The telephone is a wonderful instrument. We have seen it grow from a simple box with a hand crank attached to a wall. Turning the crank rang a bell that would let an operator know you wanted to speak.

Monday, June 9, was a sad day for me as it would have been Ray’s 75th birthday. My daughter, Kathy, always insists that everyone in Heaven is happy, and that makes me feel better.

Lions and Tigers and Bears, Oh My! Here we go again!

These local students have been named presidential scholars, each with a grade-point average of at least 3.80, for the spring 2014 semester at Clarkson University:

Victoria H. Kocsis of East Berne, a senior majoring in biology and biomolecular science;

Monday, June 2, rolled around and it was my Zoey day. Zoey arrived at 7:30 a.m., and now she is walking by herself. She loves to pick up the dog dishes and bang them together. We went outside and played under the trees where it was shady. Zoey also likes to put the cover back on the Aquaphor after a diaper change.