Wednesday, September 9, 2015

Historical Explorations/Geschichtliche Entdeckungen

Another hot and beautiful late summer day.  We explored the area, looking for historical sites (but also stopping at some pretty outlooks).

Noch ein heißer und wunderschöner Spätsommertag.  Wir haben die Gegend erkundet und historisch interessante Stellen gesucht (aber dabei haben wir auch bei landschaftlich schönen Aussichtspunkten angehalten).  

First Stop:
Erster Haltepunkt:


 This is the site of a Seneca village where Moses van Campen ran the gauntlet.  
Hier stand früher mal eine große Indianerstadt der Seneca Indianer.  


  

Second stop:
Zweiter Haltepunkt:



 Old German church and cemetery
Alte deutsche Kirche und Friedhof


 Many tombstones were written in German or in German and English.  There were many German names all over.
Viele Grabsteine waren entweder auf Deutsch oder Deutsch und Englisch geschrieben.  Es gab dort viele deutsche Namen.  




 Behrens


 Johannes


 Johannes


 Johannes


 Lüdde


 Trying to decipher the writing
Es ist nicht einfach, die alten Inschriften zu lesen. 


 Meinecke


Buchheister


 The old church
Die alte Kirche


 Old fence
Alter Zaun


 Peeking inside
Mal reinschauen


 Front of church
Kirche von vorne


 Very lonesome out here,
Sehr einsam hier draußen,


 but beautiful!
aber wunderschön!


 Charlotte and Morgana think so too.
Charlotte und Morgana denken das auch.

Third stop:
Dritter Haltepunkt:

 Old Camelback Bridge
Alte Brücke von 1903




 Unfortunately, it is not safe to use right now.
Leider ist die Brücke im Moment aus Sicherheitsgründen nicht in Benutzung.


 Beautiful Genesee River
Der wunderschöne Genesee Fluß




 Birdwatching: Kingfisher and also a cooper's hawk!
Vogelbeobachtung: Eisvogel gesichtet und auch einen Rundschwanzsperber!



Fourth Stop:
Vierte Haltestelle:



 Rushford Lake
See Rushford


 Dam
Damm






 Old oak
Alte Eiche





Fifth Stop: 
Fünfter Haltepunkt:


Home: Knitting fever: Finishing a purse for her doll Lavender.
Zu Hause: Strickfieber: Die Handtasche für Lavendel muß fertig werden. 


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 Starting the second project, a doll's hat.
Das zweite Projekt wird angefangen, eine Puppenmütze.


 Lavender is watching and sporting her new purse.
Lavendel guckt zu und trägt ihre neue Handtasche.





Sixth stop:
Sechster Haltepunkt:

Grave of Mark Twain and Grigorian Ballet.
Grab von Mark Twain und  Ballettstudio Grigorian.  

Some pictures are to follow.
Einige Fotos sollen noch kommen.


16 comments:

  1. Flora you are a gold star knitter! Beautiful days :-). I love stopping by but it also makes me sad that I cannot provide this type of childhood/education for Pip :-(. The new head is a complete dragon. She has removed crucifixes and statues from the classrooms and the school no longer resembles a catholic school. There is no evidence of faith in that building. She has stopped all music and swimming lessons and there is an over emphasis on academic achievement and targets.

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    1. Thanks, San. She bought herself some more yarn today when we visited the Waldorf school. Is there no other school Pip could attend? To be honest, I would pull her out of that school and find a different one. You do not need to homeschool, but there must be some other options. What do the other parents think?

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    2. There is a school info evening on Wednesday. A lot of parents are unhappy but I doubt she will listen. She has been brought in to improve the school's league tables and standing with the education dept. Sad to say this type of obsession with targets is endemic throughout the UK.

      We have had a really rough weekend. Pip has been whining, shouting and really badly behaved. I am struggling with my health and finding every day things so hard.

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    3. I do hope that the parents will speak up! Is there no church office you can complain to? If a principal removes statues and crosses, I don't think the church should be too thrilled.

      I hope you will be feeling better soon. Sending you hugs!

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  2. So the first stop was across the river from Houghton where there was once a council house that belonged to the Seneca Nation but was moved to an estate and then moved to Mary Jemison's gravesite? I think i got that right . . but Mary Jemison's gravesite is not near here . . it's further away . . I think it's exciting to be living in beautiful Seneca country! Where is the reservation now?

    What interesting old gravestones at the second stop :) and a lovely church. Everything was so different from their homeland for the German settlers. It is very beautiful. I love the pic of the lonesome country road almost swallowed up by the vegetation on either side!

    Very exciting bird sightings! How far is Rushford Lake from you? No one was swimming? I guess everyone is back at school?! That was a beautiful big old oak tree!

    Lavender's purse is gorgeous! Flora is doing so well!

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    1. Not quite :). Yes, this is across the Genesee River and used to be a huge Seneca settlement. The Council House is now in Letchworth Park. Mary Jemison used to be buried in Buffalo, but the cemetery where she was was closed and they moved her remains to Letchworth Park as well, close to the Council House.

      There is a small reservation down in Cuba. There are bigger ones in different counties, closer to Buffalo, and in the south-eastern parts of NYS.

      Yes, these Germans all came from the same area, but I do not remember from where. I should try to find it in my books. Yes, that area is very beautiful.

      It is about 15 minutes from here. The beach has closed for the season. That tree was beautiful!

      Yes, thanks to Morgana, Flora is loving her new skill. She bought herself some new yarn at the Waldorf school today.

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    2. Thanks for all this wonderful information. Upstate is endlessly fascinating I think :)

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  3. Oh dear. Just read San's post above. That is very sad . . and disquieting.

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  4. So eine fleißige Flora! Da möchte man sich doch am liebsten gleich dazusetzen und auch stricken (lernen)...! :)

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    1. Vielleicht mußt Du zu dem Nähkurs noch einen Strickkurs belegen :). Ich habe Morgana Deine Herbstsammlung heute gegeben, und sie hat sich sehr gefreut!

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    2. Das mit dem Stricken habe ich mir tatsächlich für nächstes Jahr vorgenommen! Im Gegensatz zum Umgang mit einer Nähmaschine hatte ich als Kind schon ein bisschen Erfahrung mit Stricken gemacht, z. B. Masche rechts und verkehrt kann ich noch, auch wenn's ewig her ist - aber sonst muss alles "da capo" gelernt werden. ;))

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    3. Das finde ich ganz toll! Vielleicht müssen wir dann um die Wette stricken. Ich habe hier immer noch ein paar alte Projekte rumliegen.

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