Sunday, September 25, 2016

Photo Friday: Downtown


Syracuse, 9/22/2016

Monday, July 04, 2016

Arlington R. "Arlie" Brown

Arlington R. "Arlie" Brown, 69, of Camillus, passed from this life July 3, 2016 at Francis House after a long illness. Arlie was born in Toronto, Canada on November 8, 1946 and immigrated to the US in 1963. He was a Master Auto Mechanic and worked at many local car dealerships over the years, most recently at Burdick Toyota. He also owned Brown's Performance, building his own engines, street and drag cars for himself and others. Arlie loved MOPAR and to drag race at ESTA and did so for many years. A 1967 Plymouth Barracuda was awaiting him in Heaven.

My Dad and his 1969 Plymouth Barracuda, 1980s

Arlie was predeceased by his parents, Robert A. Brown and Nina K. Brown. He is survived by his daughter, Diana Bukowski of Oswego; sister, Katherine Chambliss of Alfred; cousin, Nina Bacon of Candler, NC; several nephews and a niece. Arlie is also survived by his adopted "family" consisting of his former wife, Dawn M. Brown, her significant other, Scott E. Cole of Phoenix, and Arlie's dog, Champ, all of whom provided him love, care and comfort for the past 8 years. Also, Arlie's caring and supportive friends, Robert and Sandy Failmezger of Fulton. They will miss him.

My Daddy and me, 1972(?)

There will be no calling hours. Contributions my be made to your local ASPCA, Hospice of CNY or Francis House. Many thanks to Dr. Christiano, Dr. Oguntola, Dr. Riley, the nurses and staff at Seneca Dialysis, CNY Family Care, St. Joseph's Hospital, Hospice of CNY and Francis House for all their wonderful support, love and care of Arlie. May God bless you all.

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Friday, January 01, 2016

2016 Reading Challenge

Last year, I attempted PopSugar's 2015 Reading Challenge (and they've another one for this year). It had 52 books on it (including a trilogy), and although I read 73 books over the year, I was not able to check off 14 of the categories they listed.

I've decided that I don't really need help picking out books to read - I have a ginormous to-read list - so I've chosen a smaller reading challenge for this year, from Modern Mrs Darcy, just "read 12 books in 12 different categories in 12 months."