Southampton, My Birthplace

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Here are some photos from today in the great village of Southampton, NY.  I was born here on September 1st, 2003, in Southampton Hospital.  We lived here most of the Summer and Fall before I started school full-time at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic School in Palm Coast, Florida.  

Southampton was founded in 1640 and is the oldest English settlement in New York state.  There is a lot of history here including the original Native American tribe – The Shinnecock’s – who were here when the first English settlers arrived at Conscience Point from Connecticut.  Southampton is located on the South Fork of the East End of Long Island.  It is now a famous summer community but for years prior to that it was all farms and sea faring including whaling.  

My great grandmother’s family were one of the first settlers in New York!  She was a Philips and a Howell.  She was a life member of the Daughters of the American Revolution since one of her ancestors, Sylvanus Jennings, served in the New York Volunteers during the War of Independence against England.

This is Frederick and tomorrow I will have more on Southampton and its history.

This is Sip 'N Soda my favorite diner

This is Sip ‘N Soda my favorite diner

Behind me is The Bathing Corporation and St. Andrew's Dune Church

Behind me is The Bathing Corporation and St. Andrew’s Dune Church

Little Plains Beach

Little Plains Beach

Halsey House - Oldest House in Southampton 1648

Halsey House – Oldest House in Southampton 1648

All About Halsey House

All About Halsey House

Monument Square

Monument Square

WWI Memorial at Agwam Park - Recently Restored

WWI Memorial at Agwam Park – Recently Restored

Our House in Southampton Where I was Born

Our House in Southampton Where I was Born

Back in the USA!

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Our plane from Brussels left around 1050am in the morning yesterday and we arrived here in New York at 12:50pm.  But it was really an 8 hour flight because of the 6 time zones we flew through.  My Dad says its easier to fly from East to West than West to East and I will wake up real early.  He was right, we were up at 4:45am this morning.

We spent tuesday night in the Sheraton hotel at the airport in Brussels so we didn’t have to fight the famous traffic from Antwerp to Brussels.

On the flight over, I did a lot of my schoolwork but I did watch a movie and some TV on the plane.  When we arrived in JFK airport we ran into a number  of rabbinical students back from Amsterdam. I am keeping a journal of encounters with religions and cultures and this picture will go into it.

Hasidic Jew Rabbinical Students at JFK

Hasidic Jew Rabbinical Students at JFK

We drove from JFK airport out to our home in Southampton, where my Dad and Mom are going to the Walker Cup at National Golf Links.  Last night at dinner at Red/Bar, we saw the European team come in for dinner.  I am spending a lot of time in the next few days finishing up my schoolwork.  My Dad will then let me go to Stevenson’s Toy Store in the village.

This is Frederick and I am back in the USA!

Multitasking - schoolwork and a movie

Multitasking – schoolwork and a movie