Happy Holidays from Legacies Unlimited in
memories of Christmas tree lightings in Wiswall Park, holiday
excursions to Brookside Museum and midnight Masses at St. Mary’s
Church inspired Mary Hauprich Reilly to create some of the snow-covered scenes of
Ballston Spa that now grace a line of greeting
cards and mugs.
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Ballston Spa, NY Post Office delivers the best
hometown hospitality and corporate efficiency
Ken Burns ever produces a PBS documentary about the history of the United States
Postal Service, I hope he’ll consider sending a crew to One Front Street,
Ballston Spa, NY 12020. Inside the red brick landmark whose past patrons
included Andy Rooney’s ancestors and upon whose front steps masses huddled on a
chilly long ago evening in hopes of catching glimpses of Barbra Streisand and
Robert Redford during the filming of
The Way We Were, Burns and company would discover a setting
where the hometown hospitality of yesteryear seamlessly merges with the
corporate efficiency of The Digital Age.
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Remembering when Santa came to town on a
Ho! Ho! There was a time when Steiner's Department Store met the needs of
legions of holiday shoppers in a small upstate New York community -- including
arranging for Jolly Old St. Nick to ride the rails to spread joy to village
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great-granddaughter of Steiner's founder Jacob Steiner.
Dickens of a brother-in-law kept
Christmas in his heart all year long!
I first began telling editorial associates I'd acquired "a Dickens of a
brother-in-law" after my sister Charlene tied the knot in 2007, some wrongly
assumed I had fingered her beloved Rodger as a Fagin or at the very least an
While his first name does rhyme with the latter, earning him the affectionate
nickname Rodger Dodger, the truth is that Rodger is more of a Pip who shares
nothing more in common with the Dodger of Oliver Twist than a mischievous grin.
to read the full literary
tribute to Rodger
Reese with accompanying video that were first posted on
Legacies Unlimited in December 2017. They are being presented a second time this
holiday season to honor the “Dickens of a brother-in-law” who passed away in
holiday memories reveal
why we still think you're swell!
to see why Hauprich siblings Frank, Ann, Pamela and Charlene were beaming as
December 1959 was “drawing” to a close. The “squiggle” in birthday girl Ann’s
hands (inset) provides a clue!
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publishing past in our expansive Magazine Memories section.