Thursday, October 11, 2012

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.



Amish Stories said...

You know Marilyn that I am wishing you much luck with your first blog, and remember what I said " just work at your own pace and to please yourself first before others when writing and sharing your post's".

And if all of that happens before the readers see it then you should have a rewarding post for others to read, but in the end you really should enjoy what your doing first ! Richard

Marilyn in NY said...

Thank you Richard so much for your encouragement and advice. I really appreciate it. I want to keep the blog on things that interst me and I hope they interest others.

Cheryl said...

Hi Marilyn- I have followed Richard's blog for a while and am so happy you have started your own blog. I'll be sure to follow you.

I'm a beginning blogger myself (Richard inspired me!) and would love it if you would stop by/ follow.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Cheryl,
Thank you for coming to my blog. I went to yours and tried to leave a comment, but when I submitted they wanted me to type letters in this place. I redid several times and I still couldn't get my comment on, so if you get a chance, check it out. Richard got me going over here, too. What I need help with is getting pictures on. I can't figure that out.

Amish Stories said...
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Amish Stories said...

Cheryl and Marilyn I hope that both of your blogging experiences are good ones, and I feel kind of like a mentor here,lol.

I'm glad that your both thanking me for helping with getting both of you started in the blogging world, and I can only hope that you folks don't curse me under your breath for inspiring you both at the same time.

Blogging can be tough at times and can take much of your time, if you let it.

So good luck to you both, your soon to be retired full time blogger Richard from Amish Stories.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hello Richard,
Thank you so much for keeping an eye on New York in my Mind. I couldn't have done it without you and I am sure you aren't done hearing from me yet.