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SUBMITTED by Carol Elaine Deys (1-Oct-2010)

Standing in the light of change, we watch the many aspects of life surrounding as they prepare for an alternate source to protect them through the long, arduous winter. I just looked up at Bunker Hill across the street, and there in the midst of all of the green trees is a bright, orange coloring. The leaves are beginning to change, and all around me colors of every hue are starting to "blossom." The other day I read of leaves being the blossoming of Fall, - how neat, and twice a year, we are blessed by this phenomenon of nature.

There is a wonderful feeling of nostalgia in the air. Every time I smell a campfire, I am remembering the little cabin in the Adirondacks where our family spent many happy hours. Bears and all, we managed to survive and knew in our place of survival, that it wasn't a good thing to pet them nor offer them crumbs of bread!Many are starting new ventures in school and work. There are countless "help wanted" signs out there, and perhaps somehow, some way there will be jobs that pay enough to keep a family winter safe.

We had a dedication of the First Town of Macedon Minutes a few nights ago. Originally found by Sally Millick, Village Historian, at the Macedon Academy and resurrected by Judy Gravino and crew, they look amazing. As my family was very much involved in the origination of these papers, it was truly dear to my heart to attend this meeting. As a token reminder, I reaffirmed how very important our roots are, and the survival of our common heritages' vintage wealth will touch many generations to come. It brought to mind our family's story, and I can't imagine how difficult it must have been to pack everything you need into a wagon and head for places unknown in very dangerous times. There were bears, coyotes, wolves and unknown tribes in the woods - all over the place, and perhaps this is where we learned to understand some of the rules re the care and respect of others quite different from ourselves. Col.John Bradish and his wife, Hannah made the leap of faith in 1799 coming from West Cummington, Mass. They brought six children with them who eventually became politically involved in many ways in this Macedon-Palmyra area. Luther T. Bradish, one of their young sons became Lt. Gov. of NY State, and traveled all over the world. Chloe, a precious daughter lived in Palmyra with her husband, Dr. Gain Robinson. They had ten children and several were involved in the Civil War. Col. John was the first winter teacher here, and I understand that daughter Chloe rode horseback in the middle of winter to teach the young ones. I wonder what they would say if they were to look at all that has been accomplished in the past two hundred years?

Autumn, a time of reflective hope. A time of grace for those of us who have so much for which to be thankful. The Crayola colors of the season - all 104 of them, - and beyond, reflect all of these possibilities. Families and friends, making memories. That's what life is all about. Please make them especially good ones! Happy October!



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1 Comment to "HOMESPUN - Chapter Three"

  1. Anonymous Said,

    Carol Elaine, very delightful and informative. Please continue with this love! John

    Posted on Mon Oct 04, 09:51:00 AM EDT


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