One beautiful, warm day this summer, Jim and I were sitting in the backyard watching puffy white clouds float by. We would survey the changing shapes and use our imagination to identify various animals. The clouds presented us with an ever-changing puzzle. I wonder if cloud puzzles were the inspiration for hidden picture puzzles.

Monday, Aug. 11, wasn’t an unusual day for me but was special for my granddaughter, Kyra Swan, and my great grandchildren, Samson and Nichole Clark. Their father and brother, Brandon Clark, and his girlfriend, Jennifer Smith, took them to the Adirondack Extreme Rope Course in Bolton Landing for the day.

When the weather reporter started talking about rain during fair week, I was a little disappointed. I have worked as a ticket seller on Gate 2 for several years, and know how important it is to have good weather.

Jim and I were excitedly talking about the book signing held in the village community room. The book, Images of America: Altamont was written by Altamont’s own, long time resident, Keith Lee. It is the first look at Altamont since the book written by village and town historian, Arthur Gregg.

My daughter, Marcia Pangburn, was interviewed by the Enterprise last week for an article that appeared in the July 31 paper.  It was an unfortunate incedent and one that is causing her sleepless nights.