July 30, 2015

Positively New Jersey!

Positively New Jersey

 

I have been reading some very interesting articles about New Jersey. It’s nice to read something that isn’t negative. New Jersey has a lot going for it!

This first article from Freehold Subaru tells us why it is a good idea to live in New Jersey.

Benefits of Living Between Philadelphia and New York

After reading this first article, I had hope.

I then looked for some more positive articles about New Jersey.

 

More Positivity


The next article from BuzzFeed shows off New Jersey’s natural beauty! The photos are gorgeous!

 

32 Nature Photos That Prove New Jersey Ain’t The Armpit Of America

 

Another article from the BuzzFeed Community tells Why It’s Awesome to Be From New Jersey.

 

I found a blog post from a real estate blog about moving to New Jersey. Some of the reasons are pretty humorous:

 

28 Reasons You Need To Move To New Jersey

 

The writer of the famed blog Waiter Rant tells of 50 Reasons I Love New Jersey. 

 

I've noticed that diners seem to be very popular with New Jersey-based writers and bloggers - including me!

 

And the old sign-off from the former New Jersey Network (NJN):

 

Positively New Jersey!

 


I remember seeing this wonderful video many times back in the day! 

 

This video has many beautiful images and a great song! 

 

There are some very interesting comments on the YouTube page about this video 🤣


You may also check out my post on how WCBS-TV New York Celebrates New York and New Jersey.

 

Also check out The Buzz Aldrin Rock!

 

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!


July 20, 2015

Little Red Schoolhouse | Florham Park, New Jersey

Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey

 

Little Red Schoolhouse

 

Little Red Schoolhouse is the pride and joy of beautiful Florham Park, New Jersey

 

It is in their township logo and all over the town website

 

Little Red Schoolhouse, which was known as Columbia School District No. 5, was built in 1866 and was in continual use for classes until 1914. 

 

It is now a museum, and the Historical Society of Florham Park meets there. 

 

It is "dedicated to the men and women of Florham Park who served in World War II."

 

According to the Wikipedia page: 


It is a vernacular Italianate one-story narrow red brick masonry building with a steep roof and tall 9/9 windows topped with gently arches. In 1905, it was expanded from four bays to the current six. The open belfry at the front peak with working bell and the gable-end entrance make it instantly identifiable as a typical 19th century one-room schoolhouse. Its location at the historic crossroads of Florham Park has remained a key reminder of the borough’s rural origins. The classic schoolhouse for is the borough’s icon, appearing on the town flag, letter head, website, and public works and first responder vehicles.


I have driven by this schoolhouse literally thousands of times (I grew up in the area), and never thought of going inside (it’s not open very often). I definitely have to go inside one day! 

 

Anyway, the borough of Florham Park opens the schoolhouse on certain days (such as the Fourth of July) and you can ring the bell! 

 

You can read more about The Little Red Schoolhouse here

 

You can see it all over the town website here.

 

You can read more about Florham Park here.

 

You can also read my post about the Clara Barton Schoolhouse

 

You may also read about Fairleigh Dickinson University, which is partially located in Florham Park.

   
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Side view of  Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
The Little Red Schoolhouse was known as Columbia School District No. 5
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Another front angle of Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey

Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
A WWII Memorial to those who gave their lives.     
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Another angle of The Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
The front door of Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
Little Red Schoolhouse, Florham Park, New Jersey
The Little Red Schoolhouse is just as charming from the back!

Linking to:

 

Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy

Our World Tuesday @ Our World Tuesday

Wordless Wednesday @ Wordless Wednesday

Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer

Thursday Favorite Things@Katherine's Corner 

Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme

Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

 

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!

 

June 29, 2015

Summit Diner | Summit, New Jersey

Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey
Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey

 

The Summit Diner - A New Jersey Classic

 

New Jersey is known as “the diner capital of the world.” 

 

A truly classic American "diner" is a prefabricated restaurant, with the exterior partly or wholly stainless steel, and brought to the site to be assembled.

There were several classic diner manufacturers, mostly in New Jersey. Possibly the best known of these was the Jerry O’Mahony Company, which produced around 2,000 diners from 1917 to 1952. 

