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A day in the life of John Fuller . . .

Posted March 4, 2020 at 9:13 am

by John Fuller

Some memories of John Fuller who lives at the end of the road in Clinton County.

My day begins early from my big window, I see birds and other wildlife start their day.

I look up from my coffee cup and see the calendar. Wow, it’s my birthday…90 today. I look up again. Here comes Kathy with the best looking cake I ever saw.

“I was not able to put 90 candles on it and you would not have enough wind to blow them out,” Kathy said with a big smile.

I thank her as I

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    “We arrived at Albany about 10 a.m.,” he wrote on July 27, 1861. “The first thing we saw upon arriving at the top of the hill overlooking the town were the Stars and Stripes gaily fluttering to the breeze above the tops of the houses. On entering town,

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    Family Vacations

    Family Vacations …

    As the summer winds down and school starts back, did you take your kids on a family vacation? I decided to take my vacation later this year because for the first time in 16 years I don’t have a child going to grade school. I have two in college so that is a change for me for sure.

    I can’t help but reminisce on my family

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    Correspondence from L.S. York – Part 2

    “Based upon the sagacious singularity of life back in the days when ridge runners not only had no place to go, but nothing to do when they got there.”

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    Correspondence from L.S. York – Part 1

    “Based upon the sagacious singularity of life back in the days when ridge runners not only had no place to go, but nothing to do when they got there.”

    Between January 1939 and December 1967, Allan Trout wrote a popular daily column in the Louisville Courier-Journal. “Greetings” focused on folklore, humor and “barnyard science” and attracted a loyal following and regular correspondence between Trout and his readers. For many of those years, one such correspondent was L.S. York of Albany.

    Leander Sylvester

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    The Impact Clinton County Fair Special Needs Day Had On Me

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    Clinton County Fair Board

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