Friday, December 25, 2015

2015 CHRISTMAS

2015 MERRY CHRISTMAS



THE BLACK HOLE WINE


WE HOPE YOU HAVE A GOOD HOLIDAY

Saturday, December 13, 2014

MERRY CHRISTMAS 2014





















MERRY CHRISTMAS
FROM PAT AND JIM

A beautiful orchid from
my orchid garden.

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Reverend Samuel Smith--1804-1883

The Reverend Samuel Smith

b.7 Feb 1804  probably at Vermont
d. 23 May 1883 at Saranac Lake, NY

Circuit Rider and elder for the Methodist
Church at  Saranac Lake.

Buried at Harrietstown Cemetery with his wife
Eliza Richards Smith the daughter of
Judge John Richards and Sarah Rees Richards.

Biography:  The Reverend Samuel Smith
and Family    1804 to 2006.      Pub 2012


Tuesday, November 20, 2012

NEW BOOK BY JIM & PAT


THE REVEREND SAMUEL 
SMITH AND FAMILY
     1804 -- 2006

SARANAC LAKE--A VIEW FROM PISGAH

BY

JAMES AND PATRICIA RICHARDS



In 1838, the newly appointed Circuit Rider Sam Smith, 


his wife Eliza and two pre-teen boys headed north out

of Johnsburg towards the Saranac River. Sam was sent

by the Methodist Conference to organize the Saranac Mission.

When they arrived at the River,  civilization 

was far behind. Fifteen families were settling within

twenty five miles. Eventually Sam and Eliza purchased

several hundred acres, built a prosperous farm and

ministered to the people surrounding the Saranac Lakes.

The story of the three generations that follow details

their trials and tribulations up to the last member's

death in 2006.


This research volume presents

the generations of the Smith family

and the early Adirondack history of

the Saranac Lakes Area.

Tuesday, May 22, 2012

LEROY CAPTURING THE BEES

LEROY CAPTURING BEES THAT LEFT THE HIVE IN FRONT OF HOUSE
HE IS SMOKING THE BEES TO CALM THEM

He took the new group home and they are coming and going from their new home.













DOGWOOD FROM THE  YARD   SPRING  2012

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

EDWARD DEFOREST RICHARDS-TIN TYPE

KNIGHTS OF PHYTHIUS

EDWARD WAS IN FULL
UNIFORM AS A MEMBER
OF THE UNIFORM RANK
OF THE KNIGHTS OF
PHYTHIUS.

AN ORGANIZATION
NOT UNLIKE THE
ODD-FELLOWS LODGE.


EDWARD DEFOREST RICHARDS-TIN TYPE

PICTURE
RECONSTRUCTED
WITH PHOTOSHOP


EIGHT OR MORE
HOURS OF WORK


EDWARD WAS A
MEMBER OF THE
KNIGHTS OF
PHYTHIUS

EDWARD DEFOREST RICHARDS-TIN TYPE

THIS IS THE TIN TYPE
SUPPLIED BY
RICH JESPERS FOR
RECONSTRUCTION.

EDWARD DEFOREST
RICHARDS

B. 1860
D. BETWEEN 1890
AND 1900.

FATHER: JAMES BROWN
RICHARDS
MOTHER: LYDIA ANN NYE











Monday, December 20, 2010

MY BATHROOM TILE JOB





















NOV 2010

NEWLY CONSTRUCTED
BATHROOM AT KINGSTON
HOUSE.

4 FEET WIDE AND 12 FEET
LONG, MASTER BATHROOM.









2010 CHRISTMAS MESSAGE


DEC 25, 2010

ORNAMENTS FROM
OUR TREE.


Sunday, December 20, 2009

MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR




















HAPPY HOLIDAY AND A VERY MERRY

CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

LOVE TO ALL FROM JIM AND PAT RICHARDS

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Thursday, December 10, 2009

FOURTH OR FIFTH ATTEMPT

WATERCOLOR

BLACK HOLE
Mill Creek, NY

10 December 2009

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