WESTERLO — The call of country living was heard loud and clear by the young woman from the Bronx when she vacationed in the northern Catskills many years ago. And the call was amplified by happening to meet and fall in love with a fellow country-loving New Yorker who liked to visit the Wilderman-Kiefer farm in Westerlo.
GUILDERLAND — Walter E. Cieszynski was a lifelong hunter. And, despite being weak from a 34-year battle with cancer, he went hunting one last time this fall. “He didn’t go far from the house. I was worried, and he gave me a time he’d be back,” said his wife. “He got a big deer.”
BERNE — To get a vivid sense of the person Whilma Helen Wolford Willsey was, you need only read the recollections of her early life, assembled by her daughter Winifred in 2010 into one remarkable document. It is personal history at its richest and best, calling to life a vanished world that fewer and fewer people can now remember.