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Monday, June 16, rolled around and I was excited because I knew my granddaughter, Danielle, had taken the day off and she, Zoey and I could spend some time together.

I went to their house and we just enjoyed a quiet couple of hours playing with Zoey mostly on the front porch in the shade because it was hot out.

The telephone is a wonderful instrument. We have seen it grow from a simple box with a hand crank attached to a wall. Turning the crank rang a bell that would let an operator know you wanted to speak.

Monday, June 9, was a sad day for me as it would have been Ray’s 75th birthday. My daughter, Kathy, always insists that everyone in Heaven is happy, and that makes me feel better.

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Here we go again!

These local students have been named presidential scholars, each with a grade-point average of at least 3.80, for the spring 2014 semester at Clarkson University:

Victoria H. Kocsis of East Berne, a senior majoring in biology and biomolecular science;

Monday, June 2, rolled around and it was my Zoey day. Zoey arrived at 7:30 a.m., and now she is walking by herself. She loves to pick up the dog dishes and bang them together. We went outside and played under the trees where it was shady. Zoey also likes to put the cover back on the Aquaphor after a diaper change.

As we drove down the curving road toward the house we were filled with anticipation. Jim and I are fortunate enough to have friends and acquaintances all over the country. When we receive an invitation to visit one of them, we can only hope that we will be in their area of the country and able to stop for a visit.

Monday, May 26, my daughter, Marcia Pangburn, came for breakfast, and then we attended the parade in Berne.

My grandson, Brandon Clark, along with Jenn Smith, and his children, Samson and Nichole, met us at the town hall for the parade.

In a Walt Disney movie, the aging woodworker Geppetto sees a falling star. At that instance he wishes that, Pinocchio, the wooden puppet he just finished, could become a real boy. In the night, the Blue Fairy grants Geppetto his wish, and asks Jiminy Cricket to serve as the wooden boy's conscience.