Safekeeping

Writing and how it helps you cope. And about learning to live with yourself

My Jamaican Mother

This is a spoken poem of my moms coming to America story.

TAD RICHARDS (PART TWO)

Tad tells us about taking stewardship over Opus 40 in the wake of his mother's sudden death. The early days of navigating an Earthwork and a young nonprofit. Stories about the evolution of the concert series and some of its...

Interview with my Mom

This interview Is between 12 year old Aidan Adams and Stacy Adams, his Mom while visting Kingston, NY during Thanksgiving.

JOE SINNOTT (PART ONE)

Joe's great-grandfather Thomas landed at Ellis Island and asked where a good place to live would be. And naturally, they sent him to Saugerties. Thomas settled in Glenerie where Joe's grandfather John was born. John married Annie, who ran Annie's...

MICHAEL SULLIVAN SMITH (PART ONE)

"Once I got married, I had more than just a beagle to keep me warm. That winter, everyone started putting heat in." Michael Sullivan Smith moved to upstate New York in March 1969 into a crumbling resort with no heat,...

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Rosemary Quinn and Christine Parshall

Sisters-in-law Rosemary "Rose" Quinn (52) and Christine Parshall (61) sit down to discuss the life of John “Host” Lynch, their husband and brother, respectively. They talk about John's love for cycling, the night of the crash that cost him his...

Woodstock – and more
November 29, 2020 App Interview

We spoke about my mom’s childhood growing up in Queens, NY and her experience going to Woodstock in 1969.

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Neil Rambana and Elizabeth Ricci

Spouses, Neil Rambana (52) and Elizabeth Ricci (46), reflect on the role “the American Dream” has played in their lives, discuss the work they do as immigration attorneys, and look forward to their daughters’ future.

MARTI RANDALL (PART ONE)

"I was able to stay safe for a little while...but not long." Persistent and determined are adjectives too timid still to describe Marti Randall. After serving in the Marine Corps in the mid-1970's, she moved to Saugerties where she trained...

AUDREY KLINKENBERG (PART TWO)

Audrey explains her start in genealogy and how her insatiable curiosity has propelled her to record life and death in Saugerties. Everybody knows Audrey. And now that she's powered by a laptop and Google, rather than pen or copier, Audrey...

Grandma Margaret Macpherson

We talked about Margaret’s life and how proud she is of her children and her students. She shared how she would like to be remembered for her love of life. She shared happy moments and sad ones.

The Story of Maureen Allgrove

An interview with my grandmother, Maureen Allgrove including a description of her life in Jamaica, her wonderful childhood, her career, her hopes for her children, and grandchildren. In this interview she will also discuss her proposal and some Jamaican culture...

JOE + JEANETTE SAUER (PART TWO)

A dry year scares you to death; a wet year starves you to death. The short answer is, there is no typical year in farming. It’s a year of hard work and hope. Joe explains the economics of making ends...

Steve Desroches and Rod Vaughan

Steve Desroches (47) and Rod Vaughan (50) talk about Vaughan's background in opera performance and blue grass music, particularly as a banjo player, and how that morphed into the unusual band the Electric Milk Machine in Provincetown, Massachusetts.

JOE + JEANETTE SAUER (PART ONE)

Tenacity and an unwavering work ethic define the life of a farmer. At 92 years of age, Joe Sauer planted over 1,000 onion plants this past year. “Over the course of a few days,” he qualified. As if one could...

TAD RICHARDS (PART ONE)

When Tad Richards' mother remarried, it was to man named Harvey Fite, who lived in a house with no electricity or running water, dominated by a mountain view and a pile of rubble. That was unique enough living arrangement, but...