Writing by Candlelight

Dorothy's Blog

Another re-posting from Carol Kinney’s Blog:

Monday, July 23, 2012

   Yesterday, I finally had a chance to sit and relax a bit. Snuggled up in my recliner chair with the Sunday OD on my lap, I flipped to the section that has all of the human interest stories and on the front page was an article about the Erie Canal (http://www.uticaod.com/living/x42014651/10-things-to-know-about-the-Erie-Canal) and as I read the article, I was reminded how blessed we are in our area to have people who appreciate the beauty that our region offers, as part of God’s creation and man-made creation, and who want to share all that they know about our valley with those of us who take the time to listen and read. Dorothy Stacy is one of those people from whom we can learn from about history in our area-and the Erie Canal is her expertise, since she has written five books about life on the Erie Canal!

  All that our Mohawk Valley and state has to offer, is surrounded in such rich history that teaches us about the generations who came before us and how they shaped the region for us today.  Some of it was good, and some of it was not so good, but all of it is alive with colorful stories of men, women and children who shared vision and imagination and put those qualities to task by putting their hearts, souls, strength and sweat into all that they did.  This is what Dorothy Stacy conveys in her life, as well as her books.

    Mrs. Stacy has led a full and interesting life and her passion for history plays a HUGE part of it.  Aside from being the author of the Erie Canal Cousins book series for middle readers, she is a member of the Oneida County Historical Society, Vice President of the Town of Paris Historical Society, and author of the Town of Paris Historical Society’s newsletter.  I cannot do justice to Mrs. Stacy’s long list of accomplishments and interests, so here are links to her website and blog:

http://dorothystacy.com/ (Check out her “about me” page-you’ll be amazed.  A word of caution: after reading all about her, you might feel like you are a slacker-ha, ha!)

https://dorothystacy.wordpress.com/  (a quick check of the blog reveals Mrs. Stacy’s new book series!)

Next time . . . Stories about cousins.

Thank you so much Carol!
Posted by at 8:12 AM


  1. SR

    It looks as if you have had a very interesting summer. I love this post and well deserved I might add. I wanted to let you know I am back blogging again. I think I have the “kinks” worked out in my life even though it is still so very busy. God and myself truly had a busy summer with making me see many things that were not quite up to par, according to His standards:>) Would love for you to drop by. http://watermyflowerslord.wordpress.com Dorothy, you were always such and inspiration to me and others I might add according to this post. You bless all who are in contact with you. God Bless, SR

  2. Hi SR I haven’t been blogging much lately there have been some family matters that have kept me busy. Can I ask for prayers for one on my sons.
    I’m glad to see that you are back here and I will check out your new blog as soon as I get a chance.

  3. SR

    Hope all is well and you cannot only ask for prayers, you have them. I hope whatever it is, will be solved quickly. My prayers and love to you all. God Bless, SR

    • SR thank you for your prayers. Maybe you starting up your blog again will stimulate me to get back to mine. I just feel so overwhelmed by all I have going on the internet: blog, website, SparkPeople, and Facebook. I could be on the computer all day.

  4. SR

    I know what you mean that is why I keep it to blogging and if life gets too hectic, do not mind shutting down for a while. All of it can be very addictive if we are not careful. I went on Facebook one time and had so many people wanting to be my “friends” I shut it down. My Facebook account was up about 10 minutes. I like blogging as to me I get to do what I want, but with a smaller audience. You are welcome for the prayers but I am so honored that you asked me. Hope to see you soon, but take it slow. We can only do so much and blogging is truly the least of it. God Bless, SR

  5. SR

    One more thing. I do want to re-add you to my blogroll but when I went to look up URL, I was taken every where but here. Can you give to me, and which one is your main blog? God Bless, SR

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