December 24, 2011

Yule Log!

 
yule log in fireplace

 

The WPIX Yule Log

For many years Channel 11, WPIX in New York City (one of the oldest TV stations in the country), would present the "Yule Log" on Christmas Eve. 

 

While the Yule Log burned, Christmas carols would play. 

 

Now my childhood home did have a fireplace, but there was something about the Yule Log on Channel 11 that made us happy. 

 

It became a New York area tradition. 

 

I hope you enjoy it! 

 

This particular Yule Log was shown in 1983.

 


After a few years off the air, the Yule Log was restored back to Channel 11 a few years ago, and now is seen on many stations around the country.

 

There is, of course, a fan website devoted to The Yule Log.

 

You may also read about The Gingerbread Wonderland!

 

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

 

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November 15, 2011

Thanksgiving in the Country, Part 2 | Sergeantsville, New Jersey and Stockton, New Jersey

Barn
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

 

 Thanksgiving in the country, Part 2


Last week I showed you some photos of our time at Thanksgiving in the Country, held in Sergeantsville, New Jersey (part of Delaware Township). 

 

The house tours were fascinating, and here are some more photos. Unfortunately I could not take pictures inside the houses (these are private properties), but I tried to take as many as I could outside.

 

We visited a home where George Washington slept (this is not a museum but a home where someone actually lives!), complete with summer kitchen.

 

We visited the beautiful house of a brilliant illustrator, and also a multimillion dollar mansion set on 26 acres.

 

We visited a very interesting house where modern meets old. 

 

In the living room the homeowners had a very large German clock on the wall from a bell tower, a ottoman covered with material from a circus tent, a set of orange school lockers against one wall with a bowl full of billiard balls on top. Very interesting. Those homeowners have eclectic tastes.

 

I would be willing to move into any of these homes immediately!

 

We also just were able to appreciate the beautiful Hunterdon County countryside.


House
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

Summer Kitchen entrance
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

Summer kitchen entrance
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

Summer kitchen
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ


House
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

Historic house
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

Historic building
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ


Artist's House
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

House
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ


Country Road
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

Country road
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ


 You can also read Thanksgiving in the Country, Part 1.


To read more about Sergeantsville, click here.


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November 08, 2011

Thanksgiving In The Country, Part 1 | Sergeantsville, New Jersey and Stockton, New Jersey


Post Office
Sergeantsville, NJ Post Office


Thanksgiving In The Country 

 

For the last 38 years Sergeantsville, NJ has hosted Thanksgiving In The Country

 

This is a tour of interesting houses and places in the surrounding countryside. The proceeds benefit the Cleft Palate Unit of Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.

 
Sergeantsville (the first syllable is pronounced "surge"), part of Delaware Township in Hunterdon County, is a lovely rural area. 

 

Many houses and buildings in the area date to the Revolutionary War days. 

 

Many buildings there and in surrounding towns are in the National Register of Historic Places. 

 

I was also pleased to see signs on some farms that are designated as preserved farmlands.

Nearby is the famous Green Sergeant’s Covered Bridge, which we passed through twice but I was unable to photograph (we were on the tour bus and went through the bridge quickly). 

 

I will definitely go back for that! It is the last covered bridge in New Jersey.

This year’s tour included an artist’s home, an old house that George Washington slept in (he slept his way all over New Jersey during the Revolutionary War), and a really cool old house with an eclectic mix of modern and old furnishings. 

 

I couldn’t take photos inside the houses of course, but tried to take as many photos of the surroundings as I could. 

 

Also included was the Methodist church, where a delicious lunch was served, and the Prallsville Mills in Stockton, where a complimentary tea was served.

The photo at the top is the Sergeantsville Post Office. 

 

Below are photos of the Sergeantsville General Store, The Sergeantsville Inn, the Methodist Church, some of the houses and countryside, and the Prallsville Mills.

The Sergeantsville Inn, which has been around in one form or another since the 1700's:


The Sergeantsville Inn
The Sergeantsville Inn

The traffic cop:


Sergeantsville Police Officer
Sergeantsville Police Officer


The Methodist Church:


Sergeantsville Methodist Church, New Jersey
Sergeantsville Methodist Church, New Jersey

Sergeantsville Methodist Church, New Jersey
Sergeantsville Methodist Church, New Jersey

The General Store:


Sergeantsville General Store, New Jersey
Sergeantsville General Store, New Jersey

One of the tour houses and surrounding countryside:


House
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ
Thanksgiving in the Country House Tour 2011, Sergeantsville, NJ

 

The Prallsville Mills in Stockton, NJ:

Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey
Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey

Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey
Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey

Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey
Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey

Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey
Prallsville Mills, Stockton, New Jersey


You may also read Thanksgiving in the Country, Part 2.


To read more about Sergeantsville (Delaware Township), click here.

 

For more about the Sergeantsville Inn, click here.

For more about the Prallsville Mills, click here.

For more about the Green Sergeant’s Covered Bridge, click here.


Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!

October 25, 2011

Walking Around | Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania 


Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, is a charming place with a downtown that is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 

 

Famous because of the prestigious Bucknell University, the town is nestled on the banks of the Susquehanna River.

There is a converted and restored woolen mill that contains 125 shops. 

 

The downtown movie theater is a single screen art deco palace.

I didn't have much time to investigate the town, although I did manage to visit a bookshop!



Lewisburg, Pennsylvania Campus Theatre
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, Street of Shops
Lewisburg Hotel
Lewisburg Hotel
Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Downtown Lewisburg
Downtown Lewisburg
Downtown Lewisburg
Mondragon Book Co-op, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania
Mondragon Book Co-op, Lewisburg, Pennsylvania


You can also see my post about the Little League Museum in Williamsport, Pennsylvania.


Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!

October 23, 2011

Fosterfields, - A Living Historical Farm, Part 2 | Morristown, New Jersey

Corn cribs at Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey

Fosterfields Living Historical Farm 

 

Fosterfields, located in  Morristown, New Jersey, is a beautiful place to visit. 

 

Yesterday I explained the history of Fosterfields. Here are a few more photos.
 

In first photo above are corn cribs, used for storing and drying field corn, which is eventually fed to the animals.

 

The next two photos are cornfields.


Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey

The first photo below shows the ensilage pits

 

Ensilage is livestock feed made by chopping green corn stalks and storing them in an almost airtight environment.


Ensilage Pits

The farm superintendent's home, the 1920's farmhouse:


Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey
Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey

Walking the cows home:


Fosterfields Living Historical Farm, Morristown, New Jersey

To read my first post on Fosterfields, click here.

 

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