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So, I was going nuts yesterday morning trying to find my sunglasses. I kept thinking, why would someone steal these from my car and leave more valuable stuff behind. I checked everywhere I could think of, and then ended up driving to my meeting in Poughkeepsie without them. Since yesterday was a sunny day, I spent a lot of time squinting. I did not give up easy, when I got back here to the station I looked in the Oldies Truck and there they were! I had not used that truck since Saturday, and then I thought, Really?..Three days and I had not needed them?
I've been watching the Chatham Town board race, that has been TIED for over the last week, and from the look of things, may endup tied. I have a feeling that the end of the year will come, and the town board will end up appointing someone to the seat. The big story is, as we've seen so many times, YES your vote means something. How many people in Chatham, who sat home November 5th are saying "If I had only voted, my candidate would have won".
I was surprized to learn yesterday that the engineer who was driving the Metro North train that crashed Sunday, is from Germantown. The Poughkeepsie Journal newspaper is doing some great coverage on this story and that's where I learned 46 year old William Rockefeller was the engineer. Now, for me, that's where the local story ends. However other media outlets feel the need to show up at the guy's house, call the guy's house, publish pictures of his home...REALLY? The investigation will reveal if he was doing anything wrong, but for now leave the man's family in peace at their home.
Wrapping up the Thanksgiving Weekend, what a tragedy yesterday in the Bronx. I've always looked at trains as the safest way to travel, and have taken the train to NYC many times. Had 4 nice experiences over the weekend, two wondeful Christmas parades. It's a great feeling to see people along the parade routes moving to our music. And very generous shoppers at our Salvation Army bell ringings..THANK YOU. Lastly, in the shopper world they're calling last Thursday "Brown Thursday"..how about calling it by it's name THANKSGIVING!
I went shopping on Black Friday once, it was either 1975 or 1976. I remember it snowed that morning. I remember more, being stuck on Wolf Road in Colonie for about 2 hours. I've ben to stores on Black Friday since then, I just have not scheduled any shopping that day. So, if conditions are bed, I can just leave. Reports I've seen on TV this morning are sad though. Looks like all the shopping that has moved to Thanksgiving day, has taken a bite out of shopping today. I know it's up to the stores, whether or not to open on a major holiday. I just don' want to lose a major holiday, like we did New Years, Easter, Memoriel day...should I go on?