Merry Christmas 2020! After receiving a beautiful Christmas card depicting the ruins of Shookville Church, I took a December drive on Shookville Road. Don’t miss Ossie Stippa’s 1989 Christmas sketch. Read more about Shookville at keepingnyhistoryalive.com and milannyhistory.org
Video presentation A Walk in Shookville If you wander the winding roads of Milan in Upper Dutchess County, New York, you may miss the hamlet of Shookville on Shookville Road in the blink of an eye. The walls and foundation of the old stone church remain to mark the center of the long-forgotten community, and … Continue reading Stories of the Past: Shookville: A “Deserted Village”
A Life Well-Lived How do we live a life well-lived? Reflecting on our own lives seems to naturally follow attendance at a memorial service, yet it can be overlooked in the daily living of life. Whether sitting in a rooftop garden in Manhattan, walking in the local park bursting with color in all seasons, or … Continue reading Stray Thoughts: Nature Beckons~ A Life Well-Lived
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