Welcome to New York State of Mind. On here I plan on having the Amish and Mennonites. But I plan on other things like the Erie Canal especially seeing that where I live backs up to the canal, our grape country, maybe some museums, activities and whatever I think of. Maybe I can combine some of these together. I think this Christmas Pierre, my poodle, might even have something to put in here so this for the whole family.
Let me tell you a bit about myself. I was born and raised here in Upstate New York. Grew up in the very town I now live in. When my parents retired to Florida, I stayed up north. After they got older and needed someone to keep an eye on them, I moved to Florida for almost 20 years. After my parents passed, I moved back up north-back home.
As a child I learned how to make jewelry which, now, I have done for 50 years. Over the years I have learned a little here and a little there so I make many different items and styles. First I did Rock and Gem shows, then owned my own store and then retired. Retirement drove me up the wall so I am now back making jewelry and will be going back to the shows again this coming spring. So I might have pictures of a Rock and Gem Show on here, too.
I have owned three dogs in my life. Two of them have been poodles and one chihuahua. My chihuahua, Rickie, had cancer and I had to put him down last February. On craig's list, I found my fourth, dog Pierre. He is a three old, minature poodle, who loves everyone. He was trained as a show dog, but I won't be showing him. He is my little boy now.
Pierre and I live in a senior citizens apartment building as I am over 60. We live in a small town in Upstate New York. In my old age I have realized that there are lots of places in New York State that I have never been. Also, I want to share the beauty of New York State.
So welcome to: New York State of Mind.