Tuesday, January 04, 2011

The phone rang, I'd only been up for a few minutes.
"Rel, pick-up, it's Gloria."
Gloria, currently the town historian, and I go way back; she was a village trustee when I was mayor and we both served more than one term on the on the Historical Society under Lorraine's directorship..  She's 87 going on 60.  Full of wit and wisdom and dedicated to keeping our town on the map.

She called because she wanted to meet me at the village windmill to take some pictures for possible postcards.  It being 1630 or there-abouts, I knew I'd better hurry or we'd be taking night shots.
We received 3-4" of fresh fluffy snow this afternoon while I was catching up on my sleep after working all night, and so hadn't eye balled the picturesque landscape outside our door.  Gloria had and decided that it was as good a time as any to get some pics of the windmill in it Christmas finery,  Although the lights don't show up too brightly they are visible.

© Postcard published by R.E. LaRock Photographic service
Photographs by R.E. LaRock
STONE WINDMILL located in Chapman Village Park, Morristown, N.Y.. Built in 1825 by Scottish millwright, Hugh McConnell. Never completed because of his drowning in 1826. The stone building has been used as a jail and a WWII air warning post. Currently listed on the National Register.

Many moons ago, on a crisp early fall morning I captured a picture of our landmark windmill on film,and had a postcard produced.  Since that time, Gloria spear headed a fund raiser, for maintenance of the windmill, where in folks could buy a slat on the soon to be erected facsimile wind vanes.

Gloria thinks it's time to update our cache of village photos and get some new postcards; much easier in today's digital age. 

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Blogger Suz said...

Mayor Rel? how cool

9:58 AM  
Blogger Churlita said...

That windmill is so cool looking.

12:38 PM  

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