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    Lucky

    Friday May 6th's Dinner for Herm was stellar. For our family, it is a four-day event punctuated with a 12-hour party plunked in the middle. Friends and sisters from New England arrive for the weekend. We fill our ... read more

    May 20, 2016 | 4 comments

    • A moving evening filled with love, light and laughter! Your son's spirit and presence were felt. An amazing tribute to his beautiful life.

    • Wonderful blog! Do you have any suggestions for aspiring writers? I'm hoping to start my own website soon but I'm a little lost on everything. Would you propose starting with a free platform like Wordpress or go for a paid option? There are so many options out there that I'm completely confused .. Any suggestions? Many thanks!

    								

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    Dinner for Herm

    Ellen Leahy wrote a lovely article on Patience and her family which you can read here.   Our biennal Dinner for Herm is this Friday, May 6th at the Skaneateles Country Club. Tickets are still available ... read more

    May 2, 2016 | No comments yet

    								

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    Patience's Homemade Valentine Cards

    I saw the National Theatre production of Jane Eyre in the movie form on a Sunday morning. So beautiful and romantic! Perfect to think about as I made Valentines for our shoppers! Nothing like nice thick watercolor ... read more

    January 26, 2016 | No comments yet

    								

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    Witch Apprentice

    My mother was a notorious witch. I mean that as a high compliment. On Halloween, she was in demand. One October when I was very small, she had just got ready for a Halloween party as I was padding up to bed.... read more

    October 9, 2015 | 5 comments

    								

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    Leon... who knew?

    Did you know there was a LEON celebration? It is NOEL spelled backwards, a day for those who want some Christmas on June 25th! It is funny, we thought we were the only ones thinking about Christmas at this time ... read more

    June 24, 2015 | 3 comments

    								

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    Cheers to the Center of my Universe - (guest blog by Marietta)

    My Father, Holland C. Gregg III, is the center of my universe. For as long as I can remember, my parents worked for themselves and have spent their days in either a home studio or a nearby office. Needless to say,... read more

    June 16, 2015 | 18 comments

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    • A great man with a great spirit, in all circumstances. Though greatest of all he raised you, the most beautiful person I know inside and out. xo Happy Father's day Holly!

    • Marietta, You write so beautifully! Your family's story is beautiful as well. I look forward to reading & getting to know you all more!

    • What a beautiful tribute to your father. Who, by the way grew up at our "shop" parties on Coon Hill. For me the biggest events for the kids in Skaneateles were the concerts where the Dean Brothers were playing. Great memories and such a talented bunch! Thanks for the memories!

    • Mer, I enjoyed reading your heartfelt tribute to your dad. It's obvious that you adore him and the admiration is well deserved. It's fun to see family photos. Thanks for sharing this intimate look at your family. All the best to your dad for a Happy Father's Day.

    • This testimony is so absolutely beautiful and has put tears in my eyes! Holly is truly a class act and a phenomenal brother to boot!

    • Marietta, I cannot tell you how moved I am by this beautiful ode to Holly. He truly is a wonder, as are you all. Thank you thank you! With love.

    								

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    A Dinner for Herm

    Every other May we hold a Dinner for Herm.  A night where we invite everyone to come and celebrate Holly and Patience's son, Holland C. Gregg IV, otherwise known as "Herm".   Herm lost his 3 year battle with Hod... read more

    May 18, 2015 | 6 comments

    								

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    Easter and a Hare amidst the Heirlooms

    Easter and a Hare amidst the Heirlooms There would be a reason to color eggs and buy pretty sweets this Easter!  We would have yung’uns  sprinkled among the oldsters! We would ra... read more

    April 10, 2015 | No comments yet

    								

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    Puppy Love

    In 1995 while working on a slightly autobiographical children's book called "Too Many Puppies", Patience asked a local breeder if she could look at her brand new puppies, not to buy, just to look, just for r... read more

    March 24, 2015 | 3 comments

    								

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    Why I love Valentine's Day

    Why I love Valentine’s day In February, 1981, I was about to get my best Valentine ever. Marietta was born on my mother’s 61st birthday and became her namesake. I was euphoric. The o... read more

    February 13, 2015 | 8 comments

    								

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