The Buffalo Snowbelt

The Buffalo Snowbelt

Growing up in The Buffalo Snowbelt of Western New York State was an education in values and developed character. My mom taught us the “DRESS TO WALK” mentality in the wintertime. You never knew when you were going to be stranded as most of us...
A Child’s Best Friend Duke

A Child’s Best Friend Duke

Duke was a major part of our family.  He was the friendliest, most faithful of friends and never talked back or argued with anyone.  He followed Al and me on our paper routes regardless of the weather so often he could have subbed for us!  One very cold winter day...
Memorial Day Parade

Memorial Day Parade

Every Memorial Day the Perry High School Marching Band would don those heavy and hot wool uniforms and march from Olin Avenue – down from the High School football field/track – and move out onto Main Street… up to Gasoline Alley to Center Street and up Lake Street...