 

Only about 20 of these are still extant, with Summit Diner being one of them. It was built in 1938.


Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey
Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey


Summit Diner in Summit, New Jersey is one of the classic New Jersey diners. 

 

My husband had a BLT and I had a grilled cheese sandwich (and we're both on diets, boo!) 

 

They were both delicious, and the staff was very friendly.

 

Classic interior of the Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey
Classic interior of the Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey

Classic interior of the Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey
Menu of the Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey


Summit is a very wealthy town, and there are some rich and famous people living there. 

 

So I really like that the Summit Diner is deeply  involved with the Other Fellow First Foundation

 

The Foundation website says:

We exist to bring help and comfort to New Jersey families in distress. In life, the true measure of a person is not how high you fly. Instead, we think it's all about how high you bounce. All of us have good and bad days. Most of us have better good ones than bad. However, every once in a while, the less fortunate need a helping hand. That is why we exist. We fund only organizations that deal with New Jersey families in distress. All of our profits go to organizations like the Community Food Bank of New Jersey, the New Jersey Community Foundation, Summit Area Public Foundation or Family Promise.

 

The website also says that 

 

We have chosen the Summit Diner as our symbol. People come to the Summit Diner for much more than just great food. It deals with many other personal hungers. It is a great place to meet someone and feel like you belong. Its honest simplicity and cozy atmosphere make it a great metaphor for a foundation with our mission, operating in the most densely populated state in the country.

Well, how wonderful can you be? The Summit Diner is the real deal in so many ways!


Classic interior of the Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey
The Summit Diner, Summit, New Jersey


 

More About Diners

 

You can read about another iconic New Jersey Diner:

 

Bendix Diner

 

and a famous ice cream parlor:

 

Holsten's Brookdale Confectionary.

 

You can also read more about old diners at these great sites:


Diner Hunter

Retro Roadmap 

Roadside Architecture/Diners

 
John Baeder does wonderful paintings of diners (click on oil and watercolor links):


John Baeder Fine Art


Linking up to: 
 
Our World Tuesday @ Our World Tuesday
Wordless Wednesday @ Wordless Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Thursday Favorite Things@Katherine's Corner 
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme


Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!
 

June 08, 2015

The Farm at Green Village | Green Village, New Jersey

Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey


The Farm At Green Village

 

The Farm at Green Village in lovely Green Village, New Jersey, contains over 30 acres of trees, plants, flowers, and animals. 

 

They have an amazing and beautiful variety of flora and fauna, and everything you'd need for your garden or patio.

 

It is one of my favorite places in New Jersey  because it is pretty and peaceful. 

 

It's a magical place . . .

 

I am very fond of the beautiful swans.



Swans at Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

Swans at Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey



The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

Gazebo at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

Statuary The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

Plants and flowers at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey


Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey


Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

Plants at The Farm at Green Village, New Jersey

 

You can read more about The Farm at Green Village here.

 

You may also want to read about Cherry Blossom Time.



Linking to:


Inspire Me Monday @ Create With Joy
Our World Tuesday @ Our World Tuesday
Wordless Wednesday @ Wordless Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Thursday Favorite Things@Katherine's Corner 
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme
Pink Saturday @ How Sweet the Sound

 

Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!

 

June 01, 2015

Presby Memorial Iris Gardens | Montclair, New Jersey

Iris gardens

The Presby Memorial Iris Gardens in Montclair

 

This beautiful place is the largest public iris garden in the world. 

 

Every spring they bloom in a variety of colors and iris types. 


 
White Irises
Purple Irises
Iris Gardens
Iris Gardens
Irises
Irises
Irises
Irises
Irises
Irises
Iris Gardens

 

You can read more about the iris gardens here

For more about Montclair, you can read about The Montclair Art Museum.

 

Linking up to: 
 
Our World Tuesday @ Our World Tuesday
Wordless Wednesday @ Wordless Wednesday
Outdoor Wednesday @ A Southern Daydreamer
Thursday Favorite Things@Katherine's Corner 
Simple and Sweet Fridays @ Rooted in Thyme



Thanks for visiting New Jersey Memories!