminder of what is yet to come. Fortunately, our journey south to Florida will begin after Christmas. Yahoo. Until then, we shall enjoy the brightly painted leaves and the soft, white snowflakes when they decide to visit. Note I said " visit" ....they can't stay long ...they need to leave at some point. Cory has our RV scheduled for its check up and winterization. Someone new has bought this RV place where we have taken our unit all these years. Hope they are good so we can still use them for our service work. We'll see. I've been slowly trying to downscale some of the "stuff" in the RV. Mostly the multitude of electric decorative lighting we always put up in and around the RV while in Florida. I like fancy, glowing, sparkling bling. Now that we will be paying for our electric....we are going solar! Rats! Dark Dullsville at site 317. Our porch light will still be on, though, and the door always open for you.
Our house is located in Shongo, NY...in the town
of Willing. Our mailing address is Wellsville, NY. That sets the location for the recent fall festival we attended....The Willing Fall Festival. It was held on the grounds of the old grange. I think this is its 3rd year. Each year it gets better. They had quite a few vendors for food and gifty stuff. We had a fire grilled pizza made by the local Alfred State Culinary students.....tasty. We took our neighbor, Mary Kay, with us. She and I have coffee together most every morning. They gave free hayrides so the three of us boarded the big, wooden wagon and perched ourselves on the prickly hay bales. Ouch. I know the rest of you jumped aboard because the wagon was filled. Mary Kay had never been on a hayride in all her 85 years of life!! A treat to behold. "Clank, jerk, thrash" and we were on our way. The gal driving the tractor keep us going at a good speed. A lot of swaying with the wagon as we reached what we thought was the turn around spot. NOPE! We had just begun. Along the dirt road and through the trees we finally came to a huge hayfield.
Hot Diggity Dog
Also has a restaurant in Shongo
The tractor began its climb, with all of us rocking wildly ( hang on) in the wagon behind. On and on and on we went until we had covered the monster sized field, coming down next to the old barn. Whew....back on the dirt road. Again, we sped along in the airy wagon on the bumpy road. Finally, we reached the unloading spot. I think everyone was kind of glad to get off. What about you? Mary Kay said she wouldn't go on another hayride.....that was enough for her. We liked it, kind of. This was a true hayride.....no short jaunt down the road, that's for sure. I spent the rest of the day picking hay sticks from the seat of my pants. Lady Gaga could have made one of her outfits out of the stalk slivers....put all of ours together and you have a unique garment. Fall Festival Fun --- WOW!
Cory reserves Sunday's to watch football.....lots of football. You are welcome to join him anytime. I usually play on my IPad but if it is the Bills playing, I do watch them. Don't understand it but I watch it anyway. Our son, Tim, grandson, Conner and Tim's
Fire Grilled Pizza
girlfriend, Courtney all came down a couple Sunday's ago to watch one of the Bill's games with him. It was loud cause now both Tim & Cory yelled together "Throw it! Throw it!" Plus a few other comments. Fortunately, the Bills won which hadn't been their style until recent. It was great having them all here. Conner is in 5th grade now. Growing up so fast. He's the best! Courtney is wonderful. Tim is so fortunate he has found such a lovely person. The perfect woman you always wish for your son. Second time around is always better.
There was a Fireball Run in Wellsville. I really don't understand what that is all about but they took some staged photos at the famous Pink House in Wellsville. They used the antique Cord car that was owned by a Wellsville lady for some of the pictures. That car was shown on an episode of "The Pickers" on TV. Thought you might like to see the pictures. If not, close your eyes.
We've been struggling to get two, small windows made for our upstairs. Finally, found an Amish man to do it. It was a challenge to find his place
Fun for all
Willing Fire Engine
but eventually we did.....outside of Genesee, PA. Not far from us. When we bought our old farmhouse, our upstairs had been an apartment. We changed it into two bedrooms and made the kitchen into a bathroom and small nursery (first it was a storage room but when Tim showed up, it became his nursery). Here, Cory put in two small, jalousie windows. They served their purpose but it was like looking out a rectangle porthole. Finally, they got so old they didn't open well, etc. Thus, our need for new windows. Of course, they are special order size. After some miscommunications and several trips to this Amish farm, we got the windows. They are the same small size but they slide to open and close. So much better. Cory put on his carpenter belt and went to work. Of course, the initial project turned into a couple more. He put the new window in the bathroom, painted one paneled wall and its heating system. Put up new molding.....and viola, an updated bathroom for our visitors. So come on down and use it! It's waiting for you. The window in the nursery (Tim grew up and out so now it is
Inside the Grange
Mennonite Church. Get your Hayride here.
a storeroom again) is his springtime project. No sense working yourself to death. Plus, Nate, our Mennonite carpenter who always did our work while we were in Florida, is now working for his son: cutting and hauling big trees. Rats. We miss Nate.
Of course, Cory needed to buy molding so we went to Lowes in Hornell. On our way home, the back way, I spotted a relaxed bear out in one of the fields. I got a few distance snapshots as he got up and lumbered away into the woods. Bye, Bear.
We found out we could get discount tickets to our local movie theater. Great! I can't tell you how many years it's been since we have gone to this theater. Years & Years! I hope you like going to the movies cause we have a small stack of these tickets. Last night, Cory and I went on a date night. Eating supper at the local dinner ( I had my favorite tuna melt but it didn't compare to the scrumptious one at The Earl of Sandwich...nothing does) and then we caught the 7:00 PM show. How does that fit into your schedule? I brought a
Riding the hayfield
couple snacks in my big purse while Cory bought the pricey snacks in the movie theater lobby. But we had saved money on the discount tickets so that was okay. That last movie we saw in a theater (in Olean, NY) was Finding Dory....I loved it! Tonight we were seeing The Magnificent Seven. Guess who selected that? If you like "shootem' up and fighting" movies...this is for you. Most of the bad scenes I kept my face covered with my jacket. I hate seeing when the horses fall. Not my bag of tea. Cory liked it but said he prefers the original make of it. What did you think? As you can see from my photo, we had a tough time finding a seat....NO! We were the only people in the theater. Just Cory, me, the projectionist (who was also the ticket taker) and the Popcorn girl. We could talk, smooch, look at my IPad....anything. It was great...no heads in our way, no kicking of our seats. Our own personal movie theater....just for us. How could you ask for anything better? I hope you had a good seat.
Ahhhh. Whew! That's All Folks! .....for now. Be sure and enjoy
the beauty of Autumn and we'll see you next time around. Bye, now.
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