Whooo Let the Buffalo Out (of Newark)?

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“Hey, give US a football!  We’ll show you how REAL buffalo do it!” said Bill, while taking a rest break from training at the camp in beautiful, not-so-downtown Wayne County, New York.

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yippie-yi-oh!

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woof- woof, woof-woof-woof!

No pictures, please, getting ready for the big game!

No pictures, please, getting ready for the big game!

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“When the party was nice, the party was pumpin’. . . “

What'd you call me?  A flea-infested what?  You take that back, fool!

What’d you call me? A flea-infested what? You take that back, fool!

Lake Effect Snow (or, Why They Built Rt 104)

It’s the line that separates wimpy snow from real he-man snow, the kind that requires hip boots and 4-wheel drive and gives us the privilege of scoffing at anyone who runs out to buy milk, bread, and toilet paper when the weather people are forecasting up to 3 inches of snow. . .ya big wusses. . . WE know what REAL snow is!!!

Lake Effect Snow (or, Why They Built Rt 104)

. . . although I am ready for some lake effect SUN!!!!!!

Seen in the Macedon, Wayne County Wal-Mart (where else would you find something like this?)

Kentucky, maybe?

Most New Year’s Resolutions involve some sort of self improvement–weight loss, maybe, or watching less TV and reading more, or eating healthier, or perhaps giving up cigarettes. . . but only in Wayne County would a New Year’s Resolution be “I am going to improve my personal hygiene.” Yet, here it is, folks, the proof:  “We’re making resolutions easier to keep” by selling personal care products for less than a dollar each!

Only in Wayne County would a New Year's Resolution involve halitosis and body odor. . .

Only in Wayne County would a New Year’s Resolution involve halitosis, body odor, and 94 cents. . .

bathe daily. .  .AND use deodorant!

No more weekly baths–it’s every day, baby, whether we need it or not. . .AND we’ll use deodorant, too!

No more toothless jokes: We DO SO have our own teeth (except for a few of the trailer trash living down by the canal).

. . . the toothpaste bin is almost empty!

. . . hey, the toothpaste bin is almost empty!

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Unless, of course, I have it all wrong, and Wayne County’ers are going to keep that Saturday Night bath habit, thank you, and instead resolve to buy more Colgate-Palmolive products in 2013. . . you know, doing our part to support the economy and all that. . .

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About: Williamson

While the lake people pay high taxes to see sunsets like this, it doesn't stop the rest of us from driving a mile or two to see them for free.

While the lake people pay high taxes to see sunsets like this, it doesn’t stop the rest of us from driving a mile or two to see them for free.

Williamson. . . .like Lyons and Sodus, a little schizophrenic. Here the residents of the lakeside section make it a point to say they live in PULTENEYVILLE (much like residents of Sodus who make sure they tell you they live in Sodus POINT) because no one wants to be associated with the poor folks who live in the town center or the outlying farm areas. Well, the joke’s on them because they pay a whole bunch of  taxes for the privilege of being surrounded by poor folks! Ha!

Royal EmpireSo, Pulteneyville may have the lake, but Williamson has a really cute little downtown:

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Korvan’s Korner–best computer advice EVER!    Apple Crate–cards, crafts, gifts, and so much more!

Ahhhh, Williamson, the only town that allows State Troopers to steal road signs–and then decorate their yards with them.  Now, that’s class:

Amusing, no?  Our tax dollars at work!

Amusing? NOT!!    It’s our tax dollars at work!

The trash can gives it a nice touch, too.

The trash can gives it a nice touch, though.

has a real soda fountain counter, with red-topped stools and everything!

has a real 1950s soda fountain counter, with red-topped stools and everything!

Speaking of cops, when your town is so small it can’t attract a Dunkin Donuts, what’s a cop to do???  Where WILL he get his donuts?? Why, at the Original Candy Kitchen, in beautiful downtown Williamson, of course!

The Department of Public Works, like most everyone here in town, approaches life with a sense of humor. . .

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GEDSC DIGITAL CAMERA. . .while taking the words “lake effect snow” seriously. . .

somewhere in there is a mailbox.  I know it, because I put it there.

. . . as they should!  Somewhere in there is a mailbox. I know it, because I put it there last summer.  And maybe a car.  I think there’s a car under there, too.

But it’s apples, not snow, that distinguishes Williamson:

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a nice-size harvest. . .

...that requires many hands to gather

…that requires many hands to gather

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I love you, baby, even if Her Blonde Honor believes you were lawfully and thus deservedly tortured. . . I guess we can’t really expect much else from someone who practices law without a license. . .

Of course, every town in Wayne County has its share of problems (remember, it’s the Land of Stupid for a reason.  There are stupid people in high places. . .like Her Blonde Honor sitting on the Town Court bench.

(The other judge in this court is a little smarter, though, than Her Blonde Honor (and her colleague in a neighboring town). . . at least he understands seat belt law. . .and doesn’t allow his DA to lie about evidence, either. . . )

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A dance studio that is kept very busy…lodged in what could be a beautiful old building…the row of purple glass blocks is amethyst glass, which began as clear glass that darkened with years of  exposure to light.

(the broken window is now fixed–now all it needs is a bit more paint)

. . . and there are stupid people in low places. . . I think everybody cheered when the sheriffs finally shut down the coke factory – it’s about time. . . maybe all the druggies were parking down at the Candy Kitchen, thinking they wouldn’t get caught if they parked a few blocks away. . . but that left nowhere for the cops to park their cruisers, so they had to go up a few blocks and park on the street. . . maybe that’s when when they *finally* noticed what was going on. . . not like we haven’t been telling them about it every chance we got, begging, pleading, and wheedling them to DO something about it. . .

Good riddance!!!

Good-bye and don’t come back!!!

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We like the barbershop, but not the coke-packin’ tenants!

Not many of these lake-washed cobblestone buildings left. . . What stories this building could tell!

Not many of these lake-washed cobblestone buildings left. . . What stories this old building could tell!

So, maybe now we can get on to bigger and better things, like saving this old Doctor’s office. . .

improving our schools. . .

Voted the Best High School in Wayne County

Voted the Best High School in Wayne County

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Every working person deserves a decent living wage. . .

. . .improving our workplaces. . .

.. .as we continue to celebrate Williamson each May:

Go, girls, go!

Go, girls, go!

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And don’t forget the post-parade party!

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After I saw this I quit pickin’ on Wayne County…for about a day…

See?  Wayne County isn’t all bad. . . this lovely home isn’t even in Wayne County, it’s on the road to Schulters in Rensselaer County over by Vermont. But if it *were* in Wayne County, someone would probably be living there. . . Merry Christmas, 2002!

Hey, at least the driveway is shoveled!  and no wheels on the house!  I don’t see any pick-ups propped up on blocks, either.  That’d be one nice piece of real estate if it was dragged over to Rt 31 near the canal and painted dark green. . .