The attached video was originally meant to be playing on screen during the traditional Middletown Historical Society’s (MHS's) Election Day Chili event. (I was about to write there’s nothing controversial about chili*, but then I recalled my time as a chili judge in San Antonio, Texas, and decided to recant.*)
Due to COVID concerns sadly--although I completely understand--the MHS event was cancelled.
Below is the screen show turned into a ~3: 45-minute video, giving some local history and trivia behind the Ryland Creek Saga.
Joseph Gary Crance
*By the way, I learned many Texans generally take offense to the thought of kidney beans in their chili. I’m not saying my beloved Texans see beans in chili as a criminal offense—but some might.
Photo: Mural inside the Painted Post, New York, Post Office depicting the creation of the original "painted post."
Welcome to my blog about a place called Painted Post located in the beautiful Finger Lakes region in Upstate New York! In this blog, I'll discuss Painted Post's long and colorful history, legends, forest animals, plants, and trees that can be found here.
Because I'm an author of novels, there will be occasional posts about the publishing process as a lot of folks will approach me at book signings and want to know how to publish their own books.
I hope to make these blog posts both educational and fun, and I welcome helpful and constructive comments to further the discussion.
Here is what I promise: