By late afternoon, it was time to find a campsite. Henry was getting pretty tired paddling and scraping that heavy aluminum canoe down the river! With all the flood damage there was plenty of firewood available, but it took a while to find the perfect gravel bar that wasn full of large rocks. I paddled ahead and scouted several options.
As any New Yorker knows, shopping in Midtown between Thanksgiving and New Years can be a trial. Combination of Holiday shoppers and high season tourists can make simply walking up Fifth Avenue a sidewalk rage inducing experience. Of course, finding quieter, out of the way places to shop can be its own challenge, but the curated men lifestyle website TRNK and the sophisticated menswear label Bespoken have joined forces for a Holiday pop up shop that will solve thee problems and make you never want to set foot into a department store again.
I clearing kids out of the courtyard. They have the video and the call logs. The evidence is sitting right there. Provenzano operated as a ‘skipper’ or crew boss for the Genovese Family in Northern New Jersey. Members of his team included his brother Nunzio, the Andretta brothers, Stephen and Thomas, Gabriel and Salvatore Briguglio, Salvatore Sinno, Harold Konigsberg, Armand Faugno, Ralph Picardo, Ralph Pellecchia and Frederick Furino. The crew operated illegal Monte card games in New York and Hoboken and in Jersey City, in addition to their other criminal activities.
These words were spoken by Dutch artist Rein Slagmolen nearly fifty years ago and were quoted in a local newspaper report. At the time Slagmolen was referring to the impending demise of an historic, National Trust classified landmark at Yallambie but his words have a discouragingly all too familiar ring to them today as they echo across the passage of the intervening years. As the built face of Melbourne continues to change with every passing year, it turns out the past is not such a foreign country after all.
Employers designed ways for assisting immigrants to become productive through classes for speaking English, thriftiness and cleanliness and other traits they felt were important to help them achieve assimilation. Educators used the public schools to educate the children and draw them into the American culture through the teaching of English and American History. The children went home with “new ideas” and a clash of generations evolved.
This earliest part of Woodside was used by Laing as a kitchen wing and to minimise fire risks it was kept separated from the main building. It consisted of a large, single storey kitchen/living room area and three utility rooms. The doors of the cottage were small by any standard, barely 180cm tall, with wooden steps that by 1970 had been worn quite hollow by the passage of time.