Celebrating Mom and the beautiful lake


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Today I am celebrating a visit to my 87 year old mother in ‘Upstate’ for which read ‘northwestern’ New York state.

The location is Keuka Lake, one of the glacier-born Finger Lakes of new York, famous for wines.

It is a stunning spot, as this photo shows, bordered by vineyards.

Keuka Lake, with a view of The Bluff, New York

Mom is handling her second year of widowhood with her usual courage and aplomb.  Dad probably found her a charming handful  She always loved him (exasperatedly) but recently she has said, “You know, Diana – he made sure I was provided for.”

That he did.

So I’m heading to Penn Yan NY (so-named because it was settled by Pennsylvanians and Yankees, and the name was a whole lot better than its original, which was ‘Hellzapoppin’.

What are you celebrating?

I hope yours is good!