News from Vermont #380 Wayne’s World….

May 12, 2017 Hello again Maple People, My wife was diggin’ around the house recently and found a video that my cousin Rebecca produced a few years ago about a tree…a 160 year-old-tree. It was a sugar maple, born sometime pre-Civil War that died of old age in 1994. And oh yes, there was a […]

read more

News from Vermont #379 Mother Nature Just Reminding Us…

April 27, 2017 Hello again Maple People, I look out my window on yet another Saturday morning frosted with winter snow…”Can’t we get a single break?”, I think. After all, it’s April 8 and we still want to complement our 2017 maple syrup season but, obviously not today. And then there’s the business of it…it seems every […]

read more

News from Vermont #378 Age Is Just A Number To A Memory

News from Vermont #378 Age Is Just A Number To A Memory April 14, 2017 Hello again Maple People, I recently had my sixty-ninth birthday which begs the proverbial question, “Where did all those years go?”.  All of a sudden it occurred to me that I’ve lived through some mighty big transitions and, like all […]

read more

News from Vermont #377 You Guessed It Right!

March 28, 2017 Hello again Maple People, Everyone enjoys a good brush with fame, like the time I ran into Bob Newhart in the restroom over at Burlington Municipal Auditorium. He was prepping for a show there and I was playing in the band which opened his performance. We almost bumped into each other at […]

read more

News from Vermont #376 The True Strength of Positive Thinking!

March 3, 2017 Hello again Maple People, I recently chalked up one of those rare and elusive miracles. On January 25 I woke up at 4:30 in the morning to troublesome groaning sounds from the bathroom. When I rushed to check it out, there was my wife Betsy lying on the floor in obvious distress. Though her words were […]

read more

News from Vermont #375 Burr’s Gone Banana’s….again

January 26, 2017 Hello again Maple People, Gol-dern bananas! They’re very nutritious and I know we should eat one every day but getting into them is for the birds (or the monkeys). So often that stem at the top is so tough it requires a sharp knife, or a set of sharp chompers, and then […]

read more

News from Vermont #374 The Spirit of a Song

January 11, 2017 Hello again Maple People, My Aunt June approached me a month before Christmas asking if I’d sing in the Old Meeting House choir for their Christmas Eve service. She is the accompanist for the choir and wanted to have a full group for that special occasion. First of all, although I can […]

read more

News from Vermont #373 Once A Greaser, Always A Greaser

News from Vermont #373 Once A Greaser, Always A Greaser December 27, 2016 Hello again Maple People, Greasing. That’s what my friend Bill says I should write about so that’s just what I’ll do, and he should know because he owns a small farm and a tractor. Being brought up on a farm, I know […]

read more

News from Vermont #372 Believing Never Gets Too Old!

December 23, 2016 Hello again Maple People, It was recently pointed out that we have not sent out a News from Vermont for quite a while and for that I can only point to that old curmudgeon who writes them being too busy lately! There is a new one headed your way about greasing our […]

read more

News from Vermont #371 Harry and Dot Continue To Inspire Us All!

November 18, 2016 Hello again Maple People, “Buy me a ticket on the last train home” sings Al Stewart in his song “Time Passages”. And I say “indeed, time passes all too quickly these days”. In dog years, my Black Lab Averill and I are about the same age. Yesterday Avie tried to navigate the […]

read more
Showing 1–10 of 13 results