The Polish Fest tradition continues to make us happy

We won’t miss Polish Fest at downtown Syracuse’s Clinton Square. Hover over a gallery photo for a description. Click on an image for an enlarged slide show. We start with our lunch. Our go-to place has become the tent from Utica’s finest Polish Community Home. Of course, after eating, we walk to take in the…

Easy choices for birthday gifts for Elisabeth and George

I worked my brain hard to figure out what to get my daughter and her sensational significant George Three for their birthdays this year. His is midway through March; hers is part way through April. We’d meet in the middle and take a trip with my dear wife Karen to try out the new Chick…

The Hawaiian theme makes us quite happy

Elisabeth and George Three came in from the car lugging some hot gifts for my dear wife Karen and I this holiday season. Our Family Reunion week in Kona will forever tie us in the greatest of ways. The kids obviously knew how much the old man loved Wailua Wheat. They went online to find…

Great new place for the kids

My sweet daughter and her sensational significant have done well. They’ve moved into a new place. It’s their first joint venture under the same roof. The kids invited my dear wife Karen and I over for our first look-see last Sunday, a brunch date. We were impressed. George Three was putting the finishing touches on…

A big smile is the best present

My terrific daughter Elisabeth let me pick out the place for our Father’s Day meeting, so I chose Mac’s Local Yolk, the joint that the Syracuse owner transformed when IHOP pulled up its stakes down the road from Shoppingtown. It worked for my dear wife Karen and I when we tried it our first time.…

An artist in the family

A Mother’s Day present was delivered to my dear wife Karen this weekend, and the thoughtfulness and execution brought tears to my eyes. Darling daughter Elisabeth painted for her stepmother a scene of Sprague Lake, the lovely spot that we visited with significant George Three at Rocky Mountain National Park during Karen’s family reunion last…

A shining moment for our student

We gathered at Kelley’s 15 strong Wednesday night to break bread for Elisabeth, to show this amazing young woman how proud we all are of what she’s accomplished these past two years. The food was good. The smiles were better. We were thrilled to then head down the road apiece to Onondaga Community College. My…