It has become my tradition in my years writing for The Express to recap the stories I have covered in the year that will now take its place in history.So in this last week of 2015, let me recall some of my more memorable moments from the year just past.
MECHANICVILLE NOVEMBER 20- There were no cars in the showroom at Toyota of Clifton Park . It was filled with boxes and cans of for, and turkeys. Enough food and turkeys to feed 825 families. Michael Raucci, the General Manager of Toyota of Clifton Park and the man behind the Thanksgiving Food Drive, pointed out that families in Mechanicville, Stillwater, Halfmoon, Clifton Park, and Waterford will have turkey dinners thanks to the generosity of the community.
My husband Tom was born and raised on a dairy farm.By the time he was twelve years old, he was milking cows twice a day, before school and after school, 365 days a year.We got married in 1961 and had a one-day honeymoon, leaving his brother to handle the farm till we got back the next day.We raised our six kids on the farm, with life geared to being home every day at milking time.No vacations, just day trips. But it was a good life, and we accepted the sacrifice.The kids grew up to be responsible, hard-working adults, which we attributed to their days working alongside us on the farm.