08/12/2010 12:00 AM |

I hope everyone is enjoying summer. Hopefully you had a chance to take a little trip somewhere, but if not, keep in mind that many people come here for vacation, which tells us that we don’t have to travel far to have a great time.

Happy birthday to Cormac Orlowski, who turned 3 on Aug. 10. He is the best little guy in the world. Your mommy, daddy and little sister, Cayleigh Rae, love you so much. Happy birthday!

To my niece Holly White, we wish you a very happy birthday on Aug. 15. We love you, Hol. Have a great day.

Since it’s baseball season (Let’s go Mets!), let’s talk a little bit about how it all started. Abner Doubleday is believed to have invented this sport as an exercise for his troops during the Civil War. The first game ever played is believed to have taken place in a pasture in Cooperstown, N.Y., where the National Baseball Hall of Fame is located today. It is also believed that Abner set the base lines at 90 feet apart, which is still used in modern-day baseball. Just a little history to toss around to your family and friends!

Calverton said goodbye to lifelong resident Audrey (Lewin) Wells, who passed away on July 30 at the age of 90. Audrey was well-liked by all who knew her, as a waitress for the Two by Four restaurant in Wading River, a very active member of and volunteer at Baiting Hollow Congregational Church or for the beautiful crafts she created. Our love goes out to her family; she will be missed.

It’s either time to do a rain dance or to irrigate. My mom did the unthinkable last Saturday — she helped me move an irrigation pipe. This is something she hasn’t done in years and I was told she won’t be doing anytime in the near future, but I think she had a good time helping me (you know, mother-daughter bonding) in the tomato patch.

You will probably need to fertilize your plants soon if you haven’t done so already. Plants need food to grow and bloom, so get going and you will see the difference in a short time.

Take care, have a safe week and I will talk to you next time. Bye.