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The Pumpkin Patch

I am a little girl looking for a Pumpkin for Halloween.
From Farmer Benny’s Stand
He said it was the grandest
That ever grew on his land.
It was fourteen inches wide
And weighed thirty-two pounds.
And, it had a stem that twisted
All the way around.
I took it home and stared at it
To decide what I should do.
Should I carve a scary face;
Or, should I just carve “Boo!?”
Well, I took a knife and cut away
But it was not easy.
My scary mouth was upside down
And became a grin so cheesy.
My pumpkin is not scary
As I wanted it to be.
But, it’s still the grandest pumpkin
In all the world to me!
Author – John Murphy


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Halloween 2016 | Halloween.com
Halloween fun on the internet, the one source for all things Halloween. Including costumes, pumpkins, monsters, vampires, witches, werewolves, ghosts, scary tales, humor, faq, haunted houses, links.

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The Veterans

Author John Murphy

On Veterans Day we honor all,
Who answered to a service call.
Soldiers young, and soldiers old,
Fought for freedom, brave and bold.
Some have lived, while others died,
And all of them deserve our pride.
We’re proud of all the soldiers who,
Kept thinking of red, white and blue.
They fought for us and all our rights,
They fought through many days and nights.
And though we may not know each name,
We thank ALL veterans just the same.

                                                                  Author- John Murphy


A True American Hero
Rest in peace our friend Arthur
Here’s the artist: Ray ‘Bubba’ Sorensen


There is a huge rock near a gravel pit on Hwy.25 in rural Iowa.
For generations, kids have painted slogans, names and obscenities on this rock, changing its character many times.

A few months back, the rock received its latest paint job and since then it has
been left completely undisturbed.
It’s quite an impressive sight. Be sure to scroll down and check out the
multiple photos. All angles of the rock.

I thought the flag was draped over the rockbut
it’s not. It’s actually painted on the rock too.




The Elephant Hotel Somers, New York    
Somers, NY : Town House, Somers, NY
In 1824, after Hachaliah’s elephant was killed while on tour in Maine, Bailey erected the Elephant Hotel to commemorate the elephant, which had been responsible for his fortune. In 1827 he immortalized “Old Bet” with a statuary likeness of her on the village green. Today it is stands as Somers’ symbol and is also part of the official seal of the Somers Town Government. Over the years the building has functioned as an inn, a teahouse, a private residence, and a post office. The Farmers and Drovers Bank, chartered in 1830 as the second banking institution in Westchester, adjoined the Hotel, as did a major dance hall that was a focal point of fun, frolic and business transactions for farmers, travelers, and hotel guests. It soon became the economic and social center of Somers and the surrounding area. Not only was it the meeting place for the menageries/circus owners, it was also a stagecoach stop for travelers between New York City and points to the north and east. In 1835, the Zoological Institute was incorporated at the Elephant Hotel. Between 1836 and 1939 “The East Wing” occupied the present parking lot area, and increased the capacity of the Hotel to accommodate overnight guests. It was in 1927 that the Town of Somers purchased the hotel from the Bailey family. The Town Offices, Somers Historical Society, and Circus
Museum currently occupies the Elephant Hotel.


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6 thoughts on “November Blog

  1. Jack, Great job this month, as always. I’m glad you have kept up Roberta’s book corner. I’m proud of you. The pictures of the Chippawa Post on Lake Avenue reminded me of our cub scout days. The Erald Isle where Billy was a bartender so many years ago. And Kate Smith, that American icon. I used to wait on her at Schrafft’s 57th Street, many “moons” ago. She was always so nice. Thanks for a good blog. Love, your brother, Tommy Moppy

  2. Thank you for all your posts…Roberta would have loved the bookcase…miss her so much

  3. Thanks for the current Blog Grampa. You always have different things of interest for everyone. Not being from the east coast states I always like to see the “old” pictures” of yesteryear. God Bless you and yours.You did a fantastic job on your latest blog. Good going. Ron.

  4. One of these days ill check out Roberts reading corner. I still feel uncomfortable going into that office

  5. Another special blog and I remembered all the special ladies in my life who were mothers especially my own mamma. I had lots of family in Yonkers and now the only ones left are my Aunt Mary & my friend Dora. I especially enjoyed all the pictures you provided and I enjoyed the story behind the Elephant Hotel. You put a lot of work into your blog and it shows. Cheers to you for another job well done !!! 🙂

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