As we sit through yet another rainy weekend I wonder where the sun is? Turns out this is nowhere near a record breaking rainfall year. That distinction belongs to 2017 where over 68 inches
A Good Day in Tappan
Well, another Colonial Day in Tappan is over, and I can hang up my musket until the next event. Despite the threatening clouds overhead, it never rained, and hundreds of people came to the Dewint House grounds to enjoy the afternoon. By the time it was over, I had emptied my cartridge box of ammunition, and had to borrow some cartridges from the troops who joined us. I think that the guns going off were heard in Sparkill. The sheep shearer came all the way from Plymouth, Vermont, and all afternoon, kids were walking around with bracelets made from newly woven wool. For me, the highlight was talking with a group of young adults with Down's Syndrome. They were so excited to be there, and one talked very knowledgeably about Benedict Arnold and Major Andre. It warmed the heart of this old history teacher.
I have been a resident of Tappan for forty years, and still live in the 1860 Italianate Victorian house my wife Jean and I bought all those years ago. I have always been active in the community, inclu....
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