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October 5, 2013

Looking Back: It's relaxing to drown in the memories surrounded by water

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We lost no time in christening the vessel and sending it on its maiden voyage down the Schenevus Creek. With string attached, we kept retrieving it for many journeys, always with the fear that it might head toward the Susquehanna and then to who knows where? Perhaps the Chesapeake Bay and landing on the shore where my sister lives? Ha!

Fantasizing with the young is very entertaining and was educational too as we mapped our creek into the Susquehanna, which meandered, winding through neighboring Pennsylvania, into Maryland, finally into the Chesapeake Bay and Atlantic Ocean. Interesting.

We had such fun back then, and now I can reminisce and enjoy our young grandson again in my thoughts and heart. There are so many fond memories to be thankful for.

Elaine W. Kniskern is a 80-year-old resident of Schenevus and a grandmother of five. She can reached at elaine-kniskern@stny.rr.com. ‘Senior Scene’ columns can be found at www. thedailystar.com/seniorscene.

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