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Ten Years!

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Image from Unsplash  Ten years ago today I started this blog. Happy Anniversary to me!  So much has happened in those ten years. I got married. My mother died. I have become a fierce political activist because the current political situation is untenable. Not just in the United States, but the entire world. I have recently been going through very old posts and WOW it is very clear that I didn’t have a clue about blogging or photography! I used to keep these posts up because I wanted to see how far I’d come but not anymore. I am embarrassed by them.  So I have been deleting old posts with the worst photography and also the kind of posts that say: “I’ve been too busy to post but I’ll be back soon!” when in reality I was just too lazy to post!  So many of the original photos have been ruined by the Great Photobucket Purge . They were originally removed by Photobucket, but then suddenly added back by Photobucket with huge, ugly watermarks on them.  So I am still very slo

Important Message from New Jersey Memories

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I will not be adding new posts to this blog. I have decided to combine this blog with my other blog The Literary Lioness .  For years I tried to write two blogs including the necessary social media accounts and it was just too much, especially since I had multiple social media accounts for TWO blogs, plus my personal accounts. This became overwhelming, especially after I became ill in the fall of 2015. I also wanted to move to "self-hosted" WordPress, and I decided to only move one blog. I will post about New Jersey, books, writing and movies all in one place! I will still be restoring photos to this blog that were removed during The Great Photobucket Purge. I will also occasionally update an old post with new material. To find out more about moving my blog, I am writing about it in the About section of The Literary Lioness. You can now join me in my continuing blogging journey at The Literary Lioness !

March For Our Lives in Morristown!

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On Saturday, March 24th one of the #MarchForOurLives rallies took place in Morristown, New Jersey.  Protesters came with clever signs and a real sense of accomplishment amongst the surprisingly large crowd. About 13,000 marchers showed up !  Morristown was one of about 800 sibling marches to the main one in Washington, DC . It was a cold day but with blue skies and bright sunshine. Drones flew overhead, speeches were made, and determination for real change pervaded the crowd.  First, we gathered in front of town hall. 

New Jersey Candlelight Vigil for Charlottesville, Virginia Tragedy

A truly beautiful ceremony in Teaneck, New Jersey on August 13th, 2017.  Our hearts our with the victims in Charlottesville.  We shall overcome someday.

Evergreens in Montclair

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Evergreens, Montclair, New Jersey During the holiday season, several historic homes in Montclair are open to the public for holiday tours. One of them is Charles Shultz House, also known as Evergreens .

Local Shops Are All Decked Out!

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Main Street Cottage, Verona, New Jersey There are several shops and businesses all decked out for the holidays in Verona and Caldwell. All of these places, except for the last place, have such adorable and pretty things that they are selling !  So festive!  In the first photo above, the adorable Main St. Cottage in Verona . So tiny but packed with such cute stuff!

TV Thursdays -- 1975 John Denver Rocky Mountain Christmas Special

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The John Denver Rocky Mountain Christmas Special originally aired on December 10, 1975 – 40 years ago today! The special comes off as a little bizarre at times, but very interesting. Denver was an extremely popular singer at the time. The video above is recorded from a repeat in 1977. It even includes commercials that were part of the 1977 re-broadcast! I find the commercials just as intriguing as the show – they really capture the era.