1934 Smith Corona Silent Portable Typewriter

My mother gifted me this 1934 Smith Corona, as she knew of my mild mania for typewriters. It really is in beautiful shape, with the slightly worn outer case opening to reveal a true gem with almost flawless maroon paint. The key action is also smooth and effortless.

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2014 Pageant of Steam

This past August, I visited Canandaigua with my sister in-law’s husband, Spencer, to take in the 54th annual Pageant of Steam. We had a great time, with me expounding at length on the various models and types of tractors as we strolled the grounds. I am always impressed in particular with the old kerosene prairie tractors, and love watching them fire up and drive around.


See the end of the post for a grouping of short videos from the event!


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Organ Music

Yesterday, during my lunch break at work, I broke out my camera and microphone and made my way down to the chapel to do some recordings of the 1906 Wm. & Chas. Pilcher Pipe Organ that was installed there in 2012. Since it’s the Christmas season, I stuck mostly with Christmas music. Below is ‘Joy To The World’.

Sodus Point, New York

My fiancee Sarah and I visited Sodus Point for the day, and enjoyed the sights. We visited the lighthouse museum, climbing all the way to the top, and went down onto the pier to enjoy the lake. We also enjoyed a very tasty stop for some ice-cream – I had my childhood favorite, Bubble-Gum!

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Lighthouse & Museum

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