Ten Years!

Monday, September 9, 2019 / Leave a Comment
balloons
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 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

Monday, April 30, 2018 / Leave a Comment
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!

March For Our Lives in Morristown!

Tuesday, March 27, 2018 / 10 comments
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. 

New Jersey Candlelight Vigil for Charlottesville, Virginia Tragedy

Monday, August 14, 2017 / 2 comments


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

Tuesday, December 15, 2015 / 21 comments
Charles Shultz House,, Montclair, New Jersey
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!

Sunday, December 13, 2015 / Leave a Comment
Main Street Cottage, Verona, New Jersey
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!

Gingerbread Wonderland 2015

Sunday, December 6, 2015 / Leave a Comment
Gingerbread English Cottage
English Cottage at Gingerbread Wonderland


The Frelinghuysen Arboretum is currently hosting the Gingerbread Wonderland until Sunday, December 13th. 

Many creative structures made from gingerbread are being displayed. Next weekend there will also be a craft show!

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