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Thursday, August 7, 2014

Celebrating Mom and the beautiful lake


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Today I am celebrating a visit to my 87 year old mother in 'Upstate' for which read 'northwestern' New York state.

The location is Keuka Lake, one of the glacier-born Finger Lakes of new York, famous for wines.

It is a stunning spot, as this photo shows, bordered by vineyards.

Keuka Lake, with a view of The Bluff, New York

Mom is handling her second year of widowhood with her usual courage and aplomb.  Dad probably found her a charming handful  She always loved him (exasperatedly) but recently she has said, "You know, Diana - he made sure I was provided for."

That he did.

So I'm heading to Penn Yan NY (so-named because it was settled by Pennsylvanians and Yankees, and the name was a whole lot better than its original, which was 'Hellzapoppin'.

What are you celebrating?

I hope yours is good!


  1. The lake is lovely! Have a wonderful weekend!

  2. Enjoy! The best to you & your mom.

  3. What a gorgeous place to settle down! I hope you have a wonderful visit with your mom. Happy Friday!!

  4. Very nice! The picture never did load on my computer but I'm sure it's beautiful if there's a lake involved. Enjoy your weekend with your mom!

  5. Looks gorgeous! Enjoy the time with your mom. She sounds like a very special person :)

  6. We vacationed on Keuka Lake a few years ago. Absolutely Beautiful! Say Hi, to your mom for me.

  7. Have a nice visit with your mom! :)

  8. I hope you have a great time visiting with your mom!

  9. You mother sounds like one heck of a lady! I wanna live in Hellzapoppin'!! It sounds like it must be a very entertaining town! :)

  10. Hi Diana .. so pleased you're being able to see your mother - she does sound like a live-wire .. that's a beautiful part of the world ...

    Cheers and enjoy that visit - Hilary

  11. I don't know. I think they should've stuck with Hellzapoppin'! Have fun with your mom.