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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October: Happy Anti-Bully Month, Wayne County Style

It’s enough to make you want to scream sometimes

Why let the kids have all the fun?  Adults can be bullies too, you know.  Just add a little edjumication (it doesn’t take much) to someone from Wayne County, and you have all the makings for a real bully of a time!

Here’s a gallery of my favorite Wayne County bullies, who like to hang out in the Good Ole Boys Club in a certain lakeside Wayne County community, where I’ve run into an overabundance of Stupid, even according to Wayne County standards.

My legs are like tree trunks, and even though I am an anonymous copyright-free image, I can do what I please, including bullying you.  So bully for me!

This one, she’s from downstate, you know, like from Newark or somewhere like that, but her problem is she just can’t spell.  She writes her name all right, but whenever she tries to write “Prosecutor” after it, it keeps coming out “Persecutor.”  And she’s easily confused by the numbers “10” and “11.”  But don’t try and help her! or ask her “what book?” That will just pi$$ her off, and then she will bully you and say, “I’m reading it from the book, okay, so don’t try and show me something you got off the Internet.”  Bully for her!

If I weren't a copyright-free image, I would be a big, fat bully who threatens to drag old ladies to jail -- in handcuffs! -- for "littering"...bully for me!

If I weren’t an anonymous copyright-free image, I would be a big, fat bully who threatens to drag old ladies to jail — in handcuffs! — for “littering”…so, bully for me!

. . .And you’d best not complain about her, either, even if she lies to the court, because if you do, you will litter-ally be bullied by one of these:

. . . but you can avoid both of these bullies if you have about a million of these. . .

Brave little SassyCat, appearing incognito! She's not afraid of those bullies! She knows how to take care of them. . . bully for her!

Brave little SassyCat, refusing to appear incognito! She’s not afraid of those bullies! She knows how to take care of them. . . bully for her!

. . . which are, of course seat belt exemptions, written in full conformity with with VTL 1229c and any and all subsections thereof. . .

. . .which will exempt you from wearing a seat belt while operating a motor vehicle within the confines of New York, even within and around beautiful downtown O*****o, which will keep you from being further harassed by one of these:

"If I weren't a copyright-free image, I might be The Honorable Dumb-Ass who was absent the day they taught seat belt law in Judge School. So, bully for me!"

“Hey, quit picking on me!  Can I help it if I was absent the 1.6 days they taught seat belt law in Judge School?   Besides, I’m a judge , which means I have information to which YOU are not privy…so, bully for me!”

Thanks, SassyCat! for keeping these in a safe place so I can grab one whenever I lose the one of the 12 or so that are in my car!

mmmmm. . . donuts. . . .

mmmmm. . . donuts. . . .

What fun it is to live in Wayne County!  where you can’t find an IQ of 76, even if you add up all the IQs referenced on this page (including the cat’s). . . well, you might get a number that high if you put about 12 people in a room (make sure they aren’t related to each other, though) and then add ’em up . . . Bully for me!!!

(These are Google copyright-free images of no one in particular,  and I really don’t know of any person or event that they might resemble, do you?   Except for SassyCat.   She’s real.  She even gave me permission to use her likeness on this page, so that one doesn’t count.  She’s a good kitty, that SassyCat!)

Wayne County and that oxymoron called “The Justice Court”

Ontario, Wayne County, NY:  Needs work, eh? After waiting about 150 years, the Town could not attract a paying tenant or even a squatter, so rather than do anything to save this classic Greek Revival, they let it rot and then tore it down in 2010.  Good-bye, history, who needs you anyway.  Author's Collection

Needs a little work, eh?  So does the Justice Court in this town.   Author’s Collection

"Hey!  I know a court that wants your money, so here's a ticket -- it'll get you in for free, but you will have to pay to get out." A Message from Wayne County's Very Own Officer Friendly, a/k/a Deputy Sheriff T**** P****tt.  You can read more about it over on the Justice Court blog.

“Hey! I know a court that wants your money, so here’s a ticket — it’ll get you in for free, but you will have to pay to get out.” A Message from Wayne County’s Very Own Officer Friendly, a/k/a Deputy Sheriff T**** P****tt. You can read more about it over on the Justice Court blog.

\\ DUH//  Ever wonder why being called a “315-er” is so insulting?  Well, we do have our share of trailer trash (some of them don’t even live in trailers), and we are rather isolated amidst all the apples and grapes and potatoes and things without even a mall to call our own, but I think what caps the phrase is the corruption that results when a few of the natives get themselves some edjumication and then are turned loose  in the Justice Courts….

Wanna read more?  This posting has been moved to its own blog, “Justice Courts, Comments from a New York Taxpayer,” which you can find here:

http://glimpsesofthegood.wordpress.com/