Selling Christmas Trees

From the early 1950s to the mid 1960s my family owned a market in Horseheads, NY that mainly sold fruits and vegetables. Business was slow in the winter months so we would close except around Christmas time when we would sell Christmas trees. My dad had to go to growers and pick up a load …

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Top Song 50 Years Ago; #22

The next song to hit the top of the music charts in 1962 was “Limbo Rock” by Chubby Checker. Chubby had a string of hit songs beginning with “The Twist” in 1960. Most were songs about dance styles. This was another dance that he made popular. The song was written by Kal Mann and Billy …

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New York State Land Records on FamilySearch

A couple of weeks ago FamilySearch added digital images of NY State deeds and mortgages that they filmed many years ago. The collection “New York, Land Records, 1630-1975” covers most of New York State except Franklin, Nassau, and Queens Counties. In New York land records are filed at the County Courthouse. The collection usually covers …

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Kodak News; Dec. 10 – 14

History in the making… The Bankruptcy Court judge approved the deal to give $830 million in loans to Kodak. Kodak still would have to meet the condition that they sell their digital imaging patent portfolio for at least $500 million in order to get that loan. Kodak is ending a sponsorship at U.S. Disney Parks …

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FamilySearch Family Tree – Still Coming

Over the last few weeks I have been writing about the genealogy database on FamilySearch called Family Tree (FSFT). The FSFT team hasn’t finished everything that they want to do with this complicated on-line system. One main thing that isn’t available is to print out either a family tree or family group sheet. They say …

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Kodak News; Dec. 3 – 8

History in the making… On Wednesday The Wall Street Journal reported that a consortium has made a offer of more than $500 million to buy Kodak’s 1,100+ digital patents. Originally Kodak thought that the patents were worth over $2 billion. But that was over a year ago and they now are facing the reality that …

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