When a King Met a Queen

It is hard to imagine Jackie Kennedy as a 91 year old. Like her first husband, she is forever young. But, in fact, she would have celebrated this age just two days ago. It is also difficult to imagine her as a cute little girl who was horse crazy and summered in The...

A Life Well Lived

He was the baby of the family, his father’s favorite and the spoiled one. At least that was the family lore. He grew up without electricity, using a back house. Christmas presents were purchased through the Sears & Roebuck catalog. The Canoe Place Inn, the canal...

Summertime

Today we have summer memories brought to you by a guest writer. Thanks for the memories I have so many fond memories of Hampton Bays (HB as we lovingly refer to it) the way it was in the mid 50’s- mid-60’s. Although I was only a child, we had heard of “pick-up corner”...

The Water of Life

I guess it is no surprise that a fluid whose literal translation is “water of life” – uisge in Gaelic and aqua vitae in Latin- has had a range of uses for centuries. First distilled by monks in Ireland and Scotland, whiskey (or whisky) has been useful as both an...

Of Caps & Camels

Father’s Day this weekend. We should probably say something about that. Hmm. Something… sigh. No. How about something else then? Maybe… Men! Do you normally wear a hat out of the house? If you answered “no,” you can thank John F Kennedy. In the America of the...

Just Walk

Today is the 4th of June. We are sure you are all pleased we could help you out with that, but you probably would have figured it out on your own. What is special about June 4th? Well, it is two days before June 6th. Clearly. 76 years ago this Saturday, our allied...