Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Remembering Paul Mountan

Senator Larkin Congratulates Paul
Mountan of Kingston for receiving the
NYS Senate's 2002 Achiever's Award
Today I found out an old friend passed away. Every year I get a reminder for my friend Norton's birthday - his real name is Paul. but I always knew him as Norton. Every year I call him, and if he doesn't answer I leave a message on his voice mail. The past few years he hasn't called me back, and I wondered if something had happened. For some reason this year I decided to call an old office number I had for him, just to see if it was still valid. When I asked for him they told me he had just passed away. I spoke to his good friend Dorothy who gave me all the details.

Here's his obituary:

Friday, December 26, 2014

Museum of Mathematics

We took a trip to the National Museum of Mathematics. There was quite a bit to do there, and many of the attractions can take a lot of time. I wouldn't mind going again.

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Wednesday, December 24, 2014

In The Office With The Kids

I brought the kids into the office with me. This was the first time I had them both with me at the same time. When we got to the office another dad, who also brought his son and daughter asked me if my kids could go watch TV in the conference room with his kids. He didn't believe me at first when I told them they had a bunch of work to do. It was a little awkward. Despite all the work, we all had a good time together.

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Saturday, December 20, 2014

Hanukkah 2014

We went to babcia and dziadek's house for Hanukkah. We ate lots of latkes and played Hanakkah bingo as usual. Everyone was happy with their prizes and their presents, and too full for dinner.

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Saturday, November 29, 2014

Trot To Liberty Science Center

After Andrea and Eason ran in the 1 mile turkey trot, we all ran off to meet our friends at the Liberty Science Center. The kids climbed around in the Infinity Climber and played at the Skyscraper exhibit, and we saw the the Rubic's Cube exhibit, the Tesla Lightning Show. The whole day was a lot of fun.

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Thursday, November 27, 2014

Thanksgiving 2014

For Thanksgiving we had our family over again, except that this was the first Thanksgiving without my mom. Eason and Andrea were a big help with the cooking and setting up. Aviva made Bloody Marys. We watched slide shows of previous Thanksgivings. Eason helped Jerry carve the turkey a bit. All the food was delicious.

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Friday, October 31, 2014

Halloween 2014

For Halloween this year I spent the entire day in costume. "If you don't know who I am, then... maybe your best course would be to tread lightly."

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Friday, October 17, 2014

Jerry's Birthday Surprise

We surprised Jerry for his big birthday at El Quijote. He was surprised and a good time was had by all.

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Sunday, October 5, 2014

Camping At Beaver Pond 2014

We went camping with our friends at Beaver Pond again. For a while it looked like it might be too rainy, but as soon as we got in the vicinity it was all sunny. The kids pitched the tents and helped get the camp fire going. Then we stayed up by the fire and told stories.

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Wednesday, September 24, 2014

Rosh Hashanah

We had Rosh Hashanah dinner with our family at Le Proven├žal Bistro. It wasn't as much fun as getting together at our family's house, like we used to, but it's still nice to get together with family.

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