What a delightful surprise to find our name on the banner of the paper for Dec. 1: "Home of the Bromka family."
This idea of posting names is a great idea for building community. That little banner made us feel like someone cares a lot!
So may we, please, take the opportunity to thank Eagle Newspapers and our home community of Marcellus.
Thank you, neighbors, for your patience and support as we go about the long process of restoring our new home at 36 South St. It is indeed a great honor to take up residence in a house and grounds of so much history, tradition and grandeur. Many of you have lavished compliments on my wife Sondra and myself for our gardening and restoration efforts at 2 North St., Marcellus, over the last 30 years. Now as we move back in time to 1838... the work continues! Thank you, Mayor John P. Curtin, for your efforts to place an historic marker sign on the road at 36: "Moses House, Greek Revival 1838." You can't imagine what that sign does for us, two people so deeply in love with history and cultural legacy. Some of you already know us for our music, as Bells & Motley Consort, and for our work at building and restoring historic musical instruments. We always look forward to meeting more of you, especially those who would like to explore more of our mutual history and heritage (there's plenty here at 36!). Meanwhile, thank you again to our new neighbors, and especially to Wayne Burgess, Tony Lapczynski, Rob Petri, Art Wilson, and Jay from Orenda, for helping us with our work and planning in times of question and need. It's an adventure!
Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.
John and Sondra Bromka
36 South Street