Friday, September 20, 2013


As I promised, here is our Canal Town Horse Parade.  It is not very large.  It used to be much larger, but over the years it has gotten smaller and smaller.  I think it is still a great parade to see.  Hope you enjoy it.


Vickie said...

Thanks Marilyn! I love parades.

New York State Of Mind said...

Good Morning Vickie,

I love parades, too. Next year I will take pictures of our Canal Town Day parade, if I don't doze off like I did this year. We have Canal Town parade bigger than the Fireman's Parade, Pirates Day and the Horse Parade put together.

Give Mabel and Herman a hug from Pierre and me.


Countryside Reflections said...

Very nice pictures. I love the horse with the pink tail.
Your town has beautiful buildings with such pretty windows. It looks very historic.


jodie said...

I love the pictures. It must be nice to live in a town that has so many parades. I do enjoy your blog.

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Doreen and Jodie,
Thank you for the compliments. I appreciate them. The building in the background of pictures 1-5 may be torn down for a Dunkin Donuts. The historical society is having a fit. It was a bank, but is now empty. If the historical society decides it stays, it stays. That building goes way back. I kind of wish out town would turn it into the Police Station. The one we have is so tiny and if they want to put someone in jail, they have to drive them to Lyons about 25 miles away. I think it's time we got a bigger one.


Matt said...

Reminds me of an 1830s era church in Templeton, MA that came down for a Dunkin Donuts.

Unfortunately, if you can't find a modern use for the buildings, this sometimes has to happen.

Several years ago the town next to me lost a former church of similar age during a winter with very high snowfall. It was now a real estate office, who probably couldn't afford to maintain such a large building properly, and it collapsed under the snow load (thankfully the real estate folks heard noises and got out in time!)

New York State Of Mind said...

Hi Matt,

Well our bank may go down for Dunkin Donuts, too. The bank people moved into a new bank down the road in August, so it is still in great shape. I have heard of snow bringing some buildings down. It is terrible.

I hate to see the bank go especially after losing those buildings in the fire, but time moves on.

Thank you for telling me, Matt.