The website has a new look... a little bolder, more interesting, each page with a different header image. Let me know if you like it!
Here's the original picture the header image for this page comes from. (That's Pete's plane, of course. Planes are kind of a theme here.)
Pete has been published again.
The cover of the 2010 2nd Quarterly 170 News is his air-to-air photo of Brian Soper’s 1953 Cessna 170 with amphibian floats. The shot was taken on the way home from an EAA fly-in breakfast at Massena taken with a D-300 Nikon with a F 2.8 telephoto lens. The cover photo can be seen online at http://cessna170.org/
He did get photo credit. No money. :(
Why didn't anyone mention Eric Matice would be on the WWNY morning news showing off his skills? Good work, Eric!
I would love to read a book on the psychology of bathroom stall writings. Seriously. What's the motivation? How do they pick the subject?
This is currently written, VERY precisely, in the Men's room at SUNY Potsdam's Crumb Library. This may not be exact, as I am working from memory here, but I will attempt to reproduce its original formatting:
I hate when people
call themselves "greeks"...
You are not Greek.
Do you have a financial crisis like Greece?
So shut up.
You're a American.
It's funny what people decide to protest. Only a perfect storm of boredom, A.D.D., existential angst, and self-righteous college student ego could produce such a non-sequitur and irrelevant posting.
Submitted by Glen
Slight changes made to the Bogardus Family Website:
The blog is now the home page. There wasn't much of a reason to have the two separate pages, so I merged them.
We did lose the Walking for Walt write-up with this change, but that's OK...
I'm going to give Walt his own page eventually, and you can find it there.
Submitted by Glen
The following was submitted by Penny, who wanted to share her St. Patrick's Day misadventure....
The luck of the Irish failed me this St. Patty’s Day. I had such a busy day at work that I left my purse and cell phone in the office when I headed to Rossie to give an appraiser access to a really great property. It was a stunning spring afternoon, so when my job was done I continued down the Indian River to Black Lake in the hope of spending a couple of stolen hours at the camp for dinner with Pete and a start to the spring cleaning.
When I got to the water over the camp road it was painfully clear that leather hiking shoes instead of rubber boots had been a poor choice for the day’s adventure. I parked my SUV, grabbed my supplies and tiptoed across the ice on the side of the flooded cattle gate. When I got to the boat launch I was so overwhelmed by the beauty of sunshine on the lake and the swimming geese that caution lost out to my desire to reach the camp and I headed across the causeway in the same fashion that served me so well at the cattle gate.
Oh well… the last of my luck leached into the lake as I soon found myself standing knee deep in water with my L.L. Bean mesh bag of cleaning supplies and dinner slung over one shoulder and a gallon of spring water in one hand and a six pack of Diet Pepsi in the other. Thank God and St. Patrick that I was on the left of the driveway and not in the lake on the right. The water in my boots was surprisingly warm as I drove home in defeat drinking a cold Diet Pepsi. Pete on the other hand wore his rubber boots and walked right up the raised center of the road without a second thought, and he’s not even Irish.
Penny L. Bogardus, March 2010
Thanks for the contribution, Penny! Anyone else have something you'd like to share to the site? Let me know.
I'm planning on retiring Ryan's Police Academy Graduation slide show from the website's homepage... but I've moved it here for posterity.
If you haven't seen them already, Penny and I started posting the war-time letters of my grandfather, Fred Harwood Bogardus, here. I think the letters are a great opportunity to put the website to practical use, and we plan on adding letters as we see the time.
The entire project started as a birthday surprise for Pete, Harwood's son. Happy 60th birthday, Pete!
The "Letters from the Past" page (credit Penny with the name) will basically be dedicated to Harwood. If you have any photos, letters or anything you would like to contribute, please do so!
The new site goes up soon. It doesn't look like much now, but we'll work on it as time allows. I kind of miss the old site I built from the ground up, but it was a little too dark for everyone else. And I really don't have time to do all that work now. Sigh.