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Jan Nickerson

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I have always referred to my home as “the farm,” but it is a farm in name only. more

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Procrastination – the avoidance of doing a task, putting off until tomorrow things that we should do today. more

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NORTH CREEK – Memorial Day service at the Monument in North Creek. more

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I have a plaque in my kitchen that reads, “We don’t stop laughing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop laughing”. more

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We Americans are believers in luck: good luck, bad luck, Lady Luck, beginners luck, the luck of the draw and the luck of the Irish, to name a few examples. more

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In 1972 we purchased our vacation home in Wevertown which we christened “The Farm”. more

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My paternal Grandmother had many wise sayings in her repertoire. more

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Anyone who has played bridge or Mah Jongg with me can attest to the fact that I like straight lines. more

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This is not new information. We learned addition in elementary school. My point is that there is more than one way to reach the answer. more

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At this time of year, having just celebrated All Souls and All Saints Day and with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, we know the important part our ancestors played in making us who we are today. more

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As a child growing up on busy Albany Street in Schenectady, each Christmas I asked Santa for a bicycle. I never got one, and didn’t even know how to ride. more

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Driving around the area you’ve probably seen cairns (rocks and stones piled a top each other). more

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I have always referred to my home as “the farm,” but it is a farm in name only. more

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Procrastination – the avoidance of doing a task, putting off until tomorrow things that we should do today. more

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I have a plaque in my kitchen that reads, “We don’t stop laughing because we grow old, we grow old because we stop laughing”. more

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In 1972 we purchased our vacation home in Wevertown which we christened “The Farm”. more

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Jan-NickersonBWCrop.jpg

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My paternal Grandmother had many wise sayings in her repertoire. more

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Jan-NickersonBWCrop.jpg

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Anyone who has played bridge or Mah Jongg with me can attest to the fact that I like straight lines. more

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This is not new information. We learned addition in elementary school. My point is that there is more than one way to reach the answer. more

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At this time of year, having just celebrated All Souls and All Saints Day and with Thanksgiving and Christmas coming up, we know the important part our ancestors played in making us who we are today. more

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As a child growing up on busy Albany Street in Schenectady, each Christmas I asked Santa for a bicycle. I never got one, and didn’t even know how to ride. more

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Driving around the area you’ve probably seen cairns (rocks and stones piled a top each other). more

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Years ago women made quilts out of pieces of fabric from old, worn–out dresses. more

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I own a number of flags that I use throughout the year. more

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May is a lovely time of year when the lilac bushes are in bloom. more

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Take an infamous person, such as Imelda Marcos, and you’ll find at the root of her downfall a fetish. more

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Before our last snowstorm a pair of blue jays flew at my kitchen window. more

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I recently realized the truth in the old adage, “What goes around, comes around”. more

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I’ve developed the habit of looking outside before bedtime and again when I arise. more

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Much has been written on the subject of smiling. more

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I understand that when a doctor wishes to assess the cognitive skills of an elderly patient he asks her to give today’s day and date and the name of the President of the United States. more

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Henry David Thoreau wrote, “We need the tonic of wildness.” more

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