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A Day in Pompton Lakes, New Jersey

October 15, 2021

Pompton Lakes New Jersey Liberty Bell

 

On a lovely and very hot July day in 2019, my husband and I wandered around the cute town of Pompton Lakes. 

 

Pompton Lakes was founded in 1682 and incorporated in 1895.

 

They are proud of their heritage, with even a cute Liberty Bell of their very own

 

George Washington slept here at least twice.  



Pompton Lakes New Jersey sign

We then went to the Pompton Lakes Library to check out some books and DVDs. 

 

The Library has a long history

 

From their website: 

The Pompton Lakes Public Library began as a gift to the people of Pompton Lakes from Mrs. Emanuel Einstein in memory of her late husband, who passed in 1909.  Mr. and Mrs. Einstein were residents of New York City and spent their Summers in  Pompton Lakes.  Mrs. Einstein supplied the town with the plot, building, equipment, and a stock of books, which were all dedicated in April of 1912 when the library first opened to the public.  The building, an example of seventeenth century architecture and Tudor design, is described in its deed as facing “Wynockie Avenue”, sometimes called “Wanaque Avenue”.

Pompton Lakes NJ Library
Pompton Lakes NJ library

We eventually ended up at the old Pompton Lakes Train Station, which still has some old trains on display, to find out that in the old station someone had opened up a very nice used book and record store! 

 

I checked and they are still there! They made it through the pandemic! 

 

The store's name is Station 1 Books Vinyl and Vintage Shop.

 

Pompton Lakes New Jersey train

 Pompton Lakes New Jersey book and record shop



Pompton Lakes NJ book and record shop

You can read more about Pompton Lakes here: 

 

Pompton Lakes grapples with where to hold its history

 

Revolutionary War New Jersey - Pompton Lakes 

 

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I'm back!

October 14, 2021

cup of coffee

 

Get back to where you once belonged!


Yes, I know I was going to combine my two blogs, but I really missed this space. I missed posting photos.


Besides, I decided that my other blog, The Literary Lioness. was going to concentrate on books, writing, blogging, and my new venture: YouTube! 

 

I am preparing new photo posts right now and I am so glad to be back.

 

I have lots of photos that I have taken over the past few years that I never published. 

 

I even bought a new theme for the occasion! 

 

So ignore everything I wrote in this post from 2018:

 

Important Message From New Jersey Memories

 

Now . . . let's get blogging!

 

 

 

 



Ten Years!

September 09, 2019

floating hearts

 

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 slowly replacing some of the better ones. However, I have deleted over FIFTY posts! I can’t be bothered to replace the old watermarked posts with really bad photography anyway. However, I HAVE made PDFs of them with FireShot and also put the PDFs on flash drives. Now I can shudder over them in private.

So even though I did plan to stop posting here, I am fixing old posts, deleting some, and will update some others and post those HERE. 

I also have bunches of photographs that I have never posted and those will eventully be posted on my current blog, The Literary Lioness

Stay tuned!

Important Message from New Jersey Memories

April 30, 2018

Cherry Blossoms

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

 

October 2021:

Ignore this entire post! 

 


March For Our Lives in Morristown!

March 27, 2018

Morristown, New Jersey town hall

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 upMorristown 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.